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Land Rover Opens First West Coast Driving School In North America


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CARMEL VALLEY, Calif., Aug. 19, 2005; The Auto Channel reported thatToday, Land Rover officially opens its third Land Rover Experience Driving School at the Quail Lodge Resort. The Driving School at Quail Lodge is Land Rover's first West Coast driving school location, and will accompany already-established Land Rover Driving Schools at Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina and the Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello, near Montreal, Canada.

Open year-round, the Land Rover Experience Driving School at Quail Lodge provides customized off-road driving lessons and adventures for all skill levels ranging from novice to advanced. Participants can experience a variety of off-road terrain behind the wheel of the Land Rover LR3, Range Rover Sport and the flagship Range Rover. Guests are accompanied by a seasoned off-road driving instructor, and all courses take place in and around the breath-taking surroundings at Quail Lodge.

"Land Rover's newest driving school at Quail Lodge expands our West Coast outreach and offers adventure seekers and guests of Quail Lodge challenging and exciting off-road driving," said Richard Beattie, executive vice president, marketing and sales, Land Rover North America. "The Quail Lodge driving school provides the perfect venue for luxury, sophistication, and adventures, all of which define the Land Rover brand."

Land Rover's newest school is situated on 180 acres of privately owned terrain and features driving trails amongst a dense array of coastal Oaks. The school is available to residents and day guests of Quail Lodge. Individual and group courses range from a one-hour session designed to introduce the concept of off-road driving techniques in a fun environment, to half-day and full-day programs with professional instruction by a cadre of the knowledgeable and experienced off-road Land Rover-trained driving instructors.

Since Land Rover first opened its Driving School Experience in North America, more than 20,000 customers have enjoyed the benefits of attending the Land Rover Experience Driving Schools.

To learn more about Quail Lodge, please visit http://www.quaillodge.com/ or call (888) 828-8787.

To learn more about the Land Rover Experience Driving Schools, visit http://www.landroverusa.com/drivingschools , or call (800) 239-0533.

Land Rover North America is part of Aston Martin Jaguar Land Rover with headquarters in Irvine, California. Land Rover established operations in the US in 1986, and now imports and distributes Range Rover, Range Rover Sport and LR3 vehicles manufactured by Land Rover in Solihull, England. Land Rover's worldwide operations are wholly owned by Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan. For information about the Land Rover retailer nearest you, call 800-FIND-4WD or log on to http://www.landroverusa.com/ .