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     LROC News

    Published monthly by the Land Rover Owners Club of Southern Africa Est. 1960 PO Box 22016 Lyttelton 0140 - tel & fax 0861-LROCSA

     website www.lroc.org.za February 2008 THE COMMITTEE

     CHAIRMAN Mike Ilsley tel (h) 012-9977738 e-mail chairman@lroc.org.za Reg Whitley we will all miss you! VICE CHAIRMAN & NEWSLETTER Bernard Cohen tel (h) 011-8836088 It was with great sadness that we learned in December of the passing of Reg Whitley, e-mail vicechair@lroc.org.za fellow Land Rover enthusiast, founder member of the club, and friend to many of the SECRETARY members. Our condolences to Nancy and the rest of the family, Reg will be sorely Andre Oberholster missed. tel (h) 011-9727057 - e-mail secretary@lroc.org.za TREASURER Ryn Bodde tel (h) 0123470114 e-mail treasurer@lroc.org.za EDITOR Andrew Howard Tel 083 459 8798. e-mail editor@lroc.org.za CLERK OF EVENTS Jesse Rowe tel (h) 0828521566 e-mail events@lroc.org.za

     DRIVER TRAINER Phillip Lochner tel (h) 012-6530404 e-mail trainer@lroc.org.za TROPHY SECRETARY Attie Smit tel (h) 012-8048789 e-mail trophy@lroc.org.za On to other matters, late last year a recovery accident occurred at a 4x4 gathering (not QUARTERMASTER an LROC event). Surprisingly, the ramifications of that incident did not revolve around Ansie Blignaut the safety aspects of incident itself, but rather around the fact that in the photos, some e-mail regalia@lroc.org.za of the participants and spectators are holding alcoholic beverages. This was thought MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY to bring the disrepute to the off-roading industry as a whole. As we know, many of the Renzo Blasa road deaths in our country are related to inebriated pedestrians wondering into the tel & fax (h) 011-3121423 e-mail membership@lroc.org.za road. While the LROC has always had, and maintained, a strict rule on the PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER consumption of alcohol by participants before and during driving activities, to further Jakob Jordaan the safety aspects of our driving events, we have now decided to extend this no tel 0828081422 alcohol rule to event spectators and passengers. Please support us in our endeavours e-mail pro@lroc.org.za to keep the sport safe. CLUB ADMINISTRATOR Isla Blasa Changes to Trial pre-requisites: tel & fax 0861-LROCSA e-mail admin@lroc.org.za As from the autumn trial (the first in the 08/09 series), it will be a pre-requisite that: LEGAL COMPLIANCE OFFICER e-mail legal@lroc.org.za 1) All vehicles entered for the trial be equipped with recovery points deemed suitable by the scrutinising marshal. (Please find guidelines with regard to recovery CODE OF CONDUCT points at the back of the newsletter); Abide by the rules, constitution, conservation code and code of 2) All participants be registered on our club database as being in possession of conduct of the Club an off-road driver training certificate, obtained either within the club itself (regardless of Be a considerate member when it was obtained), or from an outside registered service provider, or have already Drive responsibly participated in at least 5 LROC trials. If you are in possession of such a certificate, Assist fellow members please send Isla Blasa (club administrator) a certified copy; alternatively, contact Attie Promote the safe and responsible use of Land Rovers Smit (trophy secretary) so that he can verify your participation in past trials. The Respect rules in all parks, requirement of 5 trials serves only with regard to trial entry and does not obviate the conservation areas, public and private need for a driver training certificate which we encourage our members to obtain, ladies lands included. Maintain your vehicle in a sound on- and off-roadworthy condition Mike Ilsley and Philip Lochner. Do not litter LROC News February 2008

