From the DRIVER’S SEAT

Land Rover AFRICA Magazine - - FROM THE DRIVER’S SEAT -

My Land Rover Africa team has been un­der some pres­sure this week to meet our print dead­lines. A huge shout out to Ian, Dave and An­ton for their ef­forts, and I cer­tainly owe Dave a cold one for the amount of af­ter­hours time he has put into this is­sue; thanks mate. Part of the prob­lem, and what makes our job so re­ward­ing, is that our read­ers keep do­ing so many amaz­ing things with their Landys – like Bob Mar­ley’s daugh­ter who is com­mem­o­rat­ing the 30th an­niver­sary of her dad’s pass­ing with a re­build of his old Land Rover crew bus. This makes it tough to choose which reader’s story gets into the mag and which doesn’t. Still, keep­ing up with the won­der­ful things our read­ers do is all part of the fun and one of our raisons d’être. Of course, we use ev­ery op­por­tu­nity we can to get our own ve­hi­cles into the great be­yond and we love to share those ex­pe­ri­ences with you. Read about our amaz­ing trip ex­plor­ing the old di­a­mond fields of the West Coast in ‘Di­a­monds and daisies’.

Were you at the Landy Fes­ti­val or Defender Tro­phy? Check out our fea­tures on th­ese events (and fol­low the QR codes to see many more pics). Landy own­ers are known for their big hearts and lend­ing a help­ing hand when it’s needed from time to time. Read how our LRA edi­tor Ian Theron ral­lied sup­port to help re­build one of his favourite 4x4 trails af­ter a dev­as­tat­ing fire in our story on ‘Sav­ing Klein Tafel­berg’ – one tree at a time.

Sadly the last rhino in Mozam­bique has been killed by poach­ers. So much for the won­der­ful po­ten­tial of the Trans­fron­tier park. Ian spent some time with Kings­ley Hol­gate on his mis­sion to bring san­ity to the war­lords rav­aging our her­itage. Read Ian’s story in our next is­sue.

As al­ways, please keep those let­ters com­ing, we love hear­ing from you and we’re keen to ar­range a fire­side meet-and-greet when we’re next in your area. Like us on Face­book and keep an eye out for de­tails of our next meet and greet event.

En­joy the read.

I’m keen to hear your sug­ges­tions and com­ments; please drop me a line at edi­tor@landy­mag.co.za

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