Electric HUMMER? NO THANK YOU!!!

“Instant torque!”…”Sealed drivetrain for water crossings!”…”No more MPG worries!”…”1,000 HP!!!…and the list of silly comments goes on about the announcement that the HUMMER is returning.

The HUMMER isn’t returning!!!  GM is going to rebadge a GMC EV truck and hoar out the HUMMER image!!!

I have written about my take on an electric Jeeps previously, and you can link to that post here.

I find it laughable how many “sheeple”  believe first in global warming, and secondly that electric vehicles could have any impact on the fallacy of global warming!!!

Prager University has produced the most succinct explanation of why electric vehicles are NOT “Green”.

IF electric vehicles were ultimately MORE efficient AND better for water crossings and instant torque, why didn’t HUMMER electrify their line up years ago and keep the brand alive?!?!?

 

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

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”?

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!

Recovery Tracks / I could have used this, and could still be using it! – Bogabox

I stumbled across a product posted on Facebook that I could have used to get out of the above predicament a couple of weekends ago, as well as use it to store my gear.  It’s called Bogabox, and it looks like a neat concept for recovery tracks – https://www.bogabox.com/

And I would have a box for my gear that I typically have rolling around in the back of my Jeep!

Unfortunately it doesn’t appear that this product in available just yet.  This is a Company based in Australia, and it appears that they did a Kickstarter campaign, however their web site and Facebook page are unclear as to how and when the Bogabox will be available.


Let’s reach out “down under” and see if we can get this product here in North America!

 

Toys N Stuff – Jeep, HMMWV’s and HUMMER

With the recent closure of Toys R Us, I got to thinking that we will no longer be able to peruse the aisles looking for that unique toy, nor can the kids test drive their first Power Wheels Jeep or Hummer!  So I thought that I would post some unique toys and stuff that you may have stumbled across if you were able to wander thru a Toys R Us still.

I came across this EuroGraphics Jeep Vintage Ads Jigsaw Puzzle (1000 Piece) at my local Jeep dealer while waiting for service.  This is a GREAT looking puzzle, with some neat old ads, but notice…no JK’s shown?!?!?

Lego has yet to make an “official” Jeep, however I found that the LEGO Creator 31037 Adventure Vehicles Building Kit looks the most like a Jeep.

Although, Lego did make what looks like a green Army Jeep in a Toy Story set.

You can get a Army Armored Humvee – Battle Brick Custom Set

Check out this line of Jeep pedal cars!  They beat a Power Wheels Jeep from Toys R Us hands down!

I often wonder if Disney created the movie Cars, just to sell merchandise?  Either way, I am collecting all of the Sarge merch that I can, and the Disney/Pixar Precision Series Sarge’s Surplus Hut Playset is next on my list.

And what cooler addition to your collection of green Army men, than a HMMWV Platoon!

When I was a kid, I built models and collected die cast of my dream vehicles.  I am fortunate to own a Jeep now, however I can only dream that my silver Jeep Wrangler Sport would be built like this model!  I think it’s cool that they left the Sport sticker on the model!

This Hummer H1 Art Print – 11×14 Unframed Patent Print – Great Garage Decor or Gift for Hummer Owners or Veterans would be a cool addition to the Man Cave!

What were/are some of your favorite toys?