Journeys
Journeys

Helderburg Journeys

How to Buy a Smog-Compliant Classic Land Rover Defender for California

How to Buy a Smog-Compliant Classic Land Rover Defender for California

Dreaming of owning a timeless Classic Land Rover Defender but worried about California’s strict smog laws? You’re not alone. The good news is that owning a smog-compliant Classic Land Rover Defender in California is not only possible but is a hassle-free process when you commission a custom Helderburg Defender.

Read More
Visit Us in Dallas Jan 11-14

Visit Us in Dallas Jan 11-14

You’re Invited to see Defenders in Dallas!

Read More
The Land Report: Helderburg Defenders: Luxury Restored Land Rover Defenders

The Land Report: Helderburg Defenders: Luxury Restored Land Rover Defenders

Helderburg featured in The Land Report Magazine… Some think of it as the Out of Africa vehicle; others as the model of choice for the Australian Outback. We think of classic Land Rover Defenders as timeless treasures that are adept motoring over the peaks of the Colorado Rockies, cruising the sandy tracks of the Pine Barrens of Georgia or parked at the Maroon Creek Club in Aspen.

Read More
Rugged Elegance: The Land Rover Legacy

Rugged Elegance: The Land Rover Legacy

From the moment I turned the pages of my first National Geographic magazine. The images of distant lands, exotic animals, and untamed wilderness. But there was something else in those pages that caught my young eye and never let go – the Land Rover Defender.

Read More
Vintage Land Rover Defender – A D90 Drive

Vintage Land Rover Defender – A D90 Drive

Our passion lies in restoring vintage Land Rover Defenders, transforming them into modern masterpieces while preserving their classic soul. Take a drive with us.

Watch the Video
3 D90 Defenders

3 D90 Defenders

Three of our favorite rugged D90 Defender restorations by Helderburg. Options like roof lights, racks and soft tops are on display with the drone footage in this rocking video.

Watch the Video
What happens when you combine a Porsche and a Defender?

What happens when you combine a Porsche and a Defender?

Paul Potratz talks about how to enjoy a Porsche and a Defender in this video as he drives Finley the 1972 Porsche 911. Watch and listen to this 911.

Watch the Video
Driving Max the D90 Soft Top Defender

Driving Max the D90 Soft Top Defender

Take a drive with Paul Potratz in Max, the Defender D90 soft top down back roads and enjoy it’s classic good looks.

Watch the Video
Are Old Defenders Hard to Drive?

Are Old Defenders Hard to Drive?

One of the top three questions I’m frequently asked by prospective buyers looking to Commission a Custom Land Rover Defender from Helderburg: “Are old Defenders hard to drive?” The answer might surprise you.

Read More
Custom Land Rover Defender for Sale: The Ultimate Guide

Custom Land Rover Defender for Sale: The Ultimate Guide

If you’re in the market for a custom Land Rover Defender, you’re in the right place. Land Rover Defender has been around since 1948, and it’s still one of the most popular and versatile vehicles on the market. Custom Defenders are becoming increasingly popular, with many companies offering bespoke builds to suit any taste and

Read More
Gear Review: Nicks Boots

Gear Review: Nicks Boots

Watch Paul Potratz’s extended review of Nicks Boots including the Urban Logger Boot and the Robert Boot.

Watch the Video
What’s the Benefit of Owning a Defender?

What’s the Benefit of Owning a Defender?

Listen to Paul Potratz’s five benefits of owning a restored Classic Land Rover Defender.

Watch the Video
Helderburg Defenders’ Tesla-Powered EV Classic Land Rover Defenders

Helderburg Defenders’ Tesla-Powered EV Classic Land Rover Defenders

Helderburg Defenders, renowned for their bespoke craftsmanship and attention to detail, have embarked on an electrifying journey. Offering an exceptional range of EV Vintage Land Rover Defenders, Helderburg seamlessly merges…

Read More
Get Your Dream Ride with a Custom Land Rover Defender for Sale

Get Your Dream Ride with a Custom Land Rover Defender for Sale

If you’re in the market for an off-road vehicle that can handle any terrain, the Land Rover Defender is a top choice. But why settle for a standard model when you can have a custom Land Rover Defender for sale? With a custom Defender, you can have a ride that perfectly suits your needs and

Read More
Filson Travel Kit Review

Filson Travel Kit Review

Watch Paul Potratz review of the Filson Rugged Twill Travel Kit.

