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How It Works: Differentials

Differentials allow your vehicle to easily turn a corner; and depending on what you drive, they may also improve handling, or support your all-wheel or four-wheel drive. Find out more in my "How It Works" story at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Technology, Autos, All-wheel Drive, Jil McIntosh, Four-Wheel Drive


Overland Expo West Postponed Again

Overland Expo West has been postponed again, this time to September 24-26, 2021. The largest adventure travel event in the country, held in mid-May in Flagstaff, Arizona, has been pushed back to ensure the health and safety of participants, exhibitors, staff, attendees, and the community. Lodestone Events, producers of the Overland Expo event series, made the […] The post Overland Expo West Postponed Again appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Travel, Events, Autos, Sales And Marketing, Adventure Travel, Off The Grid, Flagstaff Arizona, Enthusiasm, News Blog, Four Wheel Drive, Overlanding, Overland Expo WEST


Here's what's new in pickup trucks for 2021

There are a few changes in the truck world for 2021, including an all-new F-150 with available hybrid option, a restyled Ridgeline, some new features from GM, a new engine from Nissan, and that TRX from Ram. Check it out in my story at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Ford, Ram, Gm, Autos, Toyota, Honda, Trucks, Chevrolet, Nissan, Off-road Driving, Gmc, Jil McIntosh, Four-Wheel Drive


Pickup Trucks: Some history highlights

The first motorized truck was German, GMC is older than Chevrolet, and Toyota built a truck before it was even officially an automaker. Find out more in my pickup truck history -- with video! -- at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Ford, Ram, Gm, Autos, Toyota, Dodge, Trucks, Chevrolet, Nissan, Gmc, Jil McIntosh, Four-Wheel Drive, Automotive History, Commercial Vehicles, Auto Trivia


Ford's new Bronco: Off-road education will be standard equipment

Full news on the new Bronco is yet to come, but Ford has sent out some more teasers, including the news that with the purchase of any Bronco or with the Badlands trim of the Bronco Sport, you'll get an off-road driving experience thrown in (once you get yourself there, of course). Find out more, and check out some Bronco history, in my story at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Ford, Autos, Off-road Driving, Bronco, Jil McIntosh, Four-Wheel Drive, Bronco Sport


Junkyard Find: 1987 Dodge Raider, Sawzall Roadster Edition

Even after the Mitsubishi Overlords began selling vehicles under their own badging in North America in the early 1980s, Chrysler continued selling those very same vehicles with Dodge, Plymouth, Eagle, and Chrysler emblems. One of these machines didn’t stay on sale for long, but captured the hearts of a devoted American following: the Dodge Raider, […] The post appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, SUV, Autos, Chrysler, Truck, Dodge, 4wd, North America, Mitsubishi, 1980s, 1987, Montero, Raider, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find


Gaining Traction: Americans Shun Two-wheel Drive In Record Numbers

Once upon a time, it was expected to find the driven wheels of a car aft of the rear seat. In this writer’s recollection, the coming of winter would see the addition of a few bags of concrete mix or sidewalk salt added to the trunk for extra traction. Most pickups, usually of the wholesome […] The post Gaining Traction: Americans Shun Two-wheel Drive In Record Numbers appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Stats, Industry, Car Buying, Autos, Awd, 4wd, SUVs, News Blog, All Wheel Drive, Four Wheel Drive, Buying habits


Rare Rides: A Mazda Bongo 4×4 – JDM Van Time From 1994

For decades, the Japanese market has loved vans of all shapes and sizes, ranging from basic kei to fully-loaded VIP luxury. Rare Rides has touched on JDM van time just once previously, with a luxurious and capable 1990 Toyota Town Ace. Today we’re taking a look at what Mazda offered a Nineties Japanese consumer of […] The post Rare Rides: A Mazda Bongo 4×4 – JDM Van Time From 1994 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: South Korea, Japan, Ford, Used Cars, Autos, Toyota, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Kia, 1990s, 1980s, Imports, Mazda, 4x4, Vans, News Blog


All-wheel drive and four-wheel drive explained

Winter's here and, like clockwork, everyone's started driving like idiots. If you recently bought a vehicle with part-time four wheel drive, four wheel drive, all wheel drive or anything else in between, this might be a good time to brush up on what your ride's good for and what you should avoid. Look no further than this video. Unless you really want to. If so, you'd do well to spend some time reading this story by Jalopnik.
Tags: Post, Video, News, Cars, Driving, Winter Weather, Trucks, Winter Driving, All Wheel Drive, Four Wheel Drive


Junkyard Find: 1999 Acura SLX

Even though we’ve just had two Japanese Junkyard Finds in a row, I’ve been searching for a discarded Acura SLX for so long that I had to share this ’99 in Denver immediately. As the 1990s progressed, it became clear to vehicle manufacturers who did business in North America that they had to sell luxury […] The post Junkyard Find: 1999 Acura SLX appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, SUV, Autos, Truck, Awd, 4wd, Honda, North America, Denver, 1990s, 1999, Acura, Isuzu, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find


‘AWD’ vs. ‘4WD’ — what’s the difference between the two?

