Land Rover Owner November 2021

LRO is the world's biggest magazine dedicated entirely towards the Land and Range Rover enthusiast. Every issue you'll find our team of experts writing inspirational features on: - Adventure! Off-road adventures in some of the world's most spectacular countryside - Restoration! Inspiring tales of old Land and Range Rovers lovingly rescued and restored... - Maps! Tough tracks with OS maps for you to try - Rare models... find something unusual in every issue - Land Rovers and spare parts for sale... a fantastic range of parts & vehicles for sale, every month Plus the latest club news and events from around the world. Love Land Rovers? Love LRO!

United Kingdom
13 Issues

in this issue

2 min

18 Highlights from the LRO Show 2021 ‘Phew, we did it!’ Well, that was a weekend and a half! The odds seemed stacked against us when it came to bringing the LRO Show to you. Without certainty from the government, we were initially unsure whether it would run - then, if it could, whether there would be restrictions placed on it. And as we got closer to the date, extra coronavirus guidelines had to be adhered to. Added to that, some traders were unable to get stock for the show, others were so busy they didn’t have enough staff for their stands, and a few had to pull out at the last minute as they tested positive for the virus. So much going on. But as we knew there could be issues, we added in…

9 min
fine drop of red

T he early morning sunshine is doing its best to break through the stubborn clouds above Pontypool in Monmouthshire, shedding light on the stunning Rioja Red Defender 110 County Station Wagon that I’ve come to see today. This impressive 110 is standing where thousands of other Land Rovers have stood before, in the main workshop of W Hitchings & Sons. This unassuming, old-school garage business started in 1937, when Andrew Hitchings’ grandfather began renting the premises before buying it outright in 1942. For most of its existence, Hitchings & Sons has been an independent Land Rover specialist, and is central to this superb restoration story, as are Andrew and his friend, the Defender’s lucky owner, Gareth James. CALL OF NATURE After reluctantly selling his last Defender rebuild, it didn’t take long for Gareth…

3 min
world of land rovers

1st A hand-pulled ferry carries GARY VINCETT’S XD-Wolf across the Desna River near Mena, Ukraine. Wife Justine and son Alf enjoy the short crossing too. ► ‘This pic really appeals – Gary has taken a moment to capture this quaint river crossing in a quiet corner of eastern Europe that not many of us will visit.’ NEIL WATTERSON, EDITOR 2nd You can almost smell the fresh, damp mud and feel the drizzle dripping off the trees as JACK PERRIN’S 1997 Defender 90 300Tdi eases its way along this soggy Cornish greenlane. ► ‘Okay, as a greenlane enthusiast, I’m maybe biased - but this pic sums up everything that’s great about the pastime. Love Jack’s subtly improved 90 too.’ ! NEIL WATTERSON, EDITOR WIN! gear in the next issue of LRO To browse the full range of gear,…

5 min
v8 bond edition – subtle tweaks for brutish brit

Land Rover’s SV Bespoke division will build 300 examples of the Defender V8 Bond Edition, inspired by this year’s 007 film, ‘No Time To Die’. Announced in the run-up to the film’s official launch at the end of September (delayed from spring 2020 due to Covid), the new limited edition features a unique package of extras, based upon the 518bhp V8 model unveiled earlier this year. Just 15 of the 300 vehicles will remain in the UK: ten 110s and five 90s. Each will feature laser-etched badging inside, confirming that it is ‘One of 300’. The iconic 007 logo also appears in the illuminated treadplates, a ‘Defender 007’ rear badge, puddle lamp graphics, and a unique start-up animation for the PiviPro infotainment touchscreen. The exterior features an extended Black Pack, with 22in…

1 min
news in brief

E10 rollout E10 petrol has now become standard in the UK (excluding Scottish islands and certain remote areas). Due to its higher ethanol content, owners of petrol Land Rovers built before 1996 are advised to avoid E10 in favour of premium unleaded, which is E5. See our previous issue for more detailed guidance. Trailer test axed From this autumn (exact date TBC), UK drivers who passed their test after 1 January 1997 will no longer need to pass a trailer test before towing up to 3500kg MAM. The DVLA will automatically update category B licences to BE. Full details at Tip-top Range Rovers Land Rover has announced two new top-spec trim levels. The Range Rover Velar Edition, based on the R-Dynamic, includes ‘Match To Sample’ paint for extra individuality, and costs from…

3 min
what a weekend! it’s what we all needed this year

LAND ROVER OWNER INTERNATIONAL SHOW 2021 PETERBOROUGH SEPTEMBER 11-12 ON THE LIMIT The spectacle of extreme challenge trucks defying gravity, the fun of ‘It’s a 4x4 Knockout’ and the excitement of high speed action displays attracted huge crowds to the Peterborough Arena’s grandstand throughout the LRO show weekend - we’ve never seen it so busy! The 2021 LRO Show was the perfect antidote to the covid lockdown that we’ve all endured. Throughout the weekend of 11/12 September, the many thousands of visitors to the East of England Arena enjoyed the sunshine and savoured the greatest Land Rover show on earth. And everyone there was wearing a big grin. We had full-on arena action, fascinating club stands, trade stands catering for all your Land Rovering needs, autojumble stalls crammed with those vital parts you’re looking…