While the truck may not have been born in America, it surely has blossomed into the rugged, reliable vehicle it is today right here in the United States. The first truck was invented in Germany in the late 1890s by Daimler, who was a pioneer and innovator in the auto industry. The concept of a pickup truck was immediately popularized by the military which used them during WWI. Henry Ford took the concept and integrated the Model T body into a civilian version of the truck. The pickup has been popular with people who need a utilitarian vehicle and those who simply enjoy driving it. Today's pickup ranges from practical to nearly luxury vehicles capable of high performance as well as the ability to navigate off-road.
American car companies have long battled foreign import cars and trucks from companies like Toyota and Nissan. The popularity of American trucks is at an all-time high with nearly 1 million sold in 2018. The main producers of trucks in America are companies like Ford, GMC, Chevrolet, and Dodge. Modern pickup trucks aren't just old beat up work trucks anymore. They can be lifted and modified to handle any off-road challenge. They can also be luxurious and handle everyday driving in the city or country. So rinse off the mud and answer these quiz questions and we'll try to guess which American truck you own!