Roger Crathorne retires from Land Rover

The legendary Roger Crathorne, who’s been a staple at Land Rover for fifty years, has announced his retirement, effective today. Anyone who has dealt with or interacted with Land Rover as a member of the press knows who Roger is and remembers him fondly as a foremost professional advocate for the brand and its vehicles.


Dr. Ralf Speth, CEO of Jaguar Land Rover, commented: “Roger has been instrumental in the development and promotion of Land Rover’s breadth of capabilities for over half a century. His enthusiasm, vehicle knowledge and his deep understanding of the philosophy of the company, right back to the beginning, is unsurpassed. Roger has been an outstanding advocate for Land Rover, and his contribution has undoubtedly played a part in the global success we are enjoying today. He will be missed and I wish him all the best for the future.”

CarNewsCafe would like to wish Roger a great retirement and hope that he does head to the hills and have a great time doing what he does best.

Aaron Turpen
An automotive enthusiast for most of his adult life, Aaron has worked in and around the industry in many ways. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP), the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA), the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA), and freelances as a writer and journalist around the Web and in print. You can find his portfolio at