LANDROVING IN KZN

December 2007

Hi All 

Well here we are then, the end of the year and the last newsletter for 2007.  I thought and so did George apparently, that we should have a slightly different version this month, with some humour, obviously Landy related though. The Toyota vs Landy day is history and apart from the results appearing in this newsletter, which aren’t really important to any Landy owner, the matter is closed….until next year!  There is also a lot happening at this time of the year and plenty to plan and prepare for. We have Transkei and Lesotho trips to choose from and the Duzi in January but let’s not forget the AGM weekend in February too. There’s a little to think about as we relax at our destinations of leisure… we have a few opportunities coming available for the committee in 2008. Those that feel they may be able to contribute or know of someone that might, there is a nomination form conveniently inserted in this edition.  To those of you travelling near or far, stay alert and drive safely, have a good and festive Christmas and New Year and let’s have some stories! 

Enjoy this final edition. Apologies to Volvo, Toyota and Merc drivers and to blondes and Canadians….

Ed  


It was morning in heaven and the angel guarding the pearly gate had three new arrivals waiting. After the usual questions about what they did in their lives then the angel concluded that these were not 'heavenly material.' But before he sent them to the other side, he thought maybe to give them one last chance to be admitted into heaven. He turned to the first one and asked, "What car did you drive while you were on the earth? “ Oh, a Volvo” came the answer. Then seeing he did not merit a place in heaven the angel pressed the button to the trap door and the person was immediately whisked to the other side. Then the angel turned to the second one and asked the same question. Now the second man was really nervous. "I used to drive a Mercedes Benz but then the economy turned bad and I had to drive a Toyota." He replied anxiously. The angel again decided this man did not merit being in heaven and was immediately whisked to the other side. When the angel turned to the third person, that man was really shaking. "I ... I .... err.... drove a Land Rover ... you know the .. the one with the funny looking ... er .. grille..." Now the angel took notice. "A Land Rover? Hmmm!" Then turning to the third person the angel reached out his hand and then promptly welcomes him into heaven

"If you drive a land rover you have been through hell already!"   


Norman and his wife live in Calgary. One winter morning while listening to the radio, they hear the announcer say, "We are going to have 8 to 10 centimeters of snow today. You must park your car on the even numbered side of the street, so the snow plough can get through." Norman’s wife goes out and moves her Freelander.  A week later while they are eating breakfast, the radio announcer says, "We are expecting 10 to 12 centimeters of snow today. You must park your car on the odd numbered side of the street, so the snow plough can get through." Norman’s wife goes out and moves her Freelander again. The next week they are having breakfast again, when the radio announcer says "We are expecting 12 to 14 centimeters of snow today. You must park..........." then the electric power goes out. Norman’s wife is very upset, and with a worried look on her face she says,” Honey, I don’t know what to do. Which side of the street do I need to park on so the plough can get through?" With the love and understanding in his voice that all men who are married to blondes exhibit, Norman says, "Why don’t you just leave it in the garage.


Future Events for your Diary. The trips listed below are provisional and can change at short notice. 

When

What, where

More Info.

Grade

14 – 21 Dec

Transkei

First day Durban to Mpande and then we will follow the coast to Kei River mouth. The final route and over night stops will be dealt with in a meeting to be called soon for all interested. The number of vehicles will be limited, so give Gary a call for more info.

3 - 4

27 – 31 Dec

2007

Lesotho

5 Day Camp Over

Day one up Ongeluksnek Pass and a camp over next to the lake. Day two will be a drive down the Quthing River valley and camp over on the banks of the Senqu River. Day three is a short drive to the entrance of the Seforong Gorge for night 3. Day 4 is back to Lake Letsie. Day 5 is a drive down Ongeluksnek Pass and home. A valid passport is required. Give George or Gary Clinton a call if interested.

3 - 4

17- 19 Jan 2008

Duzi Canoe

Umgeni valley

Wanted Land Rover to assist with the marshalling along the Duzi canoe route.  Your meals and drinks are provided along with a contribution towards your fuel. Secure campsites are set up for the 2 nights and a large tent is provided for the Land Rover Club members.  If you are able to help on all 3 days or some of the days then give Henry a call.

2

16 Feb 2008

1st Gates Event for 2008 at Eston

The 1st Gates Event for 2008 will be on the Saturday of the 19th AGM of the LROC KZN weekend at the Eston Quarry above the Club. The Gates to start at 08h30 to allow us to finish by 14h00.