Although four-wheel drive (4WD) and all-wheel drive (AWD) are related, they are actually quite different in how they operate. Here, we talk about the fundamental differences between the two systems, and what it means for you as a driver. The post ‘AWD’ vs. ‘4WD’ — what’s the difference between the two? appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Awd, 4wd, All-wheel Drive, Four-Wheel Drive


Junkyard Find: 1986 Subaru GL 4WD Wagon

Living in Colorado (as I do) and spending a lot of time in junkyards (as I do), I see discarded Subarus. Lots of discarded Subarus, in fact, so many that I only notice the more interesting ones — say, an XT Turbo or a really ancient wagon out of a novelty song. Today’s Junkyard Find isn’t […] The post Junkyard Find: 1986 Subaru GL 4WD Wagon appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: 1988, Colorado, Cannabis, Autos, Awd, 4wd, Denver, Subaru, 1980s, Leone, Wagon, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Gl, All Wheel Drive


Expect big things: a retrospective from the Suzuki Jimny’s 40th anniversary

True, we’re about eight years late for celebrating the Suzuki Jimny’s 40th anniversary (which also means we’re two years early for its 50th), but with a widely heralded new Suzuki Jimny in the wings, it’s still worth reviewing this video from 2010 that ran down the three (at the time) generations of the compact four-wheel-drive vehicle better known in the States as the Samurai.
Tags: Videos, Autos, States, Seventies, Nineties, Eighties, Suzuki Samurai, Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car, trucks and Jeeps, Japanese vehicles, Four-Wheel Drive, Suzuki Jimny, Suzuki LJ10, Suzuki LJ20


Hemmings Find of the Day – 1979 Jeep CJ-7

Rust-free 1979 Jeep CJ-7 for sale on Hemmings.com. From the seller’s description: 401 V8, automatic with hi/low transfer case. Runs and drives very well. No rust and always garaged. 98 percent original paint. Has Edlebrock performer manifold with Eldebrock carburetor. All smog equipment including smog pump catalytic converter and injection tubes. Numerous period correct upgrades including Warn winch, Hi Lift jack, on board air compressor and tank, auxiliary gas tank, full roll cage, Rancho 2 1/...
Tags: Autos, Jeep, Seventies, Best Top, Golden Eagle, Hemmings Find of the Day, trucks and Jeeps, Four-Wheel Drive, Jeep CJ-7


Hemmings Find of the Day – 1982 Nissan Patrol

Medium-wheelbase four-speed 1982 Nissan Patrol for sale on Hemmings.com. From the seller’s description: This is one truck that people will stop, turn around and come back to look at it. They have never seen one in their life. I get more reactions from this truck than from my two previous Toyota Land Cruisers – FJ40 and FJ43. One thing I can say for sure is that the build quality and the ride are way better than the Toyota FJ40. The Nissan Patrol was a very expensive truck back when it came out....
Tags: Autos, South America, Toyota, North Carolina, Nissan, Eighties, Nissan Patrol, Hemmings Find of the Day, trucks and Jeeps, Japanese vehicles, Four-Wheel Drive


Hemmings Find of the Day – 1975 Ford Bronco

Restomodded 1975 Ford Bronco for sale on Hemmings.com. From the seller’s description: This sweet ’75 Bronco came out of Malibu, California about 2 years ago after it had received a very nice cosmetic restoration. A gentleman from Savannah, GA purchased it to enjoy on sunny days and cruises along the beach. He has accumulated quite a few toys in the past few years and decide it was time to let the next lucky owner enjoy it so he asked us to sell it for him. I will do my best to provide enough im...
Tags: California, US, Ford, Autos, Seventies, Ford Bronco, Savannah Ga, Bronco, Malibu California, Alpharetta Georgia, Hemmings Find of the Day, Restomods, trucks and Jeeps, Four-Wheel Drive, Bentley Green


Hemmings Find of the Day – 1968 Chevrolet K20

Restored 1968 Chevrolet K20 for sale on Hemmings.com. From the seller’s description: Only 62k Original Miles, Fully Restored and Ready to Show and Drive! These true classics are extremely rare, hard to find, and very desirable! They are hard to find and rapidly increasing in value; according to Hagerty’s January 2017 report, they continue to have a strong and steady upward trend for the past 10-years! Approximately $45k spent on this gorgeous frame-off restoration! Folder full of receipts and p...
Tags: Autos, Chevrolet, Horn, Hagerty, Pickups, Hemmings Find of the Day, Sixties, trucks and Jeeps, Four-Wheel Drive, Chevrolet K20, Location Houston Texas


