LANDROVING IN KZN

December 2006

From the committee and their families we wish you and your family a very merry Christmas and a prosperous new year.


Land Rover / Toyota Challenge Nov 2006  (Total 10 Gates)

Driver

Vehicle

Score

Place

MODIFIED

 

 

 

Andrew Williams

Toyota

600    

1

Craig de Winnar

Land Rover

570    

2

Steve Swanepoel

Toyota

550   

3

Rory Flett

Toyota

520

4

Brett Law

Land Rover

510

5

Kevin Govender

Toyota

470

6

Jan Viljoen

Land Rover

420

7

Alan Swatton

Land Rover

310

8

 

 

 

 

Standard

 

 

 

Gary Evangelista

Land Rover

500       #

1

George Goswell

Land Rover

470       #

2

Craig Levy

Land Rover

440       #

3

Ron Scafturis

Land Rover

380

4

Ryan van Wijngaard

Land Rover

380

5

Paul Chantler

Land Rover

380

6

Wesley Goldstone

Land Rover

330

7

Mark Louw

Toyota

320       #

8

Gary Clinton

Land Rover

300

9

Bruce Fraser

Land Rover

280

10

Derek Verwell

Toyota

260       #

11

Yuven Chetty

Toyota

160       #

12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Overall Scores
.

Modified                                  Standard
Toyota
              2140                 Land Rover        1410
Land Rover        1810                 Toyota              740.

TOTAL for the Trophy 

Land Rover      3290

Toyota             2880

# NOTE : As Land Rover had more standard vehicles in the challenge than Toyota, we picked 3 vehicles before the start to score for the trophy. The 3 picked turned out to be the winning combination as we picked up the 1st 3 places.

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. 

Harold Lax                                 Durban                          Series 11A 

Current LROC KZN membership stands at 148 members.


Future Events

When

What, where

More Info.

Grade

Trip Cancelled

Lesotho

Due to work commitments I am unable to run the Lesotho trip. As others are not prepared to take up the responsibility of running the trip, IT’S OFF.  George

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Dec 27 / Jan 6

Transkei

A travel camping trip down the Transkei Coast. Give Gary a call for more info.

1 - 3

 18 – 20 Jan 2007

Duzi Canoe

Looking for a break from the office, then give Henry a call and be part of the Duzi. The LROC provides marshalling on the Duzi. Call Henry for more info.

1 - 3

Mid Feb 2007

LROC KZN 18th AGM

Its almost AGM time again. If you are interested in getting involved in the running of the LROC, please give George a call. New blood on the committee is always good for club. More info below.

 

Format of the AGM will be as per last year.

A camp over weekend with a Gates Event on the Saturday, followed by the AGM, a talk on the TEMBE Elephant Park and a braai. Sunday will be a trail drive.

Venue and date to be confirmed over the next week or two.

 

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March

Day Trip

Venue to follow.

 

27 April – 1 May

Tembe Elephant Park

A long week end camping trip to Tembe. Booking will be essential. More info below and contact Gary to reserve a place.

1 - 3

20 May

Cars in the Park PMB

Its cars in the park time again. Wanted all Land Rovers OLD and NEW to display. Contact George for more info.

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26 May National 4x4 Challenge This is the event of the year to come along and support as a spectator. Classes include 2 wheel drive buggies, standard vehicles and the 3 classes of modified 4x4. High Stakes at Cato Ridge is the venue. Full catering available.

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TEMBE ELEPHANT PARK    27 April – 1 May 2007 

Have you heard of "Tembe Elephant Park", would you be interested in a trip to the park, read on.

The Lodge in Tembe Elephant Park is a Private Concession. There is no Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife accommodation in the park. BUT the LROC KZN is in the process of setting up a trip with the Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife Honorary Officers. The trip will be a fundraising event organised by the Honorary Officers where ALL proceeds go back into the park,

This is a special once off trip as camping is not available in the park. Take note of point 5 below, we will be able to explore the complete park and with a few days to do it makes this trip even more exciting.

