Site Blog

User Rating: 0 / 5

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive
 

 

Before Olli some others came, and had another purpose than what we do now with our 4x4

PhotoGrid 1454574990375

 

 

It all started with a Suzuki Vitara, a second-hand 1.6 JLX, shortly replaced by a 1.9TDi.

 Photo Album Vitara

As I broke it during a Land Rover meeting at Sclayn, the Vitara was replaced by a Land Rover. A Series III 88. This was during several years my wife her daily driver.

Photo Album Series III

While we still had the Series, it was joined by a Mitsubishi L200. At the time, for us, the best looking Pick-up available.

Photo Album L200

The series got sold to a friend, she took the L200 as a daily and a new Defender 110 Td5 was ordered as a daily for me. This one was also used for our weekend off-road fun trip. Mud digging was al we liked back then. Until we did our first real off-road holiday with it.

 

Photo Album Deffie

 

Since we didn't want to wreck the 110 just by playing in the mud we found at a fair price a Range Rover Classic V8 to ride roadbooks and 4x4 events.

Photo Album Rangie

As the problems rose with the L200, which also was used for playing in the mud, we found a second-hand Defender 90 Td5 as her daily driver.

 

Photo Album Defke

2005 - Dizzy the LR Discovery 3

Beaten due to playing in the mud, and the kids getting larger, it was time for a new travel companion who gave more comfort to the kids in the back.

The D3, baptized by some as the ice-cream car, envied by a few chickens, but appreciated by most, was chosen.

No more mud-playing with this one. Traveling, that's what we wanted to use it for.

Photo Album Dizzy

We didn't play long with the Range Rover. As it was a big change in riding a V8 vs a diesel in the mud, I broke a lot on it. Last thing we broke was the front diff, that ripped the axle open. The Range got sold, and after some time without a toy 4x4 we bought a Bombardier Iltis. It remined me of my army time and it gave me a lot of fun. But working on it wasn't that easy as it was on the land rovers, and since I had to fix all on the pave-way I decided to sell it after it stood there with a broken axle for a couple of months.

 

Photo Album Iltis

Some years without a 4x4 toy past again and I wanted to play in the mud again. This time I went for a 4x4 buggy. Chinese made as there were many at the time. Although it was fun, the off-road atmosphere in Belgium changed a lot. Rare off-road events, even more rare places to legally drive off-road, and honestly, having less fun in the mud I've sold the buggy, and traded it for a motorcycle, which I still have and enjoy these days.

 

Photo Album Buggy

 

By now it was time to let go of the D3. Using it only as a daily driver with only 30km/day was a bit expensive. The misses wanted a Defender 90 again, and she found one, but only when it stood on the drive-way we got the idea to travel again as we used to with our Landy. We heard it was the last year one could order a new defender, so the decision was made fast, and a defender 110 was ordered. Now known as Olli...

  

The Def 90 that triggerd our off-road travelling again:

 

Site Blog

Great video about a Minerva

Great video about a Minerva

15 July 2017
A great video made about a Minerva by Gregoire Kengen
Lees Meer...
Zonnecel test / Solarcel test

Zonnecel test / Solarcel test

18 February 2017
Finally some time and a bit of sun to test the solar panel before sticking it on the roof / Eindelijk wat tijd en zon om de zonnecel te testen…
Toen expedities nog echte avonturen waren

Toen expedities nog echte avonturen waren

28 November 2016
George Rodger (1908-1995)Van 1939 tot 1945 had Rodger gewerkt als oorlogscorrespondent voor Life. Hij fotografeerde de Blitzkrieg boven Londen. Daarna volgde een even uitputtende als avontuurlijke reis langs de strijdtonelen…
LROCB - Marcanterre 2016

LROCB - Marcanterre 2016

25 September 2016
Een fijn weekend in het zand rijden te Marcanterre met LROCB A great weekend driving in sand at Marcanterre with LROCB    
One Year Olli - The Evolution

One Year Olli - The Evolution

01 July 2016
After one year, Olli changed a lot since the day he left Solihul..  
Bomberbike 2016

Bomberbike 2016

24 April 2016
De organisatie van Bomberbike vroeg aan LROCB om te helpen bij het opzetten van een hindernis.  
Olli's Predecessors

Olli's Predecessors

04 February 2016
Olli Wasn't our first 4x4 we used for traveling and fun.  
LAND ROVER ANNOUNCES 2015 ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY BURSARY WINNER

LAND ROVER ANNOUNCES 2015 ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY BURSARY WINNER

15 December 2015
Land Rover, in partnership with the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), have announced the winner of the 2015 annual bursary.  
Hope for the future

Hope for the future

09 December 2015
Storied Defender due for new-era rewrite Fuel economy, crash tests will challenge Land Rover  
Land Rover launches London takeover to celebrate the iconic Defender

Land Rover launches London takeover to celebrate the iconic Defender

08 December 2015
LONDON CELEBRATES AN AUTOMOTIVE ICON  
Red Bull Reveals

Red Bull Reveals "Armored" Event Vehicle with Stealthy Look, Land Rover Defender Chassis

08 December 2015
The Red Bull logo is pasted on some of the weirdest vehicles in the world, including the futuristic X2010 concept and its very own MIG 17 fighter jet. Awesome! But…
6 maand

6 maand

04 December 2015
Olli is 6 maand aan het bollen....    
Driving your LR in the snow

Driving your LR in the snow

30 November 2015
It's getting winter, snow will come soon (I hope) Some driving tips can be found here:  
Roadbooks

Roadbooks

03 November 2015
Following contains links to roadbooks. You are free to download them after registration.
Defender Celebration Day

Defender Celebration Day

01 November 2015
On October 31, Olli was present at the Belgian Defender Celebration Day at Koksijde.
The History of the Defender: Series one to present day

The History of the Defender: Series one to present day

14 October 2015
The vehicle that started it all was a timeless design trailblazer that's survived decades: we track the history of our beloved Defender.
Laws of the Defender

Laws of the Defender

08 October 2015
1000km

1000km

28 July 2015
1000 km! :)
Holiday 2015

Holiday 2015

14 July 2015
In preparation of the holiday   
OLLI The Defender

OLLI The Defender

18 June 2015
Hi and Welcome!   This is OLLI. A Land Rover Defender 110. Born on May the 5th 2015 in Solihull, UK Arrived at his new home on June the 18th,…