by Mike –
Ford introduced the first purpose built pickup truck in 1925; it was based on the Model T. They called it the “Ford Model T Runabout with Pickup Body.” I guess Ford gets credit for coining the term “pickup” too.
By 1932 Ford had sold 3 million trucks and was the industry leader.
These early trucks were strictly for work unlike the modern trucks we see today that can be a combination luxury vehicle and a work truck. That is if the owner doesn’t mind getting the truck bed dirty.
The classic trucks shown here are becoming more popular in the collector car world and I see more and more every year at local car shows.
I am still waiting for a pickup truck class at a Concours d’Elegance. It will happen it is a matter of time. We need an innovative Concours d’Elegance to step up and take the lead.
Is “innovative Concours d’Elegance” an oxymoron? When the vast majority of Best in Show winners are still pre-war cars doesn’t that make you think the organizers and judges of Concours d’Elegances are not progressive or innovative?
While you are pondering that question take a look at the slide show below.
Photos by Michael Menetto.
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