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Hot Rod Trucks
Hot rodding is a pastime, hobby, and for some a devotion, that has a rich history in this country. Dating back to the 1920s or 1930s, it started when young people took cheap, lightweight cars, and modified them for speed and to race each other either in the flat deserts of southern California or in the streets of big cities. The original hot rods were mostly Model A and Model T roadsters, but as hot rodding developed over the years, practitioners got creative and used different types of cars as bases for their hot rods.
The Ford Ranchero
Trucks that were built for work and nothing but work back in the day were typically not especially pleasing to the eye because that wasn’t the point.
But at the same time, there were consumers out there who wanted the utility of the truck bed without having a need for something truly heavy-duty. They wanted the ease and comfort that comes with driving a sedan while having the option of hauling things that needed to be hauled in the bed. The answer that Ford came up with to fill this niche was the Ford Ranchero which more or less provided the best of both worlds.