Newburyport hosts pickup show
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A cavalcade of classic pickup trucks passed through Newburyport, Massachusetts, on a route that also took in nearby Salisbury, all as part of a celebration of what organisers described as the original hybrid vehicle type.
The Ford Ranchero, first built in 1957, was distinct from other pickup trucks at the time, because the manufacturer had specifically adapted it from an existing station wagon design, allowing it to accommodate a more family-oriented lifestyle, as well as holding onto the workmanlike outlook of a utility vehicle.
There were a number of Ford Ranchero examples present during this event, along with other well regarded models, such as the Chevy El Camino, according to the Newburyport News.
Event spokesperson, John Harris, who has previously held the position of the National El Camino Owners' Association national director, said that the cruise would take in a number of locations.
This included a trip to Lee USA Speedway in New Hampshire, last Friday, where the classic vehicles carried out laps of the track, testing out the muscle car credentials, which many of the models possess.
Mr Harris said that a burnout competition was also on the cards, which would definitely bring life back to well preserved classics.