Thinking inside the box


The alternate universe of forward control pickups

The 1960s was a magical era. In Europe, you had the Cobra-Ferrari wars. In space, you had the moon landing hoax. And in Detroit, you had the Big Three designing perfectly good vans and then shearing them of all that made them “vanny,” leaving us with the “forward control” pickup, a light-duty truck that served briefly on America’s roads. But they weren’t exactly invented in Detroit.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2014/10/23/inside-the-box