Land Rover Discovery Travels Alaska

Last summer traveler and photographer, Alex Strohl, and his wife, Andrea, went on an Alaskan road trip with the Land Rover Discovery Sport.

They started in Whitefish, Montana and drove on the Alaska Highway (or ALCAN). Andrea had never been to Alaska before, and Alex was excited to go back.

The Alaska Highway goes through some very remote parts of British Columbia and Yukon. However, that provided plenty of opportunity for incredible views. Alex and Andrea were not disappointed by the snow-capped mountains, wildflowers, or bear, moose, or caribou sightings.

“Carving through Northern BC, southwestern Yukon, and the heart of West Alaska was fascinating, watching the ever-changing landscape shift over the long and impossibly diverse highway is something that you can only experience in a vehicle,” Alex said.

The Land Rover Discovery Sport was the perfect vehicle for the Strohls. It allowed them the freedom to move as they please and search for interesting stops. Alex said that they “would try to find an impossible mountain trail with potential for good views, swimming holes off the road, or camping spots in the hills.”

Alex also said that the comfortable cabin, panoramic moon roof, and quality sound system of the Land Rover Discovery Sport were a necessity for their trip as the changing Alaskan weather created challenges.

Over the next few weeks Alex and Andrea would explore everything Alaska had to offer them. They visited Knik glacier where they were able to kayak on sapphire blue water. In Tutka Bay they were able to swim with humpback and beluga whales. In Homer they were able to explore some fjords and camp on a private island.

All in all, they had an incredible time exploring Alaska in the Land Rover Discovery Sport. After weeks on the road, they found Alaska felt less unknown and more like home.

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Touring Cannery Row

American, Bradley Hasemeyer, and British, Adrian Simpson, automotive journalists take a tour of Cannery Row in Monterey, California while driving the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque.

Simpson described Cannery Row as “somewhere really special” with “the wooden buildings, the balconies, and the smell of the sea.”

Hasemeyer went on to describe Cannery Row as “world famous” and “very historic.” He explained to Simpson that the area has inspired many American writers, such as them, and the industry that kept it going, “This is such an iconic part of California. People would bring in tons of sardines, there was an entire industry.” He even mentioned the vastness of the ocean and how it is truly inspiring in its own right.

As their mode of transportation, the Range Rover Evoque really made an impression on them. They discussed how “beautifully compact” it is, and Simpson went on to say, “This may be the smaller brother to the Range Rover, but you’re getting all that luxury and refinement.”

“If feels like a concept car that went from the concept design and didn’t go through that period where they completely wash out the excitement of the design.”

Hasemeyer commented on the Range Rover Evoque’s debut, and how many heads it turned. “It was like breaking necks,” Hasemeyer said.

As they finished their tour of the town, they started to drive up a hill through forest to reach an amazing vista. Both Simpson and Hasemeyer were enthralled with the beauty of the landscape driving up the hill and were very impressed with how much they could see out of the Range Rover Evoque’s windows. Hasemeyer even commented on the sunroof, “Of course with the pano roof, everything flying by us.”

As they reached their final destination, the view, Hasemeyer led Simpson, on foot, down a nature trail. Simpson, realizing they were getting further from the vehicle than he thought, pulled out his smart phone and remotely made sure the doors on the Range Rover Evoque were locked. “That way when we get back, there isn’t a grizzly bear in my driving seat,” Simpson said.

In the end, they were rewarded with an incredible view of Cannery Row, with the help of the Range Rover Evoque.

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Land Rover Wellington Eventing Showcase

The Winter Equestrian Festival will take place over 12 weeks and be held January through April of this year. Land Rover is excited to announce their continued partnership of the Winter Equestrian Festival. In addition, Land Rover is excited to announced their support of the Land Rover Wellington Eventing Showcase in Wellington, Florida (Palm Beach County). The Land Rover Wellington Eventing Showcase will take place Week Four of the Winter Equestrian Festival, February 3 -4, 2017.

The Land Rover Wellington Eventing Showcase will feature equestrian’s most talented competitors, including defending champion, Boyd Martin. Martin won this competition in 2015 and 2016. Other competitors include Great Britain’s William Fox-Pitt and New Zealand’s Sir Mark Todd. The winner after two days of competition takes home $100,000 in prize money.

