Camus argues that an artist has the means to create worlds that live long past his or her own death.
If such a world reflects mankind’s struggle, then its creator has commendably responded to the absurd condition.
Many of course were old farm trucks and most of the ones we see today around here likely have that lineage.
The first truck we see is a Fargo, dating from the period 1939-1947. I am an avid truck photographer but my IDing skills are pretty basic.
If someone reading this knows the exact year it could be from, as always I invite input.
A Fargo was essentially a re-badged Dodge truck that could be purchased at Plymouth dealers.
Outside of emblems and hood ornaments and other minor details, most everything was interchange between the two lines, even tail gates, although each was stamped with it’s respective brand name.
By the time production of this model wound down in 1947, it was a rather dated looking design (IMO), especially the headlights which sit above the fenders old school style instead of being incorporated into them as was the trend at the time.
The Fargo brand dates back to the late 1920s although I believe it came on the scene a bit later in Canada.
The third truck, a GMC seen in Calgary in January 2013, dates form the period 1941-1947. There appeared to be faint remnants of a sign painted in the doors but it was impossible to make out.
Like the Fargo mentioned in this report, this truck has only a single windshield wiper. Interestingly, GMC trucks from that era in Canada were often called Maple Leaf (1930s-1950s? Oddly I have also seen where Chevrolet’s were so labelled and this author has no solid data on why some were branded one way one way and others another, and I’d be happy to hear from our readers if they known more about this.
Seen in Canada, where they seemed to be quite popular (based on how many we come across), and other select countries, they were not found in the US.
This makes them relatively rare overall, even in spite of selling fairly well in our country.
All of these appear to be old farm trucks, not surprising given our location here on the prairies.