Charl Bosch
Online Motoring Reporter
5 minute read
12 May 2020
7:04 am

Forbidden side of bakkie’s 95 years: Part Three

Charl Bosch

'We would have to be legitimate and with Alaskan, we would be selling 20 to 40 units a month and that would not be legitimate at all.'

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,...