In the early stages of man on Earth, animals have been used as a source of transportation. Horses, camels, donkeys, elephants, and even zebras have been used to travel from one spot to another. The feat of Hannibal crossing the Alps in 218 BC, was one of the major achievements of the Second Punic War, and one of the most celebrated achievements of any military force in ancient warfare.
Then along came Henry Ford and mass-produced the Model T Ford and the rest is history. The automobile took the world by storm and today we don’t know where to put them. Our roads and highways are always jammed and there are no parking lots to store them when we go to downtown to do some sporadic shopping. But that’s another story for another day. Today is about cars and how they look.
Recently I drove over to McDonald’s to buy some junk food and bumped into this awesome pickup with a sign of “Se Vende” (For Sale) on the windshield. With my P&S camera tucked in my belt, I shot several pictures of the sturdy piece of machinery to share with you guys. I think it would be an amazing vehicle to drive out to the open ranges with gravel roads, or maybe not even roads at all. This vehicle will handle the job and then some. Take a look at the beast.
I wonder what Hannibal would have accomplished in the battlefield with this mechanical beast as part of his military resources. Perhaps Rome would not have grown into a massive empire if Hannibal have had in his possession such an efficient means of transportation replacing its slow elephants. Who knows? But it is what it is. Good Day.