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    THEY FOUND OUR ENGINEER

    Learn the story of Arthur Goddard - Land Rover's first engineer. The British Land Rover 4x4 has grown from 1948 to become one of the world's leading automotive brands. Exactly how it all came together back in the late 1940s and early 50s has been the topic of interest and debate for many years. This was until two Australian enthusiasts, Michael Bishop and Alex Massey quite literally stumbled across senior member of the original Land Rover development team, Arthur Goddard, living in Brisbane Australia 2009.

    The Discovery led to any of the myths and tales surrounding the early vehicles to be heard as it happened from Arthur point of view, as head of the original Land Rover project team. Arthur then returned to his old work place at Solihull and the vehicle that he helped bring to life in 1948.

    The book contains both a technical and a human side to this incredible story as well as a great reunion between Arthur and his old colleague Spen King who went onto design the Range Rover in the 1960s. This is truly a unique story from the time of post World War 2 Britain to modern day Australia and how the iconic 4x4 grew up so quickly in the 1950's to become the world leader that it is today.

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