Booking is essential and a deposit to confirm your place will be required. Cut off dates will be advertised later.
Give
Gary a call if interested in the Tembe Trip.

 

Costing per person for the long weekend will be R455.00.

 A few points to note:

  1. You will be required to sign an Indemnity form upon arrival,
  2. Tembe Elephant Park is a Big 5 Park,
  3. The terrain is mostly sand forest (beach sand ),
  4. Tembe is extremely hot and carrying water is essential,
  5. We have special permission to use the entire park (not just the bottom third which is all the general public are allowed access to),
  6. The nearest petrol station is approx 65kms away,
  7. Very little cell phone signal in the park,
  8. We will be camping in the Parks Ranger camp, which has ablutions and a communal kitchen with a freezer and gas stove. A maid will be available to clean up.

There will be a presentation given at the LROC AGM in February by the Honorary Offices on the TEMBE ELEPHANT PARK.

This is an Africa that tourists seldom see, where an abundance of game and rare species live in an environment The name speaks of untamed Africa - where nature still holds sway and life beats to the ancient rhythms of a timeless continent. This is the Africa of Tembe Elephant Park, where the real Africa of the wild begins.

The largest elephant park in South Africa, along with rhino, buffalo, leopard, hippo and antelope species in a 190 sq.mi. park on the Mozambique border.

The park is situated in the sand forests of Maputaland, on the KwaZulu-Natal, South African boundary with Mozambique. Tembe is known and appreciated by only a select few visitors. Restricted access to the park means that few people have the opportunity to experience the majesty of Tembe's elephant population of 130 and the park's profuse diversity of flora and fauna.

The magnificent elephants, more than 140 in number - from massive full-grown adults to juveniles - are Tembe`s main attraction and make for spectacular viewing. The larger adults are physically the biggest in South Africa and signs of their presence are everywhere, clearly evident through the broken branches and foliage left behind from their voracious foraging.

Tembe`s mosaic of sand forest, woodland, grassland, and swampland, comprises an ideal habitat for highly-visible elephant spotting, enabling them to be observed at close-quarters from game-drive vehicles or from the discreetly-located hides which overlook their watering holes.

At 300 square kilometres in extent (190 square miles),Tembe is the third largest game reserve in KwaZulu-Natal, home not only to the unique elephant population but to a profusion of wildlife - including the Big Five.

Black and white rhino, buffalo, leopard, hippo, serval, eland, zebra, giraffe, hyena, jackal, wildebeest, nyala, kudu, water buck, reed buck, red duiker, warthog, and other small mammals thrive in abundance.

Tembe is also home to the rare and elusive suni antelope, one of the smallest and shyest species of buck in southern Africa, and the patient game-viewer is often rewarded with a sighting.

Tembe is a bird-watcher`s paradise, with more than 340 species recorded in the park - including the rare Rudd`s apalis, the rufous-bellied night heron, the Natal nightjar and the Woodward`s batis.
unchanged by time.

A SERIES 1 IS BORN   By George Goswell

I have laid my hands on x2 Series 1 Land Rovers (86’’ and 88’) and over the next year Ryan and I intend to restore at least one of them back to glory. Below is the 88’ arriving home to the great disgust of my wife and daughters. “What about the others Land Rovers in the garden that were to be sorted out, and now more scrap.” was the comment. No problem we will make space. For those who know my garage, there is NO SPACE. I must have been smoking something to have made that comment but we will make a plan.

Plan of action. 1. Break up the x1 Series 11, store all the body panels and small bits from the Series 11 and the Series 1’s in the rafters of the house. One does not realise how much space one has above one’s head. Stored away all the body panels from x3 Land Rovers excluding the bins, bonnets and roof tops. Thinking about making the trap door larger, but will need to consult the higher god on this one. Again total disapproval from the “enemy”, if they had their way it would have been off to the scrap metal dealer and then to Mr Price.

