Before handing over the keys to the government's new "scout" or "reconnaissance cars," Ford drivers in 1941 decided to hold a demonstration of their new four-wheel-drive vehicle's abilities for a group of VIPs, including the general in charge of purchasing for the U.S. Army. And thus, the Jeep hoon was born, a patriotic attention-getter astride a worthy machine. Others seek attention in less successful fashions, as Spiegel Luther King shared in his comment on the cactus-munching acrobat:
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