Classic Land Rover - June 2017

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LAND ROVERS

FROM A LAND DOWN-UNDER
Bob Ives’ 109in Series III tray-back transported from Australia to Hampshire

BIRMABRIGHT AND BRASS
Brass band musician Mark Sidwell on his cornet, and his Series IIA 88in

RETURN OF THE NATIVES
A classic car dealer in the UK reunites three sequential chassis number Series Ones, sent out to Canada in 1957

WHAT’S THAT COMING OVER THE HILL?
Michael Bruce talks off-road motorsport, the Hillrally Championship and about his Series One called ‘Nessie’

THE RANGE ROVER STORY
Garry Stuart visits Lode Lane facility and the new Range Rover exhibition to mark 50 years of production

THE SOUND OF THE SUBURBS
Having neglected the vehicles of his youth, Jolyon Ryall is trying to make amends with this 1976 Series III

A LIFETIME OF ADVENTURE
Barbara Toy and her 1950 80in inspired decades of exploration. Emrys Kirby meets the Series One

EARLY RETIREMENT
Thom Moran’s daily worker, a 1971 Series III 109in Military GS, retires in New Mexico

80IN FLAT SCREEN
John Carroll’s 80in trialler evolves into a less specialised Land Rover with the removal of its roll cage

TEENAGE TYRO
Clare Westbrook’s daughter takes part in her first ever trial – and does rather well

SOUTH AFRICAN SERIES
Jeff Gaisford of KwaZulu – Natal has a beautiful 1959 Series II Station Wagon with an interesting history

JOURNEYS

A ROAD LESS TRAVELLED
Toby Savage takes his 1948 Land Rover from Leicester to Helmsley, sticking to back roads and 45mph

ICELANDIC DISCOVERY
Vicky Turner and her family travel parts of Iceland in a 1997 automatic Discovery 1

TECH AND TOOLBOX

ROLL CAGE RETROFIT
Adrian Cox’s One Ten Station Wagon gets some roll-over protection

HIT THE ROOF
Putting the hard-top roof on a Series II or III Land Rover? Here are a few dodges to ensure that the new roof fits well and keeps the rain out

HOT SPRINGS
Clare Westbrook visits Jones Springs of Darlaston to see how Land Rover leaf springs are made

REGULARS

NEWS
This month’s readers' input, products, news and dogs

BEHIND THE WHEEL
Martin Port tries hard not to be too ‘precious’ about his LR

EVENTS CALENDAR
Your guide to Land Rover events near and far

BRAVING IT AT BROTHERTON
Yorkshire Land Rover Owners Club kicked off its trials season with an RTV near Pontefract

CENTRESPREAD
A Rover press picture of a 1966 109in Series IIA hard-top

VINTAGE ESSENTIALS - MAPS
John Carroll’s enthusiasm for old road maps can be traced back to his childhood

LOOKING BACK
1971: The Major’s Trial at the Eastnor estate