From the DRIVER’S SEAT

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Dear reader, We’re hard at work on the cof­fee ta­ble book we are com­pil­ing for Jaguar Land Rover SA and as part of the process we have had to read hun­dreds of your De­fender ad­ven­ture sto­ries. Some have made us laugh, some have earned you our ev­er­last­ing re­spect, and some have even got us all choked up. Who can for­get the story of a bunch of strangers chip­ping in to re­store a Landy fan’s De­fender af­ter he fell on hard times. Hear­ing of his plight, 4X4 Com­mu­nity Fo­rum reg­u­lars got to­gether, re­stored the Landy, hand­ing over the keys back to the owner just be­fore Christ­mas. That story ap­peared in our first is­sue af­ter we were alerted by the Com­mu­nity Fo­rum’s founder Dirk Eras­mus. Well, all this got us think­ing about our plans for next year’s Her­itage Day event, and – BAM! – the idea hit us. We’re tak­ing the best sto­ries, videos and Land Rover leg­ends on the road, old school, drive-in cin­ema style. Part road-trip, part ad­ven­ture and part epic event, 2016 will see the launch of our Her­itage Day Fes­ti­val. We have al­ready booked gi­ant screens, and our COSA Me­dia TV pro­duc­tion gu­rus have be­gun work­ing on the doc­u­men­tary-style movie. The best part? You could be in it. If you have video footage of any of your De­fender mem­o­ries/ad­ven­tures, please con­tact An­ton Pre­to­rius (an­ton@landy­mag.co.za) with a brief de­scrip­tion of the footage and we’ll get back to you. Jo­han­nes­burg, Dur­ban, and Cape Town will each host a one-day event. Each venue will be less than an hour from town. And be­cause Her­itage Day is also Braai Day, we’ll have our celebrity chefs host­ing a braai mas­ter­class – in each city! Af­ter the mas­ter­class, at­ten­dees will snug­gle on a blan­ket, pic­nic style, to view the 45-minute doc­u­men­tary. The fun has only just be­gun. You are wel­come to hit the road with us and meet up at the fes­ti­val in Dur­ban, see what the lo­cals have to of­fer and then join us again for the best part yet; a week-long road trip through the Transkei to the fi­nal event held in the Cape Winelands. Come for the day, or the en­tire ex­pe­ri­ence. Three venues, three great events and your chance to make some Land Rover his­tory. Open to any Land Rover, any vin­tage, as much (or as lit­tle) as you want. Let’s make next year’s Her­itage Day one to re­mem­ber – go hand your leave form in to­mor­row, you know you want to! We are ex­pect­ing a big take up for this event, so if you are keen to join us, please go to the reg­is­tra­tion of in­ter­est link on our web­site. Hit it, com­plete the form and we’ll have one hell of a Her­itage Day Fes­ti­val next Septem­ber.

STEP 1: Open the QR Code reader on your phone. STEP 2: Hold the de­vice over a QR Code so that it’s clearly vis­i­ble within your smart­phone’s screen and the phone au­to­mat­i­cally scans the code. STEP 3: Presto! Your smart­phone reads the code and nav­i­gates to the in­tended des­ti­na­tion which may take a few sec­onds.

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