Business in the Front, Party in the Back: Your Guide to the Australian Ute

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Here in the US, we have a love/hate relationship with car/truck hybrids. We’ve produced two — the Chevrolet El Camino (and its twin, the GMC Sprint) and the Ford Ranchero — and they have both rabid fans. In Australia, though, car/truck hybrids know as “utes” are popular alternatives to the compact pickups from Toyota, Nissan, […]

Solving the “The Windshield-Pitting Mystery of 1954”

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A while back, Linton Weeks from NPR’s History Dept. wrote “The Windshield-Pitting Mystery of 1954,” wherein thousands of Bellingham, Washington residents were plagued with pitted windshelds, leading to theories that ranged from acid created by flying bugs to falling skeletons of tiny marine creatures thrown into the stratosphere by H-bomb tests. We took a look […]