3 - 5

16 Feb 2008

19th AGm

Eston Farmers Club

19th AGM of the Land Rover Owners Club KZN. Venue will be the Eston Farmers Club with the same format as the last few years. A camp over weekend with a Gates Event on the Saturday morning, AGM in the late afternoon (16h00) and a trail drive on the Sunday.  More info to follow.

1 - 3

17 Feb 2008

AGM Sunday Trail

A trail drive in the Eston area. For those not camping over at the Farmers Club we will leave the Club at 09h00.

3 - 4

21 – 24 March 2008

Sandstone Estate

National Land Rover 60th Jamboree

National Land Rover Jamboree to commemorate 60 years of land Rover. Sandstone Estate is near Ficksburg in the Southern Free State. It’s a working farm and a well known site dedicated to the preservation of old tractors, trains, cars, military vehicles and other heritage items. The event is being organised by the LROC SA and the various Land Rover Clubs from around the country have all been invited to participate in the event. Various events are planned for the weekend, which include some 4x4 trails, inter club competitions, steam train rides and much more. More info to follow.

1 - 3

27 April 2008

Land Rover Convoy Drive

Land Rover was shown to the public for the 1st time on 30 April 1948 at the Amsterdam Motor Show. A LARGE LAND ROVER CONVOY DRIVE is planned to commemorate this date. All Land Rovers welcome. More info to follow.

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18 May 2008

Cars in the Park PMB

Cars in the Park, Pietermaritzburg. Wanted Series 1 land Rovers for a special “Land Rover 60th Exhibit”. As its Land Rover 60th year we intend to make Cars in the Park a big event for the LROC. The LROC will have 2 stands this year, A Special Exhibit in the Mayor’s Garden and our normal stand. Hopefully we can display a line up of the various models. More info to follow.

1

4 - 9 April

Tembe Elephant Park

1st of 2 trips to Tembe. Limited to 20 vehicles. More info to follow.

1 - 3

13 – 16 June

Tembe Elephant Park

2nd date for Tembe. Limited to 20 vehicles. More info to follow.

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PLEASE NOTE: If you have a Series 1 Land Rover or know of someone who has one please give George

PLEASE NOTE: If you have an ORIGINAL SERIES Land Rover in good condition or know of someone who has one please give George Goswell a call. The LROC is currently looking for Land Rovers for a Special Exhibit at Cars in the Park in PMB in May next year.

The plan is to have a display that reflects the various models spanning 60 years. From the Series 1 80”, Series 11/a, Series 111/s, early Defender (sliding window) up to the latest. Also included will be the Light Weight, Forward Control, Range Rover, Disco etc. The vehicles must be in a good presentable condition.

Please remember that the day-events above are great for meeting and socialising with fellow club members and friends. Bring a picnic and enjoy the fresh air and activities from your deckchair.  

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 and maybe a few others.


MEMBER’S MEMORABLE MOMENTS:

 Eric Macmillan sent us some pics of Beira. See which ones you think are before and which ones are after. He says he still loves Moz despite pics of Beira. First pics taken in 1972, the others 2007.

 

          


     

Land Rover vs Toyota 2007

Driver

Vehicle

Score

10 Gates

Score    8 Gates
Class Position
Overall

Position

Team Members

Modified

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clinton Lesch

Toyota

510

400

1

8

# T

Steve Neethling

Toyota

430

370

2

16

# T

Gary Clinton

Land Rover

390

330

3

21

# LR

Kingsley Kemp

Land Rover

390

310

4

23

# LR

Standard + Lockers

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gerald O Brien

Toyota

460

370

1

16

# T

Bruce Fraser

Land Rover

380

290

2

24

# LR

Paul Chantler

Land Rover

380

290

3

25

# LR

Roger Stern

Toyota

320

270

4

26

# T

Standard

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daan Muller

Land Rover

 

440

1

1

 

Hugh Cawood

Land Rover

 

430

2

2

 

George Goswell

Land Rover

 

420

3

3

# LR

Robert Fraser

Land Rover

 

420

4

4

# LR

Glen Twiggs

Land Rover

 

420

5

5

 

Kevin Govender

Toyota

 

410

6

6

# T

James Capper

Land Rover

 

400

7

7

 

Henry Cochrane

Land Rover

 

400

8

9

# LR

Dave Murray

Toyota

 

400

9

10

# T

L Pietese

Toyota

 

400

10

11

# T

Ryan Goswell

Land Rover

 

390

11

12

 

Marcus Henning

Land Rover

 

