In this week’s round-up of all things Land Rover and Range Rover, Jimmy Savile’s Range Rover Carawagon is up for auction, Girl Racer reviews the 2012 Discovery 4 and BritPart release a 2012 Calendar featuring a year’s worth of Land Rover photos.
The opportunity to purchase a unique piece of Range Rover history arose after it was announced that the late Sir Jimmy Savile’s 1978 customised Range Rover Carawagon is to be put up for auction next month. The unique Carawagon vehicle, complete with a sink, double bed, curtains and power-assisted steering, was bought new by Jimmy Savile in 1978 to assist him in his charity fundraising trips. Sir Jimmy was said to have spent a considerable amount of time parked at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, an institution which he supported in his charity work. What’s more, the original log book still has Sir Jimmy’s name in it.
This week, renowned motoring blog Girl Racer have been putting the 2012 Discovery 4 through its paces. They tried out the top of the range 3.0-Litre SDV6 HSE Discovery 4 variant. In their review, they assert that “As a heavyweight go-anywhere 4×4, there is no better and the latest improvements keep it ahead of the field”. They also enjoyed the comfortable executive interior and the improved driving refinement thanks to the latest technical changes. You can learn more about the 2012 Discovery 4 here.
Land Rover parts and accessories company BritPart held a photography competition last year, and chose their favourite photos from each month in order to produce a 2012 Land Rover calendar. There were some quality photograph submissions, featuring a mixture of models ranging from early Series vehicles right through to the latest Range Rover Sport. You can now view the monthly winners and overall winner on their website here.
Speaking of photography, each week our Facebook fans and Twitter followers share brilliant photographs with us. Here are two of our favourites from this week. This Defender photo, submitted by Neil Digby-Clarke, is entitled ‘Peace and quiet at the end of a busy week’. Remember, if you have any Land Rover stories or photos you’d like to share, e-mail us at uk.landrover (at) googlemail.com to get featured in our weekly round-up.