Dan Scanlan introduces the Raptor – Ford’s Gen II ultimate pickup-truck to Florida's wind-whipped dunes, water-covered mud flats and the open road. Ford Performance has had a hot rod truck before – the 1999 to 2004 F-150 Lightning. But it had nothing with horsepower and off-road macho until the Raptor’s first generation began prowling in 2010 with a 6.2-liter V-8 and 411 horsepower. Now Ford’s F-Series has an aluminum superstructure and body, with turbocharged V-6 engines. So the redesigned '18...Read More
KEEP ON TRUCKIN’: ‘74 INTERNATIONAL VS. ‘75 FORD F150!
Racer Stephen Cox blogs about trucks before they became collectibles. It's no secret that vintage pickup trucks are the latest rage in collectible vehicles. They are inexpensive to restore, utterly reliable, born with a lengthy shelf life and they are enormously popular right now. If a collectible truck is on your wish list, here's what you should know about two mainstay pickups from the 1970s. ‘74 International Pickup When I began racing d...Read More