Sand Land Rover – 1 Mile Long Sketch!

At Richards’ Collision Center we continually seek new innovations and seek out interesting stories to share in the automotive and auto body industries. The Land Rover story is drawn out for us in the sand.  

Evidently the initial design for the original Land Rover shape was sketched out in the sand by the engineering director of Rover, Maurice Wilks, to show his brother his idea in 1947 at Red Wharf Bay in Anglesey, UK while on vacation.  A simple sketch in the sand 68 years ago was the beginning to the world’s most iconic vehicle.  

In reflection and memory of this profound moment in automotive history:   “A unique 1km sand drawing at Red Wharf Bay in Anglesey, UK, marks the launch of three exclusive limited edition models and the beginning of an exciting new chapter in the Defender story.”  The sand sketch is the largest ever created in the sand in the UK.  Family members of Maurice Wilks, participated in creating the huge drawing with a fleet of six Land Rovers.

Click this link to see the awesome YouTube Video that shows the creative sketch in the making.  Learn more about the inspiring story and the new innovation in the Land Rover Autobiography, Heritage, and Adventure Editions at   

Cars Powered by their Own Body Parts?

Richards' Collision center certainly powers up when it hears great news about cleaner, greener, more efficient means of transportation.  Electric cars could be super charged to run as far and aggressively as gas driven vehicles. reports:  

A car powered by its own body panels such as roof, doors and bonnet could soon hit the roads, thanks to new lightweight 'supercapacitors' developed by researchers.The 'supercapacitors' can be combined with regular batteries to dramatically boost the power of an electric car.

The supercapacitors - a "sandwich" of electrolyte between two all-carbon electrodes - were made into a thin and extremely strong film with a high power density.

The film could be embedded in a car's body panels, roof, doors, bonnet and floor - storing enough energy to turbocharge an electric car's battery in just a few minutes.

"After one full charge this car should be able to run up to 500km - similar to a petrol-powered car and more than double the current limit of an electric car," said Liu. 

Read the full article at  to learn more about the future of more efficient, greener transportation.