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Old March 10th, 2008, 05:13 PM
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Eastnor Castle and Tom Sheppard in one trip!

My wife and I were recently lucky enough to spend a couple of weeks in England on Overland Journal business. We were given a two-day driving course at Land Rover Malverns at Eastnor Castle, an expedition-oriented course developed for the Royal Geographical Society. We had the benefit of their lead instructor, Sarah, who is both a superb driver and an excellent teacher. And, um, pretty, too.

Jonathan and Sarah

I can't say enough about the course, or the Mecca-like feeling of visiting Eastnor. We drove both a brand new Defender 110 and a Discovery 3. If we could only get the 110 with that new diesel here! Even the TDV6 in the LR3 . . .


Roseann and Sarah

We learned a lot about driving in water and mud, two things in short supply in southern Arizona and East Africa.

We also stayed with Tom Sheppard, who is delightful and utterly modest about his accomplishments, and visited the Heritage Center, where Land Rovers from day one are preserved and displayed. And talked with some representatives from Land Rover about joint opportunities . . . hmm.

There'll be full stories in future issues of the magazine. We'll be doing much on Land Rover's 60th.
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Very cool Jonathan.
(Going to move this to the Trips section)
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