EPIC ADVENTURES IN THE UNBREAKABLE RANGE ROVER TDV8
Trevor has long been a Land Rover owner, starting with a Series 1 when he was a teenager, before eventually buying a Range Rover TDV8 - the sixth out of seven he has owned and his favourite by far. As a construction manager with an earthmoving business working mainly on country roads, it was not uncommon for him to travel 600 kilometres a day. The TDV8 was a tireless performer for Trevor, with outstanding suspension for ride comfort, and a drive that was responsive and safe under all conditions.
CYCLONES NO MATCH FOR A RANGE ROVER
Driving home during a cyclone between Broome and Derby along the low coastal road, water was streaming off the land and flowing out to sea. There aren’t any road markers along this stretch of road, instead rock beds are laid to stop road erosion. Driving through very deep water, all Trevor could see was a vast expanse of water, and he would keep hitting the rocks with his tyres to make sure he stayed on the road. At times it felt like driving a small motor boat, but the TDV8 never missed a beat. It would sway in the direction of the current, but maintaining a speed of 15 - 20km/hr, over an hour and a half of travel time covering 50 - 60km, Trevor emerged from the flooded roads. His was the last car to get through before the road was closed.
HANDLING CLOSE ENCOUNTERS WITH EASE
After so many memorable journeys - including six 4000km return trips to Fremantle, four 11,000km return trips to Broome, and driving 10 times across the Nullabor - Trevor has clocked up an incredible 860,000km in the Range Rover TDV8 and it’s still going strong. And he’s not done yet. Now based in the Grampians he plans to drive to Adelaide several times and would like to fit in another trip to Broome. After checking the brakes, steering and tyres are good to go before setting out, it won’t be long before Trevor passes the magic 1 million kilometre mark in a car that has never let him down.