The Checker Marathon is best known as the iconic New York City taxicab. It’s also one of the cars that saw the least changes in its lifetime, with a 1960 model looking just about identical to the last ones made in 1982. And Hemmings reports that now it’s coming back, but not in the old, expected, four-door…
Mercedes unveiled their new pickup truck today! They call it the X-Class, and our own Andrew Collins said it looks sleek. He’s right! It does look sleek. Like a sleek robot pig.
I know I’ve had my share of questionable truck ideas. With therapy, I’ve been able to accept that. But I think this truck idea is different. It’s different because, for the first time in my truck ideas, I think this one could fill an actual need or at least a want of many truck owners. I know this because they’re…
Flood waters make for dangerous driving, folks. Heavy high-clearance vehicles can make it through slightly deeper stuff than your average sedan, but if you drive straight off the road and into a swamp you’re going to have a bad time.
It’s no secret that most of the time when we post some bonkers unholy chimera somebody hacked together and then tried to sell on Craigslist, it’s because we’re poking fun. Because, let’s face it, we’re kind of jerks. But this time I want you to see an unholy chimera of a truck that I think is actually pretty brilliant.
The Mercedes-Renault/Nissan alliance is one of those arrangements you probably have forgotten about until you see an announcement like this. It's also very telling about the kind of truck Mercedes wants, since they already make nice, useful work pickup trucks.
As some of you may know, I'm very fond of hard-working pickup trucks, and occasionally have inspired/inane ideas about how to make them better (or, worse, depending). Well, I has another. And this time, it's not a truck, it's a truck accessory. I think I've solved the passionate bedliner v. camper shell debate once…
This is it. This is how I know I've lost my goddamned mind. I willingly handed over American currency for this: a 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 with 281,000 miles on the odometer. Why? Because a new truck costs more than my mortgage. Because I've seen more half-tons with their transmissions puked out over a garage floor than I…
Driving a truck off-road is the second most fun thing you'll ever do. After riding a motorcycle off-road, of course. Here's how you can start doing it, even if you don't currently drive the world's most capable vehicle.
Just take a moment and consider the full name of this car: the American Motors Corporation Cowboy. Just saying all those words together should materialize a waving flag behind you and cause an eagle to alight on your shoulder. Pretty amazing for an economy car trucklet that never happened.
Welp, you can add "puddles" to the long list of lethal Australian hazards, as this provisional pickup driver learned when a murky little pool of water damn near swallowed his truck.
In much of the U.S. fall means a riot of earthy colors as the trees party down one final time before winter's cold embrace. Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe old-school D100 fits with its autumn color scheme, but is its price set to see it fall?
In the Native American Lakota-Sioux dialect, Dakota means friend, or friendly. You might make some friends with today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Dakota convertible, especially with its non-native 360 V8.
Welcome to Down On The Mile High Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the City That Rust Sorta Ignored: Denver, Colorado. Here's another old Colorado survivor.
Welcome to Down On The Mile High Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Sorta Ignored: Denver, Colorado. Here's a working truck downtown in the big city.
Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the City That Rust Sorta Ignored: Denver, Colorado. 55 years old and still at work!
So you've got some John Wayne-talkin' cowboy mocking the Crazy Old Coot, and then there's some sort of bet involving jumping the Ford pickup over a 6-foot chasm. Then there's this Japanese biker, see, only he talks like Geetz Romo.
Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Yet another of The General's old soldiers keeps working in Alameda.
Do you need four-wheel drive (or even rear-wheel drive) to go crashing around on dirt roads? As I learned putting hundreds of miles on fire roads in the Trinity Alps behind the wheel of a CRX, hell no!