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     2. Y. Jordaan Disco i Tdi 48 CLUB ISSUES 3. C.van Wijk Disco i Tdi 98 Men’s SWB To add Adverts to the LROC News newsletter, email your 1. R. Leimer Si 10 advert to newsletter@lroc.org.za. 2. M. Carver Sii 30 3. K. Reeves SiiA 35 Men’s LWB 1. J. Jordaan Disco i Tdi 27 2. N. Wishire 110Td5 29 3. A. van der Merwe Siii V8 34 This was the final trial for the current season and we hope to see you all at the Autumn Trial for the 1st trial of the 2008/9 season. See you all under the big tree. Attie Smit

     PAST EVENTS

     SUMMER TRIAL AND DRIVER TRAINING FUTURE EVENTS The trial was held at Vereeniging Land Rover’s 4x4 Course and for the 1st time in the past 7 years all the clipboards TREASURE HUNT GUIDE DOG were used. In fact there was a shortage. Just as with the Spring Trial the event was well attended. The expectation ASSOCIATION with all the rain the past weeks, perhaps? Nevertheless, with DATE SUNDAY 3 FEBUARY 2008 6 ladies and 34 gents and a good trial all was set for a day of TIME 9.00AM fun and games. Bernard Cohen’s old but trusty workhorse WHERE LAND ROVER 4X4 EXPERIENCE KYALAMI was quite busy with recovering stricken vehicles. It was also 7 DASSIEFONTEIN MAIN RD LONEHILL the 1st time that a brand new Defender took to the mud in BOOKINGS CLUB ADMINISTRATOR ISLA BLASA AT 011- one of our trials. 3121423 OR 08611LROCSA The results were as follows: ORGANISER ATTIE & GERRIE SMIT Ladies SWB 1. L. Killian 90Tdi 43 As with the previous treasure hunt, this event will once 2. J. Leimer 90V8 55 again be in aid of the Guide Dog Association. Land Rover 3. C. Smit 90Tdi 98 4x4 Experience have made their facilities, free of charge, available to us and will we depart from their premises. Ladies LWB 1. M. Steyn R/R 34

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     Although no entry fees will be charged, you will be asked to ECHNICAL EVENING - GPS T give a donation at the start and on route you may be DATE 12 FEBRUARY 2008 required to “pay” for much needed info to reach your destination. Please take note that this event will not be like FRONT RUNNER, KYALAMI any of our previous treasure hunts of recent years as it will TIME 19H00 be held on a 4x4 driving course and all participants should BOOKINGS ISLA BLASA 011-312-1423 (ESSENTAIL PLEASE) make sure that their vehicles are equipped with recovery Kevin Bolton of GPS Consultants will present a talk on the points and recovery gear. Fires will be provided for a bring & latest GPS’s and tell us about advances in the technology of braai so you may enjoy your Sunday lunch at the finish. The off-road navigation equipment. Please bring your own chairs event requires a great amount of paperwork and therefore and refreshments. Front Runner will be open for business for you need to book. Go beyond with a guide dog and may we LROC members on this evening, so please support them. make a small difference in their lives Bring the family and for a small fee we will supply you with the contact details of a good councillor.

     ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Attie Smit DATE 16 FEBRUARY 2008 WHERE RIETVLEI NATURE RESERVE TIME 14:30 FOR 15:00 CONTACT ANY COMMITTEE MEMBER AWAY WEEKEND DOORNRIVIER 4X4 TRAIL Please note that the AGM is a week early this year as we DATE FRIDAY TO SUNDAY 8-10 FEBRUARY 2008 could not get the venue for the last weekend in February. WHERE 12KM OUTSIDE ZEERUST IN NORTH-WEST We are again using Rietvlei Nature Reserve just South of PROVINCE Pretoria. As this venue continues to be a hit, we have ORGANISER RENZO BLASA 011-3121423 booked the lapa again. The facilities are great. There is SORRY THIS WEEKEND IS FULLY BOOKED. enough parking available and plenty of braai places. As is the established custom, the Club will be providing braai

    packs for all members attending. Be sure to tell the person on duty at the gate that you will be attending the LROC AGM, and sign the attendance register at the Gate. “Notice is hereby given by the Executive Committee to all fully paid up members of the Land Rover Owners

     Club of Southern Africa that a change is proposed to the

    Club Logo. The motion will be presented at the 2008 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Club.”

