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Never let it be said we don’t listen to suggestions. Frequent Hemmings Six Degrees of Automotive Separation Challenge participant marmer recently told us he’d like to see an occasional return to the “classic” Six Degrees format, in which you find as many different possible connections between two automakers that we post. Many of you also told us you do indeed dig the March Military Campaign, so let’s combine the two for this week’s challenge.
On one end of this week’s challenge, Hummer, the American go-anywhere, do-almost-anything military truck-turned-civilian conspicuous consumption wagon. We’ve already seen ads for military Hummers in Hemmings, which is a good sign that the Hummer (at least the H1 and the HMMWV) is well on its way to becoming collectible.
On the other end, the Germans had their own go-anywhere, do-everything vehicle long before the Hummer was ever conceived. Though not necessarily conceived of as a military vehicle, militaries around the world have put it to use since its conception immediately after World War II.
So tell us how these two beasts of burden and off-road prowess can be connected in six degrees or less. As always, a degree of separation consists of one company owning another, merging with another or sharing another’s parts.