Watch the Video
How to Make Your Car Paint Shine Like Glass

How to Make Your Car Paint Shine Like Glass

Watch this video with Paul Potratz and learn how to make your paint shine like glass when you polish your car.

Watch the Video
What is a Land Rover 300TDI Engine?

What is a Land Rover 300TDI Engine?

The Land Rover Defender 300tdi engine was a superior design for several reasons.

Read More
Classic Land Rover: Daily Driver or Off-Roader?

Classic Land Rover: Daily Driver or Off-Roader?

The Classic Land Rover Defender: It’s a classic SUV that has stood the test of time and continues to be the ultimate adventure and daily driver.

Read More
Filson Mackinaw Wool Bibs Review – Are They Worth the Investment?

Filson Mackinaw Wool Bibs Review – Are They Worth the Investment?

Are Filson Mackinaw Wool Bibs worth the investment? In this video, Paul Potratz takes a look at some of the pros and cons of the bibs and if they’re worth the money.

Watch the Video
Gear Review: Filson 48 Hr Tin Cloth Duffle Bag

Gear Review: Filson 48 Hr Tin Cloth Duffle Bag

Watch Paul Potratz’s extended review of the Filson 48 Hr Tin Cloth Duffle Bag.

Watch the Video
Engine Option Swaps

Engine Option Swaps

When it comes to customizing your Land Rover Defender, one modification that’s becoming increasingly popular is swapping out the original diesel or gasoline engine for a LS V8 motor.

Read More
What are the Differences of a Gasoline vs a Diesel Motor Vehicle?

What are the Differences of a Gasoline vs a Diesel Motor Vehicle?

When it comes to choosing the right engine for your ride, you might be wondering what all the fuss is about diesel engines.

Read More
Gear Review: Leica Q2

Gear Review: Leica Q2

Watch Paul Potratz’s extended review of the Leica Q2 camera.

Watch the Video
A Short Story About Land Rover Defender

A Short Story About Land Rover Defender

Once upon a time in a land far, far away, there was a rugged and reliable vehicle known as the Land Rover Defender. It was a vehicle that could go almost anywhere and do almost anything.

Read More
Why Are Land Rover Defenders So Expensive

Why Are Land Rover Defenders So Expensive

Vintage Land Rover Defenders are considered by many to be not only highly desirable vehicles, but also excellent investments.

Read More
Eagle Adventure with Albert the D90 Defender

Eagle Adventure with Albert the D90 Defender

Take a drive with Paul Potratz in the snow in Albert, the Defender D90 to capture photos of Eagles.

Watch the Video
The History of Land Rover Defender

The History of Land Rover Defender

The Land Rover Defender is an iconic and much-loved vehicle that has a rich history spanning over 70 years. Its origins can be traced back to the post-World War II period.

Read More
Driving Centurion the D90 in the Snow

Driving Centurion the D90 in the Snow

Take a drive with Paul Potratz in the snow with Centurion, the Defender D90. Watch and listen for engine sounds.

Watch the Video
Gear Review: Filson Mackinaw Wool Packer Coat

Gear Review: Filson Mackinaw Wool Packer Coat

Watch Paul Potratz’s first reaction to this Filson Lined Mackinaw Wool Packer Coat.

Watch the Video
Driving Enzo the D130 on Snowy Trails

Driving Enzo the D130 on Snowy Trails

Take a drive with Paul Potratz on some snowy trails in Enzo, the Land Rover Defender D130. Watch and listen for engine sounds.

Watch the Video
Gear Review: Filson Mackinaw Wool Cruiser Jacket

Gear Review: Filson Mackinaw Wool Cruiser Jacket

Watch Paul Potratz’s first reaction to this Filson Mackinaw Wool Cruiser Jacket.

Watch the Video
1972 Porsche 911 RS-Style Leaf Green 2.8L

1972 Porsche 911 RS-Style Leaf Green 2.8L

Paul Potratz takes this 911 out of the garage for an exhilarating drive. This Porsche 911t was a 2.5 year complete nut and bolt build to make it quite possibly the fastest and best handling long hood Porsche in existence that still looks like a classic 1972 Porsche Long Hood (on the exterior).

Watch the Video
A Pure Driving Experience

A Pure Driving Experience

Take a ride with John in his classic Defender 110 and learn what makes him so passionate about Defenders.