2. Put up a carport next to the garage and on the other side of the house. This suggestion went down well as long as her car has access to one of the carports. Yes Yes.

All bits packed away and the work has started on the chassis. Had hoped to get it galvanized before Christmas but work and rain has put the project back a little, already. Carport 1 will be ready in a week and then it can rain.

Watch this space, the progress of the Series 1 will be a regular feature in the newsletter during its restoration.


CURRENT LROC KZN COMMITTEE 

PORTFOLIO

HELD BY

Standing down

Years in portfolio

Years on Committee

Available for re-election

Available Portfolio’s

Chairman

George Goswell

YES

4

7

NO

YES

Vice Chairman

Henry Cochrane

YES

1

4

NO

N/A

Secretary

Dave King

YES

4

4 +

NO

YES

Treasurer

Selwyn Ambler

YES

2

2

YES

NO

Membership

Henry Cochrane

YES

1

4

NO

YES

Web Page

Mike Lauterbach

YES

2

2

YES

NO

Regalia / Quartermaster

Jimmy Oates

YES

2

3

YES

NO

Newsletter

George Goswell

YES

5 +

7

YES

YES

Events – Trips

Gary van Schoor

NO

1

2

N/A

NO

Events – Promotional   PRO

Rob de Robillard

YES

1

8

NO

YES

Events - Technical

Mike Cullen

NO

1

1

N/A

NO

Member  

Don Erwin

YES

2

3

NO

YES

Member

Cheryldene van Schoor

NO

1

1

N/A

NO

As the year draws to an end, its time to look at the LROC KZN committee for 2007.

Above is the current committee and the portfolio’s that will be vacant. Henry, Rob, Dave and Don are not available for re-election. As per the Constitution of the LROC KZN a committee member stands for a period of 2 years and must then stand down. The member is then entitled to make themselves available for re-election. Selwyn, Jimmy and Mike Lauterbach have served 2 years and are available for re-election. They are proposed to retain their portfolios for 2007.

To be eligible for election, a nominee must have been a member of the LROC KZN for a period of not less than 1 year preceding nomination and have paid his/her membership fees up to date. Please contact George Goswell if you wish to stand for a portfolio or wish to nominate a member. Please clear the nomination with the member first.

Land Rover Owners Club KZN   ESTON Gates Nov 2006    (Total 10 Gates)

