Mendo_Recce E-mail List
aka "the Lazy Buggers"
Mendo_Recce is a virtual club for Land Rover owners. The initial reason for the list
was to organized a recce of the Mendocino National Forest in northern California for and
upcoming Land Rover
rally in 1995. The members of the list enjoyed it so much that it became permanent. 2009 will
mark the 15th year of the email list.
Most list members of the list live general in the San Francisco Bay Area of California.
However, mendo is an open list and has members from San Diego to Seattle. There are even a
few members living in Kansas, Georgia, Utah, Colorado, and New Jersey. List members own
Series I, II, IIA and III Land Rovers, Range Rovers (Classic, P38A and mkIII, Discoveries
(I, II and LR3), Defenders (90, 110 and 130), and Freelanders.
The Northern California Rover Club was started by menbers of the mendo_recce e-list in 1997
who wanted a more structured organization with group insurance and the ability to reach people
who didn't have access to the Internet. Most NCRC members were also memebers of mendo_recce.
NCRC faded away in 2004. Out of the ashes of NCRC was formed the Northern California Land
Discussions on the mendo_recce e-mail list primarily focus on Land Rovers
(e.g., organizing trips, repair tips, spotting them in the wild). Sometimes discussions stray
into other topics. That's ok. Think of it as if we all are camped out after a day driving
Land Rovers sitting around a campfire. Topics will be mostly LRs, but other topics are
- Mendo is run by the list founder Benjamin Smith and hosted by Dixon Kenner on a server at
his home at www.fourfold.org. Interestingly enough Ben
now lives in New Jersey and Dixon lives in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada--far, far away from