a Subaru Baja utility truck driving along the coast
Trucks & SUVs

Why Was the Subaru Baja Laid to Rest?

The Subaru Baja pickup truck. A historic desert running, mountain climbing flash of genius brought to us by Subaru. Fans weren’t abundant, though, and it didn’t last long. In fact, there were many who thought it was downright ugly. Unfortunately, there wasn’t enough interest in this embodiment of automotive adventure. The Subaru produced the Baja …

Front view of a white Tesla Model S
Hybrids & Electrics

Tesla Model S Rendered as a Tight World Pickup

Back on May 24th, we covered how Elon Musk, the head of Tesla, was riding in the electric Tesla Cybertruck with Jay Leno in an episode of Jay Leno’s Garage. They discussed the need to make the Cybertruck smaller to fit in a standard garage. After the show aired, Mr. Musk tweeted that making the …

1972 Chevy El Camino-Ford Ranchero-Thom
Tips, Tricks & Trends

El Camino to Return From Tesla

Since the launch of the Tesla Cybertruck, Elon Musk, the head of Tesla, has had people working on making it into a smaller package so that it could fit into the average garage. This adjustment involves shrinking as much as 5% of the Cybertruck’s presence. Over the weekend, he changed his mind. In a tweet, he …

1957 Ford Ranchero
Cars

Throwback: Ford Ranchero

The United States is truck crazy. We love them. We lower them. We put lift kits and big tires on them. We race them. We jump them. Lately, however, our love of trucks has been tempered by their ever-increasing price points. Additionally, our awakening of environmental impact has made many reconsider the truck. So, car-based trucks of the past may …

A Chevy El Camino parked in a lot.
Trucks & SUVs

Throwback: Chevrolet El Camino

Chevrolet introduced the El Camino in 1959. It was Chevy’s response to the Ford Ranchero, which had been selling well as the lone representative of the big three American manufacturers in the ute niche. The El Camino would go on to dominate the niche, even with increasing competition. It would eventually be named the clear winner of the ute category …

1994 Holden Commodore VR ute
Trucks & SUVs

Live Your El Camino Dreams with Importable Australian Utes

As pickup trucks have grown, there’s been a demand resurgence for trucks that scale closer to cars. Car-based trucks, aka ‘utes’, like Chevy’s El Camino, once formed a popular segment, though it’s been dormant for some time. Chevy first attempted to bring it back with the SSR. Honda and BMW then made some functional one-offs …

Volkswagen Golf Smyth Performance truck conversion
Trucks & SUVs

All the Cars Smyth Performance Can Turn into Trucks

It’s beginning to look like we should prepare for a flood of new small pickups to hit the market. Ford car-based truck test mules have been spotted running around Australia. Kia is allegedly planning a similar-sized pickup for release there, too. While no pickup version of Ford’s baby Bronco exists officially, there’s a good business …