Cargo ship deck filled with colorful four-wheel drives

20, maybe 21 years ago a tide of cargo ships loaded with newly minted sport utility vehicles came to America. The loosely regulated international multi-purpose SUV's were instantly popular. Dealerships had trouble keeping the phenoms in stock. The new faves tapped the zeitgeist of the day like oversized blazers with shoulder pads... the housing bubble... Aftermarket accessories were often added to the marvels of mobility to reflect the persona of their owners.

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