LANDROVING IN KZN

January 2008

Hi All 

If you feel like me, then the festive break went by far too quickly and that old familiar grind stone is still there waiting to be put to work. The Dusi has come and gone and a good time was had by all. Thanks to all those members that assisted with the event. My intention was not to have a newsletter for January, call it laziness if you will but to kick off the year in Feb once the AGM had gone by. I needed to get a reminder out to all of you regarding the AGM and the nomination forms and replies fore the braai etc. Please make sure that all the necessaries have been taken care of and if there are any candidates for the committee then please make yourselves known.  

I hope this year is good to you all and look forward to some exciting stories to brighten up our newsletter. 

Ed  


Chairman’s Report

 To the 19th Annual General meeting

Of the

Land Rover Owners Club SA -  Kwazulu Natal.

2007 has come and gone and what a busy work, personal and LROC year it was. The AGM is upon us and its time to reflect on the past year. 

Camping trips to Jozi Dam, Lesotho, Tembe Elephant Park, Transkei and Shu Shu were planned during 2007.Tembe was well supported and will be run again in 2008, Shu Shu was dropped due to no support. Day trips included a trip up Sani Pass in the snow and a trip up the Umgeni Valley. We did our normal bit on the Duzi Canoe race and got involved in the Duzi Mfula mountain bike race for the 1st time. The Gates and Landy vs. Toyota events were well supported as normal. A new venue, in the Umgeni Valley will be used for the 2nd Gates event in 2008.

The LROC KZN Web Page continues to be an advert for the LROC. Mike Lauterbach has done a superb job and has made himself available to continue with the Web Page portfolio.

I took over the newsletter from Dave Burrows in April 2001 and after 6 years and 75 newsletter’s the day finally arrived, Greg Labuscagne offered to take over the newsletter from July. I have to admit that it had not felt like 6 years but only a few months. At times the newsletter deadline arrived too quick and I spent many a late night (or early morning) putting it together. I have enjoyed the task and wish Greg well with the newsletter. I will certainly still contribute an article or three as and when time permits and I hope you all will do the same.

The annual subscription fee has not been increased for 5 years and the club is now beginning to feel the increase in costs of stationery, postage and the running of the club in general. It has become necessary to increase the annual subscription fee from R120.00 to R140.00 for 2008. The financial report by Selwyn Ambler will highlight the past year.

Henry Cochrane and Jimmy Oates have reached the end of their term on the committee and have elected to stand down. Henry has looked after membership and the Duzi Canoe race and Jimmy has been responsible for the regalia.  

VACANT Portfolio’s that will require new members to be nominated to the committee are: CHAIRMAN, REGALIA and MEMBERSHIP. Members who are keen to get involved, dirty and use their Land Rovers are needed to fill these positions.

 What a year we have had with a special thanks to the committee and all the members who shared in the LROC experience in 2007.

So what’s in store for 2008, firstly and the most important, Land Rover turns 60 in April and then in July the LROC KZN turns 20.

George Goswell

Chairman LROC SA – KZN


When

What, where

More Info.

Grade

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.

1

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.

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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.


LROC turns 20 Years Old

By George Goswell

At 10h00 on Sunday 10 July 1988 a group Land Rover enthusiasts gathered at Cars In the Park Pietermaritzburg with the intention of forming a Natal branch of the Land Rover Owners Club SA. 13 Prospective members registered as members of the proposed Natal Branch of the LROC SA. The Constitution of the LROC SA was adopted and the following members for elected to an interim committee.

Chairman                              Peter Blakeway

Vice Chairman                     Richard Wisdom

Secretary                               Adrian Moore

Organizing Secretary          Graham Crouch

Treasurer                              Gavin Jones

Peter Blakeway and Louis Powell were the prime movers of the formation of a Land Rover Owners Club in Natal.

6 Months later the Inaugural meeting of the Official LROC SA Natal Branch was held at the Polo Pony Hotel, Shongweni. Paid up members was 29.

The following members were elected to the 1st official committee of the LROC SA Natal branch.

 Chairman                              Peter Bassett

Vice Chairman                     Adrian Moore

Secretary                               Marius Strydom

Treasurer                              Rob Humphrey

Member w/o                          Louis Powell. 

