Come ‘n’ read yourself a story ’bout a neat old truck

I learned just today about a blog called Car Lust. Neat concept, and I’m definitely adding it to my blogroll in the right rail.  The post I was pointed to tells the history of the truck that you might consider the fifth star of The Beverly Hillbillies.

The blogger also puts that great sitcom in context of the times and its overall popularity (which might surprise you). He goes a little overboard on the “pidgin hillbilly,” but that’s just a quibble.

And for those of you who ponder the really important points, check out the comments for a little tussle on where the Clampetts were living when Jed was shootin’ at some food and up from the ground came a bubblin’ crude — their ticket to Bever-lee.

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