LANDROVING IN KZN

June 2006

Land Rover Owners Club KZN   February Gates 2006 (Total 8 Gates) 

Driver

Vehicle

LWB/SWB

Score

Comment

Gates

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bob Lemon

Ranger Rover

Lwb

380

 

8

Craig de Winnar

D Range Rover

Lwb

380

Modified RR

8

Mike Cullen

Range Rover

Lwb

360

 

8

Alfie Shilton

Range Rover

Lwb

340

 

8

Rob de Robillard

Range Rover

Lwb

310

 

8

Don Erwin

Defender 110 Tdi

Lwb

300

 

8

Graeme Poulson

Series 111 V8

Lwb

200

 

8

Andre Snyders

Series 111

Lwb

160

 

8

George Ross

Range Rover

Lwb

60

 

1

Paul Chantler

Defender 110 V8

Lwb

30

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gary van Schoor

Defender 90 V8

Swb

370

Lockers

8

Gary Clinton

Defender 90 Td5

Swb

360

 

8

Rob de Robillard

Series 11

Swb

330

 

8

Mike Cullen

Series 11

Swb

280

 

8

Wayne Lambert

Defender 90 V8

Swb

230

Lockers

8

Wesley Goldstone

Series 111

Swb

200

 

8

 Land Rover Owners Club KZN   Gates May 2006            (Total 10 Gates) 

Driver

Vehicle

LWB/SWB

Score

Comment

Gates

Jan Viljoen

Series 111S

Lwb

570

Rear locker

10

Craig de Winnar

D Range Rover

Lwb

530

Modified RR

10

Mike Lauterbach

Defender 110 Tdi

Lwb

490

 

10

Ryan Goswell

Series 111S

Lwb

400

 

9

Ron Scafturis

Series 111S

Lwb

370

 

10

George Goswell

Series 111S

Lwb

360

 

9

Don Erwin

Defender 110 Tdi

Lwb

340

 

10

Bob Lemon

Range Rover

Lwb

320

 

10

Ryan van Wijngaard

Series 11

Lwb

290

Broken front CV

6

Mark Ellis

Defender 110

Lwb

240

 

5

Craig Levy

Disco V8

Lwb

150

 

5

Graeme Poulson

Series 111 V8

Lwb

90

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brian

Series 1

Swb

540

 

10

Gary Evangelista

Defender 90 V8

Swb

510

 

10

Zane van Rensburg

Series 11

Swb

500

 

10

Gary Clinton

Defender 90 Td5

Swb

490

 

10

Dirk Konyn

Series 1

Swb

380

 Lockers

8

Mike Cullen

Def 90 V8

Swb

340

 

10

Wesley Goldstone

Series 111

Swb

320

 

10

Les Williams

Series 11

Swb

270

 

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


WELCOME TO THE FOLLOWING NEW MEMBERS 

Remember it’s your club and you will get out of it what you want to. You have purchased THE BEST 4 x 4 x FAR and now its time to use it. See you at the next club event. 

Aland and Jane Swatton                         Pietermaritzburg            D Range Rover V8
George Manns                                       Woodhaven                   Series 11A
Peter and Janine Zagel                           Kloof                             2003 Range Rover


When

What, where

More Info.

Grade

16 - 18 June

St Bernards Peak

Swartberg area of the berg. We will camp over at the St Bernards Peak Hotel which offers camping or hotel accommodation.. We will drive up Ramatseliso on one of the days and braai at the top. Camping at R25.00 per person per night. Bookings are essential and to be done with  Gary.

2 - 3

July / Aug

Lesotho Snow

A weekend trip in Lesotho as soon as the snow falls. Put your name down with George and get a short notice call to drive into Lesotho in the snow. Give Gary or George a call for more info.

3 - 5

21 – 23 July

Shu Shu Hot Springs

Shu Shu hot springs is on the Tugela river below Kranskop. Its rustic camping, which means bring all. Relax next to the river, in the hot pools or enjoy an off road drive in the Landy along the many trails in the valley. Give Gary a call for more info.

1 -  3

6 August

Cars in the Park. Toti

Cars in the Park Toti is run by the Lions Club of Amazimitoti. It’s a social club get together with a byo braai. Fires supplied by the LROC club. All Land Rover models wanted. Bring your old Series Landy, your new Defender or Disco, the Range Rover or the Freelander. In fact we want them all, modified, strange, standard or different. Gates open for the public at 08h00. Try and be on the stand before 08h00. Exhibitors obtain free entry for 2 adults per vehicle.

