Iranian-born car dealer wins $7.5 million in “Taliban Toyota” Alabama…

Thanks to a perception of versatility, reliability and affordability, the Toyota Hilux is the pickup truck of choice for terrorists and mercenaries all over the world. Now, a Florida car dealer is paying $7.5 million for making that association at the expense of a rival Iranian-born car dealer. » 11/03/11 12:00pm 11/03/11 12:00pm

These are the trucks that power the Libyan Rebels

The backbone of any modern rebel army remains the bullet-, crash-, flood-, and demolition-proof Toyota Hilux. Barely days after the Libyan civil war broke out, the fearless Hungarian traveler Dániel Belényi made his way to the rebel capital of Benghazi to hang out with Libya’s Toyota-equipped rebels. These are his photos … » 4/08/11 12:30pm 4/08/11 12:30pm

A Vehicular Appendix To "Zero History"

William Gibson's "Zero History" is a bridge between gearheads and sci-fi fans, offering both a glimpse into the other's world. From Ekranpolans to Hiluxes, here's a guide for both fans to the amazing vehicles in the final Bigend trilogy novel. » 10/21/10 4:30pm 10/21/10 4:30pm

The 24 Hours Of LeMons Texas Gator-O-Rama Über Gallery: The Japanese

Japanese cars made up nearly half the entries at the Gator-O-Rama, with 44 out of 95 vehicles coming from the Co-Prosperity Sphere. Miatas, Celicas, and RX-7s galore, of course, but that wasn't all. » 3/22/09 9:00pm 3/22/09 9:00pm

Toyota of Malaysia Finds Internet, Immediately Breaks Its Own 2009…

It appears that Toyota of Malaysia doesn't understand the Internet, as they've gone ahead and posted an image and specs of the new face-lift of the 2009 Toyota Hilux ahead of the official unveiling. It would also appear that unlike the United States, Malaysia is a viable market for simple, lightweight, utilitarian… » 8/11/08 11:20am 8/11/08 11:20am

1983 Toyota Hilux 4x4

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Today we're looking at a vehicle owned by our first four-time DOTS honoree, WhatWouldJesseDo. Well, I think this is Jesse's truck; my Black Metal V8olvo emailed me about his new… » 8/11/08 9:00am 8/11/08 9:00am

Horseman Number Two Has Arrived

Sweet heavenly car gods, make the pain stop. You already handily smote us today with that overwhelming Nova thing, and now this? A car made only of parts from other cars...it's practically a moving identity crisis. We're pretty sure it originally started out as a Toyota Hilux, but that was many rolls of fiberglass ago. … » 7/28/08 6:00pm 7/28/08 6:00pm