16. The USPS mail Jeeps led to the Hummer...kinda
In addition to supplying the military with vast quantities of vehicles, Jeep produced the USPS mail trucks for 30 years. To keep up with production, it established a separate facility for government orders. After the AMC takeover, that facility was made into a separate company, AM General, which went on to produce the Hummer.
Aaron Miller is the Rides editor for Supercompressor, and can be found on Twitter. He's been in multiple bodies of water in Jeeps, though somehow, never as a driver.
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