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The Jiefang CA30 6X6 off-road army command vehicle at the Dalian Classic Car Museum

November 5, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

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Today in China Car History the massive Jiefang CA30 6×6 off-road army command vehicle, Spotted in China at the Dalian Classic Car Museum in the great city of Dalian in Liaoning Province. The truck was in a rather poor condition. Parked out in the open,  neglected, dirty and rusty, all but forgotten. That ain’t no way to treat a brave soldier!

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China Car History: the Jiefang CA10 water truck

September 1, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

China Car History: the Jiefang CA10 water truck

Going through the old archives can be a bitch, seeing stuff you rather don’t want to remember. There are some exceptions, such as this brilliant Jiefang CA10 water truck. I met this monster all the way back in the summer of 2003 when I just arrived in Beijing (still here!). The truck was in active service, used for spraying water on the overheated asphalt around the famous Beijing Workers Stadium, which was very close to my then home.

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China Car History: the Jiefang CA10 fire truck

March 6, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

China Car History: the Jiefang CA10 fire truck

Today in China Car History a very red and very beautiful Jiefang CA10 firetruck, seen in the Dalian Classic Car Museum in the great city of Dalian in Liaoning Province. Jiefang, meaning ‘Liberation’, is a commercial vehicle brand of First Auto Works (FAW). The Jiefang CA10 was their very first truck, production started in 1956 and continued all the way until 1986, reaching a grand total of 1.281.502 examples built.

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A closer look at the mighty First Auto Works Jiefang CA390 Dump Truck

December 6, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

First Auto Works Jiefang CA390 Dump Truck

Back in February I posted a post on the First Auto Works Jiefang CA390, the second China-developed dump truck that could carry an impressive 60 ton when it debuted in 1973. By the time I write the article I was pretty sure all CA390 dump trucks were lone gone and crushed. I was wrong.

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History: the FAW Jiefang CA6410 mini-MPV

February 21, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

FAW Jiefang CA6410 mini-MPV

Here we have a brilliant and extremely rare car from China. This is the FAW Jiefang CA6410, made from 1995 to 1997 by the FAW-Jilin Light-Truck Factory, a subsidiary of FAW (First Auto Works). The CA6410 had a very streamlined design and was seen as a sort of mini-MPV.

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History: the First Auto Works Jiefang CA390 Dump Truck

February 8, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

First Auto Works CA390 Dump Truck

Another day, another dump truck. This is the gigantic First Auto Works Jiefang CA390 dump truck, made for the mines. The CA390 debuted in December 1973 in Chengdu in Jilin Province. It could carry 60 tons.’Jiefang’ means ‘liberation’ and refers to the ‘birth of new China’ under communist rule in 1949.

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The interesting Story of a Jiefang Tin Toy Truck

November 3, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

Except for editing this website I am also a fanatic collector of Chinese tin toys, most made in the 1960’s and 1970’s. A few weeks ago I bought this very beautiful ‘Liberation Truck’, or Jiefang Kache (解放卡车), Jiefang is a brandname under First Auto Works.

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