Parking Lot 1969: Only One Pickup

ChicagoAutoShow 1969 _AmphitheatreWeb

In the Ranchero CC yesterday, the point that pickups were considered work vehicles and not welcome on suburban driveways was reiterated in the comments. And then I stumbled into this parking lot shot from the 1969 Chicago Auto Show. it’s a sea of mostly big domestic sedans and wagons, and one Chevy pickup. I’m also quite surprised at the lack of VW Beetles; I see one VW bus and a Karman-Ghia. Well, this is Chicago, and in cities, pickups were much less common than in a small rural town. But it still shows how the mix has changed.