WHY Does ANYBODY Think That This is a Good Idea?!?!?

Why does ANYBODY think that a cup mount phone holder is a good idea?!?!?  There are MANY things in life that I wonder about, however, a cup mount phone holder is borderline dangerous!!!

I have always heard good things about WeatherTech Products, however, seeing their cup mount phone holder, the CupPhone product makes me cringe!!!

Mobile phones are often a distraction while driving, however, using mobile phones hands-free functions, lessens the dangers.  Using a cup mount phone in many ways defeats the purpose of the hands-free functions!!!

IF you must use your mobile while driving, OR if you use the GPS functions, put the phone in a holder that is at LEAST within your sightline while driving!!!

I run the Daystar, Jeep JK Wrangler Upper Dash Panel with holder for Large I Phone and I Phone Plus; Mini Pad; Cradle; Black, fits 2011 to 2017 2/4WD, KJ71057BK and KJ71047BK in my Jeep.

The Daystar mount holds my phone well, and within my line of sight while driving.  I REALLY cannot imagine mounting my mobile phone anywhere else within the cab of my Jeep!!!

There are many dash mount phone holders available on the market. Bulletproof Mounting Solutions has a great looking product available for the JK/JL Wranglers.

While a windshield mount phone holder doesn’t work very well in a vehicle with a flat windshield, it’s still better than a cup mount phone holder!!!

PLEASE!!!  Whatever you do, DO NOT use a cup mount phone holder!!!  IF YOU MUST use your mobile phone, keep it within your line of sight while driving!!!

GREAT Time for a Winch for ONLY $479.99!!!

How else does a red-blooded American spend Thanksgiving Day?  Overeating and researching Black Friday Jeep deals!!!

While surfing the World Wide Web, I found the Harbor Freight Badland Apex Synthetic 12,000 Lb. Wireless Winch listed for $599.99.  After applying Coupon Code # 17711796, the Harbor Freight Badland Apex Synthetic 12,000 Lb. Wireless Winch can be had for ONLY $479.99!!!

The Harbor Freight Badland Apex Synthetic 12,000 Lb. Wireless Winch has received GREAT reviews, and at just over $500.00 with tax, it seems like a GREAT holiday addition to your Jeep, HMMWV or HUMMER!!!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Meme Monday

Well here we are at Monday again, and what better way to start a week then with some memes!!!

I Don’t Think That an Electric Jeep is a good thing!!!

While listening to the latest, always great,  Jeep Talk Show podcast this morning, Tammy, Tony and Josh discussed the announcement of the 2020 Jeep Renegade Plug-in Electric Hybrid (PHEV).  They made a GREAT point about the enormously well-documented NEGATIVE impact that lithium mining has on the environment.

WIRED Magazine UK did a great article on the negative impact of lithium mining this past August, “The spiralling environmental cost of our lithium battery addiction”, by  

I remembered the controversial 2005 report from CNW Marketing Research, Inc., “Dust to Dust – The Energy Cost of New Vehicles from Concept to Disposal”.

Dust to Dust contends that a Toyota Prius has a greater overall negative impact on the environment than that of a HUMMER!!!

Prager University has a GREAT video that busts the myth of vehicle electrification.

While electric Jeeps may be good for FCA sales, I don’t think that an electric Jeep is a good thing, for the environment!!!

-Chris

Holiday HMMWV/HUMMER Gift Ideas

Not sure what to get that special HMMWV/HUMMER owner in your life for Christmas?  Well here are a few ideas…


The Hummer H1 Patent – 11×14 Unframed Patent Print – Great Garage Decor or Gift for Hummer Owners or Veterans would make a great gift for someone’s office, or mancave


Damage Control Customs is now offering custom Hood Grills for the HMMWV.  This is a great Made in the USA product that adds a unique look to the HMMWV, however does not alter the identity of the vehicle that the Jeep folks like to do!!!


As soon as you have one HMMWV/HUMMER, you’ll want another!!!  So why not get an entire squadron?!?!

Get the Team Yankee: United States: HMMWV Platoon for the HMMWV/HUMMER owner on your Christmas list.


You can give the gift of convenience and creature comfort with the M998 HUMVEE HMMWV Cup Holders Powder Coated Flat Black


Remember HUMMER cologne???  It’s still available on Amazon!!!  I don’t think that there’s anything else to say about HUMMER cologne!!!


While I have yet to read Hummer: How the Little Truck Company Hit the Big Time, Thanks to Saddam, Schwarzenegger, and GM, I plan to after reading the Amazon reviews!!!


What other gift ideas do you have???

-Chris

Jeep / HMMWV Similarities

While perusing the Extreme Terrain web-site, after making my daily entry in the Lifted & Loaded Giveaway, I stumbled across their Mammoth General Matte Black Wheel, and remembered that I started this blog writing about how the HMMWV/HUMMER, is a product of Jeep.

While I am not a huge fan of custom wheels for looks, I like the Mammoth General Matte Black Wheel!

It gives the Jeep a little HMMWV look!

A more functional similarity is the placement of the snorkel, on the right-hand side.

What other Jeep / HMMWV similarities are there?

What could have been???

With the recent announcement that AM General is for sale, I got to thinking of what could have been, had American Motors Corporation (AMC) not sold to Renualt, forcing AM General to be separated from Jeep?

What if in AM General remained a wholly-owned subsidiary of AMC?  Would we all be driving a version of the Land Runner?

Would we still have our solid-axle suspensions?  What unimaginable alter-verse would we be living in?

Would we ultimately be driving what was known as the M151 “Mutt”?

HMMWV / HUMMER Commercials

 

There’s the old saying…”They don’t make em’ like they used to…” when it comes to many things as mentioned in the Jeep Commercials post.

However they DON’T make HMMWV/HUMMER commercials anymore!

Following is a brief compilation of the HMMWV/HUMMER commercials that were produced, and they are still fun to watch!  ENJOY!

Jurassic HMMWV / Enter to Win!

You can now enter to win one of the HMMWV’s used in the movie!  Mayfield Built has restored and upgraded a HMMWV from The Lost World : Jurassic Park and is raffling it off to support the Carroll County, Georgia Fire/Rescue program.

Click Here to enter – You only have until September 6th, 2018!

Everybody knows of the more colorful Jurassic Jeep, however in the second installment of the Jurassic Park franchise, The Lost World : Jurassic Park, HMMWV’s were used in place of the Jeep.

The Lost Word : Jurassic Park was based on the 1990 book by the same name from Michael Crichton.

One of the HMMWV’s was used as a “Snagger”, used to capture a dinosaur, as shown in this clip from the movie, skip ahead to 2:46 to see the HMMWV Snagger in action.

And just like the Jurassic Jeep, there were a few Jurassic HMMWV toys available too!

Jurassic HMMW’s are cool too!  That is all!