We nearly missed it, and we appreciate Hemmings Auto Blog for reminding us today is a most momentous day: The day, 50 years ago, when the 1959 Chevrolet El Camino was introduced to the public. That's right, today is the birthday of that most quintessential of truck-cars, the one which acts as the butt of half of all redneck jokes ever conceived, and which we maintain a preternatural love for. Sure, there's no real El Camino on the market now, and anyone who wants a car-based pickup better live outside the US, until the Pontiac G8 ST of course. Nonetheless, happy birthday, El Camino. We'll raise a pitcher of PBR and pound down some grilled hot dogs in your honor. Photo credit from Super Chevy
Great idea that died too young.
I still want a Holden Crewman....V8, AWD, with 4 doors and a short bed. This is the longest of long shots, but if you look at what pickups have become, it would make sense. And it tows 5,000# or more. Bed capacity of ~1,500#. It's a beefy wagon for all the dirty sh*t you need to carry around.