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     TECHNICAL TALK

     DATE 15 APRIL 2008

     TO BE ADVISED.

     RACING DAYS Your contact person for Kyalami, Midvaal, Lichtenburg and Gosforth Park is Darryl Beck 082-930-9562 (evenings only if possible). Your contact person for Swartkops is Ernst van Biljon 082-568-0748 (evenings only). With all the requests for the Land Rover Owners Club assistance at the various circuits, both Ernst and I are looking for more Members to come along and assist us. If you would like to assist at only one circuit of your choice, that would be wonderful, as to expect Members to attend all races at all circuits is unreasonable. For Members who enjoy Motor Racing give Ernst or myself a ring. AUTUMN TRIAL AND DRIVER TRAINING For classified advertisements to appear in the DATE 15 TO 16 MARCH 2008 newsletter, please submit to newsletter@lroc.org.za WHERE DIGGERS HOLE CONTACT JESSE ROWE 0828521566 COST TBA. NO BOOKINGS REQUIRED And so our new year starts. 365 Days to start all over again working towards those millions! As a responsible

    driver I know it is important to fine tune the driving skills and show it by taking part in all our trials. The autumn trial last year at this venue proved to be very challenging. So mark this one on your calendar and come and join us!

     NATIONAL LAND ROVER TH60ANNIVERSARY DATE FRI 21 MARCH TO MON 24 MARCH 2008

     WHERE SANDSTONE ESTATES, FICKSBURG LROC MEMBERS CONTACT MIKE ILSLEY 082-880 8695 (AFTER 7PM)

     BOOKINGS ISLA BLASA 011-312-1423 BUSINESS ADVERTS We are commemorating 60 years of Land Rover with this National event. All the other Land Rover Clubs have been We include one line adverts for our members free of invited and we are going to have a lot of fun. There will be charge to advertise their personal businesses or a multitude of Land Rovering activities and several other expertise. activities like riding the rails behind a real steam You must be a bone fide member to advertise in this locomotive. Bring your Landy, your family and join us for a column. Please submit via newsletter@lroc.org.za weekend filled with activities and nostalgia. The

     registration forms are on the website. Bookings essential, ; For all your Two-Way-Radio and Communications first come first served. REGISTRATION CLOSES AT Requirements' please contact ROSH Electronics cc MIDNIGHT ON TUESDAY 12 FEBRUARY 2008 Contact Name: Romeo Nardini Tel 011 476-4156 Fax 011 476-1787 Cell 082-552 4440 e-mail: roshelec@global.co.za

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; Need a simple advertising web site or a complex www.rolbaken.co.za database-based web site? Contact Renzo Blasa at ; "Planning on travelling to Vilanculos in Mozambique, 011-3151400 / 083-4085340 / visit www.vilanculosresorts.com , for all your travel renzo@thorntreeweb.co.za info, route information and bookings or contact Bruce ; "Let your spirit find Africa" with adventure travel or Elmarie on 083 601 2633" Bruce Turner Cell: 083 specialists Free Spirit Adventures mobile: 082 558 604 2503 Email: Brucet@vilanculosresorts.com 8959 tel: 011 662 2057 email: suegulcher@wol.co.za ; 150 KvA Silent Mobile Generators for hire - 24 hours. www: freespiritadventures.co.za Whelan International - Francois Whelan 072 285 ; For Corporate Gifts and Clothing contact Dave 6628 Morgan Tel: (012) 460 0234 Website: www.adva- ; Accounting, Bookkeeping, Company secretarial work, ad.co.za Estates, Company Retirement Schemes, New ; Gets your own copy of "Four-wheel Drive Tips & business start up consulting and all aspects relating Traps" dealing with all sorts of Land Rovering topics, to personal and company taxation in the Pretoria directly from the author, Mike Ilsley, at the special area. Contact Alex on 012 997 5324 or 082 396 price of R120 excluding postage. Call 012 345 2289 9782. Alex van der Horst Professional Accountant (A/H) (SA) Registered Tax Practitioner ; Learner driver training in the Johannesburg area from ; DO YOU LOVE YOUR LANDY?”Then insure it Fourways to Southern Suburbs and West Rand. Ten through Land Rover Insurance! The cover made for years experience and vehicles equipped with dual your Land Rover.Contact Maritsa @ 041- controls. Please contact Kevin Moss on 082 968 3634561Thanks Ian Meaker Chairman LROC PE. 2543 or 011 674-4065. ; Self Catering log cabins with full bathrooms en suite, ; Klein Karoo, extremely comfortable accommodation, braai boma and bush pub, available in the Waterberg B&B or S/C for up to 8 persons on Dorper stud farm (Limpopo Prov), 1? hours from Johannesburg. in the Kammanassie Mountains. Absolute tranquillity, Excellent weekend getaway. Good rates. Contact beautiful views, birding, walks, hikes, cycling, and Anita/Dennis Fritz on 014 717 1297 or 082 551 8919. 4x4 trails aplenty. Near De Rust. Contact Mary & Dick Carr 072 248 4830. More info at

