1967 Land Rover 88. Washing a Land Rover New Zealand style!
Ash Smith says"About 10 - 15 miles in from the highway, we came to a sloping
patch of a very slippery type of clay known as Papa, above a steep bluff.
Several vehicles went across and we followed in turn. Due to the low traction
I had because of not airing down the tyres, the nose swung downhill. To cut
a long story short, the Rover went over the bluff.
Witnesses said it rolled 6 times sideways, twice end over end and then
free-fell 20 - 30ft into the river, finally resting nose down on its bullbar.
The total journey was about 140 vertical feet.
We were very shaken and sore after this "concrete-mixer" ride, but apart
from a bit of damage to me caused by a chain-saw slashing its bar across
my back, no serious injury.
I had constructed a full roll-cage, and that plus the bull-bars are the
only reason I am penning this now. I will now NEVER travel with anyone who
goes off-road without rollover protection."
Near Whangamomona, New Zealand