Truck owners can list countless reasons for their reliance on their truck. Peruse this image gallery and you'll see some of the coolest models out there, including classic models and cutting-edge concepts.
The 1990-1991 Chevrolet 454 SS pickup helped kick off the muscle-truck trend. To create the pickup Chevrolet plucked its big-block V-8 from the heavy-duty-truck line and stuffed it into a short-box C1500 Sportside pickup. Read about the 1990-1991 Chevrolet 454 SS.
The 1991-92 GMC Syclone didn't just compete with the other trucks in its class -- it also outran most muscle cars of its day. Check out specifications on all the parts that made this truck so powerful.
Ford Motor Company started out with a bang in the early 1900s, but it had a hard time popularizing its first trucks. When the market finally caught up though, there was no stopping them. Read this richly-detailed history of one of the greatest auto ideas of all time.
Improved offerings and added options are Ford's focus this century. The Excursion, Super Duty truck, and F-250 were some of the new additions. Learn more about 2000-2007 Ford trucks and see truck photos at HowStuffWorks.
Ford Explorer arrived as other models left and several 1990-1999 Ford trucks were redesigned. This was also the last year for Ford's faithful C-Series trucks. Get more info and see truck photos at HowStuffWorks.
The 1980-1989 Ford Trucks were more focused on fuel efficiency. Ford changed the truck style and engines in the 1980s. The Ford F-Series pickup was also restyled for the new decade. See photos and learn more about 1980-1989 Ford trucks.