Friday, January 6, 2017

America: 1992 Amertek CF4000L ARFF

Arnold Schwarzenegger used to drive a HMMWV before they were cool...and then idiots started driving them and they became super uncool, but they were still the most American vehicle you could drive...except they are like a Volkswagen Beetle driven by Chiang Kai-shek on the Americaness scale compared to this next vehicle.  Find this 1992 Amertek CF4000L ARFF offered for $50,000 in Walnut Creek, CA via craigslist.  Tip from James.

Look here you weak kneed communist -- freedom isn't free, and the tree of liberty must be watered with high sulfur diesel fuel, and 60 weight gear oil from time-to-time.  This one of those times, and you need to just put down the mouse, stand up and put your hand over your heart...because long after those amber waves of grain have succumbed to the effects of strip-mining, global warming, and clean coal, this thing is going to roam the post apocalyptic future filled with people who wear leather and mohawks.  And it is going to be awesome


  1. Best write up EVAH! This sentence .....phew : "except they (Hummahs) are like a Volkswagen Beetle driven by Chiang Kai-shek on the Americaness scale compared to this next vehicle". Yikes! perhaps the Grammar Nazis can weigh in.

    On another subject there is an inverse proportional relationship between the size of of intelligence...and the vehicle they drive. There's a bit of overcompensation going on here.

    1. Must be why I drive a '91 Park Ave. It's still waaay long, it just doesn't stand very high off the ground.

    2. Woodie Man -- I got creative with my metaphors and might have juxtaposed a dangling participle...but I think there is a pill for that.

    3. Vince:The juxtaposition of a dangling participle is as you say "curable". Though driving a Buick (! hard to believe)appears to be one way to stiffen your resolve to straighten out said dangling participle.

  2. Add a voice command interface, throw a Whirlwind Reaper drone in the back, maybe a Rat Thing or two, and you've got Ng's motorized wheelchair.

  3. I dig the subtle graphics.


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