Git 'Er Done With This Oldsmobilecamino

Ah North Carolina, it's pine-scented breeze begat such commercial staples as textile factories, paper mills, and NASCAR. The Tar Heel State is also the birthplace of this Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera, which has been chopped up and converted into a pickup of sorts. » 12/27/12 10:30am 12/27/12 10:30am

How cars can bring us together

Because every conversation, on any topic, turns political these days it seems most have isolated themselves from differing opinions to just avoid the trouble. That creates nothing more than an endless navel-gazing echo chamber. But a chance encounter with a Ranchero-ized metallic green Lincoln Continental was a… » 10/10/11 3:30pm 10/10/11 3:30pm

Citroën DS-amino's perfect for landing French-Canadian farmgirls

There was this fella who liked girls dressed as pirate wenches. Hard to find, but gratifying enough to endure the lyme disease. Yearn for a French-speaking Canadian milk maid? Have we got the car-truck for you. (H/T everyone!) » 5/02/11 12:30pm 5/02/11 12:30pm

The four-door Volvo 240chero was ahead of its time

Despite what the photo description says we've seen Volvo 240chero/minos before. But I'm thinking the four-door is something new. If only we'd have gotten this instead of the Subaru Baja. » 3/25/11 12:00pm 3/25/11 12:00pm

The Volvamino Is A Brick With A Bed

Have you always wanted a Volvamino? Good news; One Pennsylvania Ebay user with a particularly excellent Project Car Hell-worthy car collection is selling his. With only a few hours left the reserve isn't even met. How?! (H/T morrisster!) [Ebay] » 11/13/10 2:00pm 11/13/10 2:00pm

The $91K, 535 HP El Camino We'll Never Get

Our stillborn Pontiac G8 ST is South Africa's Chevrolet Ute SS, and one tuner's cranked the SuperUte's supercharged V8 to 535 hp. It's sexier than that South African chick I dated, and maybe even crazier. [via PickupTrucks.com] » 11/11/10 2:00pm 11/11/10 2:00pm

Two One-Of-A-Kind Rolls-Royce-aminos For Sale

Like Donald Trump's execu-mullet, the Rolls Royce-amino is business up front and a wild party out back. There are two for sale on eBay right now, meaning it's finally your chance to hold the most ostentatious Home Depot hauling ever. » 11/10/10 1:30pm 11/10/10 1:30pm

E46-amino: German Sport Coupe Meets American Truck

In an act sure to inflame forum fan boys and delight all who appreciate custom made car/trucks, e46fanatics member bodycustom1 combined a totaled BMW 330 ZHP and the bed from a Chevrolet Colorado to create this, the E46-amino. » 11/07/10 10:00am 11/07/10 10:00am

Ford GS Boss 5.0 315 Ute: Grass Growing Increasingly Greener Down Under

Australia's Ford Performance Vehicles has chucked the Ford Falcon GS Ute's 5.4-liter V8 for the Mustang's 5.0-liter V8 plus a 1.9-liter supercharger to create the Ford GS Boss 5.0 315 Ute. 428-hp, 402 lb-ft of torque, all forbidden fruit. [Pickuptrucks] » 9/01/10 1:15pm 9/01/10 1:15pm

The Concordepage: So Close To Magnificent

Think back over the last decade and consider the best and worse cars to camino-ize. Right near the bottom would be the gen-II Chrysler Concorde. One company thought otherwise and poured countless hours into building the Concordepage. » 8/10/10 12:00pm 8/10/10 12:00pm

A Teeny-Weeny Pugamino

The El Camino thrives in South America, where Peugeot is launching the 207/206-based Hoggar pickup. It'll carry a load of 1,636 pounds and look awesome while piloted by a cigarette-smoking badass. Time to transfer to the Brazil office. [Carscoop] » 4/30/10 4:00pm 4/30/10 4:00pm

Electric El Camino Our New Favorite Electric Car

Move over, Tesla. This home-brew Electric El Camino may only achieve a top speed of 85 MPH with its 100 HP motor but it's still the coolest electric car we've ever seen. » 9/03/09 11:00am 9/03/09 11:00am

Military-Style Volvo 740chero Wins Our Hearts, Minds

Our love of Volvocheros definitely extends to this 740 wagon converted into an off-road, military-style four-door Volvochero from The F***ing Fulfords, the English version of The Osbournes. » 5/05/09 11:00am 5/05/09 11:00am

El Caminoed Volvo V70 Warps And Teases Our Mangled Minds

Our fetish for all things El Camino and Volvo is not secretive (like the Area 51 site deep in the Nevada desert). So how do we feel about this Volvo V70 El Camino? WIN! » 3/24/09 3:30pm 3/24/09 3:30pm

How GM Killed The Crossover: The Brief Life Of The Chevy XT-2 Concept…

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… » 7/22/08 12:05pm 7/22/08 12:05pm

The Volvo XC70chero Brings The Dream To Sweden

There's a stanza in a Stephen Malkmus song that goes "And the trashed young Scandi mistook me for a Swede. her slurred medieval accent was like a puddle at my feet. You could see chopped tobacco in her teeth." This made us wonder if Swedish people actually were into chewing tobacco and, by extension, if there were… » 5/13/08 12:05am 5/13/08 12:05am

El Camino + Le Car = Le Carmino

We had a debate going on whether we should call this Le Car the Le Carmino or the El Carmino, seeing as Le and El carry the same meaning. No matter, this French fry is a dreamy vehicle no matter how you slice the name. For reasons that we have no explanation for, this particular Camino has been outfitted not only with… » 4/07/08 5:00pm 4/07/08 5:00pm

1980 Cadillac Eldamino: For When Your Brat Just Isn't Classy Enough

We've got the deal of the century for you, assuming you are in the market for a car-truck based on a FWD, V8-powered luxury car of the 80's. It's the Cadillac Eldamino and it's got everything an up-and-coming dealer needs: mag wheels, tonneau truck cover, fake Q-beams, 350 c.i. Olds V8 and XM Radio (unless that… » 3/10/08 10:40am 3/10/08 10:40am

El MiniCamino Only Lets One Person Surf At A Time

Sadly, the Mini Cooper El Camino (or El MiniCamino) isn't a new awesome concept from Mini, but rather a one-off custom ride from Pioneer. Apparently made for the Paris Tuning Show, this truck-car conversion features a body kit from MS-Design, 18-inch alloy wheels, lowered suspension and what we imagine is a fairly… » 2/25/08 4:15pm 2/25/08 4:15pm