Photo of the Day: 2012 Range Rover Evoque

By Jason Davis | May 27, 2013
When it rains, it pours. Unless you live in Southern California. It neither rains nor pours here, and every few years when this thing called moisture drips from the heavens, it manages to scare away every sense of competent driving ability from everyone on the gridlocked thoroughfares. More than that though, it completely derails a planned photo shoot. That's not so bad, though, not when you're driving a Land Rover Range Rover Evoque for a week. Then you just sort of wing it and see what happens.
This is how Associate Editor Trevor Dorchies and I found ourselves early one morning, the day before the Evoque was scheduled to return to the manufacturer's fleet company. Which means we needed to get it shot, cleaned, and fueled before traffic got bad. Fortunately, Trevor is a truck guy from an area of the country that has four actual seasons, and unlike most native Californians, I'm not afraid of water because I learned at a young age that WATER DRIES. I also knew, from my experiences in the Army, that water and sand mix as well as rum and coke. So we found an empty dirt lot and drove the Evoque like a four-year old playing with a Tonka dump truck in a sandbox. But safely. And that is how it's done.