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What's the easternmost (US) pickup truck model name?
« on: October 16, 2018, 11:08:18 PM »

In other words, out west there are plenty of pickup truck towns and natural features: Tahoe, Durango, Silverado, etc. But how far east does this go? I can't, for example, picture a guy working his ranch in a Chevy Cincinnati, no matter how much it can haul.
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Re: What's the easternmost (US) pickup truck model name?
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2018, 11:57:56 PM »

I LOVE this question.

I think there's a GMC Acadia, but that isn't a pickup truck I don't think.
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Re: What's the easternmost (US) pickup truck model name?
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2018, 12:09:49 AM »

What's the criteria we are going for "truck" with?  Are we talking a body-on-frame vehicle with a pickup bed or would this encompass all SUVs and CUVs as well?

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Re: What's the easternmost (US) pickup truck model name?
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2018, 06:33:40 AM »

At least there is the (US) disclaimer, because otherwise I would say Durango is the easternmost pickup truck model name by a whole ocean of margin :sombrero:.
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Re: What's the easternmost (US) pickup truck model name?
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2018, 08:32:26 AM »

Found a couple that were discontinued: the Zastava Florida Poly (made by Yugo, with a Miami submodel), and the Ford Bantam (produced only in South Africa, but there's a Bantam, CT and the popular Bantam Lake is nearby). 
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Re: What's the easternmost (US) pickup truck model name?
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2018, 09:00:45 AM »

I LOVE this question.

I think there's a GMC Acadia, but that isn't a pickup truck I don't think.

Neither is the Tahoe, but the OP cited it.....


Edited to add: I just mentioned this to a guy at the office. We can think of plenty of CAR models with East Coast names (Chrysler Sebring and New Yorker, Dodge Daytona, to name but three), but we were hard-pressed to think of trucks. He suggested “Chevy Boston” wouldn’t be such a bad name because “those western ranchers might enjoy driving it—they might find its more than a feeling.”  :hmm:
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Re: What's the easternmost (US) pickup truck model name?
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2018, 09:39:01 AM »

Going strictly with pickups and light trucks, Hyundai makes the Hyundai Porter (only available in South Korea, apparently).  There is the Town of Porter in Maine on the ME/NH border.
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Re: What's the easternmost (US) pickup truck model name?
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2018, 09:50:27 AM »

Dodge Dakota?  I doubt there's anything east of the Great Plains if we're talking strictly trucks.
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Re: What's the easternmost (US) pickup truck model name?
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2018, 11:39:54 AM »

What's the criteria we are going for "truck" with?  Are we talking a body-on-frame vehicle with a pickup bed or would this encompass all SUVs and CUVs as well?

SUVs and CUVs as well (as inadvertently established with the Tahoe example). Roughly "not a car or motorcycle"
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Re: What's the easternmost (US) pickup truck model name?
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2018, 12:19:01 PM »

If SUVs are included, then again the (US) disclaimer rules out the Seat Ateca, which is ever farther East than Durango (but still West from me).
« Last Edit: October 17, 2018, 12:23:16 PM by CNGL-Leudimin »
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Re: What's the easternmost (US) pickup truck model name?
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2018, 12:30:26 PM »

As a kind of slightly semi-related subtopic, I’ve always found it both funny and ironic that a few of Chevrolet’s long-running model names are places where I can’t possibly imagine a resident driving a Chevrolet (Malibu, Bel Air, Monte Carlo).
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Re: What's the easternmost (US) pickup truck model name?
« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2018, 02:07:58 PM »

As a kind of slightly semi-related subtopic, I’ve always found it both funny and ironic that a few of Chevrolet’s long-running model names are places where I can’t possibly imagine a resident driving a Chevrolet (Malibu, Bel Air, Monte Carlo).

I don’t know about them never driving any model Chevrolet. The Corvette is, technically, a “Chevrolet” even though nobody ever uses the full form of that word in reference to said vehicle. I could maybe see someone in those places owning a Corvette. But otherwise I agree with your post as a general matter.
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Re: What's the easternmost (US) pickup truck model name?
« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2018, 02:23:55 PM »

As a kind of slightly semi-related subtopic, I’ve always found it both funny and ironic that a few of Chevrolet’s long-running model names are places where I can’t possibly imagine a resident driving a Chevrolet (Malibu, Bel Air, Monte Carlo).

I don’t know about them never driving any model Chevrolet. The Corvette is, technically, a “Chevrolet” even though nobody ever uses the full form of that word in reference to said vehicle. I could maybe see someone in those places owning a Corvette. But otherwise I agree with your post as a general matter.

And the Camaro.  And also a large SUV and a large pickup (Suburban and Silverado), both of which can be status symbols and are good for shuttling things and people around.
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Re: What's the easternmost (US) pickup truck model name?
« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2018, 07:29:43 PM »

Does Town 'n' Country, Florida count as sharing a name with the Chrysler Town & Country?
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Re: What's the easternmost (US) pickup truck model name?
« Reply #15 on: October 18, 2018, 09:31:11 AM »

I'd agree with the Dakota name being the easternmost truck model name, even though Dodge hasn't made that for over a decade and its former flagship truck (Ram) has been spun off into its own brand anyway.

As a kind of slightly semi-related subtopic, I’ve always found it both funny and ironic that a few of Chevrolet’s long-running model names are places where I can’t possibly imagine a resident driving a Chevrolet (Malibu, Bel Air, Monte Carlo).

I don’t know about them never driving any model Chevrolet. The Corvette is, technically, a “Chevrolet” even though nobody ever uses the full form of that word in reference to said vehicle. I could maybe see someone in those places owning a Corvette. But otherwise I agree with your post as a general matter.

