|2002 Fall Rally
held at Snap-On Diagnostics -- Lincolnshire, IL
by Rick Smith
While working on the picture compilation of this event, here are a few of the more interesting car "pairings" that I was able to capture.
Over 40 years of tradition (XKE right) has been blended into this new XK8 (left)
Both of these cars have the same size engine -- 4.2 litre, with the XKE powered by an inline 6 and the new XK8 with a V-8 powerplant.
As Jaguar looks towards the future, they keep one eye on their past tradition
|Two siblings with a single parent|
While both the Jeep Rubicon and the Hummer H2 are produced by two separate, international companies, they were orginally created by the same company -- American Motors Corporation. These are the same people who brought out the Matador, Gremlin, Pacer, Hornet, Javelin and the Rambler.
Also common to these two vehicles are the following:
four wheel drive (high and low)
round headlights (unusual in the 21st century -- see Eyes of the Tiger article about headlight styling)
7 slot grille
both were inspired by military vehicles
Return when our coverage of other vehicles, such as the Nissan 350Z and the Saturn Ion, will be online.
Dated: October 5, 2002