We started our Land Rover journey with a dream of driving a classic Defender from cape to cape, i.e., from the North-cape in Norway to Cape town, South Africa. A journey of 15.000 miles.We refurbished a 1986 3-door Land Rover Defender 110, and modified her into a camper van. After that, she was mechanically and optically sound to make this incredible journey. By the time our project finished, we were addicted! That’s when we started our own business to buy, refurbish, and sell classic Defenders! It has been a big adventure and a lot of fun, and it gives even more joy! Especially to our happy and enthusiastic customers, who still give us updates on their Land Rover experience. That motivates us to do our utmost best every day to deliver a high quality end product. We don’t work with every Defender that crosses our path. We only choose the ones we absolutely love, as a Defender is not just another car you use to travel from A to B. Every Defender has its own character and emotional experience, and when you work with passion on something you love, the only outcome possible is positive! After 163 very successful projects, we have gathered tremendous amounts of experience and knowledge. Together with a team of highly skilled and passionate Land Rover mechanics, we are able to deliver a beautiful and high quality Defender. We guarantee that every Defender that leaves our workshop is in top condition, and in even better condition as when it left the factory 25 years ago, thanks to the significant improvements we make and the durable materials and parts we use.
We Dutchmen strangely feel at home in this below-sea-level basin called Death Valley. The steady drought and record summer heat make it a place of extremes. Life seems to have disappeared. When looking closely, however, it’s morbid name holds a disguise. Flowers, birds and insects live in lush oases and make them come alive during rare rainstorms. Coyotes, lizards, tiny fish and ground squirrels complete the diversity of Death Valley’s wildlife. Donkeys used during the gold rush have found their forever home, and procreated.
Death Valley. Gold and grey. Greatness and adventure, vast and in no man’s land. Seemingly lifeless, yet there is a living power. There’s absolutely no coverage but there’s an absolute trust in The Hills, our customized Land Rover Defender. We’re here to test her in 122 degrees Fahrenheit and deliver her to her new guardian. He’s become familiar with her during the last nine months, and now we’re here to bring her home.
This one hotel-restaurant Oase, took us back in time. You can just feel and almost smell the stories of yesteryear. Memories of the rough days cross roads with newly built, and future memories for The Hills to drive in to. Dinner ends in a long evening full of bizarre stories of the States in past times, and of future dreams.
We’ve taken home an immense experience and belief that The Hills will enjoy this next lifetime. This is where she belongs. Her future will gather/accumulate new adventures and stories to tell. Stories that will one day be heard in Oase. For our next generation.
All of our Defender designs are inspired by nature. They will provide the owner the ultimate feeling that he can conquer the world. His car is his travel companion, his safety, his adventure. Together with his own, completely customized Land Rover Defender, his journey to fulfill his dream has started. Her dream will for sure give her this exact similar feeling.
For our unique series Beachdrifter, the architect was inspired by the environment of the sea. Beach drifter holds all golden colors of the sand and wooden details in warm red, brown, yellow and golden shades like driftwood. The intense burnt sienna colored cattle complete the natural feeling. With the Beachdrifter you’re immersed in your journey as soon as you climb in.
The sea, the air and surrounding nature relaxes the soul. We tested the Beachdrifter on the Pacific Coast Highway, from California to San Fransisco. With a never ending view of the Pacific Coast, you can’t ignore the intrinsic feeling of freedom, adventure and nature. The scenery dissolves all feelings of stress – giving you the chance to getting away from it all. Just for now. Disappearing into the clouds when driving through the sea mist. Seven copies of the Beachdrifter in gold and red tones. Born to discover the coastline and on their way to discover the States.
The Canyons in Utah, Arizona, gave us that inspirational and impressive sensation. Driving Olympus in this redness makes you feel the warm glow of summer. With cold nights holding us attentive. One becomes void when surrounded by nature.
Olympus brought us to Michigan in the States. Our journey was our test drive, our goal was Aspen. We were on a journey to personally deliver Olympus. We needed to feel this beauty in her future habitat. Staying overnight at a range in the Canyons made us realize how tiny we are in overwhelming nature. Watching afar from a fair height into the depth of the Canyons and up into the sky to be a witness of a million stars. The bright milky way lighting red sands.