Author Archives: Modchop

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GLR contributor & Land Rover anorak Old enough to know better. Allegedly...

Roger Crathorne to retire

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The man often citied as ‘Mr Land Rover’ has announced that he is to retire from the company after 50 years service. Roger Crathorne joined Land Rover in 1963 as an engineering apprentice. Roger then worked his way through the company working on the development of the Range Rover and was instrumental in setting up the Land Rover ‘Experience’ before… Read more »

The Snow Peak Double Walled Titanium Mug

If you’re a regular reader here one thing will probably be all too apparent, we like our tea at GLR towers! I can’t think of any trips we’ve done, be that shows, camping, greenlaning or just out for a drive where at some stage during the trip we haven’t pulled over and dragged the ‘brew box’ out of the boot… Read more »

Freelander: What’s in a name?

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According to an article published by Autocar today Land Rover is intending to drop the Freelander name when the new model is launched late next year. Speculation is that the Freelander will join the Discovery ‘family’ to streamline the model lineage, it’s also expected that the new model will be based on an elongated Evoque platform. The Freelander name hasn’t… Read more »

Land Rover Show

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The GLR team are thinking of having a stall at one of this years up-coming Land Rover shows. Between us we have quite a collection of Land Rover literature, parts and also some outdoor & military items that are usually of interest to us Land Rover types. So to the question; if you could or indeed will be attending only… Read more »

Land Rover Celebrate 65 Years of Production

Today marks the 65th anniversary of the Land Rover going in to production. To celebrate the 65th anniversary of HUE 166 (the first series I as it was to become known), or ‘Huey’ as it has become known within the Land Rover community rolling off the production line, Land Rover will releasing a limited edition Defender known simply as the… Read more »

Torque Wrench

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When refitting wheels or any other component for that matter I always like to tighten the fixings or bolts, etc to the recommended torque value especially where the correct torque can be safety critical. I already have two torque wrenches of differing sizes and between them they tend to cover most circumstances for everyday maintenance and repairs but on a… Read more »