Posts from ‘Commercial Vehicles’
On any given weekday, I receive at least half a dozen story pitches, all of which arrive via email, and most of which include links to digital press kits.
photos by Al Rogers
Note: The following story was excerpted from the October 2016 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine.
Part car and part truck, the sedan delivery had been on the American motoring scene since the late Twenties. It was a convenient and fairly economical vehicle for tradesmen and small-business operators whose hauling needs didn’t warrant the use of a large truck or required a more genteel presence.
by Don Sikora
Note: The following story was excerpted from the February 2013 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine.
The residents of Big Rock Township, Illinois, bought their first fire truck in spring 1940. They—and their descendants—still have it.
Recent history has shown that one byproduct of war is technical advancement. And rarely has that held more true than in the current battle for pickup-truck supremacy.
Note: The following story was excerpted from the October 2009 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine.
When the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in North Dakota needed three tough station wagons that could go anywhere in the wilds of the Northern plains, it chose the 1954 International R-140 with four-wheel drive. Why the Corps needed three such wagons is a mystery.
Even the most casual car person knows that GM stands for General Motors. It’s a tidy acronym that can spare journalists and message-board users alike a little time and effort.
It’s not just about ROI any more.
Back in the 1970s, diesels became attractive for passenger vehicles due to their superior fuel economy, and in some cases, the lower price of diesel fuel. As diesels often cost significantly more than a gas engine – and also suffered from noisy operation and meager power output – it was a diesel’s fuel-cost savings over time that accounted for their appealing Return On Investment.
But lower per-mile fuel costs are no longer a diesel’s only attraction.
Any good headhunter will tell you that it pays to be flexible when looking for a job. Sure, experience is good, but being willing and able to adapt to different projects almost always impresses potential employers.
Car and truck engines are designed in a relatively small number of cylinder configurations. Inline 4-cylinder and V6 engines are easily the most common, with V8 mills coming in third in popularity.