The Land Rover and Range Rover Weekly 13
In this week’s round-up of all things Land Rover and Range Rover, Harry Metcalfe from EVO films a video diary of his time in Scotland with a 2012 Range Rover Sport, Land Rover creates 1,000 jobs in Solihull and the Land Rover in Action Exhibition…
This week, we thoroughly enjoyed this video by EVO’s Harry Metcalfe. Watch the video below as he demonstrates the impressive off-road capability of the new 2012 Range Rover Sport in the Scottish countryside to celebrate the vehicle’s launch.
As you all know, Land Rover vehicles are well equipped for winter weather. However, no vehicle is invincible. With this in mind, we’d like to introduce you to the AA’s Special Operations Response Team (AA SORT). This team of professionally trained drivers and their specially equipped and adapted Land Rovers (all named after fish) are well placed to come to your rescue in the case of extreme weather conditions. You can learn more about them here.
We were delighted this week to announce that Jaguar Land Rover is to create more than 1,000 new jobs in the West Midlands. This is thanks to our Land Rover plant in Solihull, where nearly 5,000 people currently work and all part of our wider company ambition to deliver 40 significant product actions over the next five years. For the full story, read the BBC article here.
Now we’d like to turn your attention to some very special Land Rover events. First off, congratulations to all of the brave people, especially Team Land Rover contenders, who took part in the final of the final Men’s Health Survival of the Fittest events over the weekend. Participants battled it out in this action-packed 10k obstacle course at London Battersea Power Station and were rewarded with a medal upon completion. The photos will be posted on our Facebook page during the next week. In the meantime, here’s one from Anthony and Tim Grimley.
Secondly, from the 14-18 of November we’re holding an exciting exhibition at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) entitled ‘Land Rover in Action’, which will be showcasing the invaluable work of our six Global Humanitarian and Conservation partners. The exhibition is open to the public and completely free, so if you’re in the London area, do come along this week! On Tuesday 15th November, Ben Saunders will be delivering a very special presentation on ‘Insights of a Polar Explorer’. The event is RSVP only so please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP. There are limited places available so don’t delay!
Now we turn to stories from the Land Rover community. In a truly heart-warming story in the Chichester Observer, we were pleased to hear about how deft Land Rover engineering skills saved a couple’s wedding. Retired farmer Travers Johnson almost missed his own wedding to wife Rosemary in 1951 after his Land Rover broke down. Luckily, he managed to quickly fix his Land Rover and get to the wedding. 60 years later, the couple celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary. Congratulations!
If you have any Land Rover stories or photos, e-mail us at uk.landrover (at) googlemail.com to get featured in our weekly round-up.