And the Camaro.  And also a large SUV and a large pickup (Suburban and Silverado), both of which can be status symbols and are good for shuttling things and people around.

Ahem...you forgot Tahoe!

Aurora, IL (and CO too!) and Calais, ME, have been used on both Cadillacs and Oldsmobiles, though the Cadillac Aurora was a concept car, and the Olds version eventually made it to actual production. Both Calais cars were produced in one form or another.
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Re: What's the easternmost (US) pickup truck model name?
« Reply #16 on: October 18, 2018, 09:35:21 AM »

Does Town 'n' Country, Florida count as sharing a name with the Chrysler Town & Country?
The Town & Country, be it the older station wagon variants or the later minivan doesn't count because neither were a pick-up truck, SUV or even CUV.
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Re: What's the easternmost (US) pickup truck model name?
« Reply #17 on: October 18, 2018, 12:28:03 PM »


I just mentioned this to a guy at the office. We can think of plenty of CAR models with East Coast names (Chrysler Sebring and New Yorker, Dodge Daytona, to name but three), but we were hard-pressed to think of trucks. He suggested “Chevy Boston” wouldn’t be such a bad name because “those western ranchers might enjoy driving it—they might find its more than a feeling.”  :hmm:

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Re: What's the easternmost (US) pickup truck model name?
« Reply #18 on: October 18, 2018, 12:41:14 PM »

As a kind of slightly semi-related subtopic, I’ve always found it both funny and ironic that a few of Chevrolet’s long-running model names are places where I can’t possibly imagine a resident driving a Chevrolet (Malibu, Bel Air, Monte Carlo).

Don't forget the Biscayne and DelRay, two of the lowest end models with names from fancy Florida places. 

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Re: What's the easternmost (US) pickup truck model name?
« Reply #19 on: October 18, 2018, 09:17:36 PM »

As a kind of slightly semi-related subtopic, I’ve always found it both funny and ironic that a few of Chevrolet’s long-running model names are places where I can’t possibly imagine a resident driving a Chevrolet (Malibu, Bel Air, Monte Carlo).

Regarding the Monte Carlo, it was likely named for the city because of the Formula 1 race there.  Naming a car after a race track is a common theme among many car makers (Chrysler Sebring, Dodge Daytona, Pontiac Le Mans, Chevrolet Monza).
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Re: What's the easternmost (US) pickup truck model name?
« Reply #20 on: October 18, 2018, 09:22:25 PM »

As a kind of slightly semi-related subtopic, I’ve always found it both funny and ironic that a few of Chevrolet’s long-running model names are places where I can’t possibly imagine a resident driving a Chevrolet (Malibu, Bel Air, Monte Carlo).

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Re: What's the easternmost (US) pickup truck model name?
« Reply #21 on: October 18, 2018, 09:23:56 PM »

I'd agree with the Dakota name being the easternmost truck model name, even though Dodge hasn't made that for over a decade and its former flagship truck (Ram) has been spun off into its own brand anyway.

As a kind of slightly semi-related subtopic, I’ve always found it both funny and ironic that a few of Chevrolet’s long-running model names are places where I can’t possibly imagine a resident driving a Chevrolet (Malibu, Bel Air, Monte Carlo).

I don’t know about them never driving any model Chevrolet. The Corvette is, technically, a “Chevrolet” even though nobody ever uses the full form of that word in reference to said vehicle. I could maybe see someone in those places owning a Corvette. But otherwise I agree with your post as a general matter.

And the Camaro.  And also a large SUV and a large pickup (Suburban and Silverado), both of which can be status symbols and are good for shuttling things and people around.

Ahem...you forgot Tahoe!

Aurora, IL (and CO too!) and Calais, ME, have been used on both Cadillacs and Oldsmobiles, though the Cadillac Aurora was a concept car, and the Olds version eventually made it to actual production. Both Calais cars were produced in one form or another.

Named after Calais, France. IIRC, Calais, Maine is pronounced like "callous."
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Re: What's the easternmost (US) pickup truck model name?
« Reply #22 on: October 20, 2018, 10:23:08 PM »

The one in Maine is actually pronounced like “chalice,” as far as I recall from the most recent time I was there.
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Re: What's the easternmost (US) pickup truck model name?
« Reply #23 on: October 21, 2018, 09:51:50 AM »

As a kind of slightly semi-related subtopic, I’ve always found it both funny and ironic that a few of Chevrolet’s long-running model names are places where I can’t possibly imagine a resident driving a Chevrolet (Malibu, Bel Air, Monte Carlo).

Regarding the Monte Carlo, it was likely named for the city because of the Formula 1 race there.  Naming a car after a race track is a common theme among many car makers (Chrysler Sebring, Dodge Daytona, Pontiac Le Mans, Chevrolet Monza).

The Dodge Charge Daytonas of 1969-1970 were built to tackle the speedway of the same name. Tall-winged versions of the existing Charger.

Chrysler-engined Cunninghams and Allards took a stab at the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1952 and 1953, but evoking the sedate town of Sebring, Ohio is more like it.

While the Chevy Monza ran in IMSA events in heavily-modified silhouette form, I don't see records of it competing in the 4 Hours/1000KM of Monza of the World Endurance Championship.
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Re: What's the easternmost (US) pickup truck model name?
« Reply #24 on: October 21, 2018, 12:06:17 PM »

The one in Maine is actually pronounced like “chalice,” as far as I recall from the most recent time I was there.
Nah.  "Callous" is how they say it.
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