1

August

Broadleaze

It’s a fun event for the whole family. This year it’s going to be big. More info to follow

 

Sunday 10 Sep

3rd Gates event

Venue to follow.

3 - 5

23 – 25 Sep

Camp over trip

White Mountain Folk Festvival. Contact Gary for more info.

1 - 3

October

Camp over

Eagles View, Wartberg area. Give Gary a call for more info or read below.

1 - 3

Sunday 12 Nov

4th gates Event

Venue to follow.

3 - 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRAIL GRADING All our events from now on will have a Trail Grading according to the 5 grades below. 

1.        Complete novice soft dirt road trail, no low range required. Suitable for all Land Rovers including the Freelander.

2.       Limited low range required but suitable for the novice driver. Suitable for all Land Rovers with certain trails not suitable for the Freelander.

3.       Low range and limited off road knowledge required. Suitable for all Land Rovers except the Freelander.

4.       A low range technical trail suitable for the experienced. The inexperienced will be able to do the trail, as assistance will be available from the more experienced members. Suitable for all Land Rovers except the Freelander.

5.       Extremely technical, suitable for the experienced only with the possibility of vehicle damage. Only suitable for "Series" Land Rovers.  Ha Ha


ST BERNARDS PEAK HOTEL  16 – 18 June 2006.

 Get out your Winter woollies. Long weekend 16,17 & 18 June only R25.00 pppn.   Camping in the hotel grounds (toilets and hot showers available)  Feeling Lazy?  Stay in the hotel for R225.00 pppn all meals included.  Day drive up Ramatseliso Pass and braai in Lesotho - bring passports.

See map for directions.

Contact Gary 0721186599


EAGLE VIEW CARAVAN PARK - HARBURG KZN   October 2006

Caravan and campers:  Low Season

Adults                R40.00 pp/day,   Pensioners      R35.00 pp/day,   Children u/12   R25.00 pp/day

 DIRECTIONS:  from Pietermaritzburg  Take the R33 to Greytown.   Travel +- 15km then turn right onto the R614 to Wartburg.  Go through Wartburg and take first right turn outside Wartburg to Bruyns Hill and Harburg.  Pass Bruyns Hill Store and carry on until you reach a T-junction.  Turn right to Harburg and travel +- 8km until you see a caravan and camping sign on your right (just after the Shell garage).  Turn right onto this dirt road and follow the signs to the camping site (1.8km from tar road).  

GENERAL INFORMATION.   There is electricity available for campers (caravan electrical sockets are needed).  Ablution facilities include hot showers, wheelchair facilities and a scullery.  Trees are still small so extra umbrellas would come in handy for hot days!.  There is a small dam on site as well as the Mqeku river and waterfall where the adventurous may swim (at their own risk !!!!!).  Bird watching, cycling, hiking, bass fishing, tennis (3km from the park) and golf (15km, Noodsberg CC) are the main activities available.  There is a small tea room at the Shell garage 2km away - open from 07h00 - 19h00 every day).

Contact Gary 0721186599 for more info.


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You can place it on any non hairy area of the body. The patch works within two hours of placement and can last up to 36 hours. You can wash or swim with the patch. You can remove it after 24 hours but the effect will still last for another 12 hours. Children as young as 1 year old can use the patch.

AgraCo Technologies Mosquito patch is a safe and natural way to messy oils and harsh chemicals.

Please contact us for orders or any further questions. 

Kind Regards

Chris de Clerq                    Dave Marais

Managing Director             Marketing Director

082 777 8585                     082 7877 822


REMINDER, REMINDER, REMINDER

PLEASE fill in questionaire and return.  We have had a very poor response.  Only 16 out of 132 returned to date.  If  you did not receive your questionaire please phone Gary on 0721186599 and one will be forwarded to you.


2006 Land Rover G4 Challenge.

South African superstar adventure athlete, Martin Dreyer, today won the 2006 Land Rover G4 Challenge. Beating off 17 of the world’s toughest adventure racers in the 4x4-based global Challenge, Dreyer took home a brand new Range Rover after a nail-biting climax to the 28 day marathon that spanned across four countries on two continents.

The culmination of the month-long Challenge using Land Rovers, kayaks, mountain bikes, abseiling, jumaring and orienteering was a punishing 25 minute Challenge Final staged in a river bed on the Bolivia/Argentina border.

