Hein Venter

Witbank, South Africa

Hein Venter Q&A

How did your passion for Land Rovers start?

A friend from varsity studied Forestry, and he was a huge Landy fan. He always owned at least three, mostly old Series vehicles, and in various states of reconditioning. I remember visiting his place when he was still single, and had to move sandblasted rims from the living room couch to have place to sit. To own a Series 3 109 SW like his became my goal. It took two landies but I have one.

What was the first Land Rover you owned?

Series 2A LWB pick-up.

How many Land Rovers have you owned?

2

Do your Land Rovers have a name? If so, what is the name?

Yes, Gandalf

What is your most memorable Land Rover moment?

Outing – 2013 Landy Festival. Road trip – solo trip from Centurion to Oudtshoorn and back over 8 days in December 2008, stopping at every interesting-looking spot. Obstacle – chugging up Gert se Klip in De Wildt while the other, newer, 4×4 owners stood by not wanting to damage their vehicles. Serious, the most amazing moment was being a part of the Landy Festival Convoy 2012

What is your favourite accessory on your Land Rover and why?

Detroit Locker in the rear Salisbury diff. It removes the only offroad weakness on Gandalf that has had me stuck in an obstacle.

Complete the sentence: My Land Rover has a Soul because...

my soul is going to live forever, and it looks like Gandalf is, too.

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