Let’s start with the fact that the sales of pickup trucks is a different marketplace than standard passenger vehicles. For most users, truck buyers need their trucks for one primary purpose –to carry and move commercial goods. Just picture, plumbers, delivery companies, farmers, and you get the picture. Frankly, secondary to this mission for many are things like fuel economy, fancy styling and other non-commercial factors.
The Jeep story is a war story. In the late 1930s, when it became obvious that US was eventually going to be pulled into the war in Europe, the various branches of the military started to look at the necessary material preparations involved. In particular, in early 1940, the US Army contacted 134 companies and asked them if they had interest in building a prototype of a small, 4WD reconnaissance car. Only two companies responded to the request; Willys-Overland and The American Bantam Company. The lack of response almost certainly due to the impossible deadline they had placed on the
After all the technological advancements we have had in cars these days which one do you think was awarded the best by some judges in DC at a green car award show? That’s right Mazda was awarded the Green Car Technology Award because of its SkyActiv Technology. SkyActiv technology is a series of technologies developed by Mazda to increase the fuel efficiency of their cars. The technologies are built into each one of Mazda’s cars. The SkyActiv technology not only helps the car become more fuel efficient, but it helps the car become more efficient it terms of speed. And
In the early 1950s, Chrysler had a world class performer with its 331 cu. in. V8 engine. The engine was a hemi and proved its race and others. During these years Chrysler hired a new stylist, Virgil Exner, to work for them and he redesigned the entire Chrysler line. Today, Exner is considered the father of the “Forward Look” that is a the look of the Chrysler line for the 1955s. His designs were simple and lacked the multiple stripes of chrome that most 1955 model cars were embellished with. The illusion portrayed by the 1995 Chrysler models was that
Pepsi Max teamed up with NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon recently to pull an incredible prank on a local car salesman, undisclosed location of course. The unsuspecting man had no clue what he was getting into when he gave the keys to a Camaro to Gordon with complete trust.