The Mission

June 3rd, 2010 by

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The Coyle’s continue their search for great destinations that began in 2008. Their chosen vehicle, “Blackie”, is a 2008 Supercharged Range Rover Sport. The Coyles have already logged more than 30,000 miles with her wandering from Nashville to Nova Scotia. She has suffered the swelter of a Florida summer and the bitter cold of a Quebec winter. “She is the best Land Rover we’ve had so far,” said Jay Coyle who suggests the trip is a “Five Star Adventure” featuring the best places to visit and great times on and off the road. The journey will cover spectacular locations like the Grand Canyon as well as off the beaten track oddities like the mysterious Carhenge.

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Nelia Coyle-Nelia has suffered through Jay’s Land Rover addiction for years. She recently gave up her Jeep Rubicon and drives an LR3 and a BMW X3. Nelia has traveled throughout North America and Europe and is a writer and photographer as well as an experienced naturalist. Nelia purchased her first 4×4 in 1980 – a Toyota TF40 Landcruiser.

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Jay Coyle– Jay has been a certified Land Rover nut since taking his first ride in a Range Rover while on a safari in Africa in the 1970’s. He has owned a dozen Land Rovers including a D-90 and a Range Rover Classic. He currently drives an LR3 and “Blackie”. Jay purchased his first 4×4 in 1976 – a Jeep CJ5.


More on Blackie

DNA-XI bought Blackie new from LRPB in 2008 and she remains stock other than a full sized spare – a tight fit. I chose Pirelli Scorpion Asimetrico(s) as they are the only 20” all-season tires I could find with the proper speed rating. Other than the price I am happy with them and they have served well on wet pavement, dirt and snow. I find the Sport an incredible (all-weather) highway vehicle and decent for light off-road use – the wheels suffer cosmetically. It is a hybrid however and has less ground clearance than its sisters. With that said I have driven the RRS HSE with 19” wheels off-road in very difficult conditions and it is quite capable. Blackie has served more than 30,000 trouble free miles…. she’s the best yet!

 

How We Roll

In my life other than Land Rover I’m a boat guy and I’m pretty much a type-A when it comes to cruising land or sea. Here’s what we bring along…

– Camera #1 : Canon 22mp D1s (with lenses in Pelican case)
– Camera #2 : Canon 22mp 5D (with lenses soft bag)
– Camera #3 : Canon PowerShot D1012 mp / water proof (soft bag)
– 15” Macbook Pro w/ external Lacie 1TB drive (Pelican case)
– 12” Macbook Pro (soft bag)
– ipad 3G
– iphone 3G (x2)
– First Aid (Pelican case)
– Iridium satellite phone (Pelican case)
– Spot II personal satellite locator
– Garmin handheld GPS
– CB radio
– Tools (soft bag)
– Hydraulic jack
– Air compressor
– Tire plug kit

A STORY OF ADDICTION
00°42’34”S 36°26’06”E Kenya 1975
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1976 JEEP CJ5
1980 TOYOTA TF40
1985 FORD RANGER 4×4
1986 Jeep Cheerokee
1995 LR D90
1995 LR RANGE ROVER
2000 LR DISCO
2002 LR RANGE ROVER
2005 LR RANGE ROVER
2005 Jeep Rubicon
2006 LR LR3
2007 LR LR3
2008 LR RANGER ROVER SPORT SC

– Jay & Nelia Coyle

Land Rover Palm Beach is pleased to feature Jay and Nelia Coyle as guest authors for the Land Rover Palm Beach blog this summer. Stay tuned for adventures across North America in their 2008 Range Rover Sport.