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Production ends for the Defender

Defender Production Ends But We’re Just Starting

For most people today, January 29th, 2016, is just another day, but for the enthusiast of the Land Rover Defender today has a much more solemn meaning. The very last this Land Rover car has rolled off the production line amid cheers and tears of 700 employees, ending 67 years of the 4×4 being made. Jaguar Land Rover has discontinued the famous off-road vehicle, which has been exported across the world. Although formal production ends for this iconic 4×4, we are proud to say that our work at Classic Overland is just beginning. Production ends for the defender

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Safari in Southern Africa

When Lions Walk Backwards

While “overlanding on safari,” you learn, over time, that there are essentially two kinds of people.  The kind that races from one group of parked cars to the next leaving a trail of dust a mile long, and secondly, the kind that creeps along at a snail’s pace, allowing nature to surprise them only as she can. I was forced into the latter category through my South African in-laws. They had been travelling on safari for multiple generations of Afrikaners since the establishment of the Dutch East India Company.  After several trips with them, I began to appreciate the slow pace of Overlanding.Safari in Southern Africa

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