OUR LAND ROVERS
The owners of GLOBAL ROAMER all own Land Rovers and have enjoyed testing the overdrives on overland expeditions in several countries.
We have covered some impressive distances in our Land Rovers. Many of these journeys have proven the durability of the ROAMERDRIVE and have given us the opportunity to meet customers in many countries.
The fuel savings alone make a GLOBAL ROAMER overdrive essential equipment on any extended overland journey.
Following are a few of our stories.
BEAN 1966 Series IIA
Purchased in the UK in 2003, we used Bean to travel to shows all over Europe, demonstrating our Series overdrive, getting as far north as Sweden and south to Spain in the process.
Bean immigrated to North America in 2006 and has since been rebuilt on a marsland chassis and has a five main bearing engine
Bean at home in West Vancouver
OZCAR 1986 110
Ozcar is owned and driven by our good friends, Chris & Jen, and has accompanied us on many travels. Originally registered in the UK, Ozcar was fitted out in Canada with a new 300TD engine and one of our first Defender overdrives, in 2004.
Ozcar has since done over 60,000 km on expeditions to Alaska, Australia, South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya and Morocco.
Gunbarrel Highway, Central Australia 2005
Baviaanskloof, South Africa 2009
RUDY 1995 Discovery LHD TDI
Rudy was purchased in 2003, and used as a trial vehicle for the DX model overdrive. Rudy was a lead vehicle on our expedition to Alaska.
He also did two expeditions across Australia, through the Simpson Desert, and getting as far as the Canning Stock Route and remote Walcott inlet.
Rudy has since returned to Canada and is owned by a local enthusiast here in British Columbia.
Enroute to Alaska 2003
LILY 1994 NADA Defender 110
Lily is Number 1 of a rare collector’s series of 25 sold in Canada in 1994, with just about every option imaginable.
Originally a V8, Lily is now fitted with an international 2.8 diesel. She was the test vehicle for the second generation DX overdrives with the ‘thru the boot’ shift mechanism.
Lily has now moved on to other owners, leaving us with only fond memories of shared adventures.
Camping, British Columbia Interior 2008
Canadian Mountaintop 2008
MATILDA 1986 Defender 110
Matilda is Australian built with the coveted Isuzu 4BD1 diesel engine. Acquired in 2006 with 300,000 km on the clock, and a damaged rear tub, we fitted her out in Canada with a complete expedition rear body.
Matilda spent the past five years travelling the wilds through many African countries with Ozcar (above).
Back in North America, Matilda has just completed a round trip from Vancouver to Alaska.
B.C. Mountains, prior to expedition refit
On her 3rd African expedition, meeting a new friend at the Ngorogoro Crater in Tanzania
THE TANK Series IIA 109
Philip Goodall has been separated from his Land Rover for a few years now. These pictures are from wilderness Safaris in Botswana and Zimbabwe.
Philip reckons a ROAMERDRIVE would have done wonders for the 5 km/litre fuel consumption recorded from his six cylinder 2.6L engine.
Cold beer lay-by, eastern Zambezi Valley, Zimbabwe
Kasane Maun Kalahari sand track, Chobe National Park, Botswana