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China Car History: the Beijing-Jeep 2002 utility vehicle prototype

December 17, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

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A very special car today in China Car History. This is the one and only Beijing-Jeep 2002, seen in the magnificent and now sadly closed Dalian Classic Car Museum in the great city of Dalian in Liaoning Province.

The Beijing-Jeep 2002 was a prototype for the successor of the famous Beijing Auto Works 212, a 4×4 utility vehicle used by the Chinese armed forces, it was built in 2002, hence the name. The competition was a bit muddy as all the entrants came from various parts of the Beijing Auto empire!

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Spy Shots: Beijing Auto BJ80J four-door convertible

September 28, 2015 by Joey Wang

Spy Shots: Beijing Auto BJ80J four-door convertible

The best Spy Shots so far of the four-door convertible variant of the new Beijing Auto BJ80J, seen here as a gas station at the outskirts of Beijing city. The BJ80J is the military variant of the Beijing Auto BJ80, with the civilian version designated BJ80C. Deliveries to the army are scheduled to begin in early 2016.

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Beijing Auto BJ80J is Naked in China

September 21, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Beijing Auto BJ80J is Naked in China

The best photos so far of the new Beijing Auto BJ80J, a new 4×4 utility vehicle for the Chinese armed forces. The BJ80J is the military variant of the BJ80, with the civilian version designated BJ80C. Deliveries to the army are scheduled to begin in early 2016.

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Spy Shots: the Beijing Auto BJ80 in all sorts & shapes

September 16, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: the Beijing Auto BJ80 in all sorts & shapes

New Spy Shots of the production version of the Beijing Auto BJ80, a new rough ‘n ready full size SUV for China. This white example is a base-spec variant, oddly here with an army-green grille. In the background a real military variant with a raised roof, more on that one below. The production-ready BJ80 debuted in April on the Shanghai Auto Show, launch on the Chinese car market is scheduled for Q4.

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Another Look at the Hongqi CA7600J parade car in China

September 14, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Another Look at the Hongqi CA7600J parade car in China

Ultra special photos of the massive Hongqi CA7600J parade car, the star of China’s May 3 military parade. The big bad Hongqi is seen here at the Great Hall of the People, near Tiananmen, about an hour before the start of the parade. On the left the Hongqi H7 parade car.

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The Hongqi CA7600J at the Military Parade in China

September 8, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

The Hongqi CA7600J at the Military Parade in China

Last Thursday was a party day because China celebrated the 70 years anniversary of the end of the Second World War. For the first time ever the celebrations were dressed up with a badass military parade, designed to impress enemies and customers alike. Star of the show was, without any doubt, the mighty Hongqi CA7600J parade car.

On the first photo president Xi Jinping standing behind the microphones, leaving the premises of the Forbidden City via the center gate of Tiananmen. Behind Xi the spare parade car, following closely because you never know. Xi’s parade car does not have a real license plate but a seal of the People’s Republic of China. The spare car has a military license plate reading VA·02015.

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Tank Destroyer hits on a Porsche Cayman in China

June 2, 2015 by Joey Wang

Tank Destroyer hits on a Porsche Cayman in China

An interesting car crash in China where a PTL-02 tank destroyer crashed into the flank of a bright yellow Porsche Cayman sporty car. The accident happened at noon in a tunnel in the great city of Chongqing.

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Meet the Sabertooth, a new Badass APC for the Chinese police

May 28, 2015 by Joey Wang

Meet the Sabertooth, a new Badass APC for the Chinese police

This is the big black badass Sabertooth Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) for the Chinese police. Four of these law-enforcement monsters were officially launched for duty by the authorities in the great city of Hefei in Anhui Province, with a lot of thanks to the United States of America.

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More photos of the Hongqi L5 Parade Car

May 15, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

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We have received a flock of new photos on the extremely beautiful Hongqi L5 Parade Car, a very special vehicle that debuted on the world stage during the Victory Day parade in Minsk on May 9. The new photos were taken in China over the winter, before delivery to Belarus.

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Hongqi L5 parade car debuts in the Belarus Victory Day Parade

May 11, 2015 by Joey Wang

Hongqi L5 parade car debuts in the Belarus Victory Day Parade

Two mighty Hongqi L5 parade cars, parading at high speed during the May 9 Victory Day Parade in Minsk, capital of Belarus. The event marks the first official outing for the Hongqi L5 parade cars after the parade-rehearsals on May 6.

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