47 1957 Ford Ranchero
48 1957 Ford Ranchero
51 1959 Chevy El Camino
52 1959 Chevy El Camino
Mario on Dec 13, 2022 said:
Back in the early 1900s, when over 1/3rd of the US population were farmers, the pickup truck was essential in moving around thousands of pounds of produce. Henry Ford first termed the word “pickup” when he wanted to make a vehicle suitable for farmers. Many were already modifying the Model T to allow easier use on the farm.
On April 25, 1925, Ford released the Ford Model T Runabout with a pickup bed. This was the first time in American truck history that you could go buy a factory-built pickup. The pickup came with an all-steel bed that was 56-inches long, 40-inches wide, and 13-inches high.
Today, Pickup trucks are popular because they can travel on off-road terrain and are ideal for camping, fishing, and other outdoor adventures. Pickup trucks can also carry and pull more weight than other vehicles. With a pickup truck being so durable and useful, it depreciates much slower than hatchbacks and sedans.
The Top 3 most popular Pickup trucks today are, in order: Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado 1500 and Ram 1500.
This is my Tribute to the very versatile Pick-Up Truck which I enjoyed photographing at various Car Shows. Enjoy! Mario[Reply to this comment]
Mario on Dec 14, 2022 said:
Hi George, thank you for your input. I too like the Chevy's and Pontiac you mentioned. Very classy Pick up trucks.
In addition I will add the 57 Dodge. It was very unique that Dodge added the taillights of the 57 Dodge car on their Pickup. Similar to the Chevy EL Camino and Ford Ranchero Pickups.
Cheers my Gearhead friend and Happy Holidays! More Posts to come out.
I'll be trying to do one every week so look out for them. Mario[Reply to this comment]
azmusclecar on Dec 17, 2022 said:
I always identify with a 1961 Ford Custom pickup that I learned to drive a 3 speed manual in. My grandfather at times had a "fleet" of vehicles for the family to use. Everything from Ramblers, Olds 88, Pontiac Bonneville, Eagle, and more.
My aunt taught me in that 61 Red & White Custom Cab by taking me out on the country roads surrounding our community and had the patience of Job and let me learn.
I washed and cared for that truck like it was mine. If you appreciate someone, you will appreciate the things they give you. It was and will always be a great experience in my life.
God bless my grandfather AND my aunt. May they rest in PEACE.[Reply to this comment]
azmusclecar on Dec 17, 2022 said:
And that is THE EXACT COLOR. I liked it when I made a hard right turn, my girlfriend would slide closer to me on the vinyl bench seat. The same Ol' 6 cylinder. I'm back in 1967 watching this. The truck is gone, the girlfriend is gone, but my memories are true as the video. and don't forget to double clutch into first gear.
who double clutches anymore??????????
Thanks again Mario.....a GREAT CHRISTMAS PRESENT!![Reply to this comment]
Mario on Dec 24, 2022 said:
Thanks Rob, I always liked little Christmas Villages with old cars.
When I was in my house I would set up a 2 to 3 tier Christmas Village in the Foyer every year. It took me a whole day just to set it up.
Sadly I don't have the room in my Condo now. But I still have a small 50's Village.[Reply to this comment]
azmusclecar on Dec 24, 2022 said:
Thank God for my Grandfather who lovingly set up the train platform, anchored the tree to the wall, and set the Lionel train track, including the tunnel and all the assembled plastic houses. Some with lights. I spent hours on my knees in a world of make believe.
I even got blessed by God to contract Chicken Pox during Christmas Break which meant I got a few days extra of Christmas Vacation to play with the train and cars and all the accessories.
It was always a moment of closure when the disassembly came about and I knew Christmas was over. The needles by now had begun to fall from the tree. Time for life to return to a form of routine. Back to school, and packing up the train, putting the houses back in the boxes and back to the attic it goes where it remains for the next 48 weeks.
I'm so thankful God has allowed me to retain all these wonderful memories to help remind me, of all the blessings, not just at Christmas, but ALL the blessings He's bestowed on me.
Be thankful for what you have, and enjoy LIFE!![Reply to this comment]