Apparently Jeep (FCA) thinks it’s a Jeep!!! I had previously posed the question of what makes a jeep, a Jeep? That post was met with mixed reviews, however according to autoweek.com, Jeep (FCA) seems to think that the Roxor is a Jeep!!!
“a legal term of art that generally refers to characteristics of the visual appearance of a product or its packaging (or even the design of a building) that signify the source of the product to consumers. Trade dress is a form of intellectual property.”
For the price of a JL Rubicon, I would seriously consider going with a JL Sport, then buying a Roxorwith a tow bar, and probably still be money ahead!!!
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, forcingAM General to be separated from Jeep?
What if in AM Generalremained 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”?
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.
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 Monday’s mod looks at a critical area of body protection and rock rails. Rock rails or rock sliders, jack rails as they are sometimes called provide protection to the body sides when off road, especially in rocky conditions, as the name implies.
Rock rails not only provide an upgrade to the aesthetic and protect the body, they can actually help get your seven slat vehicle in getting off of an obstacle.
The HMMWV Jack Rails and Rock Sliders will provide much needed protection to the body of your HMMWV.
I do know that the HUMMER H1, H2 & H3 were available with rock rails as an option. And like the H1/H2/H3, rock rails are an option with a Jeep. When it comes to the JK Jeep, the Rubicon model came standard with them, and some folks even call them Rubicon Rails.
Rock rails are also standard on the Willy’s Wheeler models, and show up on many of the other JK special editions.
Many folks will remove rock rails for side steps, which makes take-off rock rails available to folks like me, who purchased a JK Sport model, without any body protection.
Even if you don’t plan on doing any serious rock crawling, make sure that your seven slat vehicle has a good set of rock rails bolted on for protection!