The 12th Annual SCARR Event!

Land Rover Austin cordially invites you to join us as we celebrate the 12th Annual South Central Area Rover Rally (SCARR) at Barnwell Mountain in Gilmer, Texas April 15th! scar

SCARR is a very special and eventful experience for off-road drivers to learn, practice, and improve their skills, and also brings Land Rover enthusiast together from all over the country, and the world.

Come enjoy the beautiful outdoors away from the city and discover all the off-road capabilities your Land Rover has to offer. Each year SCARR attendees enjoy good times with family and friends while socializing with fellow Land Rover owners.

Since the first SCARR in 2003, attendance has steadily grown over the years with 2014 bringing in 97 vehicles and over 230 attendees. Texas Rovers has reserved the entire park, and your registration fee covers park entrance, camping, an event t-shirt and catered dinners.  Event activities will include a driver’s challenge, and there will be plenty activities for the kids.

While most people like to camp by Camp Mabey, the parks other campsites will be available to SCARR attendees.   Camp Mabey will be quiet and suitable for families and Old Camp will host the Fun Zone.

RV’s are welcome at Barnwell Mountain at any designated campsite. At the front of the park there are electrical only (no water) hookups.  There are no RV hook-ups at Camp Maybe or any other campsites.    RV Electric sites will not be included in this years’ registration fee. Should you need a site you will need to contact Christy at the Barnwell office starting December 1st from Friday – Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to reserve and pay for your site directly to Barnwell.  There are 18 RV sites with electric but no water.scar2

Five bunkhouses will be available and again will need to be rented directly from Christy at the office. Each bunkhouse is equipped with a single and bunk bed, heat and air conditioning, a picnic table, swing and grill. There is no water or pluming but they are only a short walk from the bath facility.

If you have any other questions feel free to contact Land Rover Austin, otherwise we look forward to seeing you at the 12th Annual SCARR Event!

Land Rover Austin
1515 W. 5th Street AustinTX78703 USA 
 • 512-236-0000

Shaken, Not Stirred

Land Rover Austin along with Jaguar Land Rover are here to announce the highly impressive line-up of vehicles that are set to be featured in Spectre, the 24th installment in the James Bond filmography!spec

The superstars that will be flying across the big screen include the Jaguar C-X75, the Range Rover Sport SVR and the Defender Big Foot which will be provided by Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations.

The absolutely stunning Jaguar C-X75 will be shown in a thrilling car chase sequence through Rome alongside the Aston Martin DB10.  The C-X75 vehicles have been built in collaboration with Williams Advanced Engineering facility in Oxfordshire, England and will truly be a sight for cinematic sore eyes.

Scenes including the heavily modified Land Rover Defender and Range Rover Sport SVR have already been filmed in Austria and boy did they perform.   The Range Rover Sport SVR is the fastest and the most powerful Land Rover to date, and the eye-catching Big Foots were constructed by the Special Operations division with huge 37-inch diameter off-road tires to tackle the extreme terrain.  They also feature bespoke suspension and enhanced body protection.

Managing Director of Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations, John Edwards, said: “This is an exciting partnership for Jaguar Land Rover and an opportunity to demonstrate the fantastic capabilities of the Special Operations team.”spec2

Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles have been involved in a succession of Bond films. Most recently, in 2012, the highly capable Defender 110 Double Cab Pick Up was driven by Eve Moneypenny in the opening sequence to Skyfall.

Spectre is due to be released worldwide on November 6th so you will have to wait a little while to see these magnificent machines in action, but you don’t have to wait to drive like a star so come see us at Land Rover Austin today and we will happily get you on your way!

Land Rover – Riding Against The Wind

Land Rover Austin is pleased to share with you the ethereal journey of a lifetime with “In South America: Untamed Winds,” a project sponsored by the Austin-based travel agency Latin America for Less.  def

Most of us experience what South America has to offer by hopping on a plane, being escorted from city-to-city and perusing the popular sites.    We fly to Buenos Aires, Lima, or São Paulo and visit spectacular and infamous wonders such as Machu Picchu, Iguazu Falls, and the Galapagos Islands.  Not that there is anything wrong with that,  but sometimes there are those of us “adventurers” out there who prefer to take a bit of a different route.

Longtime friends, renowned filmmakers and daring thrill-seekers Vincent Urban, Clemens Krüger and Stefan Templer decided to set out on an epic four-month road trip across South America in a classic Land Rover Defender.   Along the way, they captured hundreds of hours of footage documenting their journey through the arid Bolivian highlands, all the way down to the wind-swept landscapes of Patagonia in Argentina and Chile.

This highly spiritual and physically demanding expedition tested their limits as well as the limits of the Defender as they traversed some of the most challenging environments South America has to offer.  The Defender performed with outstanding handling and proved that it could tackle any and all types of terrain including winding muddy paths, rocky cliffs, dusty roads, chaotic city streets, serene beaches and the world’s longest mountain range, the Andes.  In short, the rugged and highly capable Defender exuded raw and robust energy by powering itself through the vast and varied countryside.

The exhilarating and impressive video below will grant you visual access to the grandeur of South America’s diverse landscapes, and viewers will be able to feel the rush of adrenaline along with vicarious joy and excitement.    def1

“I hope a viewer is able to feel the time passing, the huge distances, the loneliness, and even the struggles of doing such a trip,” Urban said. “It’s not like Disneyland where you walk from one attraction to another. It’s an adventure.”

“We brought our DSLR cameras and some gear to capture every great moment of this trip.  Lots of winds, emptiness, pampas, bustling cities, animals, deserts and waterfalls – all wrapped up in just under 6 minutes,” elated Urban. “Enjoy the ride!”

We like to think he was referring to his travels as well as his Land Rover Defender!

So sit back, relax and enjoy this truly mesmerizing short film and when you are finished, we encourage you to stop by Land Rover Austin in Austin, Texas so that our friendly and dedicated team can help get you on your way to creating your very own epic adventures!

*Photos and video provided by Latin America for Less.