Club of the Month

The Se­ries III & 90-110 Own­ers Club take the spot­light

Land Rover Monthly - - Contents -

Mem­bers of the York­shire Cen­tral Re­gion of the Se­ries III & 90-110 Own­ers Club held a mem­bers’ driv­ing as­sess­ment day at Cross Hills near Keigh­ley, West York­shire. Fol­low­ing the re­cent bad weather ev­ery­one ar­rived to a very muddy site, and it was clear from the out­set we were in for an in­ter­est­ing day. In fact, it would turn out to be a real as­sess­ment of driv­ing skills. A dry area was lo­cated to set up camp, where the sign­ing on and ve­hi­cle checks were un­der­taken. As the spring mist cleared ev­ery­one set off across the muddy site to have a go at the sec­tions and driv­ing chal­lenges set out for our mem­bers.

Set aside the name of our club, we wel­come all Land Rover own­ers and en­thu­si­asts, and we gen­er­ally see a num­ber of dif­fer­ent mod­els at our events, at this one for ex­am­ple there were a num­ber of 90s, a Se­ries and Dis­cov­erys.

The morn­ing went with­out in­ci­dent, but as ev­ery­one’s con­fi­dence grew we moved on to the site’s favourite: the Mud Run. James Loft­house first erred on the side of cau­tion and backed his Td5 90 into the gully to see how deep the muddy wa­ter was. It was ev­i­dent it was deep, but – with cau­tion – pass­able. Dur­ing this test his 90 took on wa­ter, which got into the throt­tle pedal wiring, and ren­dered him stuck. James and 90 were soon re­cov­ered and taken off to dry out.

Next was the turn of Chris Hawkins, Chris lined up his 2.5 diesel 90 with the mud run and set off. A valiant ef­fort was made, but alas the mud at the bot­tom of the ditch was too deep and it also came to a halt in the deep mud and wa­ter. Wor­ry­ingly, the en­gine also stopped; the con­cern was whether the en­gine had taken on wa­ter. Chris climbed on top of his 90 mak­ing

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