Other Classic Truck Manufacturers

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Most ordinary, mass-produced tractors aren't difficult to find. In fact, they can be seen on nearly every farm across the country. But antique tractors are a little more uncommon -- and a little more awesome, too.

The history of jeep began with World War II. Eventually, the jeep became as familiar to the rich and famous as it was to the ordinary Joe. Read about the history of Jeep, from its first design for World War II battle to this century's technology.

One of driving's ironies is that only 5 percent of sport-utility vehicles are taken off-road. To many owners these vehicles are no more than trendy lifestyle accessories. Read why participants of the Jeepers Jamboree consider driving the Jeep an art.

During the 1993 model year Jeep offered a Wrangler Sport, made to combat lower priced imports. It had a lower price than other Jeep Wranglers and limited options. Learn about changes to the Sport, Cherokee, and the rest of the '90s Jeep product line.

By late 1941, the jeep as we know it was coming together in leaps and bounds. However, Bantam was the only automaker that could meet the Army's proposal to have a running prototype ready in 49 days. Read about the many different early jeep designs.

The 1942-1944 jeeps proved successful for the U.S. Army in World War II battle. Yet jeeps had proven their worth in battle across the globe even before the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Learn how jeeps were used in World War II.

If the jeep represented a case of "love at first sight," it was also the culmination of a long search for a go-anywhere sort of utility vehicle. Learn more about four-wheel-drive vehicles and how they contributed to the development of the jeep.

Our "Classic Trucks" article collection celebrates 50 stout little haulers that helped make America great. These profiles explain what makes each truck a classic and they include exclusive plus and minus points about their collectible status.

Each 1925 Brockway E-3000 pickup truck was handcrafted one at a time. The pickup's bed and cab were constructed almost entirely of ash and oak and required careful maintenance. Get more information on the 1925 Brockway E-3000 pickup.

The 1949 Diamond T Model 201 pickup had rugged style and quality construction. It wasn't cheap, listing at $1,655 -- about a third more than Ford charged for the half-ton V-8 pickup. See pictures and learn about the 1949 Diamond T Model 201 pickup.

International's K-series pickups were widely recognized for ruggedness and durability. Though they didn't usually sport the most modern styling, the company liked to point out that its trucks were survivors. Find out just how tough these pickups were.

There's a reason that "Mack truck" brings to mind a cross-country semi and not a standard pickup -- the company's trucks fell flat in 1937 and Mack was forced to end production of them the following year.

Nash pickup trucks are incredibly rare collectibles. With only 5,000 manufactured and most used as tow trucks, they weren't part of the regular pickup truck class. Learn more about this rare breed.

The fun-to-drive 1937 Plymouth PT-50 half-ton pickup was the most popular 1937 Plymouth truck. That's right: a Plymouth truck. How did a company that only "dabbled" with trucks create such a winning model?

The 1941 Plymouth PT-125 pickup represents the last of its breed -- Plymouth would never again produce a genuine truck. Learn why this model fizzled and ultimately ended Plymouth's foray into the pickup market.

Before World War II, REO was one of the best-known names in the commercial vehicle industry. This was due in large part to the 1915 introduction of the one-ton Speedwagon -- a name both memorable and apt.

Putting quality ahead of quantity, Stewart was never a large-scale producer. The 1936 one-ton panel truck had power enough for highway speeds of the day, but it still couldn't counter lagging sales.

Like virtually the rest of American industry, International Harvester Company was in dire straits during the Great Depression of the early 1930s. Read about the company's coping strategy and its successful 1937 International C-1 Pickup truck.

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