The Beast Mklla
The Beast Mklla, 5.0l V8, tricked suspension.
To all you idiots commenting about how your bog-standard Lada Niva 1200 can
do better than this -- please note: it was Xmas day afternoon, I just got a
new iPhone I wanted to try out, we'd spent the morning washing and
polishing the Landy, and then we killed an hour doing a little shoot before
dinner. We didn't let the tires down. We didn't even want to get dirty, we
didn't want to get the truck dirty, in fact, we didn't even want to get our
shoes dirty. Sorry if you couldn't crack one on, but we all know you could
do much much better of course. And thanks for helping us get more than
To everyone else who left sensible comments and compliments - thanks for
Oh yes, and to all the know-all experts, the lockers are now in ...
Land Rover Expedition America: Crossing the USA Off-Road
On Wednesday August 21, the nine- member Land Rover Expedition America team
successfully reached the Pacific Ocean at Port Orford, Oregon after
covering over 4,000-miles and 27 days on this dirt crossing of the USA.
The expedition used Land Rover LR4 vehicles for this landmark drive.
Land Rover believes this is the most complete trans-continental dirt road
crossing possible of America, from North Carolina to Oregon. This
incredible adventure trail was based on the Trans-America Trail, the
brainchild of Mississippi adventure motorcyclist Sam Correro. Over 85% of
the drive was on the unpaved trails, forest roads, farm roads, and other
existing dirt tracks that make up the Trans-America Trail.Expedition leader
Tom Collins (TC) used Correro's maps and the Land Rover navigation system
to guide the expedition through thousands of turns. Tom Collins called the
architect of the trail from the finish point on the Oregon coast, and
Correro was overjoyed to receive news of the safe and successful arrival of
the expedition in Oregon. No other production SUV or passenger car is
known to have ever made the complete journey.
"It's just incredible that Sam's 30 years of research and thousands of
miles traveled has allowed us to do this journey," said Collins. "I hope
our journey highlights what an amazing job he has done and brings the
Trans-America Trail to a new audience."Previously, the expedition narrowly
escaped flash floods in New Mexico and Utah. In Oregon, the greatest
challenge came in the last 48 hours of the expedition. Forest fires in
Oregon forced the closure of many forest trails and Collins had to map out
alternate dirt trails through Oregon, which resulted in a half day detour.
"We give our thanks to the firefighters in Oregon who provided us with
detailed advice on how to drive around the fire zone safely. Without
their assistance we would have not been able to reach our goal," said
Collins. "The sight of the ocean is something the team on the trip has
been dreaming of. After weeks of dust, plains, mountains and desert, the
Pacific is an awesome sight.""The LR4 vehicles have been fantastic. They
are stock, with only dealer accessory winches and roof racks. We did not
have any mechanical issues and the only repairs required while crossing the
country were a few tire punctures."
Land Rover launched this expedition to explore the adventures that are at
hand within the United States. The Trans-America Trail is a challenge that
anyone can pursue, and Land Rover is proud to have been the first
production car to traverse the entire trail.
Overland Expo, 2010
Gathering of Expedition and Overland vendors, outfitters, and enthusiasts
from all over North America. Held at Amado Arizona, April 2010
Land Rover 50 Year Adventure
The story of Land Rover from it's inception as a way to save the Rover
company to its becoming the SUV of choice for the landed gentry.
The design for the original Land Rover vehicle was started in 1947 by
Maurice Wilks, chief designer at the Rover Company, on his farm in
Newborough, Anglesey. It is said that he was inspired by an American
World War II Jeep that he used one summer at his holiday home in
Wales. The first Land Rover prototype, later nicknamed 'Centre
Steer', was built on a Jeep chassis and axles.
The early choice of colour was dictated by military surplus supplies of
aircraft cockpit paint, so early vehicles only came in various shades of
light green; all models until recently feature sturdy box section
In June 2007, Ford Motor Company announced its plan to sell Land Rover,
along with Jaguar. Ford retained the services of Goldman Sachs, Morgan
Stanley and HSBC to advise it on the details of the deal. The buyer was
initially expected to be announced by September 2007, but the sale was
delayed and an announcement was not made until March 2008. A UK-based
private equity firm, Alchemy Partners, and the India-headquartered Tata
Motors and Mahindra and Mahindra expressed interest in purchasing Jaguar
and Land Rover from the Ford Motor Company
Land Rover Swivel replacement: part 2 refitting
http://toursandtales.com/ Replacing the swivel housing and stub axle
assembly. Reassembly took far longer than disassembly ... so perhaps it's
not simply a case of "reverse the procedure" as instructed in the Haynes
manual? View the parts list and both videos at