Meeting Mr. Land Rover Defender

How did the Defender get its name – and why? Bill Morris, Land Rover’s chief engineer at the time, tells us the story behind the Defender’s arrival

Bill Morris looks like a man born behind the wheel of a Land Rover Defender.

He sits comfortably in the driving seat of a One Ten at the top of The Staircase, one of the tougher obstacles for 4x4s on Solihull’s famous Land Track, and smiles at the memory of tackling it a minute earlier, resting his arm on the window sill the way Defender people do when in all but the dead of …read more

Source:: Autocar