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Beijing 2010: Dongfeng shows off whitewalled, hand-crafted "Hummer"


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Dongfeng "Hummer" - Click above for high-res image gallery

dongfeng-hummer-5-copy.jpg"Hand-crafted" can be something of a double edged sword in the car business. Rolls-Royces and Aston Martins are hand-made treasures that show off their artisans' decades of experience. The attention to detail is obsessive.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, there are machines that look like they were haphazardly slapped together by some drunken hack in a toolshed. This Dongfeng "Hummer" falls solidly into the latter category.

The Beijing Motor Show presented our first opportunity to see one up close. Now, love 'em or hate 'em, a real H1 has that genuine military-industrial chic going for it. This vehicle, however, was a hot mess of the first order. The tires had painted-on whitewalls that looked as if they were applied by someone with a five-minute deadline, a paintbrush, and a gallon jug of Wite-Out. Truly, it's something very special to behold.



Photos by Sam Abuelsamid / Copyright ©2010 Weblogs, Inc.


Beijing 2010: Dongfeng shows off whitewalled, hand-crafted "Hummer" originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 24 Apr 2010 20:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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