LANDROVING IN KZN

June 2008

Hello Readers 

It seems that my decision to make a start on the newsletter sets of a chain reaction in the weather cycle and brings unseasonal rains. The cold however is right on time but living in Durban we are more fortunate than you guys further inland who get slightly cooler than us beach boys. 

I took the motorbike for a quick scout up Sani Pass on the weekend. There was just a sprinkling of snow on the peaks and it was actually quite warm on top, so you guys with the snow chains had better sit tight for a while and make yourselves busy at the gates event this weekend. 

Keep the weekend of the 4th – 6th July open for our important event taking place at Broadlease Farm. See advert below. For those of you that missed this weekend’s gates event, it was a good one…down in the valley….with a river crossing just to get to the event.

 A reminder again that, the committee for 2008 has a few vacancies for members who would like to put something back into their club. Come on guys, if you are out there come and assist us, it can be very rewarding.

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

Ed  


 

        

2 pics from the 60th convoy drive to Baynesfield Estate


LROC KZN   Events Diary   2008 

When

What, where

More Info.

Grade

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. Please be aware that fires are not to be lit other than in designated areas decided by the committee. This time of year is a real danger for veld fires so please comply.

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

LROC KZN 20th
at
BROADLEAZE

4—6 July 2008

 The Broadleaze LROC KZN 20th is about involving all in the vehicle. Its not a vehicle breaking trail, but one suitable for all Land Rovers. A short trail with hidden clue’s and riddles, along with a few tasks. Camp over on Friday / Saturday or just come for the main trail on Sunday and the FUN.

EVENTS SCHEDULE.
For the campers arrive on Friday / Saturday . Camping is rustic, with a few hire rocket toilets and a bush shower. Braai fires and fire wood will be provided all weekend.

The event on Sunday will start at 08h00 for 09h00.

A BYO braai for lunch on Sunday with fires provided.  

 DIRECTIONS TO BROADLEAZE
From Durban take the N3 to PMB. Turn off the N3 at the Market Street off ramp. Go past the Market entrance and turn left into CB Downs road. At the next robot turn left into Murray Road. Continue up Murray Road to the top of the hill. The entrance to BROADLEAZE is at 200 Murray road on the right after the Water Reservoir. Follow the LROC signs to the Camp area.

CONTACT : Selwyn Ambler 0839926969 

For those who have been to our Broadleaze events in the past you will be familiar with the type of event. For those new to Broadleaze, you do not want to miss it. No serious 4x4 trail but various obstacles along the trail that will involve all in the vehicle, that means the wife and kids. Its a totally fun event and is suitable for all Land Rover's, old and new, even the Freelander. 

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.


Land Rover Owners Club KZN  (Total 6 Gates)

3rd Gates Event 2008 June 22: Inchanga Valley 

It seems that the new venue for our gates event has resurrected some interest in you members, judging by the turnout on Sunday. We had approximately 25 vehicles  both modified and standard with some “Jap” models thrown in for good measure. George and crew had obviously again been hard at work putting the course together but could not take part in the competition as they had incurred some damage to the rear of Ryan’s Rangie on a trial run of one of the gates…so the story goes. 

Anyhow, it was good to see several new members and families present and I think that this is a positive sign as far as our club’s event go. Thanks to all who took part and especially to those who assisted and set up the course, lit braai fires etc. 

Read further below… 

Driver

Vehicle

Class

Score

Springs

Class Position
Overall

Long Wheel Base

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ryan van Wijngaard

Series 11

Lwb S

260

Leaf

1

1

 

Paul Chantler

Series 111

Lwb S

240

Leaf

2

3

 

Rob Lemon

Range Rover

Lwb S

240

Coil

3

4

 

Jan Viljoen

D Rangie

Lwb ML

240

Coil

2

5

 

Alan Swatton

D Rangie

Lwb M

230

Coil

3

6

 

Craig deWinnaar

D Rangie

Lwb M

210

Coil

4

8

 

Audry Thomas

Def 110

Lwb S

180

Coil

4

9

 

Geoff Sperring

Def 110Puma

Lwb ST

160

Coil

1

10

 

Rob Fraser

Def 110

Lwb SL

160

Coil

2

11

 

Kenneth Jones

Def 110

Lwb SL

140

Coil

3

12

 

Craig Levy

Disco 1

Lwb M

140

Coil

5

14

 

Byron Tonkin

Def 110

Lwb S

100

Coil

5

16

 

Leon

Range Rover

Lwb S

100

Coil

6

17

 

Dave Burrows

Disco 2

Lwb S

60

Air

7

18

 

Brain Moore

Def 110

Lwb S

50

Coil

8

19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Niel

Toyota

Lwb

210

Leaf

 

 

 

Short Wheel Base

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gary Evangelista

Def 90

Swb M

250

Coil

1

2

 

Struan Reid

Series 111

Swb S

220

Leaf

1

7

 

Mike Cullen

Def 90 V8

Swb S

140

Coil

2

13

 

Paul Stanley

Def 90 Puma

Swb ST

110

Coil

3

15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ben

Suzuki

Swb

170

Leaf

 

 

 

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.


3rd Gates Event 2008 June 08 : Inanda Valley 

The venue used this time was in the Inanda valley, on the banks of the Umgeni River upstream from Inanda Dam. 34 vehicles signed the register with a few more turning up during the day. 21 vehicles took on the challenge of the gates and passed through the 1st gate.

The options for the gates in this part of the valley are many, with river sand, mud, water and rocks all mixed together. With a total of 360 points on offer, the highest score recorded was only 260. The gates were not impossible but had a few tricky elements thrown in. An overall good day apart from the Ryan’s Rangie diff, which I managed to destroy before the gates event. Thanks to all who took part or just came down for the day and provided support from the side.

BUT we still have a few vehicles without recovery points. Next time the vehicles without recovery points will be restricted from certain of the gates.

George Goswell


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Let me know soon and we will put your ad in the June newsletter …..  

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