Only the top four scorers - calculated after four hellishly hard stages in Thailand, Laos, Brazil and Bolivia – made it into the Challenge Final. Of those narrowly missing the cut were two of the three women in the Challenge; Alina McMaster of Australia and Eleonora Audra of Brazil.

“If you had told me a month ago I would have been fifth in the Land Rover G4 Challenge then I would not have believed you,” said Nora as the siren to signal the start of the Challenge Final blew. “I am proud to have done this for me and Brazil and for the girls. Now let’s see who will win the big prize.”

The four finalists, in order of points scored, were Martin Dreyer (749), Kris Janssens of Belgium (709), Dmitry Timokhin of Russia (694) and Frenchman Jean-Baptiste Calais (643).

With a second a point issued as a penalty, the gap between Dreyer’s start time and Calais' start time was 1 minute 46 seconds – potentially 10% of the total time expected for the multi-discipline test.

“It’ll be hard to make that up, but I’ll try,” said J-B.

Crowds of media, support drivers and the remaining 14 competitors lined the canyon side and river bank to cheer the finalists on. Dreyer was first off, plunging down a zip wire to the far side of the river.

As he hit the far bank, Kris fired off in hot pursuit, followed fifteen seconds behind by Dmitry. The second task was a maze – a memorisation of a colour-coded chart corresponding to a grid of national flags. At the bottom of the correct flags was a number and letter combination. Get the code right and on the finalist could go to the next task.

Martin pinballed through the maze and onto task three as strong as an ox. There was no sign of the painful leg injury that had troubled him over the past few weeks.

Kris too managed the maze OK but both Dmitry and J-B forgot they had to add up the number element in the quiz and lost almost a minute apiece. The final was now effectively a two-man race.

Martin’s speciality is kayaking. He has won Africa’s hardest kayak/run even many times and is a national legend. So as the pair came down river it was no surprise he had made up 3 seconds over Kris.

Then the tables turned. Kris hunted down Martin like prey. Slowly catching him over a 200 metre run back across the fast-flowing river, Kris clawed the seconds back. The same again on a sapping mountain bike sprint up the sandy river bank. The gap now; 38 seconds. And by the time the two had driven Land Rover Discovery 3's down the river the gap was barely half a minute.

A jumar and abseil task from a hot air balloon had to be cancelled because of a strong breeze so the last chance for Kris to catch up was with brain not brawn. The pair had to solve a mental riddle of putting the first name of each competitor in alphabetical order.

“It was at this point I thought I had lost it,” said Martin, whose stress levels appeared to reach Andean heights. “I could remember about 13 and then could not think of the last few.”

The Belgian too was using his little grey cells to beat the African ironman. But Martin’s memory finally came good and he shot off back to the river to wade breathlessly towards his prize – a shiny new Range Rover parked midstream. Slapping the bonnet like an old friend earned him the keys and the Land Rover G4 Challenge title.

“This is one of the happiest moments of my life. I cannot believe I have won,” he cheered, as the fellow competitors hugged and pawed him. “Normally the events I do are a few days. This has been a month of build up.

“The final was tough. But the toughest part was the mental tasks. I so thought I had lost it. Then the next thing I knew I was slapping the bonnet. I never thought I would win the Land Rover G4 Challenge. I pictured myself crossing the winning line as a way to psyche myself up but to really think I would win before today would have been arrogant. Kris was a tough opponent, right to the end. I am not sure what happened to Dimi and J-B but they did good too.”

Kris crossed the finish line as Martin was being besieged by media. He was philosophical in defeat – at the end of a week when he appeared to be getting stronger and stronger.

“I think everyone had such a good chance of winning this. I pushed myself hard but the time to Marti was just too big. I am disappointed not to win but it will not colour my 4 weeks. They have been life changing.”

“We are delighted with the way the Challenge has gone,” said Challenge Event Director Niki Davies, “and we couldn’t have asked for a better finish. I know there are 17 disappointed competitors here today, but in the end we all end up taking home fantastic memories and amazing friendships. The 2006 Challenge has been a fantastic journey in every sense of the word.”


AFRICAN BUROCRACY

Chad behind us, we drove into the heat of Sudan.  At the border the officials came out to greet us smiling and complimenting "the great British car" we were driving, and how happy they were to have us visit their country.  The relief at friendly officials was short lived as they refused to stamp our passports because it was too late in the day - we had forgotten the two hour time difference between Chad and Sudan and it was now 4pm on a Thursday.

