Friday, July 4, 2008

Shot of the day

Land Rover Playground 1
Originally uploaded by Tberga

Iceland Land Rovers

I first saw an Iceland Land Rover over at gpalmason's Flickr page.

Next I ran into a few at
Kiddi Kristán's Flickr page (which is spectacular, even when there are no Land Rovers involved :-) ).

Fascinated, I trawled a bit further, and found a whole pile of Landys - and some Icelandic trends:

They're pretty distinctive with their oversize tyres. Some of them even come in extra-wide to balance it out, like this one which was widened completely by 30cm along its length:

(It's not just the Land Rovers that look like this - vehicles of all kinds are "butched up")

They're great for playing in the snow - but can you imagine trying to park that at the mall???!!!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

But is it a Land Rover?

The new "ultra-luxury" Range Rover has been launched.

Yes, it's pretty, but is it a LAND ROVER? If you drive an old, clonky, solid, chassis-mounted beast with nothing electronic in sight (such as I do), you'll know what I'm talking about...

Has Land Rover lost the plot?

Before and After

Land Rovers are marvelous beasts. For one thing, they're like giant Mecano sets - you can take them apart and put them back together again a different way, and they're still Land Rovers. Just about every bit bolts off and can be replaced. Which is often a very good thing...

A while ago Magnus had a bit of an accident. Here's his Defender before:

...and here's the after!

Fortunately he didn't suffer similar damage. In fact, Land Rovers are tough - and they protect those who drive them too. It's one of the reasons I'm happy to drive such a huge hunk of heavy metal.

Anyway - being a Land Rover, you don't just discard it (that would hurt its feelings!) - instead you fix it. His truck went through quite the process:

But she did come out looking beautiful on the other side.

Good as new again.

Shot of the day

Hawes, Yorkshire Dales
Originally uploaded by Rich Clayton

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