Driver

Vehicle

Class

Score

Suspension

Place

Overall

Place

Gates

Lockers / Modified

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Craig de Winnar

D Range Rover

Lwb + Lockers

510

Coil

1

4

10

Brett Law

Defender

Swb

470

Coil

2

7

10

Jan Viljoen

Series 111S

Lwb + lockers

450

Leaf

3

8

10

Wayne Lambert

Defender 90

Swb + Lockers

320

Coil

4

16

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long Wheel Base

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alan Swatton

D Range Rover

Lwb

540

Coil

1

1

10

Ryan van Wijngaard

Series 11

Lwb

510

Leaf

2

3

10

George Goswell

Series 111S

Lwb

490

Leaf

3

5

10

Ryan Goswell

Range Rover

Lwb

480

Coil

4

6

10

CJ van Rensburg

Defender 110

Lwb

410

Coil

5

9

10

Craig Levy

Disco V8

Lwb

400

Coil

6

10

10

Ron Scafturis

Series 111S

Lwb

400

Leaf

7

11

10

Don Erwin

Range Rover

Lwb

390

Coil

8

12

10

Paul Chantler

Series 111

Lwb

350

Leaf

9

13

10

Bruce Fraser

Defender 110 Tdi

Lwb

320

Coil

10

15

10

Kenneth Jones

Defender 110 TD5 DC

Lwb

300

Coil

11

17

10

Kingsley Kemp

D Range Rover

Lwb

280

Coil

12

18

6

Garth Hollins

Defender 110

Lwb

250

Coil

13

19

6

Mervyn Gans

Disco 3 TD6

Lwb

210

Air

14

20

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Short Wheel Base

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wesley Goldstone

Series 111

Swb

530

Leaf

1

2

10

Gary Clinton

Defender 90 Td5

Swb

330

Coil

2

14

10

Mike Cullen

Defender 90 V8

Swb

180

Coil

3

21

6

Normally the gates event is set up on the Saturday afternoon but this time I had to go up to Richards Bay and was only able to set up the gates event on the Sunday morning. No problem as this time I had a few willing hands to help. No rain out at Eston in the early morning but this changed and by 0930 it was raining. The good news was that we still had 21 Land Rovers in the challenge and a total of 31 Land Rovers and 10 other vehicles at the event. The gates event this year has shown consistent good turn out of the members. (30 to 40 vehicles at each event.)

For once a few new faces at the top of the score sheet. Allan Swatton, Ryan van Wijngaard and Wesley Goldstone giving the old dogs a run for their money. Well done.

Special thanks must go to CJ van Rensburg and family who drove down from Richards Bay for the day to compete in the event. Mervyn Gans tried a few gates with his new Disco TD6, much more that I would have done if the vehicle were mine. Well-done Mervyn.

As this was the 4th and last Gates event for 2006 I need to thank all who have helped with the set up, the scoring and whatever to make the Gates Event as successful as it is.

Gates Event Certificates will be handed out at the AGM along with the 3 floating trophies. You need to be at the AGM.             The 1st Gates Event for 2007 takes place on the Saturday of the AGM.  Well done to all who competed and lets see a few new faces in the 2007 Gates Challenge.


SERIES 11 vs SERIES 11A       By George Goswell

How many times have you heard some one say that they have a Series 11 Land Rover. Is it a Series 11 or is it a Series 11A. Do you know the difference between the 2 models ?. I have put together a few differences between the 2 models and a few facts about the Series 11/11A. If you can add something to the following or disagree with something drop me an email.

Date Launched. Series 11 88” produced from April 1958 to August 1961 and the 109” Station Wagon was launched in October 1958. Series 11A produced from September 1961 until August 1971. The Series 11A 109” petrol, the Forward Control and the Lightweight continued to be produced well into 1972. 

Engines used. The Series 11 88” made use of the Series 1 2 litre engine up to September 1958. From October 1958 the Series 11 had the new 2.25 litre petrol engine installed. The diesel engine used in the Series 11 up until September 1961 was the Series 1 2 litre unit. From October 1961 the diesel engine changed to the new 2.25 non-turbo diesel unit.

A 6 cylinder engine option was added to the Series 11A line up in May 1967.

Air Vents under the windscreen. On the Series 11 the flaps are held on by screws and spot welded on the Series 11A. Also the flaps are opened on the Series 11 with a large round crank knob.

Front apron. The cover between the front bumper and the radiator is flat on the Series 11 the Series 11A up until April 1964. From May 1964 it was changed to a curved shape.

Steering. The steering arms come off the top of the diff on the Series 11 and off the bottom on the Series 11A.

Lights. The original Series II had its headlights in the radiator panel located with large chrome rims.  These headlights were fitted with bulbs.  The front sidelights were fitted in the outer wing while in the rear the combined stop & taillights were fitted high up in the galvanised corner flashing.  All were fitted with glass lenses held in position with a chrome ring.  Two types were fitted, made by Sparto or Lucas.  Indicators were fitted only as optional extra, sometimes only rear indicators were fitted in which case the front sidelights would flash.  All had a separate rear number plate light fitted.

In 1961 indicators became standard, at the front they were mounted outside the sidelights, at the rear mounted above

the stop/tail lights. In 1962 the headlight large chrome rims were discontinued and sealed beam units now fitted.  The front sidelights and indicator units were changed to plastic lenses, two types were still fitted, Sparto or Lucas.  Lucas lenses have a domed shape and Sparto lenses are flatter in shape.  The rear stop/tail light became larger and gained a round reflector in the centre of the lens, one of these lenses had a clear bottom panel, which made the number plate light redundant.

