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Category Archive: Craigslist Find, MOPAR, TRUCKS

This 1969 Dodge Power Wagon 3/4 Ton Has 8,000 Miles On The Clock And Can Be Driven Away. Interested?

We love our trucks around here. We love them more if they are seasoned, able to work, and simple to maintain. And if that same truck isn’t rotted, bashed beyond recognition and running, all the...

Question Of The Day: The Problems With Mixed Messages…

There is a difference between a smartassed bumper sticker that is obviously trying to be cute and clever, and making a literal statement with your vehicle. I don’t mind a bumper sticker, but...

Top 11: McTaggart’s Favorites From Somernites Cruise’s 100th Anniversary and Mopar Show!

It’s taken fourteen years for the Somernites Cruise to reach 100 shows. Starting from a small crowd of a couple hundred cars in 2001, the event has grown into a huge gathering that decends upon...

Scrapple, Your Guide To The “meh”-Worthy News: This Week, Honda Goes Junkyarding, Turning A Prius Into An R.V., And More!

There’s nothing like the smell of the greasy, heavily-fried leftovers on the skillet to whip up an appetite, is there? We scrape it up, slap it onto some cheap toast, and throw it in front of...

Enough Soda Can Jokes: Ford’s F-150 Just Aced The NHTSA’s New Vehicle Tests

(Images: Ford) When Ford announced that the next-generation F-150 was switching over to an aluminum-intensive structure, there was plenty of doubt about the durability and safety of one of the...

This Rear-Drive SJ Cherokee Is Getting A Turbocharged Modern Hemi And Six Speed – We Can’t Wait To See The Finished Product!

When you look at one of the full-sized Jeep SJ-platform SUVs, what do you think of first: mud truck, rock crawler, farm implement, prairie decoration or overstuffed yuppie wagon? The SJ, much like...

Scrapple, Your Guide To The “meh”-worthy News: Texas Ranger Ram, Porsche’s Tantrum And Your Shocking New Virgin

What a week for the news…between Clarksongate, rumors for the New York Auto Show rumors and “oh, yeah, did you hear, Clarkson got fired from Top Gear?”, we were still able to find...

The 2015 Jeep Concepts For The Easter Jeep Safari Have Been Unveiled!

Jeep has been making a show of the Easter Jeep Safari out at Moab, Utah for a while now, using the event as a place to unveil concept vehicles and show them off. If you’re Jeep, you simply...

Question Of The Day: What One New Car On The Market Needs To Go Away Now?

I’ve long prided myself on being able to find a reason to like most any car. Even the cars I absolutely loathe, I can make a practical justification for why it should be produced. The Ford...

Scrapple, Your Guide To The “meh”-worthy News: iDrive Featuring Siri, Your One-Armed Budii, And A Broken Weiner

Come inside from the cold, dust the snow off of your boots at the door, and sit down. We’ve got the Malört poured and we’re frying up some of our favorite news from the “who gives...

Top 11: No V8 Needed – A Selection Of Cars We Would Take A Different Path With

(Lead photo: Bret Kepner) I can’t speak for the other two, but in my automotive history I’ve only dealt with two vehicles that did not have V8s: a Chevy Blazer that had the 4.3 V6, and a...

Ebay Find: A 70-mile 1993 Dodge Ram With An Astronomical Price Tag And One Of The Most Eye-Raising Writeups We’ve Seen

I’m a sucker for the pre-1994 Dodge trucks. I love the basic design, the relatively simple layout, and the engine bay that you could jam a Sonny Leonard mountain motor into with space to spare....

Ebay Find: A Simple, Basic, Useable 1986 Dodge D-150 Ram That Is Cleaner Than It Should Ever Be

When it comes to trucks, my choices break down into two types: either I want a badass diesel truck that is oriented towards work, or I want a simple and clean half-ton that has decent power and...

Motivated Seller With Motivated Sleeper: This S-10 Is Packing An LS And A Six-Speed

In order to properly sell the “sleeper” vibe, the vehicle has to be able to fly far under the radar of anyone looking. There can’t be any giveaway to what’s going on with the...