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showlogofinalIt’s time for the biggest Land Rover event in the calendar and, as it is right on Nene Overland’s doorstep, it is only fitting that we should go-large ourselves!

We will have more vehicles than ever before, covering every flavour of Solihull’s finest and a few others that you might not be expecting to see. We’ll have Hannibal roof tents, roof racks and other kit in abundance and a few ‘Show Only’ Special Offers.

Our stand is in amongst the clubs on the left of the main stand as you enter the show ground, where the real enthusiasts are!

the entire Nene Team from both Peterborough and Maidenhead locations will be there for a very special BBQ on the Saturday night.  Bring your own grub and throw it on our Roasting’ Rover grill!

Get more details of the LRO Show on their website: www.lroshow.com

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revival-standThe Goodwood Revival is one of our absolute favourite shows and there is always a waiting list of staff wanting to attend. If you are heading to West Sussex this weekend for the Revival be sure to drop by and say hello to the Nene Team. We are opposite the Doom Bar so you’ll be able to get yourself a nice pint or glass of pop while you chat about the latest Defenders, Jeeps and Ford Mustangs that we have on display.

The 2015 revival is a particularly good event for all Land Rover fans as it is the final year of the current Defender production and Land Rover are putting everything into giving the old girl a good send-off.

Top Tip from Nene: You can actually get into the exhibitor area where we are located for free! You only need a ticket of you plan to watch the [...]

Defender 50th AnniversaryYou would never be able to see this image anywhere else in the UK or worldwide.  Nene Overland continue to be the Defender 50th Anniversary specialists ever since supplying many new vehicles to clients back in 1998.

It really is a shame that we didn’t record all the serial numbers to tick off which ones have passed through the business. We reckon we’ve genuinely had at least 250 of them over the past 17 years, carrying out all kinds of upgrades including full NAS soft top conversions, 5.0 V8 installations, gearing and tuning upgrades and so much more.

So if you are looking for a nicely turned out, fully refurbished 4.0 V8, automatic, 50th Anniversary Defender or even if you’d like to discuss refurbishisng you own, then please contact our sales team or service departments at either of our branches in Maidenhead or Peterborough.

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Come and Join Nene Overland for a BBQ at the 2015 Peterborough LRO Show

See the Roastin'Rover in action at Peterborough Showground 19th September 2015

Nene-Overland-BBQ-invitationNene Overland Will be hosting a BBQ with the famous Roastin’ Rover at the LRO show on Saturday 19th September 2015. It’s a Bring Your Own event but we';ll cook whatever you have, so come and join the entire Nene Overland Team and other like minded Land Rover nuts at the show.

6pm until last man standing!

www.lroshow.com

 

jeep-grilleA sequence of landscapes photographed through the iconic seven-slot grille of the Jeep Cherokee are featured in a new TV advert that will run in the UK and across Europe

The spot shows an sequence of wild landscapes and metropolitan scenes seen from a unique viewpoint: through the seven-slot grille: Africa, South America, North America, Antarctica, Asia, Europe and Oceania – coming together to express the most authentic spirit of adventure in the Jeep’s DNA.

The 200 hp of the new 2.2 MultiJet II engine, champs at the bit behind the famous grille of the Jeep Cherokee. The commercial is an epic tale told through pictures, music and the words of the claim ‘Roads are just a point of view’. The chosen route is not an issue – the advert shows mud, sand, water and tarmac – when you can rely on the top-in-class performance, ride comfort, off-road capabilities, infotainment features and safety [...]

Huge rise in European Jeep Sales

Jeep sales continue to grow exponentially in Europe

jeep-renegadeJeep has announced another record sales period.  For the 18th consecutive month, the brand continues to grow in Europe with June being the best month ever with 8,500 sales and a 176% increase compared with June 2014.

At product level, with more than 5,400 units sold, the Jeep Renegade has been a particular success and is now permanently among the most sold vehicles in its segment in some of the major European countries and top 5 position in places.

The Grand Cherokee performance was as well positive. In June, compared with the same month in 2014, the vehicle had an 18% increase in sales in the European region, reaching the top positions in its segment in key countries like Italy, Switzerland and Poland.

An important contribution came as well from the iconic Jeep Wrangler whose sales in June grew by almost 50%, compared with June 2014, with [...]

jeep-police-renegadeIt looks great in one of the nine optional colours already available, but now the new Jeep Renegade has a new colour scheme: blue and yellow stripes.

This striking Renegade police car is the result of a new partnership between Jeep and Wiltshire Police. At the end of the six month test period, Wiltshire Police plans to buy the Jeep, which has been fitted with full police graphics, blue lights and sirens, and use it out of Gable Cross Police Station, Swindon.

The car, in 1.6 Diesel Sport specification, combines best-in-class off-road ability with world-class on-road driving dynamics. Inside, functional details crafted from high quality materials and using innovative colours ensure the Renegade will become an excellent addition to the force’s drivers. It’ll be a practical one too, courtesy of best-in-class interior space and clever, functional storage areas.

“We’re delighted to add the Jeep Renegade to our [...]

news-defender-challengeA combination of wet and dry weather conditions created unpredictable and unstable terrain and proved the toughest challenge for the Defender Challenge contestants as they embarked on the third round at the All Wheel Drive Club Allisport Hillrally at Walters Arena, Wales.

Ten Defender 90s, modified to FIA rally standards, took the startline for a gruelling 16 stages of forest and slate gravel sections over nearly 12 hours in two days. Walters Arena, renowned for its abrasive terrain lies in the picturesque pine-clad Powys hills in the heart of a windfarm and provides extreme conditions for high-speed, low friction driving, as such it is a regular location for Land Rover’s test and development engineers looking to put the future generation of Land Rover vehicles through their paces.

Heightening the drama of the weekend, the Bowler V6 supercharged Defender 110 prototype made its debut with its first race [...]

STORY THREE pic 1One of a pair of 5.0 V8 powered Defender 110s totally reworked to their royal clients specification. Once completed the two Icon Defenders were literally flown out to the middle east. The project started off with two new White left hand drive 110 TDci Defender station wagons which were then totally re worked and built for long range desert Falconry field sports expeditions.

Firstly the original roofs, side panels and doors were removed then interior and exteriors stripped to enable all the original LR Fuji white to be changed to 1990 LR portifino red. While this was going on lambs wool carpets and saddle hides were made to cover the seats and flooring as well as lower door cards. Classic Land Rover half doors were to be used and bespoke sun shade hood and frames made at Nene’s specialist vehicle facility at Peterborough.

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