Remember when farming was about growin' stuff, not satellite-guided, genome-sequenced agritechnology? Neither do I, but I do know that a 1950 Chevrolet 3100 pickup that drives like a new Corvette sure is somethin', whoo-whee dogs.

This particular 1950 Chevrolet 3100 pickup is actually a rolling test bed created by Art Morrison Enterprises — makers of very trick, new chassis components designed to modernize the ride and handling characteristics of old cars and trucks. (Some call that kind of thing "pro touring.") The Morrisons traded the Chevy's original chassis for one of their CAD engineered GT Sport bolt-on units.

The engine's new too. Gone is the elderly straight six, and In its place is an EFI-equipped crate motor from GM Performance Parts, over a 4L60E automatic transmission from Hughes Performance. And yet, the paint and interior is still in its original, carryin'-peaches-to-market condition, even 62 years later.

It's like a farm truck, only a little more aggro.