In LRO's April 2012 edition is a feature devoted to the finer points of driving a Series Land Rover off-road and understanding its part-time 4x4 system. Four-wheel drive and the high and low ratios in the transfer box are controlled by the so-called 'red and yellow' knobs but you need to know when and how to operate them to get optimum performance out of your Series Land Rover when you're off the tarmac.
Peter Galilee writes about driving a Series IIA on the woodland tracks of the Parkwood Off-Road site at Tong near Bradford. This site, is a longstanding and popular off-road venue within a stone's throw of the Trans-Pennine M62 motorway. Parkwood Off-Road Centre, Tong Village, Bradford,
West Yorkshire, BD4 0RR. Contact Rebbecca Hoare, Events and Facilities Manager on 0113 2854356. More information at www.parkwood4x4.co.uk/ click here for Parkwood 4x4
The 88in Series IIA in the feature was loaned by the Huddersfield Land Rover Centre from the centre's stock of low-mileage, restored, unusual or otherwise desirable classic Land Rovers. The Huddersfield Land Rover Centre in Lockwood, Huddersfield, HD4 6EL, telephone 01484 542092, is an independent garage with a long history in the Land Rover trade. More information and current stock is listed at www.landrovercentre.com/ click here for Land Rover Centre