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Spain - the story

Roger Crowthorn and Dave Phillips of LRO went down in to Spain to drive some mountain tracks in the summer of 2005. Half way down one of these, they came across the Range Rover wreck. After asking about it when they got out, they were told that a Swiss woman had been driving it about 15 years before. She went through a ford on her way out and did not realise due to the rain how much it would fill by the time she returned. The Rangie did not make it across and was washed away. She, happily, managed to get out and was safe.

The Rangie got washed further down the mountain every flood for the next 15 years. When Roger and Dave found it, the route was a nice track. After discussing the day over a few beers that night a plan was hatched to come back later in the year and retrieve the remains. The LRO magazine asked for volunteers to go and I was lucky enough to get picked. When we got there we found out that it had been the wettest December in 47 years and the dry track was now a river. We had great fun getting it out over two days which included sinking a G4 Range Rover and drying out the engine in situ. The truck then drove home 2700KM in 24 hours without missing a beat.
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