Well, not the actual news, but that’s a funny phrase our niece yelled once, and Jessica and I always repeat it, so I used it as the title. What we are actually in, is the Winter 2019 edition of Rovers Magazine. Rovers Magazine is a US based Land Rover magazine that is put out by the same folks who run Rovers North, a Land Rover parts and accessories company, based in Vermont.
Several months ago, I emailed Rovers Magazine to enter a contest to win a free coffee mug. It works like this – you spot a Land Rover in an advertisement or other media (print, movie, television) where you wouldn’t expect to see one, and then they send you a free mug. While Christmas shopping this year, Jessica and I were walking by a women’s clothing store and my eagle eye spotted a Land Rover Series II in a massive poster for their window display. Jessica snapped a photo of me, posing and pointing at the Land Rover, and that was the photo I emailed off to Rovers Magazine.
I ended up corresponding with someone from Rovers Magazine via email (turns out I sent my photo to the wrong address, haha) and in passing I mentioned how we came to own our Land Rover. Little did I know the man on the other end of the interwebs was Jeff Aronson, the editor of the entire magazine. He asked a few follow up questions and said our story would be a great fit for an article in their next issue. A few days later he phoned after the boys had gone to bed for the night. Jeff is an incredibly interesting man and has forgotten more about Land Rovers then I will likely ever know. He also happens to drive a beautiful 1966 Land Rover Series II-A as his daily driver. Respect! We had a nice chat about our Defender, our trip, and all things Land Rover.
From that chat he wrote up this article that arrived in the mail just a few days ago! Henry is pretty pumped that Gertrude and, “my entire family” as he said, are in a magazine, haha. So are we Henry.
Enjoy, and please let us know what you think in the comments below!
p.s. In all the excitement, I didn’t even end up getting the mug!! Haha.