Small trucks are good, because they are both trucks (1) and small (2). But which one was the most good?
Sometimes you see a car that’s such a magnificent blast from the past, you swear you’ve stepped right back into the ‘90s. Corvette-style taillights. Those side details. Color-shift paint. A wing added to a pickup. Ladies and gents, behold the most wonderful car-truck-thing for sale on the Internet.
Small pickups have all but gone the way of the dodo given that today’s “small” truck is still larger than many apartments in NYC. There’s quite a few of us who miss the minitruckin’ craze, even today. If you’re obsessed with that Facebook page dedicated to retro minitrucks, this old racing footage will blow your mind.
Marvin Askew bought this Datsun 1600 in 1971, changed the oil every 2,000 miles ever since, and today it’s still nice enough to sit in a museum. Listening to this guy talk about his truck will make you want to go outside and hug your car.
If you boiled down the idea of a pickup truck to its most minimalistic incarnation, you’d have this.
Stanced cars and "artistic rust" are not usually my thing. But for some reason this Volkswagon Caddy pickup truck has just the right amount of grime, damage, and swagger to be... awesome. But the mower in the bed perfects the picture.
A bright-red 1991 Ford Festiva with a badger on the door, pickup bed and six wheels is about to join baby sloths, lemurs, and ducklings in the elite fellowship of things that make you go d'awww!
Ford FPV Super Pursuit XR8 Boss 290, poses at the Melbourne coast. It packs the same 5.4 liter V8 as the Mustang Cobra R. [thomasrdotorg/Flickr, 2007]
It seems like just yesterday I was at Tower Records, flipping past a dozen Mini Truckin' magazines to get to the lone copy of EVO at the back of the shelf. Now, nothing. What happened to the Mini Truck scene?