Below is a list of (hopefully) useful links for all members to enjoy.
It is regularly updated by John Clark (firstname.lastname@example.org), so please contact him if you wish for anything to be included or removed from the below sections.
Many other items regularly come and go through our Facebook Page (for members only).
See also the forum section at the bottom of the page.
Stuart Gore (a club member) has very kindly donated items of clothing to the club to raise money for our chosen chairty, the Air Ambulance. All items are brand new, still with their original labels attached. Online prices seem to be in the region of £40-£80 per item.
Please message John Clark (facebook, email or text [07896 246218]) if you are interested:
Discovery (Mark 1)'s for Sale ...
As complete: For breaking or re-build projects
John Garlinge (a non-club member) is looking to sell 3 Land Rover Discovery (Mark 1)'s. He would like to sell each vehichle as a whole if possible, for the new owner to either re-build or break for spares. He has the following:
- A 300tdi, driving, with 4 or 5 months MOT
- A 200tdi, with no engine
- A 200tdi, with poor condition breaks ... not drivable.
- A set of Range Rover steel wheels with tyres fitted
(Pictures are soon to come, but he admits they look better in the picture than in real life)
Please contact John Garlinge on 01227 831573 or 07842 895485.
Home visits are welcome.
Tyres (x4) for Sale
£100 for all 4 tyres
- Yokohama Geolander AT Tyres
- 235 / 70R16
- Good tread and condition
Please contact Russell Goodayle on 07891 485883 if you would like more information regarding these tyres.
Please feel free to email your adverts and pictures to email@example.com
Logs or ramps suitable for parking on
Invicta Land Rover Club previously owned a collection of logs suitable for parking on at displays. Over time these rotted and we now all display on the flat. To gain our former reputation, we are looking for strong, smooth, durable logs - similar to those in the pictures.
The club are also considering using ramps instead. These would then be decorated to look like rocks. The added benefits of ramps include they are much more durable, they are lighter and easier to transport/store, and they are easier/safer to use in the wet.
If any members know where we could source logs or ramps (ideally for free, but possibly negotiable), please inform firstname.lastname@example.org.
Discovery (Possibly Discovery 1 or Discovery 2)
Andy Smith is looking to add a discovery to his collection of Freelanders. Any help much appreciated.
200tdi or 300tdi Land Rover Defender 90 SW, and a Defender 110 CSW
A friend of Jenny & Alec is looking for a 200tdi or 300tdi Land Rover Defender 90 SW (with bench seats in the boot). They are also looking for a Defender 110 CSW for themselves (so they can go into London). If you know of one for sale in a reasonable condition, please inform email@example.com.
Unfortunately, Land Rovers are a high theft tarfet for criminals ... easy to steal, easy to break into parts, or easy to sell at a high price. Security ideas are further down, but listed here are trucks stolen from friends of the club.
Kathryn Trock (from Matfield, Tunbridge Wells) had her blue Landrover Defender Pick Up (Registration: W506 0AY) stolen on the night of the 10th January 2017. If anyone sees it, please send her a message.
Many club members can offer help regarding Land Rovers, but below are some of the professional businesses that members are part of (Land Rover, and non-Land Rover related):
[Please see further down for recommended non-member services].
Land Rover Related Services
- Jon Kite - Tyre Fitter (for 'A1 Black n Round') - Based in Ramsgate
Phone: 01843 866622
Address: 10a, Pysons Road Industrial Estate, Lysander Close, Ramsgate, Broadstairs, CT10 2YJ
- Malcolm 'Olly' Oliver - Bodywork & Vehicle Sprayer (for 'Deal Autocare') - Based in Deal
Phone: 01304 360949 / 07971 295819
Address: 28a Southwall Industrial Estate, Southwall Road, Deal, CT14 9QB
- Charlie Thorn - Journalist for numerous Land Rover magazines
We all know insurance can be a bit costly ... especially when Land Rovers are high targets for theft. This is even more so the case when the drivers are young or the vehicles are highly modified. A potentially useful article with advice on how to knock down the price can be found here. Below are a list of the insurers our members are using and would recommend:
- 'Adrian Flux' - www.adrianflux.co.uk
Recommended by: Charlie Flux, Michael Turpin, Ted Hill, Luke Baldock
* Great discount on classic vehicle insurance for young drivers
* Good with modified trucks, and their use off-road
- 'Elephant' - www.elephant.co.uk
Recommended by: John Clark
* Only insurer for John's 110 Defender at the age of 19
* Happy to insure him with lap-belts
* Happy to insure him as a working musician
- 'Footman James' - www.footmanjames.co.uk
Recommended by: Jenny & Alec
* Greatly discounted classic car insurance for vehicles from 15 years old
* Free insurance for your second classic vehicle??!!
