Category Archives: Pick-Ups


Somethin’ ’bout a truck in a farmer’s field
A no trespass sign, and time to kill
Nobody’s gonna get hurt, so what’s the big deal
Somethin’ ’bout a truck in a farmer’s field
Kip Moore – Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck
Dodge A100 Matchbox Tbilisi
1966 Dodge A100 Pick-Up (Matchbox)

Pick-Up is a small truck with an enclosed cab and open back. In my childhood, my idea of a Pick-Up was the Ford Pick-Up from the Matchbox range which came with a white canopy. Growing up in South East England, I didn’t see too many Pick-Ups about. I use the hyphenated spelling because that is how I first came across it in the 1969 Matchbox Catalogue. I have also seen it as one word Pickup and two separate words Pick Up or Pickup Truck.

Ford Pick-up Matchbox Catalogue
Ford Pick-Up in 1969 Matchbox Catalogue

I am more interested in cars than trucks, but a pick-up is a combination of both and I have picked up quite a few pick-ups in recent years.

Pick-ups x 9
9 Pick Ups from Matchbox, Tootsie Toys and Hot Wheels

I particularly like the Hot Wheels Datsun 620, which reminds me of the Matchbox Ford Pick-Up from the ’69 Catalogue.

Datsun 620 Hot Wheels
Datsun 620 Pick Up (Hot Wheels)

I am looking out for more variations of the Datsun 620, I’d also like to find a Mazda Repu Pick-Up and the old Matchbox Ford Pick-Up.