Instrument Panel. Colour coded to the body colour up until May 1967. Onwards from 1967 it changed to black.

Wiper Motor. The 11 and the 11A had 2 wiper motors mounted on the windscreen. In May 1967 the wiper motor was changed to a single unit mounted in the dash.

Battery Earth. Up until May 1967 the 11 and the 11A had a positive earth. This was changed from 1967 to a negative earth.

Chassis Number. The Series 11 had a nine digit chassis no. that included the year of manufacture as the 4th digit. The Series 11 chassis number started with a 1. The Series 11A number was 8 digits long and excluded the 4th digit, year of manufacture. The 11A chassis number started with a 2 and is 8 digits long.

141 0 02546 is a Series Two, 88” petrol, 1960 build, car 2546. 

241 02546a is a Series IIa, 88” petrol, 2546th built since start of IIA production. 


EDITORS COMMENT

The newsletter in January will be late. It will only be sent out about mid month January.

Please put pen to paper during your travels over the holiday period and share your trip with others.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Mervyn’s Disco 3 on a muddy hill at Eston

 

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 Neg  CONTACT ALLEN CULLEN   0836548567      HOME    031 9161997 1999 Defender Hardtop, white. 4 almost new Conti tracs plus two good tyres 196.000km; engine redone at 70.000km Aircon Tracker  Spare-wheel bracket, Towbar  Price: R90.000 ono    Ron Claassens   Tel/fax: 0317675544   Cell: 0824454010

Vehicles for sale - all running and licensed.  
1.  V8 Range Rover Chassis Pick up Body 88inch as used at last gates         R38 000
2.  Series two and three short wheel based 2.25 petrol   1  @  R20 000,00    1  @ R10 000,00
3.  Series 3 R6 PU 4100 chev motor, ground up rebuild spent 36 K offers on R25 000,00. 
Mike Cullen  0824473699  or 031 - 7673557

1987 110 V8 PUP. Galvanised chassis and firewall. Very clean cond. R45000.00    LT 95 4 speed gearbox ex Range Rover classic  R4500.00   Series 111 bonnet  R400.00      Series 111 rear door   R500.00     Series 111S Salisbury rear diff  R2000.00   Series 111S Rover front diff   R1000.00    Series 111S  R6 starter motor  any offers.    Contact Paul Chantler  0837447072
Range rover  galvanised long range fuel tank R500   phone Don 0847544196 4 x BRAND NEW (never been on a rim)  SAG  -  RADIAL PLY  -  750/16  - R850-00 each. Contact Rob Grobler 0833601470.

1996 Defender 110 tdi hardtop. 174000km.
Roof top Eezi Awn tent, Eezi Awn side awning, Aluminium roof rack, long range fuel and water tanks, Bull bar with Warn spots, 120amp alternator, Sun Roof, 40litre ffeezer, dual 105 amp batteries, Hi Lift jack, 5 good BF Goodrich tyres, and many more. The Landy is in excellent condition.   R89 950.00. Contact Keith Roach 0837633506 or 039 3151216.

 
WANTED
Looking for a grille and bonnet off an R6, (Series111S).  Barry Baum    Cell 083 250 3388    A/H 031 466 5358 Office 031 205 8422 LOOKING FOR THE FOLLOWING SERIES 1  86/88” SPARES
Front bumper
Front and rear diff
Windscreen mount wiper motor
Tailgate
Headlamps
Front seats
Contact George Goswell  0836581324
4 doors for a 1991 Defender 110 V8. Bare shells only if possible. Please contact Kevin at 072 608 4335 or e-mail hadedahouse@absamail.co.za Do you have an abandoned Series 1 vehicle or a load of Series 1 bits lying around the garage???. Give George 0836581324 a call and let’s talk. A number of LROC members are in the process of restoring a few Series 1 vehicles and are always in need of a few bits to complete the project.
Some of the bits required : Bulkhead(fire wall), seat box, 80” speedo, front fender, 88” bin, etc

Last Modified : 17/12/2006 15:46