Welcome to Must Read, where we single out the best stories from around the automotive universe and beyond. Today we have reports from Road & Track, The New York Times, and Hemmings.

Malaysia's Secret Land Rover Graveyard — Road & Track


Who knew?

Elephants aren’t the only beasts that search for a secret, almost holy place to die. That’s also the case for old Land Rovers, because at some point in time, they all seem to end up in the Cameron Highlands.

Police Are Getting the Military’s Leftover Armored Trucks — The New York Times


Ex-war vehicles = current cop vehicles. Should be interesting.

The Sept. 11 attacks and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have had a broad impact on American society. It could be argued that one of its vestiges has been a keen interest in armored vehicles by many police departments.

The Minivan Turns 30 — Hemmings


Still lookin' good/boxy!

Every once in a while a new car actually stands up to the hype that automakers generate to tout it. When Chrysler introduced the Dodge Caravan/Plymouth Voyager in 1983, they declared a “Transportation Revolution,” and the all-new minivan truly was a revolution for American families.