Saturday, January 7, 2012

A Pickup Swamp Buggy

On the left is a pickup truck with tires that are larger than an average automotive sedan. It is probably a good vehicle for wandering about in Florida's swamps or in woods where the sands are deep. Looks rather strange, though.

17 comments:

Lois said...

Mud bogging is what I think they call it. I don't see the attraction!

Randy said...

We have alot of those here too. Probably used for the desert here. Hey we have Centurylink too.

RedPat said...

Or for driving over small cars that get in your way!

La Principessa Errante said...

A behemoth on the road, think it is used for staying out of soggy bottoms?

magiceye said...

monster cars!

Memphis MOJO said...

I see that LaPrincipessa beat me to it, but the big tires are great for driving in soggy bottoms areas.

Bibi said...

I saw one of these tall guys in Seattle. The driver had a sign in his front window up high as to not obstruct his vision that said "MOVE!" backwards, so if you're looking through your rear-view mirror and see that big guy, you'd better.

Cezar and Léia said...

Krokos, beware! :)
God bless you!
Cezar

llandudnopictures said...

Those things should be kept off public highways, they are impossible to see around if one is alongside you at junctions, or is parked beside you in a car park. Dangerous!

brattcat said...

it's awfully clean for that sort of adventuring.

Dianne said...

would you believe there are guys in Brooklyn who do that to their trucks and cars?
I think it's so they can go over people ;)

I love the B&W and your composition

Birdman said...

What no food shots today?
Soggy bottoms? Swamps? Are you a bit lost? btw had a Turkey Bacon Bravo at P Bread yesterday... thought of you. hahahaha

Halcyon said...

The thing is, I bet they don't drive around in the swamps. I find most people who have those jacked up trucks just like the way they look. :S

Amin said...

Hello! Big car!

Taken For Granted said...

While these jacked up pickup trucks can be used off road, they are mostly for style. These are often called "Monster Trucks." There is a nationwide circuit of monster truck exhibition and racing. For photos of these machines see: http://www.google.com/search?q=Monster+Trucks&hl=en&client=safari&rls=en&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=4dAJT5-JB8z0ggf78JGxBQ&ved=0CFAQsAQ&biw=1173&bih=786

They are a road hazard as they tend to roll over cars and kill those inside.

EG Wow said...

Hmmm. I think it's very strange to see them out on the highways...and I do see them here too.

Small City Scenes said...

My daughter Jolene has a huge Dodge Ram with oversized tires that I finally have learned how to haul myself into. Whew!!! The top of my head comes to the door handle. Don't ask why she loves that truck. Funny thing is all my girls have trucks. Horse girls I guess. MB

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