To fight back against the theft of Land Rover's, we should all consider protecting our trucks as much as possible. We will never stop Land Rover's being stolen, but we can make them less desirable (harder, noiser, more time consuming) in the eyes of a theif. Below are a selection of Security devices some of our club members use and would recommend:
There are enless
products on the market for protecting your vehicle, and endless
varieties of each product. Below are just a select few that club members
Below are some suggested ideas that will not cost you a thing, but may delay a thief long enough to save your vehicle:
Below are a selection of other Land Rover related things club members would recommend:
The Dog & Duck Pub
'The Dog & Duck Pub' at Plucks Gutter, Manston, is home to Invicta Land Rover Club's meetings, favoured for it's friendly staff, relaxed atmosphere and perfect food. This child and dog friendly pub is sited at a caravan park in the country, with very good parking facilities.
Proprietors - John & Jason
Gigglepin Land Rover Specialists
Whether you are looking to fully customise your trck ready for off-roading, or looking to save a rotting truck from the scrap yard, 'Gigglepin4x4' have the expertise. (Many examples of their work can be seen on John Clark and Steve Fisher's trucks).
Vehicle Mechanic (Sandwich)
Phone: 07968 015007
A highly recommended professional mechanic based in Sandwich.
(Recommended by 'Olly')
Phone: 01227 451913
A recommended professional mechanic based near Whitstable.
(Recommended by Jenny & Alec)
Vehicle Mechanic (Medway)
Phone: 07733 895051
A highly recommended professional mechanic based in Medway.
(Recommended by Stephen Porter & Charlie Thorn)
Phone: 07816 937477
A highly recommended professional mechanic who travels to you (only does evenings and weekends ... any light, any weather).
(Recommended by Stephen Porter)
Phone: 07966 225735
A recommended professional mechanic who travels to you.
(Recommended by John Clark)
Phone: 07821 080384
A recommended professional mechanic who travels to you.
(Recommended by John Clark)
A fantastic website listing all the UK's fords. Worth checking out if you enjoy a casual drive in the country lanes looking for some fun.
How Rare Is My Car?
A fun website to see just how many of your vehicle are still registered in the UK.
MOT History Checker
Ever worried that the car salesman is hiding the truth? Ever seen a car on the road and wondered what work has been done? This MOT history checker lets you enter a registration number and access the official government records of that vehicles' time in the garage.
Land Rover Parts Catalogue
The essential list of all land rover parts. This website catalogues every land rover part, giving you the option to find the part you need for your vehicle and buy it immediately, or take that part number and find a cheaper supplier elsewhere.
Quirky Wedding Cars
This company provide members of the public with the less common choice of wedding cars. They already have a beautiful Series IIa called 'Juf' on the team ... but may be looking for more quirky (excellent condition) Land Rovers to join their fleet.
(Visit the webiste)
This company leases vehicles of all manufacturers, but has a wide selection of modern Land Rovers available. If you contact Pete McAllister, he has offered to waive administration payments to all club members from any lease (approx. £180 inc VAT).
His email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Forum Page can be a useful resource of information. Please feel free to ask any Land Rover related question, and hopefully someone will be able to answer your query. This could be mechanical issues to off-roading advice.
Also, the club's Facebook Page is a great place to chat to club members about Land Rover related issues.