YA-This well-written and easy-to-read title traces the history of America's most popular vehicle. Lukach also provides interesting accounts of pickups on the silver screen and people who have performed restorations on vintage models. But best of all, the oversized, glossy pages are filled with beautiful, full-color and vintage black-and-white photographs of antique and newer trucks. Young adults will love to just sit and leaf through this book. The generation that cut its teeth on monster-truck rallies is ready to buy its first wheels. And guess what these young people are looking to purchase? They are searching for older, affordable pickups and restoring them. This is a fun book that offers lots of readable information.
John Kiefman, Fairfax County Public Library, VA
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.
For anyone who owns or has ever dreamed of owning a pickup, this colossal book is a visual celebration and informative tome on America's favorite cultural icon.
Big and small, classic, funky and rare, every kind of pickup you've ever thought of is depicted and described. Trace the roots of the modern pickup and trials and tribulations of its manufacturers. It's a moving American story of craftsmanship and design that captures the beauty and excitement of pickup trucks through the ages.
Looking through the pages you'll find:
1925 Model T Runabout with Pick-up Body
1931 Model A
1946 Marmon-Herrington Four-Wheel-Drive
1926 Dodge Graham Brothers canopy pickup
1946 Four-Wheel-Drive Power Wagon
1957 D100 Sweptside
1926 Superior Series Utility Truck
1952 Advance Design Series
1955 Cameo Carrier
RARE MAKES AND MODELS
1992 'Red Baby' S series
1938 K5 Coupe Express
1949 Model 201
Willys-Overland Series 77
1936 Buddy Stewart
1969 Ford Ranchero GT with 428 Cobra-Jet engine
1970 Chevrolet El Camino SS-454
1961 Ford Econoline Forward Control
From Nissan (Datsun), to the Toyota Scout and Mazda Sport Truck to the Volkswagen Van Pickup
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