Stutz Rockin’ Recon or Genghis’ Car


History is filled with colourful characters and larger-than-life personalities, military geniuses and Machiavellian schemers. One man who embodied all four such attributes was self-styled “Mongol Warrior for the Modern Age,” Genghis Jehosophat-Jones of the American Midwest.

During the Great War, where attentions were turned to areas of greatest conflict, Genghis was able to carve out quite an empire for himself through sheer determination, force of will and (where would we be without it?) total brutality toward his defenceless neighbours.

Shown in this plate is Jones’ favoured method of transport – his Stutz Rockin’ Recon. Based on an ancient Stutz Bearcat owned by his great-great-great-great-grandfather, Aloysuis Jones, Genghis had the car armoured, stretched and fitted not only with a heavily-gunned troop emplacement, but a “recon tower” of his own design. In fact this recon tower was simply his grandmother’s rocking chair, balanced precariously upon a small pylon.

It was seated upon this rocking chair that Jones would perform his troop inspections, conduct his infamous “trials” against anyone who dared voice dissent against him, and most famously of all, patrol the frontline of enemy territory when in combat. Thus it was that the Legend of “Genghis’ Car” was born. Countless times Jones would apparently endure open or sniper fire from enemy positions, yet seemingly would suffer no harm. His claim that he was impossible to hit whilst tottering back and forth in the chair was hard to refute, and so his reputation grew to godlike proportions amongst the less-savvy members of the local populace.

Later it was revealed that Jones had a supply of look-alikes who were bribed, blackmailed or drugged into seating themselves up on the notorious rocking chair, but by then the legend had already become firmly rooted in local lore: Genghis’ Car, King of the Rockin’ Recon.

4 Responses to “Stutz Rockin’ Recon or Genghis’ Car”

  1. Dr Smilax said:

    That is the coolest thing on 2 wheels and 2 tracks. I was going to get one, but I live near a low bridge.

  2. admin said:

    Solution: destroy the bridge my dear fellow.

  3. shane j said:

    love the bonnet ornament

  4. Dr Smilax said:

    Probably fully functional. I’d like one on the bonnet of my car. Then it would match the missile launchers I have at the back.