Tag: vintage views

  • Spotted: Series 3 in Africa

    Spotted: Series 3 in Africa

    The Series 3 contained some refinements such as syncro gears, a new dashboard, taller seat backs, and sturdy door hinges. It is distinguished from Series 2 and 2a by the headlights placed out on the wings instead of in the centre on the grille, and from the late 2a by a moulded plastic grille rather…

  • Overland views: Canadian Rockies

    Overland views: Canadian Rockies

    Near the limits of the tree line, where only coniferous trees dare to grow, next to the thundering glacier water and the jagged bare rock. In an era when Land Rovers were conquering many hard to reach areas. Scanned from slides documenting the journeys of daily life in the great white north in years gone…

  • Spotted: late Series 2a in Angola

    Spotted: late Series 2a in Angola

    The Series 2 and 2a are considered some of the most hardy and iconic of the Land Rover models. An earlier Series 2 also appears in some of the photos below. The late 2a is distinguished from the earlier ones by the headlights moving out from the centre onto the wings. It can generally be…

  • Spotted: late Series 2a in Africa

    Spotted: late Series 2a in Africa

    The Series 2 and 2a are considered some of the most hardy and iconic of the Land Rover models. The late 2a is distinguished from the earlier ones by the headlights moving out from the centre onto the wings. It can generally be told from Series 3 by the 2a style wire grille rather than…

  • Overland views: along the way

    Overland views: along the way

    Roads were hardly existent, bridges were optional, and seasons could dictate travel. In that era and in that area Land Rovers were necessary to travel most times of the year. Scanned from slides documenting the journeys of daily life far across the sea in years gone by, bringing the first-hand accounts to life. My grandparents…

  • Spotted: Series 2a in Angola

    Spotted: Series 2a in Angola

    The Series 2 and 2a are considered some of the most hardy and iconic of the Land Rover models. In the early 60s my grandparents had this lovely 1962 series 2a 109″, very similar to Poppy. Theirs was equipped with a pickup cab, tropical roof, galvanized hoops/rack, and canvas back. In that era and in…

  • Overland views: local architecture

    Overland views: local architecture

    Various structures built with local natural materials including logs, sticks, bamboo, earth, clay, straw, and stones. Scanned from slides documenting the journeys of daily life far across the sea in years gone by, bringing the first-hand accounts to life.

  • Land Rover legacy

    Land Rover legacy

    I still remember the exact place I was standing and the exact moment as a young child that I first heard the name of an adventurous-sounding machine called, “Land Rover”, visualizing the scenes as I heard tales of traversing difficult terrain in deepest Africa where few vehicles could go and few sojourners would venture. It…

  • Overland views: tracks only a rover could love

    Overland views: tracks only a rover could love

    In the 1950s and 60s there was only one vehicle which could reliably access many areas of the African continent. The Land Rover Series 2 was released in 1958 with several improvements aimed at its new primary role as a vehicle for overland exploration and off-road travel in support situations. The Series 2a was released…

  • Spotted: Series 2 in Africa

    Spotted: Series 2 in Africa

    Another rover which spent time in the same area traversing difficult terrain to carry supplies overland to remote locations. Also a 109″ with pickup cab and canvas back but probably Series 2 and first registered in 1961 in Angola. A late Series 2a also appears in some of the photos. In that era and in…

  • Spotted: Series 1 in South America

    Spotted: Series 1 in South America

    A lovely old series 1, appears to be a 107″ in grey or mostly missing paint with a winch, custom sunshade, and possibly roof rack. This was the only record in the archives of this particular vehicle, with few clues as to the exact time and place.

  • Spotted: Series 2 in Angola

    Spotted: Series 2 in Angola

    Another rover which spent time in the same area traversing difficult terrain to carry supplies overland to remote locations. Also a 109″ with pickup cab and canvas back but likely Series 2 and first registered in 1959 in Angola. In that era and in that area Land Rovers were necessary to travel most times of…

  • Overland views: Water features

    Overland views: Water features

    Flowing day in and day out with a thunderous roar, carrying water to a dry and thirsty land. In that era and in that area Land Rovers were necessary to travel most times of the year. Scanned from slides documenting the journeys of daily life far across the sea in years gone by, bringing the…

  • Overland views: 1950s Angola

    Overland views: 1950s Angola

    In that era and in that area Land Rovers were necessary to travel most times of the year. Scanned from slides documenting the journeys of daily life far across the sea in years gone by, bringing the first-hand accounts to life. My grandparents had a Series 2a 109″ very similar to Poppy in the early…

  • Overland views: 1950s Portugal

    Overland views: 1950s Portugal

    Off the coast of Portugal in the early 1950s on arrival, along with scenes from the shore. Almost looks like the second vehicle under rope and canvas on the ship could be a series Land Rover with a roof rack.