Hemmings Find of the Day – 1950 Ford F1 Marmon-Herrington Ranger

Unrestored 1950 Ford F1 Marmon-Herrington Ranger for sale on Hemmings.com. From the seller’s description: The body of the M-H Ranger offered here is presently in grey primer and in very good, original. unrestored condition, straight, great form, and virtually no rust with just a few areas needing attention. Except for the easliy replaced short front drive shaft, all of the Marmon-Herrington drive is there. The frame is solid with only surface rust. The body, fenders, hood, doors, etc. are in so...
Tags: California, Ford, Autos, Ranger, Barn Finds, Vin, Ford Ranger, Fifties, Hemmings Find of the Day, trucks and Jeeps, Four-Wheel Drive, Marmon Herrington Ranger, Marmon-Herrington, Ford F1, Ford F1 Ranger, Herrington Ranger


Four-Links – underwater Pinto, bookmobiles, off-road RV, classic car code

We’re only linking to this Detroit Free Press article about a Pinto at the bottom of Lake Michigan for the “mussel car” pun. * Anybody interested about the general history of bookmobiles after reading about the AACA’s would do well to start with this overview at Chronicle Books. * Bill Stroppe once drove a modified Ford four-wheel-drive motorhome on the Baja 1000. And finished the race in one piece, according to this post on Off-Road Action. * After getting his car out for the first time thi...
Tags: Videos, Ford, Gm, Autos, Motorsports, Milford, Detroit Free Press, Pinto, Marty, Lake Michigan, Ford Pinto, Chronicle Books, Hemmings Classic Car, Personalities, Automobilia, Motorhomes And Travel Trailers


Hemmings Find of the Day – 1977 Chevrolet K30

Unrestored 1977 Chevrolet K30 dually for sale on Hemmings.com. From the seller’s description: This 1977 Chevrolet Custom Deluxe 30 pickup, 1 ton, 4 x4 pickup with 400 CI engine, automatic transmission and fulltime 4wd was originally purchased by the St. Mary, Kansas Fire Department from the Chevrolet dealer in Salina, Kansas. It was modified by American Fire in Salina, Kansas to serve as a mini pumper and used for grass fires and quick response. I purchased it a few years ago from St. Mary, Kan...
Tags: Autos, Kansas, Chevy, Chevrolet, Seventies, Unity, Salina Kansas, Hemmings Find of the Day, trucks and Jeeps, Driveable Dreams, Four-Wheel Drive, LMC, Fire Trucks, Dually, Chevrolet K30, Chevrolet Custom Deluxe


Four-Links – Museo Piaggio, Paul Bracq, Monaro 50th, Frankenstang

Established in 2000, the Piaggio Museum in Pontedera recently got treated to a full renovation. It’s now, according to Piaggio, the largest Italian museum dedicated to two-wheeled transportation. That’s apparently discounting the space provided for the Ape 70th anniversary exhibit. We mentioned Paul Bracq in the Heuliez 914 story this week in passing, but he deserves a deeper dive, which, coincidentially, Don Andreina at Curbside Classic recently provided in two parts. Unique Cars reminded us...
Tags: Anniversaries, Ford Mustang, Antarctica, Autos, Bmw, Volkswagen, Mercedes-benz, Mustang, Jensen, Piaggio, Subaru WRX, Hemmings Muscle Machines, Personalities, Sixties, Museums And Collections, Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car


Hemmings Find of the Day – 1978 Citroen Lohr Fardier

Recently serviced 1978 Citroen Lohr Fardier for sale on Hemmings.com. From the seller’s description: The Citroen Lohr Fardier was designed in the seventies as a light, all-terrain 4×4 vehicle for the French army. Because of its compact size twelve FL500’s would fit in the French Air Force transport planes instead of the usual four off-road vehicles. Because of the low weight the FL500 could be dropped by parachute, or two could be transported at the same time dangling from a helicopter. It coul...
Tags: Maryland, US, Army, Belgium, Autos, Air Force, Citroën, Seventies, AMI, French Army, Hemmings Find of the Day, Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car, Four-Wheel Drive, Military Vehicles, French vehicles, Lane Motor Museum


Junkyard Find: 1995 Jeep Cherokee Right-hand Drive

The XJ Jeep Cherokee has been in production for nearly 35 years (if you count the BAW Knight S12, which I do) and remains very popular as a daily driver in Colorado, so I see many discarded examples in Denver-area wrecking yards. It takes a special XJ to inspire me to shoot photographs for this […] The post Junkyard Find: 1995 Jeep Cherokee Right-hand Drive appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Colorado, SUV, Autos, Truck, Awd, 4wd, Denver, Jeep, Jeep Cherokee, 1990s, Cherokee, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, All Wheel Drive