6 months later the paid up members stood at 42 and the chairman in an address at a quarterly meeting in August 1989 made special mention of a particular member and I quote : “ Finally, on the question of membership, I want to make special mention of Louis Powell who has been far and away the most enthusiastic and successful introducer of new members. Just about every Landie-owning non-member I’ve spoken to has already been accosted by Louis”. 

Three of the original movers to establish a Land Rover Owners Club In KZN are still members, Namely Louis Powell, Adrian Moore and Peter Bassett. 

The KwaZulu-Natal Club started as a branch of the Land Rover Owner's Club of Southern Africa in 1989, but became a separate entity in March 1996.


2008 is the year to celebrate, Land Rover turns 60 and the LROC KZN turns 20. 

Land Rover turns 60. (30 April 2008)     by George Goswell

 Land Rover turning 60 is a big milestone in motoring history, not the biggest but big enough to celebrate it. In researching for information to write this article I needed a date to start from. 

 The 80" SWB Land Rover, with a 1.6 engine, made it's world debut at the Amsterdam motor show 30 April 1948. A good place to start from, but part of the Land Rover story started the year before that.

 Rovers chief engineer Maurice Wilks came up with the idea for a "Land Rover" while on holiday in Wales during the Easter Break, 1947.  Earlier in the year, Wilks purchased a surplus U.S. built Willys Jeep for his own use. Not only would this vehicle serve as the inspiration for the "Land" Rover, but it would provide many of its components for the very first Land Rover.

Sept 4 1947: the Land Rover project first fully explained to the Rover Car Company Board of Directors. The project was approved for full production (before the prototype was made)

Oct 15 1947: First photos of finished prototype (80")

Oct 16 1947: The name "Landrover" was approved by Board of Directors

Apr 20 1948: The Times first publicly reports the Land-Rover

Apr 30 1948: Land-Rover shown to public at Amsterdam Car show 

I suppose that 1947 is a good place to start, but Land Rover as part of the Rover Group mean’s that we needed to go back even further in history.

On 16th December 1903 the Rover directors decided to start development of a light car. It would be designed by Edmund Lewis who had been acquired from Daimler, who was the acknowledged motorcar experts. Lewis designed a single-cylinder 8hp model, which featured a world first: a central backbone chassis structure, with integrated rear axle. The first prototype was completed and announced to the press on 1st July 1904; it went on sale on 1st December 1904, and became Britain's best-selling car.

However the Rover Company had entered into production of self-propelled vehicles in 1903, with the first Rover Imperial motorcycle, powered by a conventional petrol engine.

 It was an advanced machine with a side valve engine and diamond frame with tandem front downtubes.

 As 1903 was the 1st motorized vehicle launched by Rover it seems that starting the history from here would be a good date to start with. But we already had the name “Rover” and an established company. When did it all start ?

 John Kemp Starley (1854-1901) was born in Walthamstow, Essex, the son of a gardener. In 1872 he travelled to Coventry to take up employment with his uncle, the inventor and sewing machine manufacturer, James Starley.  John Starley married Abigail Statham in 1876 and they settled in Spon End at 10, Gloucester Street before later moving to Barrs Hill House in Nauls Mill after he had made his fortune.

James Starley’s company moved from sewing machines to making bicycles. It was James Starley, who patented the first tricycle in 1876 and successfully put it into large-scale production. It was in use for many years and first sold for £15. Even while this form of cycle was enjoying great popularity, manufacturers sought ways to make a safer and more efficient bicycle that almost anyone could and would ride. John Starley worked for some years with his uncle, but in 1877 he started a new business with a local cycling enthusiast, William Sutton.

In 1877, John Kemp Starley and William Sutton set up business as Starley and Sutton of Coventry, later changed to J.K Starley & Co after Sutton left the company, to make bicycles. John Starley realised that easy personal transport would liberate the individual's ability to rove around the country, and from 1884 he named all cycles from the factory. Their 1884 tricycle was called “The Rover” and this name proved so popular that the firm later became known as the Rover Cycle Company in 1896.

