OUR MENTOR 1928 - 2021
I have been privileged to know Geoff for the past 30 years, with his wealth of Land Rover knowledge originally from the factory floor and working his way over the years to training off road driving techniques for Land Rover at Solihull, Eastnor Castle and the experience centres throughout the U.K. and literally worldwide Geoff helped set up our business.
A really nice guy loved by all our customers he actively demonstrated advanced off road driving skills until into his eighties, still very active and having that amazing ability to engage with customers and keep them fascinated with his never ending tales of his experiences from his exploits as a kid hopping in and out of bomb craters in war torn Birmingham, being physically evicted from one crater by a burly sgt major for sharing the adventure in the hole with a UXB! Or his tours of the Middle East and Arab countries where he trained various military personnel and met key leaders of these countries and had stories to tell of these VIPs and entourages.
During those exciting times of the Camel Trophy Rally Geoff was one of the experts coaching the international entrants in the techniques necessary to overcome the challenges presented to the worldwide competitors in this amazing off-road driving challenge.
Geoff Watkin a really nice man, temperate in mood, full of fun and adventure, always the first in line to put a Land Rover through its extreme paces in some amazing hill climb or jaw dropping descent.
A sad loss, we will never meet another man like him.
Deep felt sincere condolences from me personally and all the team at Yorkshire Outdoors to Geoff’s wife Margaret and his family.