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     FOR SALE

; 2x110 Fold up benches,1xMantec

    Snorkel(Tdi/TD5),4xDefender side steps, spare

    wheel vinyl cover,2xLR seat belts with ratchet

    mechanism,2xD90 rear mud flaps with mounting

    plates,LR water temp gauge with probe,4xDefender

    yellow indicator lights,1xJerry can pouring

    nose,2xUniversal indicator kit,1xOil temp

    Gauge,2xVolt Gauges.Call:ALEX 082-548-8273.

    ; Land Rover Defender 110 High Capacity pickup 2003

    model Canvas Canopy with roof-rack mounts

    Michelin XZL tyres with wolf rims Approx: 100,000 km

    Full service history NO serious off-roading Highly

    loved vehicle Selling to buy new 110 S/W ASKING:

    R145 000 Neg Please call Eugene Beetge 082 659

    3035

    ; 2005 Discovery ||| TDV6 SE - Silver with black interia

    and with bullbar and spots and vps rap on front lights

    and bonnet as well as side door strips and built in

    telephone system. 53 000Km - R 410 000.00 . Dawid

    084 206 0109 . P.E. ; Land Rover Discovery series2 V8 XS auto viana Green excellent condition, black interior 7 seater, twin sun roof 140000km R160000 Contact Cobus 0829962641 ; Land Rover Discovery II GS TD5 Auto, Nov 2004 model, OME suspension, ARB Bullbar with winch, spots & compressor, dual battery, daul fuel tanks, dual water tanks, Hannibal Rooftop tent, Melville & Moon seat covers, Kitchen c/w 40L Engel fridge, ; LROC members receive a 10% discount on ALL Safari Snorkel, 265/65R16 Bridgestones, Rear door accommodation when staying at Kololo lodge ladder, 89000kms, R180,000 ready to camp. Contact (Waterberg) and Sefapane Lodge (Kruger - noel@earthquip.com tel.0832629003 Phalaborwa) Contact Emlyn 072 630 8070 ; Land Rover - Series 3 - 2.6 ltr Petrol (R6) Great ; For all your embroidery (Land Rover badges or any mechanical condition and in regular use. New shocks other) and any apparel contact Anita at 082 551 8919 and recently serviced. Very sad sale. R 19,000 or 014 717 1297 (Precision Embroidery/Labels). contact Ian 082 881 2772 - KZN Midlands Been in the business for 12 years. ; Good Year Wrangler tyres: M+S 235/70R17. One ; For all your Corporate Clothing and Embroidery new and four used tyres. All for R1800.00. Contact requirements’ please contact Witch WorX cc.Contact Charl @ 0824560773 (Bellvile, Cape Town) name: Jacqui Hyde Tel / Fax: 011 822 3311 Cell: 083 ; Discovery 2002 GS, long range tank, OME 379 9511 Email: jandbhyde@mweb.co.za suspension,100 000 km, excellent condition R146 ; Fully equipped Conqueror and Afrispoor off-road 000 Contact Kerman 082 253 1201 Camping Trailers for hire in the Eastern Cape region. See our website www.multirent.co.za for more details ; I have a set of rear seats as well as jumper seats or e-mail us at elmarie@multirent.co.za. Try us for (opening sideways at the back) for a Disco 1. The reasonable rates, quality products and excellent rear seats have the genuine Land Rover seat covers. service. "It makes sense to rent!" The seat colour is the dark grey type. A little bit full of ; From self drive safaris in Southern Africa to exciting dust, but hardly ever used. R500.00 Jakob Jordaan international destinations. We create holidays to suit 082-808-1422 your specific needs. Established in 1994. Contact ; Window Bracket, AC adapter, plugs cable etc for Topwin Tours. Tel: 012 361 6397 /012 365 1131 Garmin Quest. R150 for the lot Emlyn 0726308070 info@topwintours.com ; Khumo 205R16 all terrain tyres set of four 95% new ; East Rand SCUBA specializing in SCUBA Diver R2000.00 Call Docvan 0824467449 training and adventure trips. Contact Bryan 083 604 ; 2005 Land Rover 110 TD5 with 62000 km and extras. 