The expedition was made possible in part, by the generous support of sponsors. These companies chose to provide services or products to assist the team during the expedition.
Superwinch® have been really generous and provided us with an incredible custom built 24v Husky winch, capable of pulling the Wolf out of almost any situation. They have also provided us with essential gear, like protective clothing and a heavy duty bumper with built in winch tray.
“Superwinch design high performance winches, mounting kits and accessories that get you out of trouble and keep you moving forward … just what you’d expect from America’s industry leader.”
Network Vehicles have provided financial support to the Expedition, and have also very generously donated to our charity cause. Network are generally regarded as one of the best Leasing Companies in the market for small to medium business’.
“Network is a specialist division of LeasePlan, the world’s largest fleet management company, providing small businesses and private individuals with vehicle leasing solutions through a network of franchisees. With over 25 years of experience in a highly competitive market, Network has developed a range of products and solutions that deliver the very best in value and service.”
Cooper Tires® are providing the Wolf with a full compliment of their super Discoverer STT tyres. These amazing tyres will be our most vital tool in overcoming the hostile terrain.
“Cooper Tire & Rubber Company is a global company specializing in the design, manufacture and sales of passenger car, light truck, medium truck, motorcycle and racing tires, as well as tread rubber and related equipment for the retread industry.”
Alan UK® have generously agreed to provide the Expedition with a full local communications setup, Antenna and various important electrical components, including sine wave inverter which will give us 220v capabilities.
“With a history dating back to 1972, Alan UK is a part of CTE International, a broadly diversified Radio-Communication Company operating in the international market for Consumer and Professional users.”
Harwoods Land Rover kindly agreed to sponsor the expedition before we left, by providing the wolf with a full service, and a few spare parts.
” Since the launch of the first ever 4×4 in 1948, Land Rover has stood for adventure and excellence – qualities that our company continues to reflect in everything we do. “
While in Malaysia, Land Rover Malaysia kindly agreed to sponsor the expedition with another full service, which, having already driven 10,000 miles around the world, the wolf definitely needed!
Macromedia®/ Adobe® have kindly supplied us with the Contribute 3® web software which we will use to update the website en route.
“Building on more than 20 years of innovation, Adobe helps people and businesses communicate better through its world-leading digital imaging, design, and document technology platforms for consumers, creative professionals, and enterprises.”
SuperPro have provided the Expedition with a full set of their unbeatable polyurethane bushes These will improve the ride and handling of the Wolf, and perform far better in the punishing terrain.
” As replacements for original equipment parts, SuperPro bushes offer the advantages of more superior cornering, stability, steering and braking, reduced NVH, greater durability, easy fitment and cost efficiency – with every item backed up by SuperPro’s exclusive Research & Development and customer technical support.”
Engel Fridges have kindly offered to supply the expedition with one of their legendary fridges, as a replacement to the National Luna fridge in the trailer. The fridge will no doubt be invaluable in Central America and Western Africa where temperatures regularly reach 35-40 degrees Celsius.
CCL have helped with the funding the purchase of the vehicle, and have served as a negotiator between the Expedition and Land Rover.
“CCLeasing provide straight-forward information about contracts together with competitive terms for any type of car or commercial. Whatever you wish to achieve in terms of business or private vehicles, CCL have the answer in terms of buying power, tax and VAT guidance.”
John at RSR has very kindly agreed to provide the Wolf with a Custom made Stainless steel exhaust, this will exit through the rear wing, and be made by his engineers to fit perfectly, and provide maximum clearance, durability and efficiency. RSR are often involved in Charity events and supporting the community.
“RSR Tyres & Wheels are a family run business, trading in tyres and wheels since 1988, with retail branches in Croydon, Norwood, Sutton, Redhill, Bromley & South Croydon, and a wholesale division in Coulsdon. At any one time, we hold approximately 15000 tyres in stock.”
Simon and Simon at X-Eng have been generous enough to supply the Expedition with one of Their amazing X-Brake Disc handbrakes, and an X-Shaft, which should prove very useful, check out their website for more cool stuff!
“X-Eng is dedicated to the manufacture and supplier of high performance innovative products for your Land Rover ™ off-road vehicle. All our products have been designed and tested in the field on real off road vehicles by real off road people – and they work!”
Peter at VTS has very kindly agreed to fit the Wolf with a state of the art sound system, and connections for mp3 players or laptops. This will enable us to play music or movies from a number of sources while stationary or on the move.
VTS Systems are based in Sevenoaks, Kent. They offer state of the art solutions from Navigation and Mobile Media, to the latest in vehicle security. click through to their website to talk to VTS.
The Grating Company have provided the Wolf with a set of their super heavy duty Tracmats The will prove invaluable during those sticky moments! Even the toughest off-road vehicles like the Wolf can get bogged down sometimes!
” The Grating Company are the UK’s leading supplier of vehicle bridging ladders. Using the latest high strength, low weight fibreglass to provide a bridging ladder which is ideal for a large number of off-road situations. The Grating Company bridging ladder is a fraction of the weight of its metal equivalent and offers an extended life with no corrosion problems.”
Mud UK, have very kindly helped the Expedition with a Mech Lock System® This protects the vehicle by adopting the unique method of connecting to a vehicles hydraulic clutch circuit without altering any of the vehicle’s original functions. With the system activated, the clutch is locked in the open position securely isolating the drive between engine and gearbox.
MUD UK is a family run business based in the heart of the Yorkshire Pennines specialising in the design and manufacture of innovative Land Rover solutions.
Silblade® have provided the Expedition with a supply of Silblade PTFE coated silicone Wipers. These are resistant to Heat and Cold, and are far superior to regular Wipers.
Silblade and SSP are based in New York, they produce a multitude of different silicone products for use by industries from Aerospace and the military, to Laboratories and for EMI Shielding they can be can be contacted via the Silblade website.
TBR UK® are the chosen fitters for the Expedition, the expertise and dedication that they offer is beyond value. TBR prepared the support vehicles used on the “Long Way Round.”
“TBR customers, both enthusiasts and commercial users, look to TBR to provide them with expert advice and a range of quality products. All of our equipment and accessories have been carefully selected from the worlds leading manufacturers.”
Camel Trophy Museum
Mike Robson has been a great help in sourcing and securing the Wolf, he is also an invaluable source of information and contacts.
“Mike as a dedicated member of the Camel Trophy owners club has established his private museum over many years for club and charity events and the enjoyment of visiting members. These vehicles are offered for sale to hopefully enable the purchase and renovation of other Camel trophy vehicles, so maintaining the freshness of the museum.”