Worse still, Friday, Saturday and Sunday the border was closed to foreign traffic because the man with the stamp was on holiday until Monday.  So for four nights we camped at the border and they provided us with tea and water while we sat patiently waiting until Monday to get our entry stamp.

On Monday the same guy who had provided us with tea all weekend unlocked his desk, pulled out his stamp and declared his holiday over.


 Diesel-Powered Discovery Conquers 2006 Total Economy Run

THIS past weekend saw the 30th running of the Total Economy Run – a uniquely South African event that drew almost 40 entries representing the cream of motor manufacturers from near and far.

Amazingly, three-fifths of the vehicles that entered this prestigious event were diesel-powered, with Class M (four-wheel drive SUV’s / double cabs) commanding the lion’s share of entries – seven in total. Among them was the Lazarus Motorsport duo of Andrew Fuller and Peter van der Beek driving the latest diesel-powered Land Rover Discovery 3 HSE TdV6.

After 1,000 kilometres and two day’s of tortuous testing in the North-west Province - from Zeerust to Rustenburg and everywhere in between - saw this Pretoria-based crew scoop the honours against some stiff competition including a Mitsubishi Pajero, a pair of SsangYong Kyrons, Kia’s Sorento, and a brace of Mahindra Scorpios.

An ecstatic Andrew Fuller, Dealer Principle for Land Rover Centurion remarked, "We are enormously impressed with the Discovery 3. This is the first time that we have entered this competition and we are extremely happy with the result. With fuel prices escalating at a rapid rate, buyers are looking for fuel efficient vehicles. The Discovery TdV6 has proven its competitiveness in this field."

With a result like this, Land Rover is justifiably proud of its achievement at the Economy Run.

Class

Position

Driver

Co-driver

Vehicle

Litres/100km

Class M - Diesel SUV & D/C(4x4 & AWD)

 

1st

Andrew Fuller

Peter van Beek 

Land Rover Discovery 

10.20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eston Gates May 2006


FOR SALE 
DEFENDER 110 CSW 2002 FSH, COLOUR ENVY GREEN IMMACULATE CONDITION , EXTRAS L/RANGE TANK, BULL BAR ,WARN 9000I WINCH , FULL BRAKAH ALUMIUM ROOF RACK AND SPOT LIGHTS,   PRICE R 198,000.00  CONTACT ALLEN CULLEN   0836548567      HOME    031 9161997 2.25 lt Land Rover Petrol Engine  Low Mileage  R 4000.00
2.5 lt Land Rover Petrol Engine in Good Nik Complete (Carb a bit suspect) R5500.00
Tom Geldart   082 920 9134   geldart@iafrica.com

I have 4 std mag wheels from my previous Defender with Bridgestone 285 / 75 all terrain tyres. They have at least 90/95% thread left on them. I am asking R2500.00 each = R10 000.00    Dave James   0825583216   031 20251451 W
110 Land Rover Hard Top - 1989 4.6L V8 Overtech Conversion - 139 000KM  Asking Price R55 000 Neg.  Extra's included - Spares and Tyres.  I'm in the Pretoria region. 
jaconepgen@gmail.com   Cell - 084 553 7315
Defender Bush Bar good condition, new value R3300, my value R1500  Contact Shaun Palmer on 0723649800 1996 Discovery - V8 auto ES,  Chev vortec 350 5.7 L    Edelbrock manifold    R60,000.00Contact Peter   0825564816 
Zero 35 litre 3-way (220v/12v/gas) Fridge/Freezer.   Excellent condition and hardly used (now have a Waeco).   R1500.    Phone Peter Tiedt 083 409 5956  
2000 LAND ROVER DISCOVERY TD5 ES Blue 130 000 km, Diesel, 4x4, 5 Doors,Manual, Premium Stereo, Immac. Cond. Alarm, FSH, Air con, CD, PS, factory fitted heavy duty Tow Bar, 2 X Sunroof, Immobiliser, Central Locking, E/Windows, Alloys, one careful owner. Tracker installed.
Kwazulu Natal.  Tel: 0837837383 or 0317647046.   Price R149000.00 onco  Robert
A friend of mine sold his Range Rover and has 4 rims for sale:  Here are the hard stampings on the rims  --Tubeless STC 8516  - 8x18x57  AH2 -E-Dot -AWI/K Land Rover 430 -BS AU 50 PT 25.5 -Max Load 920 kg    -Price / set: R 4,000.00      Ron Claassens   Tel/fax: 0317675544   Cell: 0824454010
Landrover 109 Series 2A (1964). Name "Landy". Petrol 2.25l. ca. 36.000km. Colour: red. Where to get: Nairobi. (delivery to ZA maybe possible)  Rooftop gallery, 4x Goodyear 7.50R16 (good condition) + 4x Mudtyres. Adapted for camping: 2 seats, "fold-out" bed, Solar Panel 55Wp, add. Solar battery (3 months), WAECO Tropicool fridge 35l, 6x 20l jerrycans, highlift, sandmats, towing ropes, rich toolkit, 1 large box of spareparts, 4 aluminium boxes, camping table + seats, ect.
For overland-tours. European Carnet de Passagem required. (or custom duties) Euro 3.500.-
bernhard.voelkl@univie.ac.at tel: 06643977628
2002 Discovery GS TD5 It is in excellent condition with FSH ( Landrover PMB) and has done 117 000 Km .It is metalic blue and has towbar and CD shuttle. All I want for a speedy sale is what I owe on it which is about R155 000.
I would also like to buy a used roof rack for the Defender as well as roof top tents.

