Celebrating Invictus Games Athletes

Land Rover Frisco is excited and proud to announce Jaguar Land Rover North America’’s continued support and partnership of the U.S. Armed Forces Team in the Invictus Games. This year’s Invictus Games start this weekend, September 23, in Toronto Canada, and run until September 30. In addition, Jaguar Land Rover will be the presenting partner for the Invictus Games Toronto 2017.

The Invictus Games are an “international adaptive sporting event for wounded, ill, and injured veterans and active-duty service members.” The U.S. has over 80 athletes on their team this year, and are being led by Sgt. Ivan Sears and Capt. Christy Wise.

Before the U.S. team took off for the games, Jaguar Land Rover wanted to celebrate them send them off with extra support, recognition, and honor. So, Jaguar Land Rover hosted a send-off event in Long Island, New York. In addition to a celebrate, the send-off was comprised of practices and scrimmages for some last minute preparation.

“The Invictus Games gives us all the chance to challenge ourselves and build a better version of ourselves.” USMC, Sgt. Ivan Sears, U.S. Armed Forces Team Co-Captain for Invictus Game Toronto 2017, said. “I speak on behalf of the entire team when I saw that we are all so excited to represent the U.S. Armed Forces Team in Toronto.”

Sports for the Invictus Games include powerlifting, archery, sitting volleyball, golf, wheelchair basketball, the Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge, and more.

“The Invictus Games is an amazing event as it bring together wounded warriors from all around the world to compete, share stories and encourage each other,” USAF, Capt. Christy Wise, U.S. Armed Forces Team Co-Captain for Invictus Game Toronto 2017, said. “We want to thank Jaguar Land Rover for all of their support before and during the games.”

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American Eventing Championship Partners

Land Rover North America is once again partnering with the 2017 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) again this year for the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) in North Carolina that started yesterday, August 30, and continues through September 3, 2017.

The AEC gives both horse and rider combinations of every age and level an opportunity to compete in this special national championship. This event recognizes all professionals, amateurs, and juniors for their year-long accomplishments. It brings in the top riders in all divisions from all over the country to compete for the national title.

“We are happy to be a part of this weekend’s event as it helps develop the next generation of our equestrian athletes and also awards and recognizes the best riders in the nation, whether they are a Beginner Novice or are riding in the Advanced division,” Kim McCullough, Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC, Vice President of Marketing, said.

“This event does a great job of creating a championship environment and the stunning facilities int he foothills of North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountain range provide the perfect environment to showcase the capability and design of our vehicles.”

In addition to having the pleasure of viewing an exciting cross-country competition (designed by Captain Mark Phillips), spectators will be able to enjoy Land Rover’s ‘Ultimate Stable.’ The ‘Ultimate Stable,’ features the all-new seven-seat Land Rover Discovery with a variety of top equestrian apparel and equipment.

Children will also have an opportunity to join in on the Land Rover fun. Land Rover will have a multiple scaled-down, electric-powered replicas of the Land Rover Series 1 (1948) for children, ages four through ten, to drive on an unique mini off-road course.

Land Rover North America is proud to continue their part as the Official Vehicle of the United States Equestrian Foundation and the U.S. Land Rover Eventing Team at the 2017 USEA AEC.

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Win a Land Rover Peruvian Adventure!

Taking off this October, Land Rover is hosting the Land Rover Experience Tour Peru 2017. This expense paid, six-day, off-road adventure through the Peruvian mountains, jungles, and desert will feature the new Land Rover Discovery and four winners from across the United States.

To win this coveted adventure, you must prove yourself at one of four trials. The first trial took place at Overland Expo west May 12-14 in Flagstaff, Arizona, and the first winner, John Thomas from Fresno, California, has been recently announced!

The last three winners will be selected from the other three trials, taking place at three different Land Rover Experience Driving Centers. These are located at the Quail Lodge in Carmel, California; the Equinox Resort in Manchester, Vermont; and the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. You may only enter each trial once.

“Creating this competition to give consumers the chance to win a trip on the Land Rover Experience Tour taking place in Peru this year, provides an opportunity for us to showcase the unique features of the new Land Rover Discovery and engage with adventure minded individuals at our Experience school locations,” Kim McCullough, Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC, Brand VP, said.

