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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 »

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 »

Fitting roof rails to Freelander 2

Since purchasing the Freelander, I’ve been looking for some roof rails and cross bars to mount the roof box on. A quick squint around the internet showed that rails and bars aren’t cheap. The prices from Duckworths are about the going rate. Total cost for rails and bars (Including VAT) is around £450. The part numbers concerned are: – Roof… Read more »

Goodbye Discovery…

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Last Saturday was a very bittersweet day indeed; after several months of deliberation I finally sold my Discovery and watched it drive off into the distance for the last time. It’s been a a decision I’ve been wrestling with for a while now and after exchanging a few emails with a fellow enthusiast from one of the Land Rover forums I use… Read more »

Twitter Problems

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We’re having problems at GLR Towers with our @Greenlandrover account at the moment. Please bear with us while we get it sorted. The Tefal men are working on it as we type. If anyone is waiting for a reply, our GLR staff will contact you via their own Twitter accounts. Thanks for your patience….

The Vehicle Dependent Expedition Guide

This book has been one of those rare books that I just keep coming back to, it probably wouldn’t be considered as ‘bedtime reading’ for most people but I’m constantly re-reading whole chapters of this weighty tome. The author Tom Sheppard is nothing if not thorough, pretty much every detail you could think of regarding a vehicle based trip or… Read more »

Early Freelander Spotted

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While I was out and about at work yesterday I spotted this early, ‘R’ plate Freelander parked up, apart from the registration plate the other ‘give-away’ is the black painted door tops, this is a feature that is only found on the earliest Freelanders as it was soon phased out by Land Rover. It’s also quite unusual to see a… Read more »