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Scott Elmquist

Friday, March 4, 2016

Behind the Photo: Isuzu Pup and Chevy SSR

Posted By on Fri, Mar 4, 2016 at 5:00 PM

Yesterday, while in Petersburg, I noticed this rusty Isuzu Pup truck with antique plates parked in an empty parking lot. In the background sat a newer Chevy SSR. The juxtaposition of the old and new makes the shot.

While trying to do a bit of research on the Pup, I read a humorous quote on the site dedicated to the "humble little Isuzu Pup". "If there's ever a nuclear holocaust, the only thing left will cockroaches and Isuzu diesels. From what I gather, the first generation of these vehicles came out between 1972 and 1980. This one's registration had expired in 2012.

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