LANDROVING IN KZN

May 2008

Hello Readers 

It’s Monday and it’s raining so I decided to tackle the May newsletter whilst I had a gap.  I got some news today that Underberg had some snow in the weekend so it could be promising for those of you looking to go to Lesotho this year. I think I might give it a go too for a change. 

On a  separate note, the committee for 2008 has a few vacancies for members who would like to put something back into their club. As you know, Gary Clinton has left and George has very kindly steeped in for the time being… I have taken over Tembe as well so there are a few guys on the committee that are carrying more than one portfolio. Come on guys, if you are out there come and assist us, it can be very rewarding. 

Tembe bookings are coming along very slowly and there are only about half the number of spaces booked and even fewer paid for. A decision has been taken by the committee that chalets and campsites will be booked on a first paid first served basis. Whilst we’re on the subject of money, please be reminded that subs for 2008 are now overdue and your payment of R140 for the year will be greatly appreciated. 

Landy Parts in Westmead are really doing their bit for our club as far as sponsorships and things go. Please support them as and when you can. Contact Jon, Chard or Cameron for more details.  

The committee strives to make your outings more enjoyable and more challenging for those of you that want to use your vehicles to their maximum capabilities. There has come a need from experiences at previous gates events and other off road trail drives for greater safety for all involved. A resolution has been passed whereby the participants could now be stopped or prevented from taking part in a particular event should the vehicle they are using not have adequate or appropriate recovery points and recovery gear. Please be aware of this for future events.  This has been mentioned in several newsletters in the past, so please take note. 

There is going to be another recce at Broadlease on 1st June in preparation for our birthday celebrations event. Anyone keen to lend a hand setting up the trail markings, cutting bush or generally assist please contact George for directions or more info. 

Enjoy May’s Newsletter and we’ll see you on the trail or at the next committee meeting! 

Ed  

Unit 3 B
Rossmead Park
14 Malone Rd
Maxmead
Durban
tel:+27 31 7010262/7
fax:+27 31 7010269


LROC KZN   Events Diary   2008 

When

What, where

More Info.

Grade

Saturday

7 June

4x4 National Challenge

National 4x4 Challenge. As this is the only National 4x4 event in KZN its an excellent spectator event to come along to and watch the big boys do the impossible in modified and standard vehicles. Look out for the Land Rover signs and park in the Land Rover ONLY car park.

High Stakes at Cato Ridge is the venue. Full catering and bar facilities. George is the contact for more info.

1

13 – 16 June

Tembe Elephant Park

Tembe Elephant Park. Trip limited to 20 vehicles. Give Greg Labuscagne a call for more info or to book.

 2

Sunday

22 June

3rd Gates event for 2008.

A new venue next to the Umgeni River upstream from Inanda Dam. We will meet at the Waterfall Spar and drive in convoy into the valley. (08h00 for 08h30) More info to follow and George is the contact.

3 - 5

4 – 6 July

LROC KZN 20th

The LROC KZN turns 20 in July 2008. Broadleaze is the venue and the event will be a family fun type of event as per past Broadleaze events. More info on the birthday celebration to follow and Selwyn Ambler is the contact.

1

July / August

Lesotho Snow Trip

Come for the day or spend a weekend in the snow. Trip will be a short notice trip as per the past years. We wait for the deep snow and then we go. More info to follow. George is the contact for more info.

3 - 5

 Sep

4th Gates Event

Venue to follow

3 - 5

Sunday

21 Sep

Baynesfield Tractor Run

We have been invited to join the Natal Vintage Tractor And Machinery Club on a drive through the farm lands up to a private museum in the Baynesfield area. More info to follow.

2 - 3

Please remember that vehicles need appropriate recovery points ad equipment for most if not all trails. Even vehicles like the Defender do not come out with adequate recovery points.  Please ensure that you have the correct recovery points and gear to assist someone or to be assisted yourself should the need arise.

Emphasis is also placed on the fact that most events require booking well in advance. If you are interested in attending an event, please notify the relevant committee as soon as possible, as a lack of interest may lead to events being cancelled.

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.


DURBAN DOES DESIGN 

After almost 2 years of design & development, Land Rover Gear J came alive with the Gateway Flagship store having opened for trading officially on Friday 14th March and with the grand launch on Wednesday 19th March at the Gateway store. 

Chester Foster is the license holder and Managing Director of Land Rover Gear South Africa. Chester spent the past six years developing his relationship with Land Rover. This started in 2001 with the supply of a basic clothing range to the local Land Rover dealerships that then spread nationally until Chester was awarded the sole distribution rights for Land Rover branded clothing and accessories though out sub-Saharan Africa.  