Competitors will have to demonstrate their competency and skills in dressage, show jumping, and a challenging cross-country course. The cross-country course includes a gallop through the VIP hospitality tent.

“We’re thrilled to continue our support of the Winter Equestrian Festival and to support the Land Rover Wellington Eventing Showcase during Week Four this year. WEF is one of the biggest events on the equestrian calendar and offers a unique backdrop for us to showcase our latest Land Rover line-up,” Kim McCullough, Vice President of Marketing, Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC, says. “Land Rover’s long standing commitment to the equestrian community is firmly established and WEF provides the ideal opportunity for us to interact with the active equestrian audience that attends this incredible event year-after-year.”

In addition to experiencing an incredible competition, spectators will be able to view Land Rover’s full line-up of vehicles. This includes the Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Evoque, Discovery Sport, and the All-New Land Rover Discovery.

Land Rover is proud to support the Winter Equestrian Festival and the Land Rover Wellington Eventing Showcase. Can’t wait to see you there!

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Range Rover Evolves

The Land Rover Range Rover has become iconic. It has easily evolved into a luxurious, sophisticated, capable, and design inspiring vehicle. Coupled with the advanced technologies now available, the Land Rover Range Rover is unbeatable.

The first prototype for the Range Rover, the Prototype Range Rover Velar, was created in 1969. Land Rover sought to keep the iconic vehicle a secret so it was given the name ‘Velar’, which is derived from the Italian work ‘velare’, which means to veil or cover.

In 1970, the first Range Rover was revealed. This 3-door vehicle came fitted with a clamshell bonnet, a continuous waistline, split tailgate, and was the first SUV to have permanent 4-wheel drive.

In 1981, the 4-Door Range Rover was released. By implementing four doors, Range Rovers could be utilized by a wider variety of consumers. The 1989 version of the 4-Door Range Rover came fitted with anti-lock brakes.

In 1994, the second generation of the Range Rover was released. While the body type was modernized for the second generation, the most iconic change was the introduction of rectangular headlamps. This change has withstood the test of time and is one of the most recognizable features of the Range Rover today.

In 2001, the third generation of the Range Rover was released. This generation was the first to be built with a monocoque single shell body. The inspiration for this design came from The Italian Riva speedboat.

Over the next 10 years the Range Rover put out many different variations and editions. In 2012, the fourth, and current, generation of the Range Rover was released. This generation as the first to be built of an lightweight all-aluminum body with a long wheelbase and floating roof.

From the very first Range Rover Velar to the latest fourth generation Range Rover, it is clear the Range Rover has only continued to excel while never compromising capability and performance.

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Land Rover Experience Vermont

Welcome to the New Year! Time to start things off fresh and plan your excitement for the year. At the top of your list should be booking a Land Rover Experience! Land Rover offers Experiences all over the world! A few great options are even here in the United States.

Located at The Equinox, a Luxury Collection Gold Resort & Spa, in Manchester Village, Vermont, is the perfect Land Rover Driving Experience School for you.Land RoverA - January 1-1

This Land Rover Driving Experience School is open year round and offers an 80-acre purpose-built course with extensive trails. This will put you through many challenges while practicing your off-roading skills. You will be taught different techniques on how to ascend, descend, and side tilt.

If you are a more experienced and advanced driver, Land Rover encourages you to explore the Green Mountains nearby and the extensive trails they offer.

There are so many different options to choose from at Land Rover’s Vermont Land Rover Driving Experience School. You can choose from a 25 minute adventure ride, a one hour off-road experience, a two hour lesson, a half day adventure, a six hour full-day adventure, and more!

Land RoverA - January 1-2A special event, just for Land Rover Owners, is also offered a few times a year. Land Rover Owners’ Day provides a special and different opportunity to really see what your Land Rover can do. Many of you may drive on highways most days, and you really don’t take advantage of the many great features your Land Rover has to offer. At Land Rover Owners’ Day, you are encouraged to bring your own vehicle, so you will be able to refine your driving skills while really coming to know and understand how to use your Land Rover to its fullest!

Whatever Land Rover Driving Experience School you decide to check out, Land Rover is ready to assist you in developing and refining your skills and take you on your next adventure!

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