August 31, 2012
ST. MARYS — There were actually two Chevy pickups in 1955. The first was a carryover; and the new models were the second series. Chevy's "Advance Design" trucks from 1947 to 1955 were GM's first new post-war truck. These trucks included a wider, roomier cab, as well as switching from a horizontal to vertical front grille, which set Chevy's trucks apart from everyone else's on the road. The "Task Force" series of trucks were introduced in 1955, and featured changes in Chevy's truck design. Task Force was a naval term. These trucks featured rounded fenders, a large, wrap-around windshield which gave better visibility and an eight-cylinder motor. The trucks were durable and sold well. Attitudes about trucks were changing fast in the 1950s. Lots of people used them for both cargo hauling and personal transportation.
Kenny Davis, of St. Marys, brought his 1955 Chevy Pickup to The Real Wheels Cruise-In. The sturdy looking, beefier sized truck looks athletic compared to other pickups. This is one eye-catching truck.