• Land Rover Opens New Slovakian Factory
    Jaguar Land Rover has opened their new $1.6 billion factory in Nitra, Slovakia, which will soon commence full-scale production of Discoverys. All Discovery production will be shifted to Nitra from Solihull, England.
  • Defender Works V8 Built in London Department Store
    Since announcing the 70th Anniversary commemorative Defender Works V8 earlier this year, the Land Rover Classic Works division has been busy fulfilling the orders for the sold-out limited edition. While most of them are being built in the Classic Works shop, one particular Works V8 Defender 110 was built somewhere very different.
  • Event Reports: URE! 15
    The Old North State Land Rover Society hosted URE! 15 in the Uwharrie National Forest in North Carolina, an annual autumn tradition, from October 19-21, 2018.
  • Event Report: Mid-Atlantic Rally 2018
    The Rover Owners Association of Virginia (ROAV) held the Mid-Atlantic Rally from October 4-7, 2018 in Pembroke, Virginia. An East Coast tradition since 1994, MAR combines trail riding, RTV trials, and camaraderie in the beautiful mountains of Southwest Virginia.    

equipment

Must have gear
As with life, unexpected events can prove traumatic while off-roading. The following items are usually required at organized off-road locations with good reason! They can help smooth bumps big and small!

  • First Aid Kit
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Tow Strap
  • Good spare tire (preferably the same size and type as the tires mounted on your truck!)
  • Oil, water and fluids for your truck
  • Snacks and water for yourself and passengers.

Nice to have gear
This list is in no particular order. Options such as these are a personal choice, depending on who you are with and where you are going.

  • Winches
    • For small trucks, a 6,000lb-rated winch is generally adequate.
    • For larger trucks, a 8,000lb or 9,000lb-rated winch is recommended.
  • Skid plates to protect steering components
  • Sill protectors to protect the aluminum sills on a Rover
  • CB Radio to be in contact with your group
  • Compass and maps AND GPS to locate your position