380

12

13

 

Don Erwin

Land Rover

 

370

13

14

 

Wesley Goldstone

Land Rover

 

370

14

15

 

Ryan van Wijngaard

Land Rover

 

370

15

18

 

Mike Cullen

Land Rover

 

350

16

19

# LR

Robert Shepard

Toyota

 

340

17

20

# T

Byron Tonkin

Land Rover

 

330

18

22

 

Ben Laing

Toyota

 

270

19

27

 

Rod Drake

Land Rover

 

260

20

28

 

Invitation Class

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tyrrell Govender

Suzuki

 

480

1

 

 

John Buchanan

Jeep

430

 

2

 

 

Note:

1.       Modified and Standard with Lockers competed 10 gates and Standard vehicles 8 gates. The overall position is based on 8 gates.

2.       The team total is based on the total gates (10+8)

3.       Drivers with equal points are placed by back counting on the number of 60 point gates and then 50 etc

Team Scores:
Toyota                   3270                                       Land Rover                           3130


 

 

FOR SALE 
FOR SALE: 2002 Defender 110CSW TD5 – Facelift. British Racing Green, 147,000 Km, Long Range Tank, Dual Batteries with National Luna control, Checker Plate on Fenders. FSH and in really good condition. R140,000. Contact Geoff Sperring 031-763-3140 (h) or 083-274-4210 1969 LAND ROVER 109 S.W.  DIESEL, EXCELLENT CONDITION AND IN GOOD RUNNING ORDER      - R35 000.00       O.N.C.O. 1988 RANGE ROVER CLASSIC, 5 DOOR, EXCELLENT CONDITION AND IN GOOD RUNNING ORDER.        -     R45 000 .00   O.N.C.O. THE TROPICAL DEEPFREEZE IS ALSO STILL AVAILABLE AS ALSO THE NUDGE BAR. CELL:   0837790997    - Rob de Robillard 
I bought a Forward Control IIB from Gordon Guthrie (Pietermaritzburg). The truck came without fitted engine and gearbox, but a Chevrolet 4.1 litre engine was included in the deal. According to Gordon, the engine was overhauled and he spent about R7,000 on it. I do not need the engine, as I have now a Toyota 3 CT turbo diesel fitted. The engine comes "inside" complete, but "outside" most of it is missing (carburettor, distributor etc). The motor is in Louis Powell's shed at Inchanga. It is ideally suited for building up a Chev engine or for spare parts. Any realistic offer to purchase will be accepted by me. Contact Gunther Kanz   gshk@telkomsa.net

I have taken apart two series Land Rovers. I am keeping one chassis the other is rusted beyond repair. I will have no use for the following items.

2 X LWB Bins, 1 X Station wagon safari roof and side windows, 1 X Cab roof and rear window for bakkie, 1 X windscreen frame, 1 X rusty firewall, 4 x Series 3 mudguards(fenders) 2 with headlights fitted, 1x Series 11A Grille mount with headlamps - rusted at base.

34 Saltfleet road Westville, contact me on 0828057629 Dougal Glennie

If any one is interested they are welcome to come and look and remove. Beer will be a good currency. I will have the scrap dealers remove all items not taken by mid November !!!!

P.S. I am also rebuilding a 14 foot runabout boat with or without a 115 Chrysler motor. This is for sale for money though if anyone is interested????

1996 Defender 3 door Hard Top TDi. 257k km FSH and daily runner.  R65 000.00 onco.       Phone 0834077241 1998 Defender 90 2.8i CSW - R80 000 250,000km lots of work done on it but needs attention Craig Vallis 0836011382 craigvallis@gmail.com

 1966 mechanically sound “two & a quarter” Land Rover short wheelbase for sale. This car has had one owner, my deceased father. I am not desperate to sell but I have no use for it. Barry Hirst Tel: +27 31 332 3106 Fax: +27 31 332 3795 E-mail: barry@multiship.co.za

