The Top Gear Land Rover video

Submitted: Monday, Jun 05, 2006 at 17:41
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Top Gear Land Rover Video - 4.5Mb

Even if you don't like Landies (please put aside your biases for the moment and take the video for what it is) - this video is a pretty good indicator as to why 4WD's are important to those who drive them - and why the anti-4WD brigade had better come up with a damn good reason to be without the humble 4WD in our lives.

Enjoy!
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Reply By: Exploder - Monday, Jun 05, 2006 at 17:58

Monday, Jun 05, 2006 at 17:58
Have they even come up with a augment that isn’t clouded in Bull bleep why we should get rid of 4WD’s?

LOL Not a bad vid about the LR’s, hell they half convinced me to go and by one.
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Reply By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Monday, Jun 05, 2006 at 18:11

Monday, Jun 05, 2006 at 18:11
Good one, thanks.

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Reply By: madCrow - Monday, Jun 05, 2006 at 18:53

Monday, Jun 05, 2006 at 18:53
Omaroo,
Thanks for that clip truly inspiring, makes me consider driving one could be quite rewarding.
Also came across this clip of defenders in action in the Dr Who series, more great inspiration.
Check out the Defender Landies defending the nation, including the Queen!

Dr Who clip - 2.7Mb

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Follow Up By: Member - Omaroo (NSW) - Monday, Jun 05, 2006 at 20:33

Monday, Jun 05, 2006 at 20:33
LOL!! Wot a great clip madCrow! :)

You have to love proper BBC science fiction!
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Follow Up By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Monday, Jun 05, 2006 at 20:44

Monday, Jun 05, 2006 at 20:44
Love that clip, I can actually remember that episode and a few more Landie moments like it!!

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Follow Up By: Pajman Pete (SA) - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 08:41

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 08:41
I'm impressed that you can drop a grenade in the tray of a landie and the soft top contains the explosion so that it comes out under the bonnet first!
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Follow Up By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 08:49

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 08:49
Yep, tough as teak those Landie soft tops.
I liked the way a professional soldier couldn't get his rifle to fire so he had to use it as a club. Also the aliens are co-ordinated enough to get themselves across space to earth but can't fight for spit!

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Follow Up By: Member - Omaroo (NSW) - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 08:53

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 08:53
If the Brigadier were there, his pipe wouldn't even have gone out :)
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Follow Up By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 09:45

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 09:45
The Brigadier could get out of a flooded submarine and still have his pipe alight!!

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Reply By: Member - Traveller (QLD) - Monday, Jun 05, 2006 at 19:00

Monday, Jun 05, 2006 at 19:00
Enjoyed that! My brother inlaw has just purchased a new Defender and I'm just a tad jealous! Something about the boxy old beasts!
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Reply By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Monday, Jun 05, 2006 at 19:00

Monday, Jun 05, 2006 at 19:00
Good vid but after all that history they cant fix the oil leaks. LOL I had one in 1977 for about 3 years.

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Follow Up By: Rosco - Qld - Monday, Jun 05, 2006 at 20:52

Monday, Jun 05, 2006 at 20:52
Was that you or the truck with the leak .... LOL

Cheers cob
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Reply By: J.T. - Monday, Jun 05, 2006 at 19:05

Monday, Jun 05, 2006 at 19:05
Just stripped a 1975 s111 L.W.B. Landy back to the chassis to start rebuilding.Drove the last re-built Landy I did up through the Pilbara and Kimberelies.Despite the poor fuel economy we had a bloody ball and had absolutely non dramas at all.Good,fun and easy project to work on!!!!
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Reply By: On Patrol - Monday, Jun 05, 2006 at 19:12

Monday, Jun 05, 2006 at 19:12
Ah LR
Loved by some, feared by some, respected by all.
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Reply By: Steve - Monday, Jun 05, 2006 at 20:30

Monday, Jun 05, 2006 at 20:30
Respect
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Follow Up By: Redback - Monday, Jun 05, 2006 at 21:18

Monday, Jun 05, 2006 at 21:18
Yeah respect for a 4WD inovator, not a copier, LR leave the copying to Xerox.

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Follow Up By: Steve - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 08:13

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 08:13
and the Japs
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Follow Up By: Member - Omaroo (NSW) - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 08:30

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 08:30
...... right from the days when they took the Zeiss Ikon camera and copied it to make a Nikon.
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Follow Up By: StephenF10 - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 09:04

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 09:04
Which was better than the original .... unlike the cars.

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Follow Up By: Member - Omaroo (NSW) - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 09:08

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 09:08
Yes - they did improve on the design, which is what the Japanese are good at. There are very few things that they innovate all by themselves though.
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Follow Up By: Pajman Pete (SA) - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 11:10

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 11:10
Walkman?
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Follow Up By: Member - Omaroo (NSW) - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 11:13

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 11:13
You could argue that the Walkman is merely a miniaturised cassette player - which was invented by Philips in the Netherlands. As was the CD.....
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