Require a reason to party? Uglytruckday.com has announced that July 20th is (unofficially) Ugly Truck Day! With so many Ugly Truck contests around the country, you’ve to wonder: what is the desire for ugly trucks for some people? Could it be their uniqueness? Maybe they’ve a special addiction to eccentric car exteriors and ugly car colors? Long lasting reason, we chose to celebrate this unofficial holiday. From concept vehicles to vehicles that (somehow) survived industry for a brief time frame, we’ve rounded up our 8 ugliest trucks for the viewing pleasure.
- Chevrolet SSR
Chevrolet SSR This two-seater convertible appeared in 2003-2006. Maybe it had been recommended, nevertheless when it becomes a concrete car, it definitely seems like a clown mobile. With unbalanced, clumsy proportions, it’s no surprise this car had this type of short lifespan.
- 1973 Ford Explorer SUV Concept
This one seems like a hybrid mix between a submarine and a squashed pickup truck. Throw in the sun visor feature that attaches to the bed and you’ve one crazy looking truck. We’re glad that one stayed a concept and never caused it to be to market.
- Dodge MAXXcab
The manufacturer’s goal for the MAXXcab was for it to be the world’s first passenger priority truck. This concept truck just looks just like the brainchild of a confused soccer mom who can’t decide between a truck and a minivan.
- Subaru Brat
This lightweight all-wheel-drive coupe appeared to meet the growing demand for small trucks in America. It’s hard to think that creature was available on the market from 1978 to 1994, given its alien appearance. Subaru didn’t seem to know what it had been either, calling it the informal nickname “Brother” as opposed to the truck’s practical model name.
- 1961-1966 GMC Pickups
GMC has produced several athletic trucks over time, but the 1961-1966 GMC just isn’t one of the very most attractive. With its boxy flat roof and low body dominating the disproportionately smaller wheels, this model was a clumsy but necessary transition to GMC’s current, more effective trucks.
- 1995 Nissan XIX Concept
A boxy jeep fused with the additional concept of a truck bed, the Nissan XIX is another confused hybrid. The chassis was apparently on the basis of the Nissan Sentra.
- 2000 Rinspeed tattoo
Advertised as “not your dad’s pickup truck” and “an act of rebellion,” this redesigned American hot rod mixed with a 1950s pickup truck was the very first vehicle with Internet access. From its faux snakeskin and orange plastic floors to its massive, swollen exterior, this retro car seems like something that should be left in an unusual millennial throwback dream.
- 2006 Subaru Baja
The Baja is another squishy pickup/station wagon mashup that can’t decide what it really wants to be. Who thought this car was recommended? And then maybe it had been yet another weird 2000s fad that didn’t work out—like shiny cargo pants and silent discos.