John Christie Tel:     033-8459700   Fax:    033-8459740   Cell:    083 631 1303

 
WANTED
   

 UK IMPORTS.  Are you considering importing some Land Rover parts from the UK. If you are give Mike Cullen (0824473699 or 031-7673557 h ) a call and cut down on the shipping charges by sharing transport cost.


Jan and Leone Vorster travel around the world in their Land Rover Forward Control Series 2B. After three and a half years they have covered nearly 150 000km and traveled through more than 60 countries and 4 continents. Follow their amazing story in Travels with DIPLI as written by Leone. Their custom built and extensively modified Land Rover Forward Control is their home away from home. Protecting them from cold, snow, rain, heat, thugs, militia and all types of road conditions. In March 2006 they find themselves in Patagonia. Read the full account of their unfolding adventure, http://www.landyonline.co.za/off_road/dipli/dilpli_travels.htm


 St Bernards Peak Directions.


White Mountain Folk Festival to debut in September

C-Weed Entertainment Promotions is pleased to announce that it has joined forces with White Mountain Lodge to bring you the White Mountain Folk Festival, which takes place over the Heritage Day long weekend from 22 to 25 September 2006 in the scenic Central Drakensberg region of KwaZulu-Natal. 

On offer is a three-day programme of live acoustic/folk music by top and emerging South African artists, as well as a choice of camping, caravanning and country lodge accommodation.  Added attractions include a variety of outdoor adventure activities like abseiling and river rafting, a craft market, assorted food and beverage outlets, children’s entertainment and, of course, the breathtakingly beautiful natural scenery of the area. 

The festival will be held on the grounds of White Mountain Lodge, which is situated in a tranquil valley in the foothills of the Giant's Castle Nature Reserve only 34 km from Estcourt on tarred roads and approximately 400 km from Johannesburg and 200 km from Durban.

A bonus for festival-goers is that they don’t have to ‘rough it’ but can instead choose to stay in the lodge’s affordable, fully equipped and serviced chalets on either a self-catering or dinner, bed and breakfast basis.  Alternatively, outdoor enthusiasts have the option of staying in an established caravan park with electrified sites and access to all of the lodge’s amenities, or in the free, self-contained festival camping ground. 

“This is a unique concept in KwaZulu-Natal and festival-goers can look forward to a weekend of great music in an awesome setting, plus wider access to amenities and accommodation options and lots of fun outdoor activities,” says Pedro Carlo of C-Weed Entertainment Promotions, who also manages the very successful annual Splashy Fen Music Festival. 

He adds that a number of really exciting artists have already expressed interest in performing at the White Mountain Folk Festival, which bodes well for a great debut event.  The line-up is currently being finalised and will be announced shortly. 

Buy early and save!   

Tickets for the White Mountain Folk Festival (including free access to the festival camping ground) go on sale at Shoprite Checkers outlets around the country on 1 June 2006.  For one month only, ‘early bird’ tickets will be priced at R250 whereafter advance tickets will cost R300, which is a big saving on the gate price of R350.  Tickets for children under 12 years of age cost R50.   

For more information on White Mountain Lodge’s all-inclusive chalet/caravan park packages, call 0861 MOUNTAIN.  For general enquiries, contact Pedro at 082 892 6176 or e-mail c-weed@iafrica.com.


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