2266 or visit us on www.eastrandscuba.co.za New tyres, mint condition. R225 000 Contact Jan Jacobs 082 824 7967 To add Adverts to the LROC News newsletter, email your advert to newsletter@lroc.org.za. ; 1985 Series lll SWB L/Rover R40,000 ONCO Kwa- Zulu Natal 0795 - 840085 (Nick) or johan@worldonline.co.za 1985, S/Wagon, B/Bar, T/Bar, Fairey F/Wheel Hubs, Tropical Roof, Smiths Mags & Michelins, 2.25 litre motor & Weber carb, 4x Jump seats, Aluminium Roof Rack, Very Good

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     Condition, Sold with COR. fluorescent light under awning. Excellent condition, no oil leaks. Pictures available to email.Contact ; 1989 Range Rover Vogue 3.5 V8. Blue metallic, Malcolm on 0829217460.Want R80 000.00 automatic, petrol, grey leather seats, low mileage - 208,000kms, tow bar, very good condition, regular ; Land Rover Defender 110 Td5 station wagon,2000 service history, AA roadworthy certificate, new disks, model, White, 118 000 genuine kms very good brake pads, and spring coils, no air con, JVC stereo condition R30 000 worth of extras-Bull bar, warn & CD, 4 new speakers. R 55,000 (not much neg.) winch, seed net, vendor covers, snorkel, long range Only serious buyers please. Lars Eric 0724363818 or tanks, dual batteries and split charge, roof rack, 011 482 4243 outback drawer system, cd player R130 000 o.n.c.o Duncan Rowles 072 096 1809 Gauteng ; 2007 Land Rover Range Rover V8 Hse Sport Non Chrg Green 23 100 km, Petrol, 4x4, 5 Doors, Artic ; '99 Defender 110 TD5, 150000km, FSH, 2x50l LR Frost, Harmon Kardon Stereo, Immaculate Condition, Tanks, 45l auxiliary tank, 45l water tank, HL Jack, Alarm, Full Service History, Air Conditioning, CD Frontrunner ladder and Gas Bottle Holder, Expedition Player, Power Steering, Tow Bar, Sunroof, Roof rack(new), Hydraulic winch,Cibie spots, OME Immobiliser, Central Locking, Electric Windows, suspension(15000km), 29mH Radio, Fl CD player, Alloys, DVD system, Air Suspension and lots more!! Aircon, EGR Bypass Done and much more. Contact Etienne 073 075 0720 R130000.00. Trevor 0786420232 ; Series 3 diesel. Requires attention but was used up WANTED to May 2007 as a game viewer on a private farm. Vehicle must be collected from Farm near Northam by purchaser. No papers for vehicle .R13 000 or very ; I am looking for an ARB type bumper for a Disco1. nearest cash offer. Reason for selling - I just bought a Please contact Bruce on 083 604 2503 Thankyou series 2!!!Contact Francois 0828025200 ; Hi All, I'm looking for the soft top roof for a 2002 TD4 ; 2001 Defender Td5 Station Wagon, Roof rack, High Freelander. This is the one with the 2 rear side Lift Jack, Bull Bar, Seat Covers, 132,000 km, Dual windows. Martin 072 095 1130 or Battery Charger, Aluminium front wheel arch covers, mart@webmail.co.za. Rear loading area covered in Aluminium Vastrap, ; One set of Melvill & Moon seat covers for Land rover very good condition. Price R125,000.00. Contact Defender 110 station wagon. Hardly used and in Andrew Crompton 082 920 6392 immaculate condition. R2500.00 onco.