With the launch of the Gateway Flagship store comes the start of an exciting journey, one that will take Land Rover Gear around the country rolling out full retail stores as well as dedicated Land Rover Gear stores within the dealership network. When asked what the core business strategy is, Chester replies: “We want to maintain a very close relationship with the vehicle brand and adhere to the values and heritage that is so Land Rover. In addition, we are not after a mass market approach. People who buy Land Rovers can be defined as discerning adventurers whether in an urban setting or in the bush. We want to offer clothing and accessories that appeal to people who share these values, even if it is just dreaming of adventure. Our products are designed to offer all who share a spirit of exploration and excitement something unique, something that as the Land Rover slogan says, encourages you to GO BEYOND.”

The LAND ROVER GEAR brand is no stranger to the global market but its presence to-date had been ineffective on a global and local scale. LAND ROVER UK have, in conjunction with their licensing agency, The Beanstalk Group, now taken a different perspective on the brand and want to position it globally as a premium brand. The brands nearest competitor – Jeep L - have successfully established itself in markets around the world and LAND ROVER GEAR plans to catch up and, as has been done in the automotive market, surpass their competition.


 Land Rover Owners Club KZN   (Total 8 Gates)
2nd Gates Event 2008 April 08: Inchanga Valley

A change of venue was required from the usual Eston Quarry. The venue used this time was in a valley below Inchanga. The format of the gates was different as we set the gates along the length of the valley, which required a drive between each gate. Comments from the members on the day were that we should continue with this format. It’s a lot of work for the few setting up the events as we had done a few trips over the weekends before into the valley and a few of us were in the valley at 07h00 checking that the markers we had laid the week before were still there.

35 vehicles signed the register with 19 vehicles through the 1st gate. 12 gates were set but we only had time to use 8 of them. The next Gates Event is on 22 June further down the Umgeni Valley on the banks of the Umgeni River. It’s a venue that we have not used before for a gates event so it should be good.

Note :

1.       Class S = Standard vehicle

2.       Class SL = Standard vehicle with lockers

3.       Class ST = Standard vehicle with traction control

4.       Class M = Modified no lockers

5.       Class ML = Modified with lockers

 Drivers with the same score are separated by counting the number of clear rounds, then scores of 50 etc. 

Pics by Brian Moore

THIS IS WHY YOU NEED RECOVERY GEAR

Driver

Vehicle

Class

Score

Springs

Class Position
Overall

Lockers / Traction Control

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geoff Sperring

Def 110 Puma

Lwb ST

410

Coil

1

2

Andrew Geel

Def 90 Puma

Swb ST

410

Coil

2

3

Jan Viljoen

D Rangie

Lwb ML

380

Coil

3

5

Rob Fraser

Def 110 TDi

Lwb SL

320

Coil

4

12

Bruce Fraser

Disco 111

Lwb ST

110

Air

5

19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long Wheel Base

 

 

 

 

 

 

Craig deWinnaar

D Rangie

Lwb M

390

Coil

1

4

Alan Swatton

D Rangie

Lwb M

370

Coil

2

6

Craig Levy

Disco 1

Lwb M

330

Coil

3

11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rob Lemon

Range Rover

Lwb S

430

Coil

1

1

Ryan van Wijngaard

Series 11

Lwb S

360

Leaf

2

7

Ryan Goswell

Range Rover

Lwb S

320

Coil

3

13

Don Erwin

Range Rover

Lwb S

300

Coil

4

14

George Goswell

Range Rover

Lwb S

300

Coil

5

15

Paul Chantler

Series 111

Lwb S

260

Leaf

6

16

Rich Wyllie

Disco 11

Lwb S

240

Coil

7

17

Brain Moore

Def 110 TDi

Lwb S

140

Coil

8

18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Short Wheel Base

 

 

 

 

 

 

Struan Reid

Series 111

Swb S

350

Leaf

1

8

Mike Cullen

Def 90 V8

Swb S

340

Coil

2

9

Brian Pridgeon

Series 1

Swb S

330

Leaf

3

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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FOR SALE 
1994 Land Rover Discovery 3.9i V8, 192 000km’s, air con, power steering, electric windows and mirrors, leather interior, radio/cd shuttle, twin sunroofs etc. Very good running condition contact Paul on 083 558 9831R50 000 onco 2000 Discovery TD5, 199500km on the clock, Full service history, extra's: leather seats, nudge bar, tow bar, spot lights, roof racks, CD shuttle, R80 000 onco Contact:  Chantal  0836576077
Defender bull bar for sale  R1500 galvanised plus driving beams, ladder for roof rack, galvanised roof rack brackets for roof rack  contact Gary Clinton Cell - 083 336 9059 Fax - 086 502 8940 Tel - 031 561 7586 2000 Landrover Discovery TD5 199500 on the clock FSH, Extra's: leather seats, nudge bar, tow bar, spot lights, roof racks, CD shuttle. R80 000 onco Contact:  Chantal 0836576077
Defender 110 TDI Hi-Line 1995 It is Green with white roof, KM 144 000. Offers between R65000 - R75000 will be accepted      Johan 082 782 4585

