Remember that part in Alien when the alien comes out of the guy?! Don’t worry, watching these dudes yank an engine out of an old Blazer (or is that a Jimmy?) isn’t too grotesque or disturbing. Unless you really like old Blazers, in which case, this might be tough to get through.
1999. As Mr. Regular calls it; the nintiest of the nineties. When everything we built reflected an unbridled optimism about "living in the future." Yes, this includes the sanded-brick-shaped 1999 Chevy Blazer.
The K5 Chevy Blazer was a sweetheart of the US Army in the 1980's, but since then pretty much all of them have been sold as surplus to find their way into the hands of regular folks. Regular folks who love America, and are cool with being mistaken for the military everywhere they roll up.
The old Blazer lost points to the Bronco in the style department. But not anymore, and that's because the Blazer got a stylish facelift for 1989.
This is Butch King's '85 Chevy Blazer three-wheeling into a corner and drifting out. We could watch this all day. Click through to see the whole sliding, roaring hillclimb in person.
"Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, nor hell a fury like a woman scorned," said an old dead English dude. Want proof? This Canadian classified ad seems to encapsulate just how stupid you'd have to be to be unfaithful to a girl whose mechanical ability you've recently insulted.
When reader Socialvegetable shared photos of this wicked mud buggy for sale we had to know more so we dialed the seller up to ask him what mixture of genius and poverty led to its creation.
Forum member "Offroad250" over at Truckblog spotted this fine example of redneck engineering. Instead of mounting his hitch in a truck bed, this rocket-scientist installed it to the tailgate of his S-10 Blazer. Updates below
In 1989, it was increasingly clear a new revolution was coming to the truck market, but what shape it would take was still a mystery. With the staggering success of large body-on-frame SUVs and light trucks just a gleam in the eyes of automakers, GMs design team continued down the path of car-based pickups with the…