It started as a simple lunch conversation with friends.
“He has the sexiest truck. He really does.” She was talking about a young man she knows. It was a simple enough statement.
“I have never really thought about sexy and truck going together.” I thought my friends would agree without hesitation.
“What? Are you kidding? A man with truck is about the sexiest thing around? Don’t you know that song Somethin Bout a Truck? You aren’t a country girl are you?”
I was surprised at the reaction. I was raised in the country. I am told that being raised on the river here in the low-country may not translate to the same country as the upstate folks talk about. Yes, my friends are from the upstate. ( For my readers not from this area, the upstate refers to the northern most part of South Carolina and the low-country is the coastal area.)
I later searched the internet for proof that “truck” was sexy. I found several songs by country singers about trucks and those men are indeed sexy. I suppose seeing them in their natural environment and driving a truck might qualify as sexy. I am still not sure I totally get it.
Later that evening at dinner we scrutinized the parking lot. We looked at several trucks and my friends explained which ones were indeed deemed as sexy. One smaller beat up truck did not make the cut. I pointed to one of the more modern “lifted” trucks. It had a big lift kit and was raised several feet in the air with huge tires. My friends laughed. I then learned that trucks with too much lift and flashy tires indicated that the owner may be trying to make up for something, let’s say, lacking in his life. An F 350 with crew cab and a couple of nice decals seem to be the sexiest in the parking lot.
So I decided to check this out for myself and did a Google search for “sexy trucks.” Much to my surprise I found an article listing the “Top 10 Sexy Trucks of 2012.” Who would have guessed. Here is the description of the number one sexy truck.
There is just something about the 2012 Ram 1500 R/T that gets my blood going. This pickup is the sexiest truck for 2012 because it looks good from any angle and there is not one problem I can see with the look of this vehicle. Every part of the body is color matched providing a clean and sleek look. The hood has a mean bulge with air inlets that let you know this truck is all business. The rims are huge 22-inch forged and polished wheels which just add to the overall sexiness of the Ram 1500 R/T. The base price on the 2012 Ram 1500 R/T is $31,685. The truck comes with a 5.7 liter V-8 HEMI engine that cranks out 390 horsepower and 407 lb-ft. of torque through a 6-speed automatic transmission. The Ram 1500 R/T also rocks 4.10 gears which help it to accelerate from 0-60 MPG in 6.1 seconds making it one of the fastest stock production trucks. That is sexy!
Don’t believe that will compete with the 50 Shades of Grey phenomenon, but you know, I am beginning to think my friends just might be right. I might just have to check out those big trucks rolling down the road and their drivers. Remember, women drive trucks, too. I wonder if guys consider a woman driving a F350 sexy? Maybe, just maybe, my next car should be a truck.