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Category Archive: eBay Find, OTHER, TRUCKS

The Right-Sized Answer: There’s A Homeless 1973 Holden Kingswood Ute For Sale In The States

Haley and I were having an interesting discussion a couple of nights ago involving, of all things, fuel economy. At BangShift Mid-West, fuel economy isn’t our strong suit. Our most economical...

Hitting The Lottery: What Would You Do If You Found A Treasure Trove Of Trucks?

We’ve all dreamed of that mythical barn find at some point or another, where you find some building that hasn’t had a visitor since the day disco music died that was hiding the kind of...

Rivan: The Electric Truck and SUV Startup That Caught Everyone’s Attention At The L.A. Auto Show

At the 2018 L.A. Auto Show, one truck and one SUV made waves, both made by a manufacturer that nobody had seemingly heard of: Rivan. The two concepts, the R1T pickup truck and the R1S SUV, are...

The “WTF?” Files: Who Makes A Trar Out Of A 1986 Chevy Cavalier Convertible?!

I can’t even begin to hide my hatred for a Chevy Cavalier of this generation. As a young kid, we had one as the family car, a miserable turd of a white 1985 wagon with blue interior that I...

Unveiled: 2020 Jeep Gladiator – Welcome Back, Jeep Pickup!

The last Jeep J-series, was built in 1987, the last Jeep truck, the Comanche, ended in 1992, and the last “jeep”-based truck-style unit, the CJ-8 Scrambler, ended production in 1985. Ever...

Number One On Our Christmas List: Check Out A Walk-Around Of The “Rerun” Chevrolet Camper From SEMA!

The 1972 Chevrolet C30 camper that was parked, well-hidden off of the far end of the Las Vegas Convention Center might be my most favorite vehicle from the 2018 SEMA show. “Rerun”, as...

The Junkyard Digs F-250 Is Moving Again! Check Out The Progress On This Pickup Revival

Kevin from Junkyard Digs has been hard at work in the garage ever since he got back from the other side of the world. Actually, he’s just been busy, period…he came out to Tennessee to...

Stop! It’s Already Dead: This Ford Ranger Takes A Brutal Beating At A Tough Truck Course!

Nothing lasts forever. Nothing. It doesn’t matter how well you try to preserve something, eventually time and age will have their way with the materials and soon it will return to the Earth...

With New Chevrolet Performance Parts, You Can Turn Your Colorado ZR2 Into An Off-Road Beast

When the Chevrolet ZR2 appeared on the new S-10 in 1994, it was a model that required attention. This wasn’t just a callout four-wheel-drive model…sporting a three-inch lift, a track...

The “WTF?” Files: You Could’ve Put The Fire Out First Before Taking The Craigslist Picture!

If you haven’t guessed by the thousands of “Rough Start” projects that I’ve posted over the years, I surf Craigslist with the intensity of a true addict. It’s true. I...

Rough Start: This Dodge A100 Can Be Enjoyed Without Stealing It!

If everything old really becomes new again, then I have some bad news for you folk that aren’t too appreciative of vans and van culture: it’s coming back whether you like it or not. From...

One Good Turn Deserves Another: The Story Of “The Pandra” And The California Wildfires

The Camp Fire that is burning in California right now is the state’s most deadly fire on record. As of writing, the death toll is up to forty-two, over 20,000 acres have been blackened, over...

Unhinged: Since When Were Floormats The Most Dangerous Part Of The Car?!

Great news if you are the owner of a 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT or Trackhawk: there’s a solid chance that your Jeep is under a recall because the floor mats can “inadvertently trap the...

The “Wild Cherry” Saga Gets Worse: The Controversial Chevy Van Has Been Found!

The story of the 1975 Chevrolet G10 known as “Wild Cherry” has become 2018’s biggest soap opera story. It starts out fantastic: a van seemingly left for dead is rescued by a man...