This week, in an e-mail group to which I belong, there was an interesting discussion of this advertisement from Land Rover in England, dating back to 1995.
That led (perhaps inevitably) to this episode of Top Gear.
I've driven many thousands of miles in Land Rovers (the tough, rugged Series 1, 2, 2A and 3 models, not the upmarket Range Rover variants). The short-wheel-base early models in particular were ubiquitous in Africa, much as Jeeps are in the USA. Those of you who remember the movie 'The Gods Must Be Crazy' will recall (with a giggle, I'm sure) the Land Rover that found itself winched up into a tree, and having adventures with gates while having no brakes. I know that model particularly well; in fact, my butt and lower back wince in sympathy whenever they see one, in movies or in real life!
Land Rover sponsored the Camel Trophy for most of its two-decade existence, showcasing its vehicles and their off-road capabilities. Here's a video of the 'Land Rover Years' of the trophy. It's long - about 1½ hours - but great viewing for off-road enthusiasts.
I must admit, I never drove a Land Rover in such tricky conditions. I had more sense!