In their gropings between genius and lunacy, inventors have developed cars that double as airplanes, convertibles that dabble as motorboats and vehicles that run on methane gas squeezed from chicken droppings.
Add AM General's Hummer to the honor roll of dreamy impracticality.
Recently demobilized from military service, this car-truck-tank, go-anywhere carryall is capable of lurching from A (Alaska) to B (Bahrain) while climbing the Jungfrau, butting heads with rogue elephants and fording shallower reaches of the Atlantic.
Earthquakes fear this vehicle. Add a few sacks of quarters and it's a Brink's truck. If Robert E. Lee had had a squadron of Hummers, we all would be speaking Georgian... Read More