GO­ING COMMANDO (2)

Land Rover Monthly - - Letters -

Back in the 1970s I played squash with a good guy named Roger Jor­den, who worked for Bri­tish Ley­land Spe­cial Ve­hi­cles Di­vi­sion. Roger would of­ten drive us to the squash club in one of their lat­est cre­ations for a big-time ex­port cus­tomer, such as a Mid­dle Eastern prince. These cars were al­ways fast, ex­otic, and of­ten sheep­skin-lined.

One evening, Roger ar­rived in a left-hand drive ver­sion of the six-wheel Carmichael Commando (ref: Fritz Rinck’s let­ter in Oc­to­ber’s LRM) and drove skil­fully, and at high speed, through the streets of Wim­ble­don, with me, pet­ri­fied, in the right front seat with­out a brake pedal.

I have lost touch with Roger, who used to live in Worces­ter Park, Sur­rey, but I am sure he would be very pleased if you or Fritz get in con­tact. Gra­ham Clifton (via email)

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