From the DRIVER’S SEAT
We are beyond excited. You see, although we are primarily magazine publishers (actually we have become quite good at hosting events and shooting TV too) we are also busy publishing two books. Not just any books either. One is a coffee table type collector’s item for our friends at Jaguar Land Rover South Africa, where we are preserving for posterity some of the incredible adventures and some downright hilarious stories our Defender-driving readers have shared with us over the years. If you have not yet submitted your Defender story, I urge you to e-mail email@example.com with your submission. Remember not every story will make it into print (we have received literally hundreds of submissions) but we will carefully consider your story and photographs, and we may even use these in a future magazine article. Important too is that we will require high-enough resolution pics to accompany your submission. The other book we are busy with is our very own ‘Oom’ Ian Theron’s memoirs. No, seriously. Even though our tech editor is far from retirement age, and will have many more adventures to share over the coming years, we figured we best start getting some of his amazing tales down in print before his memory goes. Lucky for us, Ian’s wife Karin, who has accompanied him on so many of his adventures into Africa, is a bit of an OCH (Obsessive Compulsive Hoarder) and we have trays and trays of Oom’s old slides and even checklists and receipts dating back decades to sift through. Oom is having a ton of fun too, as he sits most evenings with his pipe and a glass of something strong and amber-coloured, reliving his Land Rover travels from bygone days. We hope we will have met most of our fantastic readers at the 2015 Landyfest and that you enjoy this edition of your favourite Land Rover magazine as much as we’ve enjoyed making it for you.