While the high-tech Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo was trying to set a new lap time record on the Nürburgring’s insanely long Nordschleife course, I couldn’t help being distracted by the action happening on over on the grand prix track. Big, rowdy, diesel-belching race trucks were sliding around the curve at the end of the…
I try to avoid lobbing clichés like “holy grail” and “ultimate barn find” around too often, but we’ve got a freaking 1983 Toyota four-wheel drive manual transmission single cab pickup truck with less than 8,000 miles on our hands here, people. It’s time to freak out.
Sometimes, boring is good. When you’re dealing with 70,000 pound double-trailer FedEx trucks, boring isn’t just good, it’s fantastic. In the world of trucking, excitement usually means expensive or dangerous trouble. That’s how you could tell that Volvo’s relatively boring public demonstration of truck platooning was…
Ford Broncos were born to run free, and this little Baja video has some of the most satisfying scenes of a sweet old 4x4 in its element. This ’68 Bronco is a little beefier than your average vintage SUV, which makes it that much more exciting to watch in the wild.
The video was just titled “Rally Truck Jump.” All of those things are relevant to my interests. I’ll click. I’ll watch. Even if it’s a garbage vertical video, I’m there, dude. I’ll watch all the sweet jumps. But I certainly didn’t expect to see a vintage work truck pretending to be Colin McRae’s Subaru here. Send it!
I know that the specs listed about trucks are just long columns of boring numbers, but those numbers actually do have some meaning in the messy real world. The amount of weight you can comfortably place in the bed of the truck, the payload, that’s one of those numbers. Even though neither that boulder or that Ranger…
You don’t need to take the 2018 Jeep Wrangler off-road to enjoy driving it. Every ride in this thing feels like an adventure. But when you do push it off the edge of the map, the barbarian spec Rubicon becomes the best sidekick you could ask for.
The BMW X5! Scourge of school drop-off zones! Bimmer’s big behemoth! A true German luxury crossover if there ever was one. It’s just about the last vehicle you’d expect to get sawzalled apart into a crazy open-top off-road mud buggy, but this exists and it rules hard.
Listen. I didn’t want to have to be the one to say this, but I’m going to be the one to say it. Big pickup trucks should not be allowed on the roads as a casual everyday driving vehicle.
Rigg Hipps, a track construction director with the monster-truck series Monster Jam, sometimes has the same nightmare. The nightmare is this: It’s the day of a Monster Jam event, and Rigg arrives at the stadium, looks out, and sees no dirt.
Two years ago I traded a 2000 Toyota Tundra for a 1975 International Scout and have been building the old truck into a manifestation of my fantasies ever since. Specifically, my dream of a jungle-themed Scout on an adventure from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego. That’s where my shiny new hood bird comes in.
Jeep, the one true extremely profitable son of the Fiat Chrysler behemoth, revealed in their five-year plan for investors today that they want to build a new Deserthawk lineup centered around “ultimate high-speed sand capability.” To that I must say, “do it, fools.” It’s an extremely good idea.
If you thought the seemingly everlasting “old” Mercedes G-Class would actually go away completely, you underestimate its power over the militaries and corporations of the world. It’s still being built alongside it’s refreshed and improved replacement.
Last year, off-road accessory outfit American Expedition Vehicles brought a heavily modified 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 to the SEMA aftermarket show in Las Vegas. Soon after that, we started seeing similar-looking ZR2s in prototype camo. Now we know what they were up to: this sweet snorkel and wheel kit.
I’m not sure who would consider a second-gen Dodge Dakota pickup a classic, but I’m glad somebody did because it’s really cool to see that one has survived two decades in unbelievably pristine condition.
You’ll finally be able to get the 2019 Chevy Suburban with GM’s voracious 6.2-liter V8 this summer in the Suburban RST–an aftermarket-inspired “high performance” take on the company’s 18.6-foot long flagship SUV.
If you grew up riding around in big, truck-based people movers you’ll feel right at home in the 2018 Chevy Tahoe Z71. The vehicle has all the size, simplicity and off-road pretense we associate with a “classic” SUV. But that doesn’t necessarily make it great.
Much of the idea of pickup trucks being performatively macho and aimed at cowboys and construction workers is thanks to marketing, rather than how a lot of trucks are actually used by everyday people. But the automakers work hard at those ideas, like how Fiat Chrysler apparently used six different types of hammer to…
After talking to some of the folks who make the annual Sonora Rally happen, I really want to get in on it to try off-roading in a corner of Mexico that’s nothing like Baja. But for now I’m really, really digging the score and aesthetic of the highlight reel.
Ever since spotting a strange, single-passenger pickup with the engine on right side of its cab in Prague, I have been having dreams. Weird ones involving an America filled with the cute trucks it deserves, like the Multicar M22, which amazingly has a payload rating higher than that of a Ford F-250.