Land Rover Owner international, October 2022 issue

LRO October 2022 issue

by Land Rover Owner |

This month we finally reveal our completed Defender restoration. But first...

Exhaustion, winching, log bridges, and properly-equipped Defenders… it’s not (quite) the Camel Trophy though. This month we’re at the heart of the action at Eastnor, where Land Rover laid on a recreation of the Camel Trophy selection trials. Editor Neil goes all-in, reporting on his experience with the new Works Trophy V8 Defenders.

Also in the October 2022 issue of Land Rover Owner magazine

Featured Land Rovers

Our project 2.8 Tdi Defender 90 has emerged from the workshop at last! It’s slightly retro, with some modern tweaks, and it looks the business. This month we explain exactly what went into it and reveal our 10 tips for creating something similar.

Elsewhere, Martin tries out Spafax door mirrors, and LRO Show compere Wayne Scott waxes lyrical about life with Discovery 3.

Classic LRO

This is our section devoted entirely to classic Land Rovers. In the October issue, discover a lovely Series III restoration, transformed by a nurse from a ropey non-runner into a superb ragtop runabout, and a reader’s tale of owning a pleasingly patinated Series II. In Roverphile, James Taylor’s latest delve into the archives has brought up a curious 1982 One Ten prototype, plus Land Rover’s diesel turbocharging experiments in the 1980s, and more…

News and comment

Clubzone reports from the Mendip Challenge, and we’ve news from Wye and Welsh Land Rover Club and LRD Landyfest. Readers’ letters this month touch on the topics of rustproofing, PHEV Evoque drivetrains, and we’ve writers’ columns from Sam Watson, Jerry Thurston, Peter Galilee and workshop editor Martin Domoney.

We also bring you the latest events, shows (including the LRO Show coming up!) and adventures for your diary. And don’t forget Neil’s monthly round-up in Watty’s World.


Overlanding legend Peter Crichton charts a very special route along Scotland’s ‘Great Divide’, involving some of the most spectacular scenery the UK has to offer. Meanwhile, John Pearson has been to sunnier climes for a stunning adventure through Portugal. We show how you can follow in their tyre tracks…

In our workshop section

Everything you need to know about fault code readers is covered in our latest ‘Essentials’ guide. We also show how to build a heavy-duty Series differential, install a disc brake conversion to a Series and fit a Defender raised air intake – and we’ve detailed answers for 15 of your workshop questions.


Product reviews this month include Millers Diesel Power Ecomax and Lego Technic Defender 90. You’ll also find our compilation of the most interesting gear on the market, and the LRO Price Guide – updated every month with the latest valuations for hundreds of Land Rovers old and new.

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Camel-inspired Defenders at Eastor castle can only mean something special.

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