What's in a Name (Hey?)

Wednesday, Jul 22, 2015 at 22:55

Baz - The Landy

Seriously, who would call themselves “The Landy”?

Someone challenged me on this just the other day and it is quite simple really…

“The Landy” came about as a consequence of owning three four-wheel drive Land Rover Defenders over the years. And there is no doubting the ruggedness of this great marque and its capability to tour around our great Southern Land, to travel into our remote outback.

As you can see “The Landy” has morphed over the past decade or two and is now a sleek looking Toyota 79 Series Dual Cab , customised for long-range and remote area travel with a range of over 1,500-kilometres.

Mind you, that type of range can be dwarfed by the distances from civilisation in the Australian Outback...

Oh, and yes, thank you, I've recovered fully from the “Defender" era, although the bank balance remains in rehab after years of supporting the Land Rover specialist’s retirement fund…

Crikey, you have got to love the old Defenders though, and having owned three it would be hard for me to argue that I don’t still have a fondness for them, especially Red Rover but they take more work to keep them on the road than it does to keep your mother-in-law happy…

And strewth, not to mention the expense.

Clare, my dear mother-in-law, only costs me a bottle of good champagne once a year, and even then I get to drink it anyway…
“Those who don’t think
it can be done shouldn’t
bother the person doing it…”
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