Published on May 8th, 2018 | by Subhash Nair


Stories That Will Inspire You To Drive a Land Rover Into the Wild

Last week, Land Rover went all-out, celebrating their 70th anniversary with loads of videos, articles and stories. Here’s a series they released on YouTube called “The Spirit of Adventure”. Watch it right here, you might be inspired to go off-roading yourself!

Hailed as the ultimate off-road adventure, the Camel Trophy tested both human and automotive capability to their limits. This is the story of Bob and Joe Ives 1989 victory in the Land Rover 110, a journey of teamwork, courage and resilience.

No ordinary vehicle and no ordinary driver. Gavin Thompson and the British Trans-Americas Expedition Range Rover did what no vehicle had done before by crossing the Darien Gap. Reunited with his Range Rover, Gavin relives his sense of achievement and the spirit of adventure that inspired their 18,000-mile journey.

n 1955 Tim Slessor’s Oxford and Cambridge Far Eastern Expedition team took on the “First Overland” from London to Singapore. Reunited with the team’s Series I, Tim relives the emotions of his journey and the spirit of Above and Beyond that set the benchmark for vehicle-based expeditions.

The unique spirit of Land Rover – perfectly captured by the extraordinary explorers and vehicles that opened up a world of adventure. Watch as some of Land Rover’s original explorers are reunited with the vehicles that helped shape our legacy.

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