In 1885 John Starley constructed the Rover Safety Bicycle and it was an immediate success. It became the model for all bicycles at the time - and still is. During the first year of production this Safety Bicycle was exported to all continents around the world. The Safety Bicycle of 1885 was the first pushbike to have a chain driving the rear wheels, which marked huge progress from the old 'penny-farthing' front-wheel drive bikes and set the template for bicycles, as we know them today.                                             

Once his safety bicycle had proved a success, John Starley began experimenting with an electrically driven battery-powered tricycle. The batteries were placed in a wicker basket above and behind the rear axle with the electric motor fitted underneath. Unfortunately, it was not a success as the performance and range was pitiful and once the batteries had gone flat, the dead weight of the machine would have taxed even the strongest of riders.

John Starley imported several Peugeot motorcycles from France in 1899 for observation and experimental work. This was a natural progression as the motor car phenomenon was taking the world by storm and Britain already had a few motor car manufactures. Rover's first project was to motorize a Rover pedal cycle, something that Triumph was already working on.

John Starley died tragically early in October 1901 aged 46, while still the undisputed leader of Coventry's bicycle industry, his business now producing 15,000 machines a year. 

Harry Smith took over as Managing Director and made the decision to go motorized in 1902. In 1903, Edmund Lewis, of Daimler, joined as chief designer and the Imperial Rover motorcycle was released later that year. It was an advanced machine with a side valve engine and diamond frame with tandem front down tubes. But a wary public, slows sales, and after only building 1,250, Rover stops production in 1905. A Rover bicycle designed to take a clip-on engine was made in 1908. In 1910, the founder's son, James Starley jr. took over and the company launched a new motorcycle in 1910, a 500cc single designed by John Greenwood. A sports model was released in 1912, and a TT version in 1913, the year when the Rover racing team collected over 100 competition awards. Unlike most manufacturers, civilian production continued through WW1, with a 654cc V-twin added to the line. After the war, they finally dropped the belt drive in 1922, and in 1923 introduced a 250cc unit-construction model. This was followed with a 350cc in 1924. During the First World War, Rover supplied motorcycles to both the British and the Russian Armies, but production ended in 1925. 

In 1904 the first Rover car was introduced - the single cylinder 8 hp model designed by Edmund Lewis which had the first central backbone chassis in the world. A slightly smaller and cheaper 6 hp model of 1905 had a conventional chassis but featured an early example of rack and pinion steering. In the same year, Rover built its first four-cylinder cars, the 10/12 and 16/20 hp models, and in 1907 a 16/20 hp model driven by Earnest Courtis won the Tourist Trophy race in the Isle of Man.  

Over the next few years, Rover made a wide variety of cars, including some models with the Knights sleeve-valve engine, but in 1912 two new cars were introduced to replace all the earlier models - a 3.3 litre 18 hp car and the better known 2.3 litre 12 hp model, designed by Owen Clegg, and which for many years formed the backbone of the Rover range.

 In 1919, a revised 12, which soon became known as the 14, were put back on the market. In the same year, Rover bought a design for a small car produced by Jack Sangster of the Ariel Motorcycle Company. This became the Rover Eight, which was manufactured in a new factory at Tyseley in Birmingham. The Eight had an air-cooled flat-twin engine, a type of power unit often associated with motorcycles or the contemporary flimsy cyclecars, but the small Rover was well made and sturdy. At one time it sold for as little as £145 and was deservedly popular in the market, until eclipsed by the four cylinder Austin Seven.  

In 1924 Rover brought out a complementary four cylinder Nine, and began to move their products up-market, away from direct competition with the mass produced Austins and Morrises. In the same year, the 14/45 was launched - a technically interesting car with an overhead camshaft engine for which Rover for the first time was awarded the Dewar trophy, but a heavy and underpowered car, later fitted with a more powerful engine as the 16/50.  

The next few years were difficult for the company. In 1928 the Nine was replaced by the somewhat undistinguished 10.25, which in various forms survived until 1933, and in the same year Rover introduced its first six cylinder model (apart from a prototype 3.5-litre car of 1923). The 1928 2-litre had an overhead valve engine and sold for £410 in tourer form. The Light Six of 1930 cost even less and used the same engine in a shorter chassis. One of these cars, with fabric covered bodywork, entered the history books by beating the famous Blue Train in a race across France. A longer chassis car with a 2.5 litre six cylinder engine of 1930 was christened the Meteor.  

