Haul of Fame

Savoy Automobile Museum, Cartersville (Georgia), USA

Until Octobre 1st, 2023

The Savoy Automobile Museum plays on words with its Haul of Fame exhibition. It is therefore to the American’s favorite transport vehicles that the museum pays tribute, through an exhibition of fifteen vehicles from 1932 to 1990. Indeed, even if the use of pick-ups has developed elsewhere, what could be more typically US than the pick-up. Initially a very basic vehicle used by farmers and craftsmen, it has spread to all strata of the population, gaining in equipment, comfort, power, and developing an increasingly impressive look. Recall that the Ford F-150 was for decades the best-selling car in the USA.

If some “non-American” manufacturers have established themselves on the market, we will find here mainly US models, Chevrolet, Ford and Dodge, the kings of this market. The Ford Model 18 is a representative of the strictly utility pickup of the 1930s, while the 1936 Chevrolet FC Coupe looks like a coupe seen from 3/4 front, before discovering the body in the rear. The 1958 Chevrolet Apache and 1960 and 1965 Ford F-100 show the progression of pickups in size, style and comfort, to arrive at the sporty (in any case powerful) Dodge Shelby Dakota (1989) and Chevrolet C1500 454 SS (1990).

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