One-off NAPCO Chevrolet brush truck becomes first acquisition for new four-wheel drive museum

Photographs courtesy The Museum of Off-Road Adventure. While most four-wheel-drive enthusiasts would argue that the proper place for any such vehicle is a trail, a beach, or a mud bog, a group in Michigan believes that some four-wheel-drive rigs belong in a museum and have started the process of building a collection for display, a collection that will include a rare 1956 Chevrolet brush truck with a NAPCO conversion. “Over the years, I’ve visited a few other museums, and saw that nobody was re...
Tags: Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ford, Autos, Michigan, Chevrolet, Gmc, Coleman, NAPCO, Hemmings Daily, Museums And Collections, Restorations And Preservations, trucks and Jeeps, Four-Wheel Drive, Fire Trucks, Brush Truck


Can Porsche’s 964 Carrera 4 Be As Fun To Drive As The C2?

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Tags: Racing, Porsche, Autos, Awd, Carrera, Ammo, Matt Farah, 964, Larry Kosilla, Four Wheel Drive, Porsche 964, Carrera 4, Track Car


Hemmings Find of the Day – 1971 GMC K2500

New 35-inch tires on this 1971 GMC K2500 Camper Special for sale on Hemmings.com. From the seller’s description: K2500 4WD 3/4 ton Sierria Classic Custom Camper Longbed 4 speed. Has Original 350 doesn’t smoke or leak anything, runs awesome and is a daily driver. Has new Battery, Master Cylinder, Slave Cylinder, Ram horn Manifolds, Belts, Magnaflow mufflers with true dual exhaust, brand new 16inch wheels with 35×12.50 tires with less than 3,000 miles on them. Shifts very smooth, drives nicely, p...
Tags: Autos, Seventies, Gmc, Pickup, Hemmings Find of the Day, trucks and Jeeps, Four-Wheel Drive, Camper Special, GMC K2500, Sierria Classic Custom Camper Longbed, Medford Oregon Availability Available See


FWD vs. RWD vs. AWD: How the wheels that turn change the way you drive

Front-wheel drive (FWD), rear-wheel drive (RWD), all-wheel drive (AWD); you’ve probably heard these terms kicked around before, but what do they mean, especially in terms of performance? We’ve got the answers. The post FWD vs. RWD vs. AWD: How the wheels that turn change the way you drive appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Racing, Awd, 4wd, Rwd, All-wheel Drive, Four-Wheel Drive, Performance Cars, Front Wheel Drive, FWD, Drivetrain, Drivetrain Setup, Drivetrain Types, Rear-wheel Drive


Junkyard Find: 1989 Ford Tempo All Wheel Drive

Ford Tempos (and their Mercury Topaz siblings) were sold in such vast numbers during their 1984-1994 run that I encounter plenty of examples during my junkyard explorations. Normally, I wouldn’t bother photographing a discarded Tempo/Topaz, for the same reason I won’t photograph a Chrysler Cirrus or Kia Sephia, but there are two exceptions to my […] The post Junkyard Find: 1989 Ford Tempo All Wheel Drive appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: 1988, Colorado, Ford, Autos, Awd, 4wd, Denver, Tempo, 1980s, Ford Tempo All Wheel Drive, Ford Tempo, Topaz, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, All Wheel Drive


Hemmings Find of the Day – 1968 Jeep CJ-6

Dealer-upgraded 1968 Jeep CJ-6 for sale on Hemmings.com. From the seller’s description: Jeep is stock except for dealer upgrades, 5000 lb electric winch, roll bar, rear rack which holds two gerry cans and spare tire. Jeep repainted 2007 with original factory color. Engine and transmission completely serviced in 2007. Seat covers and top in good condition. Garaged 38 years Original owner Milage 32,600 (95 percent hwy) Body style: open off-road, soft-top Doors: 2 Traction: 4×4 part-time (rear per...
Tags: Autos, Rochester, Jeep, Hemmings Find of the Day, Sixties, trucks and Jeeps, Four-Wheel Drive, Jeep CJ-6, Milage, Kaiser Engine


From highways to farmland: How four-wheel-drive technology made its way from heavy equipment to farm tractors

[Editor’s Note: Here’s something for the farmers in the audience. The team that compiled the books Red Tractors and Red Combines is back with another compendium of big farm equipment, this time going in depth on the high-horsepower four-wheel-drive tractors that IH, Steiger, and Case built in the book Red 4WD Tractors, 1957-2017. Octane Press provided the following excerpt from the second chapter of the book (in PDF format), which surveys some of the early independent four-wheel-drive tractor ...
Tags: Literature, Autos, Tractors, Four-Wheel Drive, Steiger, Where We're Going, We Don't Need Roads, Hemmings In-Depth, Red 4WD Tractors 1957-2017, Red Tractors, Lee Klancher, OctanePress