Stop Gap : Arthur Goddard Land Rover Project Engineer DVD
Arthur Goddard is a rare survivor of the management team who designed, built and developed the Land-Rover in 1947-48. He was Project Engineer, responsible for turning the original ideas into a working; reliable, financially viable vehicle for the post-war world. In doing so he helped save the Rover Company from collapse; and also helped create a legend.
But his contribution to the story of the world's favourite 4x4 was overlooked when the history books were written, as he'd moved to Australia. Then, in 2010 aged 89, he was 'rediscovered' by enthusiasts, and invited back to the UK, to visit the factory and re-live some of those early days.
And in doing so he disproved some of the myths that had grown up about the early Land-Rovers that they were made from surplus aircraft aluminum, and painted with cockpit paint; they were designed as farm tractors, and were only for limited production all, it would seem, fairy tales
This 2-hour DVD follows Arthur in the factory, through the archives, and back to some of the places where the Land-Rover was born over 60 years ago.