232. English Export

by Jarvo Laysell August. 20, 2010 4150 views

The export I have selected as representative of England is the Land Rover. It's made right in the middle of the country and is exported all over the world. They have a reputation for being particularly robust - so much so that some owners refer to other 4X4s as disposables. I am always amazed at the number of times Land Rovers crop up in American films. When you consider how many great vehicles that country produces, I think that says something about it as a product.

There are though two great ironies in choosing the Land Rover as a quintessentially English export. The first is that if ever a country didn't need Land Rovers it was surely England: There are very few sizeable hills, let alone mountains and parts of the country are officially 10% flatter than a professional grade snooker table. And, as you are never more than 10 metres away from some state-sponsored tarmac, there's very little reason for a four wheel drive.

The other irony is that Land Rover is no longer an English company having been bought by India's Tata Motors. Still, I guess with their varied terrain, India probably has more need for Land Rover than England.

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Péter Somogyvári 7 years, 1 month ago

The Legend!

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Nikoleta Mladenova 7 years, 1 month ago

Lovely and interesting!!!

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Jet28 7 years, 1 month ago

Great choice!

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Ali Reza 7 years, 2 months ago

Nice...
Seems so fun...
;)

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Huiching 7 years, 2 months ago
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Huiching 7 years, 2 months ago

Love the first shot plus Sandra's comment!!!

7 years, 2 months ago Edited
Manuele 7 years, 2 months ago

very beautiful images

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Boszorka65 7 years, 2 months ago

Super shots:-)

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Eiram Marie 7 years, 2 months ago

what a great idea for a theme! I want to join , too!

:)) Ryana´s comment made me smile:)

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Miclaud 7 years, 2 months ago

I agree!

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Ricardo 7 years, 2 months ago

And this one was Photographed in [b]Portugal[/b]
Very good!
Land Rovers are excellent!I love them ;)

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Sandra Vermeulen 7 years, 2 months ago

Phew, when I looked at your photos I thought you exported little ladies.

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Gerd Korts 7 years, 2 months ago

:-) Is there any car left except RollsRoyce and McLaren? I love your essay.

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