Ever wonder what the underside of a Jeep looks like?
Here's your chance to see it in the mirror.
The guys visiting the AgriTech exhibition in Tel Aviv were drawn to it like to a magnet.
[Hmm . . . maybe I should have put away the camera, feigned interest in the car, and gone over to mingle.]
Israelis seem to use "jeep" as a generic name for any big 4 x 4 vehicle.
Some models of the locally assembled "Storm" Jeeps are the most popular here for off-road fun. Wikipedia says
The AIL Storm ( סופה, Sufa) is an Israeli manufactured off-road vehicle and the workhorse of the Israeli Security Forces. The series of Jeep Wrangler based vehicles have been produced by Automotive Industries Ltd. in Upper Nazareth under licence from Chrysler since 1990. The vehicles fill a number of military roles, including that of armoured Infantry Mobility Vehicle, and certain models are available for export as well as for the civilian market.The beautiful Negev and Judean deserts make up about half of our country, and almost none of our open land is privately owned or closed to travel.
Unfortunately for the land maybe, but luckily for the 4 x 4 drivers, freedom to roam off-road is well established.
The heavy government taxation on fuel and cars makes the cost of maintaining a jeep in Israel many times higher (when normalized by income) than in the USA.
(A post for Weekend Reflections meme.)