Quick­fire Q&A with John Smit

De­fender or Dis­cov­ery? Both. Favourite African coun­try to visit? Mozam­bique. Sig­na­ture dish? Spaghetti Bolog­naise or braai. Best tip when off-road­ing with kids? iPads. Cur­rently on your iPod? Jeremy Loops.

Land Rover AFRICA Magazine - - FEATURE -

How did your part­ner­ship with Land Rover Dur­ban come about? Jaguar Land Rover’s dealer prin­ci­pal An­dre Schrenk and his sales man­ager, Sue-Anne, helped me pur­chase my first Range Rover Sport in 2006, and we’ve be­come great friends ever since. I truly be­lieve Landy peo­ple make great friends. I love the fact that ev­ery time I step into one of my De­fend­ers, I am greeted and can greet other De­fender driv­ers as we wade through life as mates in cars we care about to­gether. An­dre and Sue-Anne un­der­stand my crazy pas­sion about Land Rover and they just laugh ev­ery time I come to them with another new ‘pro­ject’! Plus, they’ve got great cof­fee at their deal­er­ship. Be hon­est, have you ever had to do a bit of DIY main­te­nance while out off-road­ing in the bush? The clos­est I’ve got is when I duct taped a ra­di­a­tor pipe in Mozam­bique to get home. Which other rugby play­ers are big Land Rover fans? Plenty of my mates are Landy fans. Ev­ery morn­ing, as I drive into Growth­Point Kings Park, I pass four De­fend­ers, two Dis­cov­er­ies and a Free­lander ve­hi­cle, all be­long­ing to our play­ers and team man­age­ment. Dale Chad­wick in par­tic­u­lar, is good with re­build­ing Se­ries I and up, so I get a few tips from him.

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