Hammond drives the icons: Willys Jeep

Weirdly, I've written about and talked about Jeeps like this one many times over the past 20 years, but it occurs to me today that I have never actually driven one. It will, of course, be awful. The design predates the Series I Land Rover's launch by nearly a decade and, love it as I do, I'll still be the first to admit that an enjoyable drive fails to make it onto the S1 Landie's list of endearing qualities. This, then, designed for war, fixability in the field, portability by grunts and, of course, cheapness, is going to be terrible. And then comes the huge revelation: it isn't. Not by a very, very long way. I'm simply staggered.