cars

Thumbs Up: A Very American History of Hitchhiking

Historian Jack Reid, author of ‘Roadside Americans,’ says that strangers catching rides on highways was essential to the building of 20th-century America

How the Oversized Pickup Truck Became the Ride of American Fascism

Images of power, machismo and ‘don‘t tread on me’ individualism dominated truck marketing for years — turning a rural utility vehicle into an unmistakable symbol of violence

What Would Happen If I Never Changed the Oil in My Car?

Would the car slow down? Stop running? Explode? What’s this stuff for, anyway?

The Man Giving Classic Trucks a New Electric Soul

Adam Roe has a plan to save clangin’-and-bangin’ old Fords — by turning them into custom electric classics that look dirty and run clean