I bought my first Land Rover when my Vauxhall Frontera kicked the bucket on a Land Rover dealer’s forecourt. Now we have three: a Freelander, an ex-military 110 and this Discovery, which has been with us for about six years. It does just about everything, and later this year it’ll be taking part in the Help for Heroes European Rally. I’ve supported H4H for years, and always wanted to do the rally – to raise money, and show my daughter the historic sites on the 70th Anniversary of D-Day and 100 years since the start of World War One.
I went to Alive Tuning and got the engine remapped, and my local tyre company changed the wheels from 18-inchers to 16-inchers, fitting General Grabber AT2 tyres in the process. Then I fitted the snorkel and extra lights. I wrote to big companies asking for support and got a few polite ‘no thanks’, but local businesses have been great. Pirate FM has said it’ll advertise us, and RAF St Mawgan has even offered to lend us military equipment.
My local signwriting company did the bonnet wrap and window stickers. We live in a small community, and now people wave even if they don’t know me – especially truckers!
Published in the Spring 2014 issue of Land Rover Owner. Download a digital issue, or order a back issue by calling 01858 438884. Please note, we only hold stocks of the the last three back issues.
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