Man's Rockin' Fantasy Involves Beer, Potato Salad, And An El Camino

It's a story you've heard a thousand times(?) Recently single old timer is unsatisfied with the car-truckiness of his Subaru Brat and wants you to turn it into a different car-truck. Don't worry, he can pay. In cheap beer, potato salad, and stories about Deep Purple. » 4/29/14 2:25pm 4/29/14 2:25pm

The Most Beautiful 1979 Mercedes Is Half El Camino

Clean. Tasteful. Elegant. These are not adjectives I tend to reach for when we're looking at a car converted into a pickup truck, but this 1979 Mercedes-Benz 300TD-El Camino lovechild is one of the prettiest Jimmy Carter-era Mercs I've ever seen. » 4/21/14 5:50pm 4/21/14 5:50pm

Ten Great Cars That Should Make A Comeback

Carmakers aren't always sure what we want, so this time we're telling them loud and clear. These ten great classics have a recipe for success. If you're in the car business, just get a pencil and start copying. » 11/21/13 11:00am 11/21/13 11:00am

These Classic Ute Photos Will Make You All Camino

Make all the 'convicts on a desert island' jokes you want, but the Aussies know more about utility vehicles than any nation on earth. Let these slides from the seventies take you back to the glory days of being practical. » 10/24/13 8:34am 10/24/13 8:34am

That Stolen El Camino Has Been Found!

Last week, I wrote about somebody's beloved El Camino being stolen, and, as always, I called upon the Jalopnik community to help find it. Now I'm happy to say that half-truck, half-car centaur is back home where it belongs. » 10/01/13 2:52pm 10/01/13 2:52pm

Australia Wants Us To Think The El Camino Is Coming Back

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:00 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 6/03/13 9:24am 6/03/13 9:24am

How The Hell Did Someone Register A Holden Ute In New York?

We have a bit of an El Camino fetish here. Anytime someone mentions the prospect of it coming back to America, we get all hot and bothered and have dirty dreams for weeks. Alas, GM never makes it happen and we have to lust after our Holden driving friends in Australia. » 12/20/12 2:20pm 12/20/12 2:20pm

Chevy Is Bringing Back The El Camino... Says News Report We Desperately…

We were burned before. The Pontiac Sport Truck was set to come to the US in 2009 only to have Pontiac die, killing the El Camino project as well. Now a local Australian newspaper claims ‘the pickup with an ego' is coming back. Oh please give us that sweet El Camino dope again. » 12/06/12 1:40pm 12/06/12 1:40pm

See Why There Was Nothing Quite Like The 1981 El Camino

Chevrolet produced this dealer training video to aid salesman in the unenviable task of trying to convince buyers the El Camino was a better small truck purchase than the imported competition. » 4/01/12 4:00pm 4/01/12 4:00pm

Custom Nash-amino Needs No Explanation

Any vehicle that is post-op car to car-truck hybrid is bound to be a bizarre creation, but switching a rare example of a long defunct brand like a 1953 Nash is pretty much guaranteed to up the strange factor even further. Behold the Nash-amino. » 3/31/12 11:00am 3/31/12 11:00am

Daryl Hannah's Biodiesel El Camino For Sale Again

Back in 2007, I encouraged all of you to rush out and buy Daryl Hannah's biodiesel 1983 El Camino. As I expected, one of you did and has been the proud owner of that vehicle ever since. Now it's time for another Jalopnik reader to inherit the beast. » 2/16/12 10:00am 2/16/12 10:00am

Watch this OCD guy flip out whenever he sees an El Camino

"Wipe off that El Camino or something bad will happen." That bizarre suggestion from a friend was enough to set off a major tic for one man with obsessive compulsive disorder. Whenever he sees an El Camino, he's overcome with the need to — HOLY SHIT! THERE'S ONE RIGHT THERE! MOTHER FUCKER! SEE MAN?! — do one of… » 12/16/11 10:00am 12/16/11 10:00am

For $6,000, park on ‘Burban street

Before somebody put the Sport in Sport Utility, there was only Utility. Today's 502-powered Nice Price or Crack Pipe '66 Suburban sports a 502 with a claimed 700 hp. That may make may make you a sports fan, but will its price as well? » 11/07/11 8:00am 11/07/11 8:00am

The Chevrolet El Camino turns 53

53 years ago today, Chevrolet introduced the1959 El Camino to the automotive world and it hasn't been the same since. In direct response to the popularity of the Ford Ranchero, Chevrolet had decided it needed to stake a claim in the world of the automotive based utility vehicle. » 10/16/11 9:00am 10/16/11 9:00am

For $16,500, Vita-Meata-Vegamino

The failure of Chevy's Vega was possibly not just due to its reputation for horrific durability, but also - with only two-door sedan, hatchback coupe, and wagon offerings - for its dearth of body style choice. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Vegamino, with it's mid-mounted V8 fixes that problem, but is its price… » 9/15/11 8:00am 9/15/11 8:00am

BMW E30-amino project on Craigslist

There are cool craigslist finds and then there are vehicles found on craigslist so bizarre and fantastic it is nearly impossible to resist the temptation of purchasing them. Clearly this E30-amino project for $1900 currently listed on Tulsa, OK craigslist falls into the second category. » 9/04/11 11:00am 9/04/11 11:00am

Aussie marketers make us crave Holden Ute

Our obsession with the Holden Ute is a mix of Single White Female and The Hand that Rocks the Cradle, but it's about to go full-on creepy One Hour Photo if one doesn't land on our shores soon. This short commercial for the Holden "Thunder" Ute is only exacerbating things. (Hat tip to MrQuick!) » 8/12/11 1:30pm 8/12/11 1:30pm

The 1958 El Nomado is the car-truck hybrid Chevrolet never made

Although Chevrolet didn't introduce the El Camino until 1959, what if they had decided to unleash their unique utility vehicle on the world one year earlier? Behold the El Nomado, a well executed custom vehicle currently listed on Ebay that answers that exact question. Even with a lot of modern custom touches, this… » 7/23/11 11:00am 7/23/11 11:00am