Trucks

Steve Redmond

Mon Nov 11 2013 16:13:21 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Nice and low. The monochrome scheme looks so right.

Steve Redmond

Mon Nov 11 2013 16:15:58 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

All of these trucks awaiting their beds and new homes.

Steve Redmond

Mon Nov 11 2013 16:25:19 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Two men with a Standard Produce delivery truck, Vancouver, 1926.

Steve Redmond

Fri Aug 16 2013 01:01:40 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

I love the wood inlay on the tailgate, and the red and black color combo just makes it sing!

Steve Redmond

Fri Aug 16 2013 02:59:53 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

October, 1954 - Three men in a nearly new Chevy pickup were out poaching deer and fell into the Bull Valley Gorge (Utah). Two were ejected over 100 feet down, all three were killed. The old truck still peeks upward wearing it’s nearly new paint and chrome.

Steve Redmond

Fri Aug 16 2013 00:54:46 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

I think the '57 Chevy pickup is one of the prettiest trucks in history. Such a great era.

Steve Redmond

Mon May 20 2013 20:07:11 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

1977 Lamborghini Cheetah Prototype.

The Cheetah was Lamborghini's first attempt at an off-road vehicle. It was built on contract from Mobility Technology International (MTI), which in turn was contracted by the US military to design and build a new all-terrain vehicle. The basis of the design came from MTI, and was largely a copy of FMC's XR311 prototype developed for the military in 1970. This resulted in legal action from FMC against MTI and Lamborghini in 1977 when the Cheetah was presented at the Geneva Motor Show. The XR311 and Cheetah could be considered progenitors of the current Humvee.

The Cheetah was built in San Jose, California. After initial construction, the prototype was sent to Sant'Agata so Lamborghini could put on the finishing touches. They decided to go with a large, waterproofed 180 bhp 5.9L Chrysler engine, rear mounted, with a 3 speed automatic transmission. The body was fiberglass, and inside there was enough room for four fully equipped soldiers as well as the driver.

The mounting of the engine in the rear gave the Cheetah very poor handling characteristics, and the engine choice was not powerful enough to be adequate for the heavy vehicle (2,042 kilograms (4,500 lb)), resulting in overall poor performance.

The only finished prototype was never tested by the US military, only demonstrated to them by its designer, Rodney Pharis. It was later sold to Teledyne Continental Motors by MTI and is apparently still in the US.

In the end, the military contract was awarded to AM General and their similar looking Humvee.

The failure of the Cheetah project, along with Lamborghini financial problems, led to the cancellation of a contract from BMW to develop their M1 sports car.

Lamborghini eventually developed the Lamborghini LM002 — a similar design, but with a 12-cylinder motor from the Lamborghini Countach mounted in the front.

Steve Redmond

Thu Feb 21 2013 14:44:35 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Southern Automobile Supply Company truck.

Steve Redmond

Thu Feb 21 2013 14:45:46 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Distributor truck for Hellman's Mayo. Still the only mayo I buy!

Steve Redmond

Thu Feb 21 2013 14:48:12 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

This 1972 GMC Sierra pickup has been beautifully and tastefully restored. Well done.

Steve Redmond

Thu Feb 21 2013 14:52:07 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Nicely shot, and relaxing walkaround of a 1949 Chevy 3100.

Steve Redmond

Sat Feb 16 2013 00:34:33 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Vintage truck at an early weigh station.

Steve Redmond

Sat Feb 16 2013 00:35:40 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Barebones interior of an old GM truck.

Steve Redmond

Sat Feb 16 2013 00:38:41 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

1961 Corvair pickup truck.

Steve Redmond

Sat Feb 16 2013 00:27:18 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Vintage Jeep truck.

Steve Redmond

Sat Feb 16 2013 00:28:36 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

I love the funky grille and patina on this truck.

Steve Redmond

Sat Feb 16 2013 00:32:04 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Vogue Cleaners' first company truck, 1946.

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