    brian_hayes@umvoti.co.za ; 1996 Land Rover Defender TDI ,bull bar with winch, ; I have quite a strange request. I will be working up in dual battery system, roof rack with awning. Fitted Malawi for a year, working on a couple of community electric cooler box between front seats, fitted

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     110 Station Wagon and Defender 110 upliftment projects and doing hippo research, as the Pickup. over all project manager. I have a Kayak in 5. Chris and Lynda Pieters from Amanzimtoti, Johannesburg that I was going to take up through they have one child Sarah-Jane and own a Zimbabwe and Mozambique into Malawi, but due to Defender 90 TD5. unforeseen events I am afraid that I have to take the 6. Anton and Setilda Heiberg from Middleburg, Kayak and Landy through Botswana. I am leaving on they have wo children Zan-Roux and Zerko the 3 January 2008 and don’t have the necessary and own a Defender 110 TD5. time to be able to get a boat permit for my Kayak and am forced to leave it at home in Johannesburg. My request is that if you hear of any body who is heading up to Malawi, through Zimbabwe and Mozambique, if TECHNICAL you could ask them on my behalf to bring up my Kayak. It is a single man kayak only weighing 27kg and easily fits onto a roof rack (Defender 90 or Guidelines for recovery points: defender 110). The Kayak is in Johannesburg but Guidelines for proper recovery points are as follows: my father is willing to drop it off, to reduce the inconvenience. The Kayak is the Malachite model 1) The place it is mounted must PREFERRABLY be both made by c-kayak. You can view one at any outdoor horizontally and vertically in line with the chassis member; warehouse I will also be more than willing to pay a 2) Having recovery points on both sides of the chassis and fee, for the service. I will be based a few kilometers using both points during recovery is highly advisable as south of Monkey Bay but will be more than willing to this allows recovery forces to be HALVED on each travel anywhere to fetch it. You can contact me via e-recovery point doubling the safety aspect; mail which I will be able to check weekly, nealeharman@yahoo.com. My fathers contact details 3) It must PREFERRABLY be mounted directly on the are: 083 284 1356(cell) 011 355 0593 (work). He will chassis itself; be able to give to any other information that you need. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated 4) This is not always possible, which means it is mounted Kind regards, indirectly onto eg the bumper but then the indirect mounting (eg bumper) must a) be very strong itself and b) Neale Harman be mounted to the chassis in a most secure manner; 5) The recovery point itself must be the strongest (rated for at least 10 tons), most confidence inspiring item your pocket can buy - its no good spending good money on Mozambique trip From Bush to Beach something that may fail you and possibly hurt someone. Wanted: One or two Landies to join a LROC member This does certainly not mean the most expensive either. on a 9 day camping trip through Mozambique. The This item should be seen in the same light as brakes -

    proposed route is via Pafuri through the Limpopo simply not to be compromised on;

