Land Rover Owner January 2022

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

‘Adventure is never far away’ Normally we do a lot of off-roading each month and that tends to bring its own share of incidents, but we seem to have been involved in more on-road shenanigans than normal this month. You can read about what happened to Martin on p94 (an incident that had the potential to end up far worse than it did; certainly if he hadn’t been in a Land Rover). Mine was when heavy rain and strong winds were battering the area. I was plodding along a road when the vehicles ahead of me pulled up sharply – a large branch had fallen across our side of the road, luckily missing the cars. Bizarrely, the drivers did nothing about it – they just stared at it, then decided to wait until…

13 min
dear we go!

People have said I’m mad to spend loads of money on a Discovery 2,’ admits Richard Canterbury, the owner of this fantastic vehicle. ‘They said, “You’ll never make your money back”, but I’ve not built it to sell; this is my vision of the ultimate Discovery.’ So, how much has he spent on it? ‘I can’t say in case my wife reads this,’ comes the reply. ‘Let’s just say it’s no expense spared!’ That’s obviously no small amount, then, and may seem strange given that they’re so cheap to buy. ‘It’s just the trouble with the way the D2 market has gone,’ explains Richard. ‘There are £1000 scrappers running round bashing into each other [at off-road sites]. It’s not the market I want to be in, but I don’t want to go…

3 min
world land rovers

WIN! gear in the next issue of LRO To browse the full range of gear, go to 1st PRIZE Exmoor Trim T-shirt, mug, flask, beaker and keyring worth £50.99 2nd PRIZE Exmoor Trim T-shirt and mug worth £27.99 Send photos to Include a description of the vehicle and where the photo was taken, along with the names of anyone in it. Please send the biggest image file sizes you have – the bigger you send it the better, and the more likely you are to see your pic in LRO! This issue, it’s congratulations to first-placed Bleddyn Bridge and to runner-up James Wilcockson.…

5 min
sea-trial setback for defender

Disbelieving ferry passengers in the middle of the English Channel were recently met by the sight of a Defender 110. The Land Rover was undergoing a test run in preparation for an ambitious expedition dubbed ‘the last great overland adventure’. The Channel crossing had to be aborted, but the team will return. Their journey will involve driving two TDCi Defenders 18,000 miles from London to New York via the Bering Strait – following in the path of Sir Ranulph Fiennes’ aborted ‘Land Rover Global Expedition’ in the late 1990s. Team members Jeff Willner, Steve Brooks and Mikael Strandberg all have expedition experience. To help the Defenders pull huge 36in tyres, essential for the tundra, the TDCi engines have Stage 3 tuning and higher-ratio gears, making 70mph cruising easily achievable, Jeff reports. Nato…

1 min
news in brief

Ups and downs Despite a record 125,000 vehicles on order, Jaguar Land Rover made a loss in the most recent quarter due to ongoing semiconductor shortages hampering production. Defender sales during the period were up significantly to 16,725, higher than any other Land Rover. Who’s behind hydrogen? Ineos has confirmed that it will begin testing a hydrogen fuel cell in the Grenadier next year. To develop the technology, Ineos is partnering with powertrain specialist AVL, the same firm that’s helping Land Rover develop hydrogen fuel cell technology for the Defender. Adopt a greenlane The Green Lane Association has made it easier for members to adopt a greenlane under the Volunteer Lengthsman Scheme (lengthsmen monitor and maintain lanes). Sign on at and enter the TWUID (Trailwise2 unique identification number) of your chosen…

5 min
camel gang do it by the book

You’ve only got to look at the vehicles and the people to realise that the Camel Trophy is a very special event,’ says Nick Dimbleby, photographer and author of Camel Trophy – The Definitive History. ‘This book exists because of Covid; I wondered what I was going to do to fill the time during lockdown,’ says Nick, who photographed the last four Camel Trophy events from 1996 to 2000 and continues to work with Land Rover. He spent months talking to some of the event’s former competitors and organisers, starting with 1989 winner Bob Ives, who competed alongside his brother Joe in the Amazon. Leading on from this conversation, Nick got in touch with other key contacts from the earlier years. Thanks to the likes of Zoom and FaceTime the notes began…