Last October, we received a letter and some photos from a CCT subscriber that we felt compelled to publish in total on this page.

October 12, 2004Editor Custom Classic Trucks:I'm Bob Russell, a subscriber from California City, California. On my travels in the Mojave Desert, I came across a scrapyard-not an auto junkyard-but a yard that separates metals and recycles almost anything. The owner gave us permission to photograph these old trucks that are sitting throughout the yard.

I thought they might be something you could use in the End? page of the magazine. There's everything in this yard that you could imagine. Most interesting to me was the old Hudson pickup. I believe these are very rare.

Anyway, CCT is my favorite mag. Keep up the good work.Bob Russell

Thanks to subscribers like Bob, we have the opportunity to fill the End? with some very cool, and sometimes extremely rare, patina pickups. Then we get to write some whimsical tales concerning these old workhorses from a bygone era. Readers, please keep your photos and letters coming. And Bob, thank you for the photos and the kind words.