My Car Quest

June 2, 2020

Pickup Trucks – We Love Them

by Mike – 

Do you wonder why we do not see classic pickup trucks at a Concours d’Elegance? They are relegated to local car shows or hot rod and custom car shows.

Chevrolet Pickup

Above is a 1940-1946 Chevrolet – just like the one my father owned and let me drive in high school. The design did not change much between 1940 and 1946 because of WWII.

Here are some others that I like – and who knows maybe we will see a pickup on the lawn at Pebble Beach someday.

Chevrolet PickupAbove is a former ranch truck now restored to as new condition, owned by Phil White.

Ford Pickup

Above is the classic 1940 Ford.

Since pickup trucks are work vehicles they were used and then discarded. Many of the classics, if not most, have not survived.

Fortunately collectors and enthusiasts are finding the ones that are still around and restoring or customizing them.



Above is a Chevrolet Pickup – look at where they put the engine!

Chevrolet PickupAbove is a custom 1940-1946 Chevrolet Pickup.

Ford Pickup

Ford Pickup

Above are two Fords from the 1930s.

Chevrolet PickupA fancy Chevy.

Chevrolet Pickup

The Chevrolet above is similar to the pickup that my grandfather used on his cotton farm in Louisiana.

Below is a Ford with a macho look.

Ford Pickup

Chevrolet Pickup

The Chevy above has not yet been restored and it is still being driven.

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  1. Pick-up trucks have a romance all there own. One has to really love cars to appreciate them.

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