The Land Rover Owners Ex Wife

……becoming me again

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Made in Japan: built to last!

Thomas - 200k miles and still going strong

Thomas the Mazda B2500 – 200k miles and still going strong

I didn’t get much sleep on Tuesday night and what little sleep I did achieve was filled with images of either an MOT inspectors shaking his head whilst handing over an MOT certificate with a massive red cross drawn through the middle of it, or being chased by a giant sized bill for several million pounds in car repairs! It was not a good night and I was more than a little jaded in the morning. Continue reading


It’s that time again

Ciggy Series 2 SWB Land Rover battery not included .....

Ciggy Series 2 SWB Land Rover battery not included …..

Every year, on two separate occasions, I find myself sitting in a waiting room, nervously thumbing through dog eared magazines, anxiously checking the clock, hoping for good news, anticipating the worst. Everything hanging on the verdict of one person, probably the most terrifying and yet powerful person in the automotive industry ……. the MOT inspector!!!

February it was Annie, my 30 year old, Series 3 Land Rover, who passed not quite with flying colours, as she did have one advisory but at least that one minor detail can be fixed by Mud, on the front drive for minimal cost and frankly, for such an old vehicle, one advisory is pretty good going all things considered. Continue reading