Vehicles


We are using two identical, 25 year old Land Rover 90s. One of the vehicles was originally built by Bowler in England as one of the very first Bowler Tomcats. The other 90 started its life serving the medical corps of the British Military. Both cars are re-built from scratch using galvanized chassis and bulkheads and consuming several Land Rover 90s and Defender 110s in the process. The race cars are assembled from parts of at least 7 different donor vehicles. If they would not have been re-painted (in Dutch racing orange, of course) they would look like clown cars.
Apart from the large intercoolers and tweaked turbos, the revised 200 Tdi engines we are using are largely standard, just as the gear boxes and transmissions.
Each Land Rover is equipped with roll cage, racing seats, 6 point seat belts, fire extinguisher, racing steering wheel, trip master, on board PC, CB radio, intercom, two GPS devices, satellite phone, walkie-talkies, extra spot lamps, two extra shock absorbers on each axle, differential guards, rock sliders, extra fuel tank, tank guards, heavy duty steering rods, aluminum steering guard, air compressor, sand shovels, towing straps and sand boards.

Because our team travels without a service truck, the race cars are loaded with spare parts, tools, food, a stove, cameras, maps, laptop computers, medicine, clothes and tents.

Both Land Rover 90s were built by Martin Kiefer, Marco Bill, Mathijs Slee and Christoph Bangert in Schalkenmehren, Germany.