February 1, 2008
Rednecks, Mullets and the El Camino
AKA Mr. Angry
Ok fine… make fun of me, but aside from liking old 60s vans I have another automotive secret. I LOVE THE EL CAMINO! That’s right, I said it and I mean it. Long regarded as the mullet of the muscle car world, the El Camino is a true bastard child of automotive engineering–not a truck and not a car. Mention them at any high brow function and your stock as an upstanding citizen automatically gets flushed down the toilet. Visions of toothless rednecks and the sounds of dueling banjos fill the room, and women everywhere take cover. Just look at some of the names given to the good old El over the years: Caballero, Cho Cho Custom and Conquista–all priceless as far as I’m concerned. They came with big blocks, small blocks, sixes and were made for thirty plus years–not a bad run. Only when SUVs and mid-size pick-ups come into play did the Elky finally meet it’s demize, and oh what a sad day that was. But I say, rock out with your mullet out. Business in the front AND PARTY IN THE BACK!
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