Washington Frade Pires

Juiz de Fora, Brazil
“You do not choose a Land Rover, the Land Rover choose you!!”

Washington Frade Pires Q&A

How did your passion for Land Rovers start?

On one occasion I heard the following definition about Land Rovers: “You do not choose a Land Rover, the Land Rover choose you!!” I thought it was crazy, one more These things we listen to define the passion we have for these cars. Even soul have said that Land Rover has !! But, some time later, I confirmed this Thing that the Land Rover chooses you, my first Defender bought from a guy of Rio de Janeiro, I read the sale ad in the newspaper , arriving there I came across that ugly, and without grace it was all dirty, stopped in the street and with several parts rusted in the luggage rack and the grid, after, almost giving up the business, I opened the cub box and there was a spreadsheet where the owner wrote down with all notes off supplies and maintenance done on that Defender, without opening engine, I turned to him I said it’s mine. Today I realize that it was not by chance that I found that paper there, I got the “land rover” virus and I continued to make this control with my Landys until today.

What was the first Land Rover you owned?

Defender 110, 1998, white.

How many Land Rovers have you owned?

1 -Defender 110, 2006
2- Discovery 4, 2011
3 -Land Rover Series 1, 1952
4 -Land Rover Series 1, 1949

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

1- Dino
2- Big Disco
3 -Furreca
4 – Shymmi

What is your most memorable Land Rover moment?

When I made a trip to the Atacama Desert, Chile, with my Defender, it was 15 days of adventure, 8,500 Km of pure emotion.

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

I really like the luggage rack. I’ve done several transports for friends and family. It’s good to be able to help.

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

Somehow it was no coincidence that I ended up finding my Landys, I really think they chose me, so they really do have a soul.

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