LAND ROVER 300TDi Motor Complete: Still in vehicle, just been serviced, new cam belt. R.25 000 (Somerset West.) Tel.
Brian    083-6763601
Land Rover S3 2.25L Pick-up: With canopy. For rebuild/spares. As is. R4 000.    082-7046868 LT95 4spd Range Rover gearbox, with new clutch R7 500 Jan Viljoen cell: 0828243030
LAND-ROVER owner's workshop manual Auto book 895 for models 2,2A, 3; 2 1/4 Litre Petrol, Diesel 2.6 Litre Petrol 1059 - 1975. R 80 Phone Ditar, mornings or evenings.    083-9501064 A set of brand new Series IIa SWB springs - I reckon they're worth R1 000.00 and a steel safari roof rack for a Series IIa SWB - R500.00? Brian Hayes, Greytown KZN and my cell number is 0825781349.
1995 V8i Disco. Man. 180,000 KM   Colour white, front bull bar, tow bar, Land Rover Mag rims, excellent condition.             R45 000. Jeremy   Cell 084 6000 102 1998 Defender 110 Tdi, full-length roof rack, stainless steel water header tank, engine monitoring system and tread plate fender protection.  230 000km. Price R105 000 neg. Contact John 082 496 6623/ 033 390311 a/h.
1999 Defender 2.8i County Station Wagon.  231 000 km. Serviced every 10 000 km at "The Centre" Land Rover & Jaguar specialists. Excellent condition. EXTRAS: Husky Superwinch winch & integrated bumper, Hannibal aluminium roof rack & rear ladder, split charging system with dual batteries (105 & 75A/hr Deltec batteries)
Side runner bars, underbody protection plates, 45 l Frontrunner fender fuel tank, New Cooper Discoverer 265/75 R16 S/T tyres. R120 000.00 Pete Ramsay ramsay@marinegeosolutions.com cell: 0837807012
1 x bushbaby senior combo and dome tent made by campmore.
the dome tent is 3x3x1.9m rip stop canvas and the combo is 3mx3m room with a veranda 3mx3m  with sail.
its been used twice and was to big for two of us.the tent stands awaiting a new owner in my shed as I use a rooftop tent now.
as new its price is R8000.00 for the bushbaby junior but I will accept R5000.00 the dome tent will set you back that alone.
give me a call on 083 336 9059 or 031 561 7586
 Land Rover Series 1, 86" in need of a bit of repair. Contact Ryan 0834395973  
   
   
WANTED
   

 


THE LAND ROVER OWNERS CLUB

OF SOUTHERN AFRICA 

KWAZULU NATAL

19th Annual General Meeting

Date               : 16 February 2008
Venue            : Eston Farmers Club

The AGM weekend will take the form of a camp over weekend. For the non campers Eston is close to PMB or Durban to attend as a day event. The plan for the weekend is as follows :

·          Camping is available from Friday afternoon, 15 Feb 2008.

·          Saturday 16 Feb: 08h30 1st Gates Event for 2008 in the quarry above the Club.

·          Saturday 16 Feb:       15h30 for 16h00. The 19th AGM of the LROC KZN in the Eston Farmers Club

·          Saturday after the AGM a LROC sponsored braai for the PAID UP members who have booked with Selwyn Ambler on the lawn in front of the clubhouse. Booking cut off date for the braai is Friday 8 Feb.

·          Sunday 17 Feb:  09h30. A scenic valley trails drive from the Eston Club through the surrounding valleys. A byo braai for lunch along the trail. Trail grade 2 – 3.

NOTE :

·          The Eston Farmers Club has offered the LROC the use of the facilities for free providing that we support the Club. The Club has a full bar and kitchen and all meals can be arranged at a very reasonable cost. Please do not bring along your braais to braai on the Clubs premises.

·          The Clubs sports field ablutions will be available for the campers.

·          Camping is free for those who support the Eston Farmers Club.

·          BE AT THE AGM It’s your Club and now is the time to contribute to the success of the LROC KZN.


As the year draws to an end, its time to look at the LROC KZN Committee for 2008.

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. 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. Nomination forms for new committee members and members available for re-election need to be handed to the Chairman before the commencement of the 19th AGM and must include the Nominee’s name and the name of the Proposer. Please clear the nomination with the member before you propose them.

Gary Clinton, Gavin McKenzie and Greg Labuscagne have only served 1 year on the committee and will be available to complete their 2nd year. No nomination form required.

Selwyn Ambler, Michael Lauterbach and George Goswell have completed 2 years but are available to stand for another period on the committee. Nomination forms are required

Henry Cochrane and Jimmy Oates are standing down from the Committee and are not available for re-election. Two new members need to be nominated to replace Henry and Jimmy.

Dave King was co-opted back onto the committee during the course of 2007 and is available for re-election. Nomination form required.

The actual portfolio’s that each committee members will hold for 2008 will be decided on at the 1st committee meeting for 2008.

PLEASE NOTE : George Goswell will not be available for CHAIRMAN in 2008