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Trucks and SUVs You Can Still Get With a Stick Trucks and SUVs You Can Still Get With a Stick
If you're a truck and SUV enthusiast looking for a model with DIY shifting, here are the 2012 models available with a manual transmission. more
Body Armor: Bull or No Bull Body Armor: Bull or No Bull
Manufacturers have numerous names: grille guards, winch protectors, prerunners, light bars, brush bars, bull bars, bush guards, push bars,... more
2000-2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Timeline 2000-2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Timeline
First previewed in 1996 as the Adrenalin concept at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the production model was announced in August 1999 and went... more
Toyota Hilux Comes to U.S....Sort Of Toyota Hilux Comes to U.S....Sort Of
Global-market Toyota Hilux Pickup First of SEMA's New International Measuring Sessions more
Truck Trend's 2012 Best In Class Truck Trend's 2012 Best In Class
Every Full-Size, Compact, Pickup, SUV, Van, and More 13 Winners in 12 Different Categories more
Cowboys and Pickups: The PBR Isn't the Only Place Where Trucks and Ropers Meet Cowboys and Pickups: The PBR Isn't the Only Place Where Trucks and Ropers Meet
Their horses come first, but running a close second is the love cowboys and cowgirls have for their pickup trucks. more
From Scratch: 2012 Ford F-150 Lariat 4x4 EcoBoost From Scratch: 2012 Ford F-150 Lariat 4x4 EcoBoost
Have you ever wondered what it takes to build a truck? So did we. We followed along as our new long-term truck, a 2012 F-150 Lariat 4x4... more
2002-2013 Chevrolet Avalanche Timeline 2002-2013 Chevrolet Avalanche Timeline
It was 2001, the height of the SUV boom. Chevrolet, one of the leaders in the full-size truck and SUV market, introduced a vehicle unlike... more
Whale Watching: Bent Out of Shape Whale Watching: Bent Out of Shape
Whatever happened to universal wheels and the idea of thinking things through? For a device with the sole purpose of attaching tire to... more
Then and Now: Toyota Land Cruiser Then and Now: Toyota Land Cruiser
Toyota's Off-Road Legend Morphs from Spartan to Sumptuous -- For long-running nameplates and brands, it's always interesting to look at the... more
Ford Police Interceptor Utility CHP's Choice: California Selects Explorer-Based SUV as New Cruiser Ford Police Interceptor Utility CHP's Choice: California Selects Explorer-Based SUV as New Cruiser
The California Highway Patrol, one of the biggest and most influential law-enforcement organizations in the country, has just picked out... more
In Memoriam: Dan Knott, and His Trucks and SUVs In Memoriam: Dan Knott, and His Trucks and SUVs
Late Head of SRT, Jeep Development Leaves Legacy of Performance more
Carroll Shelby's Snake-Bitten Trucks Carroll Shelby's Snake-Bitten Trucks
Take a look at some of Shelby's truck creations, which although not quite as famous or prolific as his sports car creations, are a fitting... more
Megalith Movers: Moving a 340-ton Rock 100-plus MilesMegalith Movers Megalith Movers: Moving a 340-ton Rock 100-plus MilesMegalith Movers
Levitated Mass: Three trucks move a 240-ton rock 100-plus miles into the heart of Los Angels more
Pet Travel Safety Tips and Products Pet Travel Safety Tips and Products
Experts Speak Out on How to Travel Safely with Your Four-Legged Friends more
Celebrity Drive: Tyson Ritter, Lead Singer of The All-American Rejects Celebrity Drive: Tyson Ritter, Lead Singer of The All-American Rejects
There are people out there who still have their first car, either because it has sentimental value or because the thing just won't die. The... more
Editor's Desk: A Shock to the System Editor's Desk: A Shock to the System
I am a fan of the Dakar Rally and was lucky enough to ride in a chase vehicle for three stages of the event one year, back when it started... more
Ultralights: Smaller Trailers for Smaller Tow Vehicles Ultralights: Smaller Trailers for Smaller Tow Vehicles
Livin' Lite designs and builds affordable, lightweight, towable RVs and truck campers. In most cases, you don't need a large and powerful... more
Celebrity Drive: Cain Velasquez, UFC Fighter Celebrity Drive: Cain Velasquez, UFC Fighter
It was only a year ago that Velasquez bought his first car, a burly 2011 four-door Ford F-150 SVT Raptor, which he rates an 8.5. more
2012 Ford F-150 Ecoboost Project Work Truck: Go Rhino! Side Step Install 2012 Ford F-150 Ecoboost Project Work Truck: Go Rhino! Side Step Install
Stepping Up in Style. We headed to the Go Rhino! to get the 2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost SuperCrew outfitted with Go Rhino!'s 5-inch O.E.... more
Whale Watching: They're Everywhere Whale Watching: They're Everywhere
Twenty-five years ago I was driving a rented Mk 2 Golf GTi up England's M23, speedo pointed far north, and my friend Paul's dad asked, "Why... more
Top 10 Most Noteworthy Land Rovers Sold in the U.S. Top 10 Most Noteworthy Land Rovers Sold in the U.S.
Brand's 25th U.S. Anniversary Shows Surprising Diversity -- It wasn't until 1987 that the brand officially made its way across the Atlantic... more
Interview: Mike Manley, Jeep president and CEO Interview: Mike Manley, Jeep president and CEO
Mike Manley, Jeep brand president and CEO and leader of Chrysler's international operations, is a great example of the diversity of Sergio... more
Celebrity Drive: Host of History Channel's American Restoration, Rick Dale Celebrity Drive: Host of History Channel's American Restoration, Rick Dale
Fans of the History Channel show "American Restoration" know that host Rick Dale is a master restorer of almost any memento, including cars... more
2012 Ford F-150 Ecoboost Project Work Truck: Rhino Linings Sprayed-on Bedliner 2012 Ford F-150 Ecoboost Project Work Truck: Rhino Linings Sprayed-on Bedliner
Part 2: Protect Your Truck's Biggest Asset with Rhino Linings Sprayed-on Bedliner more
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