Frank began his passion for Land Rovers and off-road driving in 1978 at the age of 14 when his father, trying to be frugal, decided that a good “1st vehicle” for his son would be the old ’67 Series II Land Rover that had been collecting dust in the barn.
 
Frank has been driving various types of Land Rovers since. As a tactical transportation officer in the US Marine Corps, Frank turned his passion for offroading into a career. He has had the opportunity to lead off-road convoys all over the world. He has significant driving experience in desert, mountain and jungle conditions. He worked for 3 years as an off-road driving and recovery instructor and has worked in defining and articulating the requirements for the Marine Corps' vehicle fleet.
 
The "Colonel" has been a member of numerous LR clubs across the U.S. and was the VP of the Rovers Association of VA. He is an outdoor enthusiast who also enjoys kayaking, mountain biking, climbing and skiing. He hopes to one day unlock the deep secrets of the mysterious "monkey".
 

  • 300 Tdi engine with fueling by-pass solenoid
  • Tdi ZF-4 auto transmission
  • Lt230 1.4 transfer case
  • Dual optima batteries
  • Galvanized steel frame
  • Superwinch Husky 8500 winch
  • Rockware custome front bumper
  • Safety Devices roof rack with aluminum diamond plate floor
  • Piaa dual beam fog/driving lamps
  • Hella 3000 lights on safari bar
  • Mantec steering guard
  • Diamond plate fender guards
  • Hood mounted spare tire mount
  • Mantec raised air intake
  • Limb risers
  • Cobra CB radio
  • ICOM 207H 2m/440mHz transceiver
  • Garmin GPS system
  • Clinometer
  • ECR HD rocki sliders with dual recovery points
  • Modified Safarigard Stage II suspension
  • Safarigard CV joint drivelines
  • Stainless steel extended brake lines
  • Hella rear utility work lamp
  • Safarigard rear recovery point
  • Safarigard diff guards
  • Safarigard fuel tank skid plate
  • Rockware rear pinion guard
  • ARB front/rear lockers
  • 4.10 ring & pinion
  • Maxidrive rear HD half shafts
  • BFG 295/75 R16 AT-KO tires
  • NATO steel wheels
  • Desert rover rear quarter panel protectors
  • Rockware custom fuel can/spare tire carrier
  • Rear power adaptor