The Petty family and stock car racing. The Yankees and baseball. Hank Williams and country-western music. All are legends with a storied legacy that still thrives today. Their stories mirror that of Chevrolet and pickup trucks.
In the pages of Chevrolet Pickups, you'll find a legendary tale of how Chevrolet's line of trucks evolved from cars with beds, such as the early Model 490 and Model T pickups, to the sophisticated, luxurious trucks of modern times. Author Mike Mueller brings his unique voice and glorious photography together to show, as well as tell, the 80-year Chevy pickup story. Mueller's text includes the rise of the Depression era trucks that made Chevrolet the number one manufacture of light pickups, and Chevy's 30-year run in that top spot. Mueller explains how the leaders and engineers at Chevrolet made the company's truck line such a dominant force. He goes on to describe the creation of the Cameo, the pickup that convinced the industry that styling was important. Mueller also gives an in-depth history of the timeless 1967 to 1972 models.
The complete history of Chevrolet trucks is covered, with sidetrips that shed light on the GMC counterparts, competitive brands, and the El Camino and Corvair pickups. With 200 photographs of beautifully restored pickup trucks, Chevrolet Pickups tells the history of one of the century's greatest accomplishments.