In 1931, Rover planned a complete departure from their existing range, with the rear engined Scarab - a small car designed to sell at £85. A prototype was displayed at the London Motor Show but the car did not go to into production. More significant for the future was another show debutante, the 1.4 litre Pilot with a fashionable small six cylinder engine and a freewheel in the transmission.  

The Rover Company came under new management in 1933, with the Wilks brothers taking charge - Spencer as managing director, Maurice in charge of engineering and design. Between them they formulated a new product philosophy, which within a few years would make Rover “One of Britain’s Fine Cars”, with a discreet and understated image of typically British quality. For 1934 they introduced new 10 and 12 hp four cylinder models, while the six cylinder 14 was developed from the old Pilot. It was later followed by similar 16 and 20 hp models, which gave Rover extensive market coverage. Between 1933 and 1939, annual production increased from 5000 to 11.000 cars, and net profits soared from £7500 to £200,000.  

From 1936 onwards, Rover participated in the government’s shadow factory scheme, building new factories at Acocks Green in Birmingham and at Solihull. With extensive war damage to the original Coventry factory, after 1945 Solihull became the main production site. During the war the company built aero engines and contributed to the early development of Sir Frank Whittle’s jet engine before this project was turned over to Rolls-Royce.

At the 1949 Motor Show, Rover showed the new P4 model, with the six cylinder engine. This had an all new body with full width styling in the American idiom, and for the first few years a very un-Rover like radiator grille with a centrally mounted fog lamp, which earned this model its “Cyclops” nickname. A P4 was the basis for the extraordinary JET 1 of 1950, the world’s first gas turbine engined car, inspired by Rover’s war time involvement with the jet engine. This car earned Rover the Dewar trophy for the second time and was driven at speeds over 150mph. Over the next few years Rover built several experimental gas turbine cars, including the T3 of 1956, a four-wheel drive coupe with a glass fibre body, the T4 of 1962 with front-wheel drive based on the as yet unannounced 2000 model, and finally, in co-operation with BRM, a racing car which competed in the Le Mans 24 hour race in 1963 and 1965, finishing tenth in the latter year at an average speed of over 100mph. Subsequently however the company gave up turbine development as the technology was not yet suitable for production cars.

Rovers chief engineer Maurice Wilks came up with the idea for a "Land Rover" while on holiday in Wales during the Easter Break, 1947.  Maurice Wilks had a farm on Anglesey that made use of a beaten-up war surplus Willys Jeep. He found this Jeep useful for a variety of practical farm uses. Nearing the end of its life, Maurice was considering a replacement. No British alternative existed, and parts for a new Willys Jeep were hard to get at that time. What spares were available, had to be purchased as bulk war surplus stock. This problem identified a gap in the market for a farm vehicle that was smaller than a tractor but was more versatile, and was rugged without being cumbersome.  

Not only would this vehicle serve as the inspiration for the "Land" Rover, but also it would provide many of its components for the very first Land Rover. Among the items used were: chassis, the complete drive train, up to and including the Jeep transfer box. The Jeep steering assembly, up to and including the steering box. The prototype Land Rover had a centre steering wheel (neither LHD or RHD) linkage to the Jeep steering box via chain and sprockets. 

No sooner had Wilks returned from his holidays that work began. The above mentioned hybrid Jeep/Land Rover prototype was driving about in September 1947. The engine and gearbox came from the Rover car line. The new body on the Jeep chassis was a type of aluminum used in aircraft manufacture, as was the paint the vehicle was finished with. Both of these items come from stocks held by Rover from its wartime aircraft manufacturing efforts.

