09 November 2018

Pick-em-ups

In my mid-teens my best friend's Dad had a '53 Ford F-100 pickup truck. It was all black and had a 239 cubic inch Flathead V-8 engine and a "three on the tree" standard transmission. It was simple and sorta elegantly classic.
I lusted after it.


We are in Destin. A couple we have met here for several years showed up again last week in their new Chevy Silverado pickup. It's beautiful. It's all bling and chrome.
It is NOT simple, or elegantly classic. What it IS, is HUGE.

My mind went back to friend Steve's Dad's sweet '53 F-100...
Parked next to this Silverado it would look like a compact.
And, I think, in most circumstances it would draw more admirers.
Is bigger ALWAYS better?

2 comments:

Ed Bonderenka said...

I'm still driving my 2001 Ranger.
I love it.
I would buy a new one just like it.
I doubt I'll by a new Ranger with all the plastic glued to the sides like a Jap anime vehicle.

Old NFO said...

Nope... Neighbor has a 49 Ford pickup I'm lusting after... sigh