The Collector is a weekly series produced in association with Gear Patrol.
Perhaps the highest praise that could possibly be paid to the iconic Land Rover, is that sixty-six years on, it remains in production (now the Land Rover Defender) and yet was only intended as a stop-gap product for Rover. It was effectively an instant hit.
Recently we were lucky enough to meet Mr. Scott Fisher, who just finished an epic solo quest. On his way to visit us, Scott had the misfortune of meeting a deer at high speed. He was not physically injured (just his psyche) although his Datsun was scarred and the deer is now chasing bucks in the great beyond. However, hearing about it and seeing the damage got me pondering my own moments of automotive near misses.