My Favorite Drives Before The Victory & Reseda Era

When families are prompted to gather around, they're on the road involved in an epic drive to their destination. Or, they're sitting down for a story or two. Stories that need to be retold, even when loved ones are no longer around due to the pall of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

My Thoughts Exactly: 2021 Ford Ranger

We must remind ourselves that a pickup truck was originally intended to be put to work. That is regardless of its size and whether it is built on a frame or in a unibody. For example, midsize pickup trucks were originally seen as the perfect size to do the job in more concentrated settings where parking spaces were at a premium. 

Quickies: A Few From The Cutting Room Floor

The vehicles I want to go over were mentioned in passing on some articles – or, not at all. These represent vehicles that I drove for a very short stint at some event or another. Yet, they yield some headline because of their significance. Or, because you asked me privately whether I have driven it or not.

Commentary: Ford's Maverick Strategy

For one, the former compact pickup truck has grown into a mid-size one. Full-sized pickup trucks have grown tremendously, especially when you consider how big the Heavy Duty versions are. Not to mention how prices have soared for pickup trucks – period.

My Favorite Vehicles From The 1980s

At the State of California's Department of Motor Vehicles office in Canoga Park, I became a licensed driver. It took that second time to do it, but it was complete. Thanks to the California Driving School and the help of a 1977 Datsun B210 sedan, this history I embody had a real genesis.

Historiography: The Rise of the Mini-Truck

What we saw were the results of these measures that shaped the automotive industry in North America in 1982. It wasn’t enough to build smaller passenger cars. There was something else that took place that also changed the way we looked at transportation – for both work and play.

Aftershocks

I mention all of this because there was an anxious giggle upon reading that Ford would offer an off-road package for the F-Series Super Duty called the “Tremor” over a year ago. Frankly, I found this to be pretty funny, while I was scratching my head over it.

Commentary: Lincoln's Reflection on Luxury Sedans

There’s two train of thoughts when Ford’s luxury brand is up for discussion. One is that they are no longer relevant among luxury car brands. Now that they’re selling only SUVs in North America, why bother shopping for one?

My Favorite Vehicles of The Victory & Reseda Era

You can imagine how many contenders were for each year. Selecting one was tough, but I also did not want to repeat myself year-after-year with the same vehicle or brand. That was how the last list was set up.