Alan Cotich and Candace Reed made the long journey from Oakdale, California, USA to see their Range Rover Evoque Convertible, Firenze Red and we had the chance to have a quick chat with them...
Any other cars in the family?
Alan drives what he describes as his ‘old Dodge Caliber’ just to get around of course. and Candace is replacing her Honda Civic with the new Evoque. Alan then added: “Oh and we own a ‘63 E-Type Jaguar” Wow, and it is a stunning example, once owned by singer, Wayne Newton.
New to Land Rover?
Not new to Jaguar (obviously) but this will be the first Land Rover. Cadace jumped in to say “and It won’t be our last!”.
How did you come to your decision to purchase a Land Rover?
Alan said: “Well we were at the Sonoma Raceway watching a classic car race. Our friends were racing their ‘55 Healey. We walked past the JLR North America Mini Experience and the Evoque Convertible was just sitting there. We were not looking for a new car.” Candace added, “But we had to have it!”
What is your favourite thing about your new car? Colour? Capability? Looks?
Candace loves the look of the car and is particularly fond of the Black Pack and the black 20” wheels. Alan likes the safety features.
Where will you drive to first/ your first adventure?
Alan said: “Our first trip will be a routine visit to Reno”
Alan and Candace flew all the way from the US specifically to see the factory (and their car.) Candace was able to fit (with a little help from our Trim Associate) the black-pack grille to their car. The pair had changed their minds on the colour of the car at the last minute so Alan had the order altered from white to red. However, Candace didn’t know the amend was made in time and was in tears at Halewood when she saw her new red convertible.
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