“We are excited to announce the first winner of the Land Rover Experience Tour Peru 2017. It will be a thrilling experience for John and we know he will enjoy all the capabilities of the new Discovery.”

The winners will travel in pairs for the Land Rover Experience Tour Peru 2017. The first pair will travel from October 28 to November 3 over 500 miles from Cusco, through Machu Piccu, Pitchari, Satipo, and will end their leg of the experience in Huancayo. The second pair will travel from November 4 to November 9. They will start in Huancayo and drive almost 400 miles through Peruvian mountains and desert on their way to the finish in Pisco.

To sign up for one of the trials visit this website. You must sign up by August 31.

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Teams Gear Up for Invictus Games

Land Rover Frisco is so excited about the upcoming Invictus Games! The Invictus Games is an “international adaptive sporting event for wounded, injured, and sick servicemen and women” that Jaguar Land Rover is a key sponsor for! The very first Invictus Games were held in 2014 in London, United Kingdom. 17 nations will be competing in this year’s Games that will be held in Toronto, Canada in September.

Land Rover Frisco is excited that the Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge will be the opening event of the Games! The team from the United Kingdom (where Jaguar Land Rover’s headquarters are) have been hard at work preparing. Only two members of the team will compete in the Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge.

The team started the day working on their speed and precision in Jaguar F-PACEs in a slalom challenge at Cotswold Airport. Later in the day the team worked on their planning, teamwork, and communication skills while off-roading routes in Land Rover Discoverys near Eastnor Castle.

Land Rover ambassadors, Olympic Medallist, Zara Tindall, and England Rugby World Cup winner, Lewis Moody, were with the team to provide encouragement and insight as they prepared.

“The Invictus Games is a very special event, and I’ve loved meeting all the competitions here today,” Zara Tindall said. “It was really hard to select just two people to take part in the Driving Challenge in Toronto; each and every one of those we met has the will to win and would do a fantastic job. Once again, it’s an absolute honor for me to be involved with Jaguar Land Rover and with the Invictus Games and I am really looking forward to watching these guys when they actually get to compete at the Games.”

The 2017 Invictus Games will take place September 23 – 20. In addition to the Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge, events include archery, cycling, golf, swimming, sitting volleyball, wheelchair basketball, and more!

Land Rover Frisco is excited to cheer on the United States team as they compete!

Land Rover Reborn: Series 1

The Series 1 is where Land Rover got started. From there Land Rover has expanded and created the incredible vehicle line-up we at Land Rover Frisco are privileged to share. In recent years, Land Rover has been working to revitalize their rich heritage and restore original Land Rovers. In 2015, this particular Land Rover Series 1 came to Land Rover’s facility in Solihull and Land Rover Reborn emerged.

Michael Bishop from Land Rover Classic and Adam Bewley, a presenter, rode along together as this Series 1 went through a test drive.

“Series 1 is a term that was given to the vehicle in 1958 when the Series 2 came out,” Michael Bishop said. “All the vehicles previous to that Series 2 model became the Series 1, and you had a mix of products.”

“When it arrived it was actually a multitude of colors. It was originally bronze green,” Bishop said. “She spent all her life in the Outback. It was assembled in Australia originally, in 1950 on this massive estate, 25,000 hectares, so she was a little bit sunburn, a little bit beaten, a little bit worn out, but she came back to Solihull and went through the process of being restored.”

Bishop spoke about benefitting from Land Rover’s archives and engineering drawings from the original Land Rovers as they worked to restore this Series 1, “We can look at the vehicle, access what needs to be done to it, and decide whether that part needs to be restored or replaced. That’s the same with all of the Reborn vehicles.”

The Series 1 weighs 1,200 kilograms and has a 1.6 liter petrol engine with 55 horsepower. Since the vehicle is so lightweight, the engine puts out plenty of power to get it around.

“The seats are green vinyl, and that’s exactly what the specification was in the day. We kept the original key which is a replacement key from Newman’s Hardware in Townsville in Queensland, so it’s a little bit of authenticity there.”

We are proud to come from such an incredible background of Land Rovers. If you are interested in learning more about Land Rover, contact us at Land Rover Frisco today!