Happy Birthday El Camino

I nearly missed it, and appreciate Hemmings Auto Blog for reminding me that today is a most momentous day: 50 years ago today the 1959 Chevrolet El Camino was introduced to the public. That's right, today is the birthday of that most quintessential of truck-cars, the one which acts as the butt of half of all redneck jokes ever conceived, and which we maintain a preternatural love for.
Sure, there's no real El Camino on the market now, and anyone who wants a car-based pickup better live outside the US, until the Pontiac G8 ST hits our shores of course. Nonetheless, happy birthday, El Camino. We'll raise a pitcher of PBR and pound down some grilled hot dogs in your honor. Photo credit from Super Chevy

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