Charl Bosch
Online Motoring Reporter
5 minute read
10 Apr 2020
8:30 am

Forbidden side of bakkie’s 95 years: Part Two

Charl Bosch

Tundra, unexpectedly, dwarfs the comparable Land Cruiser 79 for not only size, but also presence.

Nineteen-twenty-five, a year deeply ensconced within the decade known as the “Roaring Twenties” which, from an automotive standpoint, saw the founding of the Chrysler Corporation, Sir Malcolm Campbell becoming the first person to crack 150 mph (240 km/h) and more importantly, the introduction of a new type of vehicle, the pick-up truck. Initially nothing more than a Ford Model T with a wooden loadbox, the foundation was literally laid for a vehicle which has morphed over the last 95 years from a hardworking workhorse, into a capable “work-hard play-hard” all-rounder. Regardless of which reference you use to describe it; pick-up,...