Hammond drives the icons: Willys Jeep

More than 600,000 of these were built during World War II, and they served in every theatre, plying their trade as an ambulance, a reconnaissance vehicle, a weapons carrier, a wire layer and a battlefield taxi. There hasn't been a war movie in which a Jeep doesn't at some point steal the scene. But, looking at it through the drizzle, I'd say that no, neither of these theories explain why it looks so mouth-wateringly, hand-wringingly good. Its beauty comes from the fact that it is, quite simply, beautiful in its own right. Every slope, curve, straight line and intersection tantalises and tempts, and sings of potential.