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Pickup Trucks: A History of the Great American Vehicle Hardcover – January 10, 1998


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers (January 10, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1579120113
  • ISBN-13: 978-1579120115
  • Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 13.8 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #886,420 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

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.

From the Back Cover

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:

MAJOR MANUFACTURERS

Ford

1925 Model T Runabout with Pick-up Body

1931 Model A

1946 Marmon-Herrington Four-Wheel-Drive

1948 F-1

1957 Styleside

Dodge

1926 Dodge Graham Brothers canopy pickup

1946 Four-Wheel-Drive Power Wagon

1957 D100 Sweptside

Chevrolet

1926 Superior Series Utility Truck

1952 Advance Design Series

1955 Cameo Carrier

RARE MAKES AND MODELS

International

1992 'Red Baby' S series

Hudson

1934 Terraplane

Studebaker

1938 K5 Coupe Express

1960 Champ

Diamond T

1949 Model 201

REO

Willys-Overland Series 77

Jeep

1957 FC-150

1967 Gladiator

1936 Buddy Stewart

1955 Powell

1951 Crosley

Hybrid Pickups

1969 Ford Ranchero GT with 428 Cobra-Jet engine

1970 Chevrolet El Camino SS-454

1961 Ford Econoline Forward Control

Imports

From Nissan (Datsun), to the Toyota Scout and Mazda Sport Truck to the Volkswagen Van Pickup

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 9, 2000
Format: Hardcover
I have never been into trucks, but the big colorful book is a page turner. I love looking at the old pick-ups and reading the interesting tidbits of history that Mr. Lukach has added. It has the intellegence of a text book, but it is the presentation that makes it exciting. You can sit with it for hours!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 11, 1998
Format: Hardcover
I thoroughly enjoyed reading the stories of the various owners. Justin Lukach has a wonderful story telling style that captures the essence and the love of this category of classic vehicles. Old pickups certainly have a "cult like" following.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 6, 1999
Format: Hardcover
A wonderful book for those who regard the pickup as the workingman's Cadillac. Fantastic writing from Mr. Lukach.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 16, 1998
Format: Hardcover
This book makes me want to get out and DRIVE! If you ever had a love affair with a vehicle, this book is for you. Enjoy it.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jacques from Belgium on May 26, 2011
Format: Hardcover
The item took 5 weeks to arrive, but arrive it did. It was bought second hand from thrift books for peanuts, and it is great. Beautiful pictures and a good read.
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