5 Pickup Trucks to Put on Your Bucket List
Classic cars are from the 1950s, but classic trucks are definitely 80s and 90s.
And of course, these are all terrible for the environment, which makes them even better.
According to Top Speed,
“Originally released in the civilian market in 1992, the Hummer H1 owes its birth to the popularity of photos from Operation Desert Storm and the enthusiastic campaign from actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who personally owns several variants of Hummer vehicles.”
The Hummer was produced by General Motors until its last production run in 2006, mostly due to emissions laws for diesel vehicles that were rolled out for the 2007 year. But, the company has continued to produce the military version… failing every single government emissions test along the way.
In September 1991 when the Syclone was first released, Car And Driver gave it a terribly 90s review:
“It has power: 280 horsepower at 4400 rpm, from 4.3 liters of V-6, turbocharged to 14-psi boost and liquid-inter cooled. It has traction: full-time 4-wheel drive with a center differential and a viscous coupling that distributes 35% of the torque to the front wheels, 65% to the rears. There’s also a limited-slip differential in the rear axle.”
A very, very terribly 90s review:
“The deal is this. We go by two-lane blacktop rules. Money in front. From a standing start, we’ll cover 1320 feet. On three. One pass. Winner takes all.”
According to a (contemporary) review by Car And Driver, the F-150 Raptor has a “450-hp twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6 and paddle-shifted 10-speed automatic can catapult it from zero to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds.
The truck itself undergoes a major redesign every five or so years, and it has been produced since 2010.
Best known as the truck owned by Marty in Back To The Future, the SR5 is now best reflected in current midsize Toyato Tacomas.
Released in 1981 and produced until 1986, the Scrambler was the Jeep of choice for Ronald Reagan on his ranch in California. Versions of the car were also produced for the Alaskan Postal Service.
Using Trucks To Anger CNN
Last December around Christmas, CNN and other paparazzi media were furious that a large box truck on Trump’s golf course in Florida had parked on the property. Journalists actually used televised time to claim that the truck had been parked there on purpose.
“Over the last few days, we’ve gotten video of the President golfing at his nearby golf club here in West Palm Beach,” [Don Lemon’s fill-in host] Merica said. “There is a break in the hedges, really. The President doesn’t really and his staff doesn’t tell us when he is golfing. And we have taken to going outside the golf course and filming him as he golfs through the break in hedges near the club.”
Stalkers, all of them.
“Today, a big white box truck parked in front trying to obscure our shot of President Trump golfing,” Merica continued. “Now it may seem trivial, but it is important to give video as the President does these things on a daily basis.
CNN could’ve gone the violent route, but they don’t care much for guns
Shooting at AT&T Trucks
A Florida man — because it’s always a Florida man — was photographed and videotaped using a handgun to shoot at two AT&T utility trucks that were parked outside of his home.
“Police said utility workers were working on lines near the home when 64-year-old Jorge Jove approached them on Wednesday morning. Jove was apparently upset because the trucks were parked in front of his home.
The workers told the man they would move the trucks after the work was completed. The man then went inside his home and came back out with a gun and started shooting at the tires.“
And of course there’s video, where you can hear one of the workers calling 911 as the man shoots the truck again and again with his revolver.
The man ‘fessed up to firing around 18 shots, but he allegedly also took a shot at a worker, which is where the road rage gets a lot less funny.
In all, the man knocked out the tires on the trucks and one of the radiators, causing significant damage.
Source: WideOpenRoads, Car And Driver, Wikipedia, Top Speed