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traveltoad November 8th, 2006 07:32 AM

Classless
 
I love this.






At home and in place anywhere and everywhere.

The way it should be.

johnlee November 10th, 2006 10:28 AM

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Would a Cruiser or Jeep or Hummer look as appropriate in that scene? But the Land Rover can pull it off.

nosivad_bor November 10th, 2006 11:05 AM

If I took a 110 MOD with canvas roof to a funeral I'd feel really wierd. For that matter any tricked 4x4 is innapropriate for a funeral, it's where they all seem redneck to me. Stock is fine. Modded yuk....

JSQ November 15th, 2006 10:19 AM

My dad tells me that the new film about Elizabeth R "Queen" has a lengthy scene with her driving, breaking down in and repairing a 110.

I'm going to see it just for that.

greghirst November 15th, 2006 09:36 PM

I remember attending Lord Mountbatten's funeral in Aug/Sept. 1979 at Westminster Abbey (probably before Jack was born-lol). It seemed very appropriate that his coffin was carried away after the funeral in an army Land Rover. Especially after the manner in which he died.

Keith Armstrong November 16th, 2006 06:30 AM

And for the youngsters here ...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/w...00/3617902.stm

Crazy humans anyway :confused:

JSQ November 16th, 2006 08:05 AM

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Originally Posted by greghirst
I remember attending Lord Mountbatten's funeral in Aug/Sept. 1979 at Westminster Abbey (probably before Jack was born-lol). It seemed very appropriate that his coffin was carried away after the funeral in an army Land Rover. Especially after the manner in which he died.



Whatever Greg.

I'd been alive almost four full days at that point.




sheesh.

nosivad_bor November 16th, 2006 11:31 AM

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Originally Posted by greghirst
I remember attending Lord Mountbatten's funeral in Aug/Sept. 1979 at Westminster Abbey (probably before Jack was born-lol). It seemed very appropriate that his coffin was carried away after the funeral in an army Land Rover. Especially after the manner in which he died.


timeout

Yeah, one thing for a military man to be moved on a military vehicle when he was lost in battle, but you don't see the queen rolling up in jacks beater land rover 110. I still declair the military land rovers have thier place strictly. :hand:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/c...bbram=1&news=1

JSQ November 16th, 2006 12:52 PM

oh but you do.

Elizabeth R was motorpool mechanic during the second world war and regularly used "beaters" such as mine in Scotland.


don't you have some POS classic you should be humpty-dumptying back together right now?

greghirst November 16th, 2006 01:07 PM

They would have been "beater" Jeeps, Bedfords and Humbers.

Rob-Lord Mountbatten died (along with his 14 year old grandson) being blown up by IRA while he was on vacation.

JSQ November 16th, 2006 01:28 PM

Sure.
She worked on jeeps, bedfords and humbers during the war, but she later drove 110s regularly.

nosivad_bor November 16th, 2006 02:54 PM

But not to funerals

And yes I have a rangie beater that I wouldn't drive to a funeral either. :gee:

nosivad_bor November 16th, 2006 02:56 PM

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Originally Posted by greghirst
They would have been "beater" Jeeps, Bedfords and Humbers.

Rob-Lord Mountbatten died (along with his 14 year old grandson) being blown up by IRA while he was on vacation.


Still a casualty of war

and a beater is a beater the make doesn't matter.

traveltoad November 17th, 2006 10:03 AM


The Queen atop an original Land Rover with other members of the Royal family at the Windsor Horse Trials in 1955

traveltoad November 17th, 2006 10:23 AM

Or... what about the Swazi Queen Mother...

JSQ January 15th, 2007 09:33 AM

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johnlee February 12th, 2007 05:54 PM





parantaeyang February 13th, 2007 05:49 PM

anytime, anywhere, for any occation..... right Ho? ;)

hochung February 13th, 2007 10:11 PM

huh? who, me? what?

nosivad_bor September 25th, 2007 05:25 PM



Prince makes Land Rover discovery


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/s...st/7010548.stm



Prince Charles has come across a Land Rover belonging to his late grandfather which had been sitting in a garage for 40 years.

The prince was visiting the garage in Ballater, Aberdeenshire, which has had the vehicle since the 1960s.

It was owned by King George VI, who used it during stays at nearby Balmoral Castle on Royal Deeside.

Garage owner Robert Pringle said: "The prince was very interested in it. He was delighted."

'Runs well'

Prince Charles, who is known as the Duke of Rothesay in Scotland, went round the car, which is to be refurbished, for a closer inspection.

The Duke and the Duchess of Rothesay were touring businesses including Pringle's Garage.

Mr Pringle said: "The Land Rover belonged to the late King and was bought by us in 1966.

"We are planning to do it up. It is a beautiful car and it still runs well."

Brett Gottdener September 26th, 2007 04:27 PM

What a classic "Rover in the barn" picture. I'm curious as to what level the vehicle will be refurbished...

Brett Gottdener
www.GottdenerDesigns.com

thomaskimura January 10th, 2008 12:14 AM

Saw this one while flipping around on TV last night:


Awesome

traveltoad January 10th, 2008 09:45 AM

Now I know which vehicle to take when I need to outrun the law!

johnlee May 9th, 2009 08:11 PM

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johnlee June 8th, 2009 06:25 PM

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Tonga's newly crowned monarch, King Siaosi (George) Tupou V (C, standing in Land Rover), inspects his troops during the Coronation Military Parade in Nuku'alofa on August 2, 2008. The 60-year-old ruler is remaking his former image as an eccentric batchelor prince with a love of elaborate military uniforms into a sovereign leading Polynesia's last kingdom towards democracy.


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