 

While the prototype was being built more Jeeps were acquired for test and evaluation purposes. However, these vehicles were "purchased" by Rover staff and "not" by the company itself. Wilk's Jeep is believed to have been the donor vehicle for the Land Rover prototype. The prototype met its demise early in 1948. Why the first Land Rover was dismantled is a mystery. If it had something in common with pre-production and production models a fellow could understand the need to take it apart to see what it was - or was not - falling apart. It is possible Rover was destroying the evidence. I'm sure that the Willys Overland Company of the USA would have something to say about their product being used to help another company develop a vehicle that would soon overtake them in the world market. Lessons learned building the prototype helped with design and development of the pre-production vehicles. Work on the pre-production Land Rovers commenced in late 1947. In all, 48 pre-production vehicles were built, the first rolling "off the line" on or about March 11th 1948. In some way or other most if not all - were different from each other. All had a galvanized chassis, some of the first had an integral bumper while later ones had the bolt on type. All were skinned in Birmabright, with the first 40 vehicles painted a light green (sage green). The final 8 were painted in a darker shade of green (bordering on olive green).

The first time the public got wind of the new Land Rover was an article in "The Times" newspaper on April 20th, 1948. The first public appearance of the Land Rover was held ten days later at the Amsterdam Motor Show, held in the Netherlands between April 30th and May 9th, 1948.

 

The last of the 48 pre-production land Rovers were completed around the end of July, beginning of August 1948. By that time production models were already rolling off an adjacent assembly line. By the end of 1948, the pre-production batch was spread all over the place undergoing trials and the like. Some were sold to early customers whose orders could not be filled by production models. Quite a number of these pre-production 48 survive to this day, including the first R.01.

The first production models had permanent 4wd. The galvanized chassis of the pre-production batch had given way to silver paint and duralumin replaced the birmabright. In time, the silver painted chassis would give way to green and after a May 1949 Ministry of Defense order for 1878 vehicles, Land Rovers were finished in bronze green, regardless of whether they were destined for military use

or not. And, ………….. etc. I can go on forever talking about the history of Land Rover but hopefully I have put some history behind the brand “Land Rover” that will inspire you the Land Rover Owner/Enthusiast to support the LROC in celebrating “60 years of Land Rover” in 2008.

 

Below is a brief summary of the models produced by Land Rover over the past 60 years along with the numbers off the production lines.

1948 - 1951

Series 1 80” with 1595 cc motor

39829

1971 – 1983

Series 111 109”, includes stage 1

214491

1951 - 1954

Series 1 80” with 1997cc motor

37801

1971 – 1984

Series 111 CKD Kits            (Note 1)

128200

1954 - 1956

Series 1 86”

49342

1972 – 1983

Series 111 Light Weight 88”

12334

1954 – 1956

Series 1 107”

27346

1975 – 1978

Forward Control 101

2669

1956 – 1958

Series 1 88”

25944

1980 – 1985

Series 111 S 109” (SA Only)

5000

1956 _ 1959

Series 1 109”

16132

1984 – 1990

Land Rover 90, 110 and 127

171210

1958 – 1961

Series 11 88”

60457

1989 – 1997

Discovery Series 1

385655

1958 – 1961

Series 11 109”

49611

1991 – date

Defender 90, 110 and 130.   (Note 2)

171571

1962 – 1971

Series 11A 88” with 2 ¼ motor

151813

1994 – 1902

Range Rover P38                 (Note 2)

88189

1962 – 1971

Series 11A 109” with 2 ¼ motor

191485

1997 – 2006

Freelander

N/a

1962 – 1971

Series 11A CKD kits          (Note 1)

76200

1998 – 2004

Discovery Series 11

N/a

1962 – 1966

Forward Control 11A 109”

3193

2003 – date

Range Rover 111

N/a

1967 – 1972

Forward Control 11B 110”

2305

2004 – date

Discovery LR3

N/a

1968 – 1971

Series 11 Light Weight 88”

2989

2005 – date

Range Rover Sport

N/a

1970 – 1994

Range Rover Classic

325490

2007 – date

Freelander LR2

 

1971 – 1984

Series 111 88”

159485

 

 

 

 Note 1. CKD are “complete knock down “ kits that were shipped abroad to be assembled around the world. The numbers include both SWB and LWB vehicles.


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 braai’s 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. It’s a 2 year committiment.

Gary Clinton, Gavin Mc Kenzie 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. 

VACANT Portfolio’s that will require new members to be nominated for the committee are : 

CHAIRMAN           +              REGALIA               +              MEMBERSHIP 

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

 

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  
   
   
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