70 years on, Land Rover remains Defender of the faithful

By Nigel Wigmore

There can be nothing more warming to the heart of any true Brit than to encounter in some far-off land a Land Rover churning its way along a dubious track.

It seems nowadays that in the wealthier parts of California or the Middle East you will spot plenty of luxurious black Range Rovers.

But the sturdy, long- and short-wheel-base Land Rovers that pop up regularly on our television screens crossing the Sahara or the Himalayan hinterland are to me a truer symbol of solid Britishness and the glorious past history of our car manufacture than any modern day trophy car. And those iconic workhorses tell us more about the Land Rover story. Continue reading