Blog - Defender

13th September, 2016

The Icons are chomping at the bit to get their wheels dusty in the red sands of the Simpsons Desert. On the eve of the Icon's trip, these four fourbies strutted out for a playful afternoon in the surrounds of Alice Springs... Stay Tuned. Continue Reading

28th July, 2016

DEFENDER VIDEO With the Defender completed, and shipped from Western Australian across to Victoria, we asked our good mate Mike from Offroad images to take a video of the final product, while doing some mild testing on the local trails. Rest assured she has been cleaned up, ready for her final mechanical inspection before leaving for Alice. Continue Reading

4th March, 2016

Words by Paul Murrell, Practical Motoring After ARB WA's ordeal to find their Defender gem, lot of challenges were still to come. The ARB team was hoping to avoid the expense of having the Defender resprayed, so to that end, they inspected the weathered paintwork and tested a few inconspicuous spots to see if it can be brought back to its former Continue Reading

4th February, 2016

After a production run of 67 years since the original Land Rover launched in 1948, production was announced as ending in December 2015, in major part because there is simply no way a Defender could be made to meet increasingly stringent safety regulations. The model first appeared in 1983 as the Land Rover One Ten. In 1984, the Land Rover 90 Continue Reading

4th November, 2015

Words by Paul Murrell, Practical Motoring These days, about the most difficult thing about restoring a Land Rover Defender is finding an owner willing to part with one. This was the challenge facing ARB in Canning Vale, Western Australia. ARB’s Canning Vale Team Leader Aaron Nott pointed out that “The Defender is the kind of vehicle that owners are a little bit Continue Reading