It has the following extras:
1. Snorkel  
2. Checker plate on Fenders, sides and back
3. Old Man Emu Shock and Springs  
4. Upgrade 5 Core radiator
5. Stainless Steel  Expansion water Header Tank  
6. Black Box with Coolant monitor
7. 29 MHz aerial   8. Spare wheel bracket on back door
9. Spare wheel Bracket on Bonnet  10. Storage box fitted under body and some stuff
11. Smash and grab 35% tinted windows all around 
12. Spare wheel cover
13. Hi Lift jack mounting Bracket on back 
14. Additional Hella power points
15. Central Locking Alarm & Anti Hi-Jack & GearLock 
16. CD Player / Radio 17.  Towbar 
1996 Cream Defender 110 Tdi CSW 280 000 Km. Asking R70 000 neg.Bruce (082 782 6454)

Long Range fuel tank, 40 litre Water Tank, Hi Lift jack mounting Bracket on back, Little Black Box Engine monitoring system,  Smash & Grab on windows,  Have recently replaced all bearings for pulleys, Replaced Alternator in 2007,      Cambelt was done @ 238000 By Brian Cotton, Replaced Black Expansion tank, Put in Firex Sound proofing on floors, Three Lions replaced F & R Diff Oil & Brake fluid flush Dec 07, Bullbar & Spots, Towbar, New roof lining inside vehicle, Front tow hitch, Two Additional Hella power points one front one at the back, CD Player / Radio, Conti Tyres have done about 20 000 km  Spare New, Central Locking c/w Alarm & Anti Hi-Jack & override system, Stainless steel Clutch Master Cylinder From B/C
Discovery “BIGFOOT” V8i Auto 1998 214000km’s
35” mud terrain tyres OME suspension, Imported castor correction arms
Salisbury diff with Detroit locker, 8000lb winch, Duo battery system
Custom made s/s exhaust system, Snorkel, Removable tow bar, Air Conditioner
Sunroof, Electronic windows, Power steering, CD + Amp + 10” subs, Serviced every 10 000km, Photos available. R 100 000,00 Roy Laming 0824469855 email: laming@mweb.co.za
FOR SALE 1993 L/R DEFENDER 200Tdi 2.4l. DIESEL, EX CAMEL-TROPHY SUPPORT VEHICLE 230 000km,        120l. LONG RANGE FUEL TANK, EXTRAS, INCL. REAR SEAT & INTERNAL ROLL CAGE, RECENTLY REFURBISHED INTERIOR, 2 SPARE WHEELS, R 60 000.00 O.N.C.O, PLEASE CALL STAN on 082 928 6586 or EMAIL stan@dayone.co.za

1989 Land Rover Defender 110 V8 Pick up in excellent running order, had a whole major service done, new tyres all round and accessories. All parts and accessories are all original Land Rover. R45 000.00 Pinetown
Tanya Victor 084 518 6436/ 031 914 4176 email
tanyav@docufile.co.za

TD5 90 2003 Silver , bullbar, towbar and spots but no winch. In excellent condition. 107000kms. I'd like to get R150,000 for it. I'm based in Howick and the car was bought from Gauteng. I haven't had any trouble with it at all and can supply a full service history. Philipa 0827871899
Land Rover Discovery 1996, good all round condition,  mud terrain tires still very good, motor recently
 redone.R53000 onco  Tell Craig 082 362 7227
Landrover Defender 110 Hardtop TD 5; 181000km ;Aircon ;CD Shuttle ; Power Steering ; R85 000
Contact Philip on 082 3710408
127 Double Cab Defender 1994 model, 3.5 V8,  Air Con, Dual Batteries etc. Contact Alwyn 083 715 7554 2001 Discovery II, V8, XS auto for sale. Brilliant condition Includes aux battery, luggage rack and 220 volt inverter.

See pictures at http://www.africaimagery.co.za/downloads/discovery/index.html. Contact Roger on 082 882 8496
WANTED
Steel rims for TD5 Defender. Contact Henry on 082 9220370 Instrument panel from an 86"or 88" Series 1. Complete or in any condition. Tail gate for a Series 1 SWB, any condition. Front fenders from a Series 111S (R6) Contact George 0836581324