Chasing The Camel Trophy

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We specialize in sourcing, importing, preserving, and restoring Heritage Land Rover Defenders.

No other vehicle on the planet evokes a sense of wanderlust quite like a vintage Land Rover – a vehicle that has conquered every corner of the world and left an indelible mark on the face of travel and adventure.

In our digitally connected world, driving a vintage Land Rover provides an analog experience to slow down time, allowing passengers to take a break from the chaos and banality of everyday life.

Bishop+Rook has become one of the most recognized companies in the world for creating truly unique, honest, and timeless Land Rover Defenders.

As passionate owners ourselves, we understand the importance of maintaining these iconic vehicles for future generations to enjoy.

When we take on a project, we aim to ensure each vehicle we source or build retains its unique character …. whether it’s an unrestored classic with original patina or a complete nut-and-bolt bespoke restoration.

We manage a global team of experts with decades of combined experience in the industry who maintain our workshops worldwide. Our sourcing operations span from Europe to Africa — helping to ensure a steady supply of parts, resources, and interesting Defenders to bring to the market.

We are dedicated to the Land Rover Lifestyle.
It might seem silly, but We’ve never really liked the idea of “Buying or Selling a Defender,” which is why we refer to it as an adoption process.

When you welcome a Land Rover Defender into your life, it becomes part of your family – a source of adventure and a vehicle that can take you to all the places you’ve always dreamed of traveling.

As a new owner, you will be tasked with maintaining and caring for the vehicle, which is why we are steadfastly focused on providing you with the best possible foundation upon which to build.

Our Land Rovers are built to seek adventure in everyday life, focused on mechanical reliability, craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail – using a unique perspective of trying to preserve the history of each vehicle.
Every person on the Bishop+Rook team shares a common passion for giving life to these icons of the road and helping new owners.

We enjoy sharing our knowledge with the world, providing a unique behind-the-scenes look into the process it takes to preserve and restore each vehicle.

We think it’s essential to provide education and guidance to our customers as they begin their journey into the Defender lifestyle.

We will always be here to help future caretakers gain the necessary knowledge they need to make informed decisions about their choice and gives them greater confidence in their ability to maintain their vehicle once they bring it home.

While you have many choices regarding acquiring your vintage Land Rover Defender … We hope you will consider us.

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The Unplugged Movie

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The Most Embarrassing Creative Project I ever Completed

I was organizing old hard drives tonight and came across the Adobe Premiere Pro project file and footage of an old 48-hour film project I completed years ago.
It was a film I produced, directed, wrote, filmed, and acted in all by myself.
It was incredibly hard, and the result was incredibly bad. I’m certain the folks who witnessed the first and only screening of it in a theatre probably thought I was absolutely insane.
Being that I was behind on nearly everything else I had to work on this weekend, I irresponsibly took the afternoon/evening to re-cut the short film to something a little more palatable. It’s still not great – or even good. In fact, you might watch it and demand this time back in your life.
The lesson I learned from this film, which is included in the epilogue, is that a ‘team’ is necessary to accomplish any great task. Everything I’ve ever done in my personal or professional life was made better by the help of others.
As for this film, I hope someday someone does a really serious review and critique. Maybe then I’ll be able to understand it myself.
As for those of you who get the underlying message of needing to unplug, take a look at my Unplug Project website – It’s lacking serious updates, but the premise remains the same: get out there and experience life. Life unplugged.