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proloForêt



Member Since: 16 Mar 2017
Location: Montereau
Posts: 248

France 2008 Defender 90 Puma 2.4 XS CSW Java Black
Bonjour "flash and wave"

Today I am driving into a town with my wife. It rain heavy and the road is in bad circulation. Not fantastic to be here.
Then something happen that I never see in my life. Shocked

Another Land Rover is passing on the opposite and the driver flash his H4 and wave to us. We smile at this response and also salut in return. After a short time another, this time an GB vehicle pass us and do the same very enthusiastic. Normally in one week I can see 1 or 3 Defender but like this was not common.

My wife can not imagine the camaraderie and laugh much. I am impressed as I did not imagine this rule between Defender driver, perhaps in england but i never imagine in France!
I wanted to share this with you. It was nice moment.

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Léo

Post #611782 24th Mar 2017 10:26am
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X4SKP



Member Since: 29 Nov 2013
Location: Berkshire
Posts: 1938

United Kingdom 2010 Defender 90 Puma 2.4 SW Stornoway Grey

Bonjour proloForet

Fantastique Léo... Thumbs Up

 SKIP.

Post #611790 24th Mar 2017 10:39am
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Riverboy



Member Since: 16 May 2016
Location: French sector, Earth
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2014 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 SW Corris Grey

Most Defender/Series drivers either wave or flash down here in the south proloForet. Even the French mon Dieu !! Laughing Not that you see that many here.

Post #611798 24th Mar 2017 11:03am
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JOW240725



Member Since: 04 May 2015
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United Kingdom 2012 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Orkney Grey

Bonjour!

One of the best thing about Defender ownership!! Glad to hear it happens in France too! Thumbs Up Thumbs Up James
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Post #611804 24th Mar 2017 11:21am
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AMBxx



Member Since: 24 Jul 2016
Location: York
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United Kingdom 2015 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Orkney Grey

Does owning a Defender cut across national prejudices? Scariest drive I ever had was in a German hire car in Belgium!

Post #612059 25th Mar 2017 6:42pm
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cyberhusky



Member Since: 09 Feb 2021
Location: Luxembourg
Posts: 117

Luxembourg 

A friend of me has a G4 Defender 110. When I told him I'm waiting for my ordered 2021 Defender he told me "Welcome to the club. Don't forget to wave when crossing other Defenders!" It remembers when I was driving the Citroën 2CV6 long long time ago Laughing 22MY Defender 110 (very soon) | 10MY Freelander 2 (history) | 15MY Discovery Sport HSE (actual)

Post #896447 7th Apr 2021 12:57pm
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Apapy



Member Since: 08 Jan 2016
Location: Brussels
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Belgium 2016 Defender 90 Other SW Auto Santorini Black

Always happens her in Belgium.
Hope it is the same in France : Thumbs Up

Post #896479 7th Apr 2021 2:41pm
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Bluest



Member Since: 23 Apr 2016
Location: Lancashire
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United Kingdom 2007 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 XS CSW Java Black

I always wave at all the Defenders I see on the road in Europe. My favourite is on the Autoroute so you have plenty of warning and can coordinate waving and light flashing like a crazy ritual. 2007 110 TDCi Station Wagon XS

Post #896506 7th Apr 2021 4:48pm
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macfrank



Member Since: 05 Nov 2015
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Germany 2015 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 SW Keswick Green

Very common in Germany Thumbs Up

Although "flash and wave" could have other reasons. Once I crashed into a crow without noticing and its remains were stuck in the front grille Embarassed (not with the Defender, though)

Post #896545 7th Apr 2021 8:33pm
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Bim



Member Since: 09 Jun 2018
Location: Cambs
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United Kingdom 2005 Defender 110 2.5 TD XS CSW Tonga Green

Super we drive across EU every summer in our td5 1230 miles the most we have seen was 3 but hey every one flashed and waved with big similes because thay know what you are going through back and leg aches

Post #918838 26th Aug 2021 9:53pm
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