    Transfrontier Park across to Vilancoulos. After three 6) This implies that the way it is mounted to the vehicle days there, it’s down the coast to Xai Xai, and thence should also be able to handle +-10 tons - albeit difficult to inland to the beautifully situated Fish Eagle Camp at prove/certify; Lake Masingir. Then it’s back into the Transfrontier

    Park and via the Giryondo border post into Kruger 7) We advise NOT fitting them UNDER the vehicle as we and on home. The dates are 26th April to the 4th have had enough recovery situations where accessing May (which includes the public holiday on 1st May,) these proved very difficult to get to; Interested? Reply by email to rogerc@naptosa.org.za 8 Where bolts are fitted through a chassis member it is

    advisable that, if not already fitted, a high tensile tube be welded flush into the chassis through which the bolt then passes. This has the effect of spreading the load by the

    bolt to a much greater area around this tube AND prevents NEW MEMBERS the chassis from giving way as the bolt is tightened.

     We will try to avoid listing specific recovery point products The following new members are welcomed into the Land and suppliers, preferring to stick to the guidelines (which Rover Owners Club. May your journey with the club be a might be debateable). We quite like the ball and pin type long and pleasant one: tow hitch properly mounted as recovery point(s) for the rear or the front. 1. Ben Burger from Pretoria owns a Range Note: In club context it is unlikely - not impossible Rover Vogue. though :-) - that situations will arise where these points will 2. Ben and Riana Claassens from Hennenman, be tested to the max. However, out there on your own, they own a Defender 110 CSW and a Series who knows what you get up to.... III.

    3. Deon and Fonnie van der Merwe from The reason we certainly do not regard the lash down rings Lichtenberg, they have two children Deone as recovery points is that when a sideways force (normally and Zane and they own a Defender 110 V8. the case during recovery) is exerted on that ring its 4. Thys and Helena Maritz from Clarens, they chances of breaking the bolt holding it, is greatly increased have one child Heima, and own a Defender making it most unsafe.

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     arrived today.

     The magazine is quite impressive, very nicely done. OTHER MATTERS Thank you very much for including Olive-Drab.com in your

    project.

    Dirk Uys.

    A tragedy unfolded on Boxing Day last year when a pilot

    went missing in the Eastern Cape and after a few days of

    searching the authorities stopped their search and the

    family put out a plea to their friends and contacts. I placed

    an email on the Landy sites that I had access to and the

    response was phenomenal with offers coming from our

    Eden and PE chapters. Unfortunately the search found a wreck and a fatality. At least the family has closure on this Did you know Andre Oberholster (Club Secretary) has tragedy and thanked all who were involved. become a Grandfather.Congrats to all the family! Bernard Cohen.

    WELL DONE . I showed the Landroving around to a few people - friends, family and colleagues. I received nothing but positive

     reaction.One of my colleagues belong to the Mercedes Benz owners club. He is amazed that the Landroving is produced without the financial support of LRSA. People belonging to other 4x4 clubs are impressed by the quality

     of the Landroving as they only receive a sort of newsletter from time to time. Everyone is highly impressed that a magazine of this quality is supplied free of extra charge (part of the membership fees) to its members.

    I think the biggest impression made by the Landroving is the fact that it is all done voluntary by enthusiast.

Following extracts from e-mails I received from Finlay

    Skinner (UK) and Chuck Chriss (USA).

    Both gentlemen contributed to the jerry canarticle. Finlay was the editor of the Military Vehicle Trust magazine,the "Windscreen" for twelve years.

    E-mail from Finlay: Dirk, I thank you for the magazine, which arrived safely yesterday. I have now read it through from cover to cover, Our first Ford Transit powered Defender to take part in a including 'that article' and I think it's great. It is beautifully trial. presented throughout and your article seems even better than I expected, because of the presentation.

     Lovely. If there is any comment/feedback in the ensuing magazines, whether good or bad, constructive or not, I would appreciate hearingabout it please. Thank you again.

    E-mail from Chuck:

     Dirk, the copy of Landroving with "The Jerry Can Story"

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