Originally Posted by chrisjsmith4
Idiot writer thinks the Rubicon name came from a stream in Europe. Lol
Well, he's right. "crossing the rubicon" meant passing the "point of no return" for Julius Ceaser's army. It's disputed whether the river of Julius Ceaser's day is the exact same one named rubicon today.
As for naming the jeep model rubicon, that may very well follow from the rubicon trail (near lake Tahoe) near the rubicon river in the Sierra Nevadas but ultimately the California river gets its name from the Italian one.