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America’s Passion For Old Trucks Is Alive And Well

By October 9, 2017Featured

Story and Photos Mike Spicer

The love for old trucks in America has always been strong. Nostalgic, iconic, and just darn cool these popular workhorse vehicles are a window into American history. Here in Portland Oregon I see colorful examples on the street daily.

Old truck
Old trucks PDX

Old trucks have a lot of character. A rusted paint job and decades of dents can tell their life story. When broken they often sit for years until the next person falls in love and brings them back to life.

Old trucks PDX
Old trucks PDX
Old trucks PDX

Non-pretentious and often set aside until needed these vintage trucks do get put to use. Gas mileage is not the best but the price to ride in style far outweighs the cost at the gas pump (most of the time).

old chevy truck
old trucks pdx
old trucks pdx
old trucks pdx

Even non-car people yearn to own an old truck. A romantic piece of rolling art that will transport you back to a time when there were no cell phones, three TV stations and you listened to music on the radio.

old ford truck
old ford truck

These classics are daily driven, collected, restored, used as lawn art, and everything in-between. It’s great to see restored examples at car shows to get a glimpse of what they looked like back in the day.

old ford truck
old chevy truck
old ford truck

Each vintage truck carries a unique personality and nickname. Often a combination of styling and color mixed with the owner’s vision of “what is cool”. Old trucks become more like household pets than just enjoyable transportation.

old ford pickup truck
chevy truck
old trucks PDX
old trucks PDX

You will be hard pressed to visit a city in the United States and not find an old truck. Once I started paying attention I noticed they were everywhere. I started an Instagram page called OLDTRUCKSPDX to capture them. Often when I snap a picture it sparks a conversation with the owner, people love to share their truck story. The passion for old trucks is very much alive and well.

About the author: Mike Spicer is a car enthusiast and photographer based in the USA. He shares his passion for classic cars by posting articles, photographs and videos. You can find more of his work on his Instagram, Facebook, and Youtube.