Jeep Pickup – September/October 2012 Cover Story
Patrick Ertel

1949 Jeep Pickup

The 1949 Jeep Pickup that appears on the cover of the September/October 2012 issue of Vintage Truck magazine is owned by Russell Miller who enjoys driving the countryside of Round Top, Texas, and joining local parades and fairs. This two-wheel-drive truck is pretty much stock and painted a color very close to its factory-applied Luzon Red. What else is in this issue? Features 1976 Scout II Terra Two “Retro” Icons 1969 Austin 1955 GMC 1929 Ford Model A Woodie Wagon … Read the rest of the story…

GMC – A Job Well Done
Erin McCarty

55 gmc

The 1955 GMC that appears in the September/October 2012 issue of Vintage Truck magazine was bought by Don Donley to be used as a beater, but instead of driving it around, he took it to Groton Area School in South Dakota so his students could use it for bodywork practice. With the help of Curt Merkel of Curt’s Bodyworks, the students finished the bodywork in May 2011. … Read the rest of the story…

Austin – A Minor by Any Other Name
Erin McCarty

69 austin

The 1969 Austin 8cwt that appears in the September/October 2012 issue of Vintage Truck magazine is owned by Kenny May of Penhook, Virginia, who found the truck while visiting his native United Kingdom. Morris Minors was folded into the British Leyland Motor Co. in the late 1960s, and it was decided that all sedans from that point on would carry the Morris badge, and all commercial vehicles would sport the Austin badge – until production ceased in 1971. … Read the rest of the story…

Two “Retro” Icons
Bill Siuru

jeep mighty fc

The two Jeep concept trucks that appear in the September/October 2012 issue of Vintage Truck magazine carry the styling cues of original iconic Jeep models. The Mighty FC Concept is a modern-day rendition of Jeep Forward Control models built from 1956 to 1965, while the Jeep J-12 Concept brings back memories of the original Jeep Gladiator that first appeared in 1962. … Read the rest of the story…