• The New Defender: Launched and Ready to Order
      After a very long wait, the new Land Rover Defender was launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show on September 10, 2019. The new iteration of the global icon shares not a single part with its predecessor, which went out of production in January 2016. The new Defender goes on sale in North America in […]
  • Projekt Grenadier Is a Go!
      While the New Defender has taken command of the headlines the past few weeks, some die-hard Land Rover enthusiasts are disappointed by it. For those people, there is still hope: The Ineos Grenadier, the project to create a basic British-built 4x4 from billionaire (and major Land Rover fan) Jim Ratcliffe.
  • Series I from 1948 Amsterdam Auto Show Launch Restored
      The New Defender’s launch in Frankfurt on September 10th draws inevitable connections to another Land Rover launch at a European motor show. On April 30, 1948, the Land-Rover was introduced at the Amsterdam Motor Show. In 2016, the truck that was at the Amsterdam show was found again, and restored by the Land Rover […]
  • Last Overland Recreates Iconic Expedition
      In 1955, a team of six students from Oxford and Cambridge Universities in England headed off on an unprecedented expedition: London to Singapore in two 86" Land Rover Series Is. In a world very different from today, the feat of driving to Asia was unprecedented. "First Overland" as it became known is now an […]

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