Matthias Dieckmann

Gaborone, Botswana
I call it the “Kingsley Moment” – every time you start the engine and you go on a journey.

Matthias Dieckmann Q&A

How did your passion for Land Rovers start?

I always loved the iconic shape of the Defender. After four years working for the German Government in Mumbai/India I got a new assignment in Botswana and just had to buy one! On my first day here in Gabz I signed the Deed of Sale for Josie (my Defender) – at that time I didn’t even start looking for a house or flat…….. :o) That was in 2011, meanwhile I found the love of my life Christine with her two kids Emely and Sasha, got married to her and became an awesome step-dad :-). By the way: When I first met Christine she said “Wow, the Defender is yours? I love them”……… ;o)

What was the first Land Rover you owned?

2006 Defender 110

How many Land Rovers have you owned?

2

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

Josie

What is your most memorable Land Rover moment?

I call it the “Kingsley Moment” – every time you start the engine and you go on a journey……… prob. to work :o) 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?

Kingsley Holgate’s signature on Josie! Recently our Vet here in Gabs was stunned: “Kingsley really sign your Landy?” :o)

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

If our Landy Josie has to spent some days at the workshop, my 9year old daughter Emely keeps on asking if she’s doing ok and that I have to promise her that Josie is not feeling alone.

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