Dear Rovers North,

On behalf of the Rover Owners of Virginia, I want to commend Rovers North’s support of the ROAV, which has been steadfast and truly appreciated over the years. This year was no exception. The Rovers North-sponsored RTV course has become both a mainstay and a highlight of the ROAV Mid Atlantic Rally. Let us know if there is anything we can do to help out Rovers North at any time!

David Short, President, ROAV

Sterling, VA

[Thanks for letting us be a part of your terrific event. See the article on p. 38 -ed.]


Dear Rovers North,

I own three Range Rover Classics and have invested considerable time and funds into their restoration. I love Rovers Magazine, but it never really shows any Range Rover Classics. Any thoughts about increasing coverage of these Range Rovers? Thank you and keep Rovering! 

Craig Penardo

Coventry, RI

[We’re big fans of Range Rover Classics, and we’ve covered their role in Land Rover’s corporate history in recent articles. We’re always looking for stories from Range Rover enthusiasts, such as yourself! -ed.]


Dear Rovers North,

The Series 2 Club in the UK is determined to expand its global reach as part of its commitment to aim for bigger and better things in 2022. Specifically, we’re looking to expand beyond our current 2,000 members. As part of our growth, we welcome Larry Simpson, Belle Plaine, KS, as our North American representative. Larry is an ardent Anglophile who bought his “Grover,” a ‘63 Series IIA, in 2004. That effort alone required a trip of 800 miles to view it and buy it! If you’re interested in our club, contact Larry at usa.series2club.co.uk or visit our website at www.series2club.co.uk.

Larry Simpson, Belle Plaine, KS

Vicky Turner, Stamford, Lincolnshire, UK

[Congratulations of your new position, Vicky, and thank you, Larry, for accepting your new role -ed.]


Dear Rovers North,

My boyfriend (now my husband) once owned a ‘97 Defender 90. I had the privilege of taking care of it (driving it all over the city and through wintery, frozen Indiana corn fields) for several months when he was overseas. I have a special affection for the Defender 90 and always have my eye out to see one on the roads. So you can just imagine my total surprise and delight when I spotted this beaut in our church’s preschool classroom. It was life-size for

the 4-year-olds! I especially love the gas tank on the top and the aqua paint job – clearly not factory spec. 

Lisa Ritchie 

Upland, IN

[I want to sit in it – am I too old to attend preschool? -ed.]


Dear Rovers North,

I want to thank Dan Ratcliffe and Jeff Aronson for their help as trail spotters helping me at the URE! 17 event last October. After reviewing some of the video footage my son recorded, I was able to to see how much effort went into getting us all safely down the trail with its

significant rock wall.

Mark Hemingway

Raleigh, NC

[On your Discovery 5, the biggest obstacles were the front valence and the lack of rock sliders on the sills. Moving rocks to elevate the vehicle proved the correct solution. See the article on p. 16 -ed.]


Dear Rovers North,

It was so nice to see Rovers Magazine at the URE! 17. Thanks for the hospitality and the warm welcome. I can’t wait to see the shots of my “bloodstained” LR3. When we’re up north I’ll definitely reach out!

Rickie Tyler

Raleigh, NC

[It was a treat to see your custom paint treatment on your LR3! -ed.]


Dear Rovers North,

I would not be able to enjoy my 14 Land Rovers if not for Rovers North and Eric Brennan. Every time I’ve needed something, he’s always been very pleasant to speak with and answered every question; it’s as if he’s a Southern gentleman! My most recent purchases are a ’93 NAS Defender 110 with only 43,000 miles, a showroom-condition ’95 Range Rover Classic and my Discovery 5 TreK.

Of my three dogs, TJ truly loves riding in a Land Rover, particularly my Land Rover Double Cab 110.

Todd Whiddon

Thomasville, GA

[We look forward to learning more about your remarkable collection, and we’re delighted to hear of the continued success of the Red Hills Rover Rally in your hometown -ed.]


Dear Rovers North,

I’ve been a member of the Classic Rover family now for two years. This is my 1985 Series III ex-MoD war wagon that served In the UK. Thank you for always having what I need to keep her going!

Jon Powell

Plantersville, MS

[The ex-MoD Land Rovers are some of the most interesting and best-maintained. Congratulations on yours! -ed.]


Dear Rovers North,

I put my Range Rover Classic to work and wonder if there are other readers and enthusiasts who use their Range Rovers as working vehicles. I would enjoy seeing them in the magazine.

Geoff Jackson

San Jose, CA

[It’s been a long time since we put the call out for photos of “working Rovers.” We invite readers to share their photos with enthusiasts here -ed.]