One truck, many makers



  Photographed this fine Fiat truck in Santa Cruz del Norte, one of my favourite vehicle-spotting towns.
   Except it isn’t a Fiat, is it? It’s a Citroën. No, a Hino.
In fact, this customized camion is a KAMAZ (that “3” in the truck’s true nameplate is, to English-speakers, a Z) from the Kamskiy Avtomobilny Zavod, a manufacturer in Tartarstan, part of the Russian Federation.
   KAMAZ, which started production in 1976 and is described as Russia’s largest truck manufacturer, builds a tough machine – its entries have won their category in the Dakar Rally eight times.
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