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Made To Drive | S05 E18

Freedom On Four Wheels: “La Poderosa” Lives For The Wild

“This Land Rover is very simple. The idea behind the vehicle is to go as many places as possible, using as few resources as possible,” photographer Sean Reagan says. He, Mittie Roger, and their Land Rover Defender “la poderosa” are on an adventure—with no end in sight.
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seanandmittie
seanandmittie

Thank you all for watching and commenting! We’re gearing-up to drive La Poderosa from Mexico to Argentina – crossing the Andes and the Amazon so please tune in! Cheers, Sean and Mittie (seanandmittie.com).

Daniel Evseev
Daniel Evseev

Oh petrolicious you have done it again! What a beautifully shot video, with incredible content and outlook on llife.
I am feeling inspired and energetic with new ideas for travel. My very first car was a Land Rover Discovery 1, they got a special place in my heart. Thank you again for your work.

michael kent
michael kent

Yes agree completely what a great video. The next best thing to a LR Defender is a used LR4, which i just bought recently to do overland trips in the western usa.

Emanuel Costa
Emanuel Costa

Great, great video. The Defender is freedom on wheels and this video and story prove it!

Christopher Burton
Christopher Burton

Absolutely my favorite Petrolicious video of all time…love all cars but have a special place in my heart for utilitarian, simple, go-anywhere vehicles…thanks for the beautiful small journey to paradise…please continue to feature ‘workhorses’ from time to time between all the thoroughbreds!

JOEL WANDIMI
JOEL WANDIMI

Now this is by far one of my best petrolicious videos. Love the accumulated memories and miles on this thing. Good for these two

Jeff Suhy
Jeff Suhy

That’s it…I’m selling it all and buying back my ’94 D90. I’m sure it’s got 10X the miles and will cost me 2X the $ to buy it back but I don’t care. This is brilliant. Thanks for another dose of inspiration Petrolicious!

Jason Bronkhorst
Jason Bronkhorst

Needed this today. Excellent.

Paul Thompson
Paul Thompson

Love the patina that it’s developing, growing old very gracefully.

But, could you clean the connection on that left front side-light it’s driving me mad…

Dennis White
Dennis White

Watched the wonderful video (boy, what a commitment to a change in life), got home and opened my mail, and found the new issue of Octane magazine with the front cover “Land Rover- Farewell to the world’s most versatile classic”. Timing or happenstance?

Kurt Uzbay
Kurt Uzbay

Wonderful philosophy on Life… Good for you Sean and Mittie,, Keep on Rocking in the Free World…
Kurt

seanandmittie
seanandmittie

Thanks Kurt!

Andrew Salt
Andrew Salt

Truly an amazing and inspirational film. Makes me wonder why I ever sold my old Classic Range Rovers…different beasts to a Defender maybe, but same sort of ethos….go anywhere, see stuff you can’t see unless you have a pair of hiking boots…and meet people you wouldn’t normally see (like a red-faced farmer with a gun pointing at you telling you to get off his land – yes, in England). Shame they dont make them like that anymore at JLR – just futuristic gizmo-laden toys for the well off, never to even drive through a forest unless a motorway happens to… Read more »

Guitar Slinger
Guitar Slinger

First off I love the Defender and thoroughly enjoyed this video ; That said though I must admit this along with every other article/photo shoot / video of Land Rover Defenders raises my ire to an almost intolerable level . Why you ask ? Because the US Government in their infinite wisdom [ with the exceptions of one short window in the 60’s and another in the 90’s ] has seen fit to keep the Land Rover Defender out of our ( US ) hands based on Safety concerns [ like a JEEP Wrangler of any year is in any… Read more »

Jim Valcarcel
Jim Valcarcel

This film is nothing less than brilliant. Petrolicious continues to bring us films on the automotive landscape that no other car website brings us. One week it’s a Ferrari 275 GTB/4 and all the beauty that a car like that can bring. The next week we are treated to a vehicle like this Defender. I think unlike any other film this one shows how much our car can contribute to the freedom that a car can bring. That’s what makes us car lovers. And lovers of Petrolicious as well!