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YAK Car Pic of the Day

'40s Ford pickup, Ransomville, N.Y.

What better way to ring in the new year than with an old Ford truck? This body style was introduced for the 1942 model year, which was cut short when the U.S. entered World War II. Production for the general public resumed after the war ended, and continued until another restyle appeared for 1948. This rather saggy-looking example is sitting in a back yard in Ransomville.

Jim Corbran, You Auto Know


  • About your first sentence, Jim: are you suggesting this truck as a metaphor for 2012–?!

    • Jim Corbran

      If this truck is at all indicative of what 2012 will be like, heaven help us all. Hopefully, once the election is over it will be more like a shiny red convertible!

  • Joseph Coppola

    It has potential