Watch the Video
Maine Moose Adventure

Maine Moose Adventure

Paul Potratz and Mike take a trip to Maine in the Sprinter to take pictures of moose. They are hoping to see a mother and calf. Watch to the end to see if they reach their goal.

Watch the Video
Gear Review: Filson Aberdeen Jacket

Gear Review: Filson Aberdeen Jacket

Watch Paul Potratz’s first reaction to this Filson Aberdeen Work Jacket. It’s different, it’s unique and it’s oil finish wax cotton. If you like your Filson Short Tin Cruiser then you will also like the Aberdeen Work Jacket.

Watch the Video
Rare D110 3 Door Land Rover Defender

Rare D110 3 Door Land Rover Defender

A Rare D110 3 Door Land Rover Defender with a soft top. See the details here.

Watch the Video
D110 Double Cab Making a Splash

D110 Double Cab Making a Splash

This D110 Double Cab Soft Top Defender makes a splash on this early spring drive.

Watch the Video
Shooting Sportsman: A Defender for the Uplands

Shooting Sportsman: A Defender for the Uplands

Helderburg featured in Shooting Sportsman Magazine… Meet Elizabeth. Yes, as the color and make hint, “she” is named in honor of Britain’s queen. The Land Rover Defender, upon which Elizabeth is based, and the Monarch have enjoyed almost equally long reigns, and both could be called classics. But this Elizabeth was disassembled and rebuilt from the gravel up.

Read More
Reclaimed Wood Floors

Reclaimed Wood Floors

Preserving history and creating a unique Craftsman look. The state of New York has a long history of craftsman wooden boat builders perfecting their craft along the many bodies of water throughout the state.

Read More
Winter Waterfall Adventure

Winter Waterfall Adventure

Paul Potratz and Mike take a drive in Enzo the D130 Land Rover Defender and then hike through snow and ice to get some great photos of waterfalls on this adventure.

Watch the Video
Classic D130 Driving in the Snow

Classic D130 Driving in the Snow

Magical drive in an unrestored, original patina Classic Defender D130. It’s just a lot of fun to drive.

Watch the Video
The Craftsman: Vincent at BML

The Craftsman: Vincent at BML

Watch the tour of BML Tool & Mfg with Vincent and Paul and discover the craftsmanship in these precision rifles. Watch the Video

Watch the Video
Norton Country Ride

Norton Country Ride

An Autumn day and country roads is the perfect setting for a ride on the orange Norton Commando 750.

Watch the Video
D130 Enzo Autumn Drive

D130 Enzo Autumn Drive

An Autumn day and country roads creates the perfect setting for a drive in Enzo the D130 Defender. Enjoy the ride and the view.

Watch the Video
Porsche 911s Bahama Yellow Autumn Drive

Porsche 911s Bahama Yellow Autumn Drive

A fall day and twisty roads is the perfect setting for a drive in the 1969 Porsche 911s. Watch and listen to the 911 sounds.

Watch the Video
D110 Elizabeth Mountain Adventure

D110 Elizabeth Mountain Adventure

We recently did some roof top tent camping in our Land Rover Defender D110 Elizabeth. We also stopped into Peter Limmer and Sons Custom Hiking Boots in Intervale NH.

Watch the Video
Vrboska: Cooperstown Journey

Vrboska: Cooperstown Journey

A journey in Vrboska the D90 Soft Top Defender to Cooperstown with the top off. A peaceful valley Sunday.

Watch the Video
June 18-20, 2021 Rovers in the Woods II

June 18-20, 2021 Rovers in the Woods II

Have a passion for Outdoors, Land Rovers, Enduros and Adventure? See the photos from this year’s Rovers in the Woods Event.

Read More
2020 Rovers & Gents in the Country

2020 Rovers & Gents in the Country

Have a passion for Outdoors, Land Rovers and Adventure? Then you’re invited to spend a few days with me on the Farm. See our Photo Gallery! Sign up for our Spring 2021 Event!

Read More
Pheasant Shoot in South Dakota

Pheasant Shoot in South Dakota

I’m excited to be sharing my first blog post with you since starting Helderburg. I just returned from a pheasant hunt in South Dakota and what a fabulous experience— even if you’re not a hunter.  I have been asked what my favorite part was and I have to say, it was seeing the hunting dogs

Read More
TEXT US