DISCOVERY 3 OVERLANDER, NEPAL/INDIA ADVENTURE, DERBYSHIRE GREENLANES and more!
Here’s what you'll find in the September 2022 issue of Land Rover Owner magazine...
Featured Land Rovers
A well-prepared Discovery 3 can be an awesome adventure wagon, so our September cover is devoted to one such beast. It’s a subtle yet thorough transformation of a £5k Disco, built for a solo overland journey to Africa, and we reveal exactly how it was done.
Elsewhere, our editor Neil navigates for driver Phil Griffiths in a slightly-modified Freelander 1 at the Welsh Borders Hill Rally, and lives to tell the tale! Meanwhile, Helen’s 110 has received a chassis swap, Sam’s 110 ‘Nightingale’ is becoming quite a clever pick-up camper, and the Your Land Rovers pages include a 2.8-litre petrol BMW-powered 90 – built by Land Rover!
Mark Saville gets under the skin of a 1957 Series I restoration based on an Australian import, a project that turned out beautifully. We also have a reader’s restoration of a Series III Lightweight once used by the Red Arrows, and in Roverphile James Taylor’s stories from the history books include the saga of the V12 Range Rover P38 that never happened.
News and comment
Read about Land Rover’s latest limited-edition Defender Works V8 Trophy II, and the fleet of delivery-mileage Defenders being released by Twisted, plus updates from the worlds of motorsport and modifications – including a TDCi-powered Series. Clubzone includes a report from Peak & Dukeries trial weekend, including Buxton & District Land Rover Club’s CCV event. Readers’ letters this month touch on the topics of Freelander 1 ownership, parts deliver costs, pop-up roofs and more. We’ve writers’ columns from Sam Watson, Vicky Turner, Mike Gould and workshop editor Martin Domoney – plus editor Neil’s monthly round-up in Watty’s World. And as always we’ve the latest Land Rover events, shows and adventures for your diary.
Overlanding guru Tom Sheppard brings his unrivalled insight to the landscape of GPS navigation equipment, providing his wisdom on which ones are worth it. We’ve our usual compilation of some of the best new kit on the market, and our Used and Abused product tests include a review of James Taylor’s new Series I book, camping equipment, tools and underseal. Turn to our Price Guide for regular up-to-date valuations of a vast range of Land Rovers old and new.
This issue includes Part 19 of the LRO Adventure Trail, where John Pearson and friends explore greenlanes through the Peak District with a Defender 110, Freelander 2 and a Discovery 2. From further afield, Sam Watson reports from a journey at the Nepal/India border – where only Land Rovers go.
We show the process of fitting new door cars and power points to the LRO Project 90. Martin Domoney also demonstrates how to replace a CV boot to avoid MOT failure, and we’ve a Freelander 2 raised air intake installation guide. Our experts have been busy answering 14 of your workshop questions, and for the adventurous types, September 2022's Essentials feature brings you 10 techy tips for preparing for your next long drive.
Sam Watson reports from a Himalayan realm where only Land Rovers dare to tread