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HCOTY 2012 Nominee: ’62 International “Truckcar” Meth Thing

Kamil Kaluski December 14, 2012 Hooniversal Car of the Year 30 Comments

My reaction to seeing this Craigslist ad was this:

  • Open mouth.
  • Didn’t move for 40 seconds.
  • Squinted.
  • Complete shock and awe.
  • Questions.
  • More questions, but not really sure what these questions are.
  • More staring.
  • I wanted to say something, but couldn’t.
  • The only sensible thing to do was to post it here and virtually watch the speechless reaction of you Hoons.

Six months later and I am still equally speechless and I still have a lot of questions. I can’t comprehend it and I can’t explain it. This is why I nominate this thing for the 2012 Hooniversal Car of the Year.

New to the Hooniverse? We don’t exactly just pick a random new car here.

  • scroggzilla


    /reaches for family-size jug of brefass scotch
    //begins memory blottification process in earnest

  • racer139

    Every time I see this thing I wounder If be used a welder or just bondo'd the rear part of the drivers door to the back of the truck. meth and redneck dont mix that thing is proof of that.

  • $kaycog

    HCOTY = Hideous Car Of The Year.

  • Initially I was horrified, but then I realized it a pretty funny joke (maybe even a troll), so now when I see this thing:

    <img src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ke6H5NtKJ6M/TlNw5ADg7HI/AAAAAAAAKcI/sj2Bx3mqyfo/s1600/294424_164659390279067_112295155515491_325776_3555240_n.jpg"&gt;

    • calzonegolem

      I came to complain about being forced to remember this truck/car but seeing this picture has placated me.

  • Number_Six

    This would have made a great Mystery Car. Now someone please nuke it from orbit.

    • Rover1

      But will that be enough to be sure?

      • ptschett

        I thought it was the only way.

  • MVEilenstein

    •Open mouth.
    •Didn’t move for 40 seconds.
    •Complete shock and awe.
    •More questions, but not really sure what these questions are.
    •More staring.
    •I wanted to say something, but couldn’t.
    •The only sensible thing to do was to post it here and virtually watch the speechless reaction of you Hoons.

    Much like taking meth.

  • dukeisduke

    It's the winner, hands-down.

  • Van_Sarockin

    I'm impressed. I don't think I've ever been so drunk that that would sound like a good idea. I have been drunk enough to accomplish that level of workmanship.

    Somewhere, there sits a sad, cabless truck chassis that never hurt anyone: lying mute, like a hornless rhino on the veldt. Please, in this season of hope and giving, help us bring these poachers to justice.

    • MVEilenstein

      Ran when parked.


    Just looking at my computer screen gave me a cold sore.

  • Am I the only one who sees this and keeps trying REALLLLLLY hard to imagine it complete, finished up nice with some pro bodywork and a really nice paint job? Ultimately, I can never do it, but I sorta come close in my head.

    • mr. mzs zsm msz esq

      <img src="http://hooniverse.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/WTF-1962-international-truckcar-front1.jpg"&gt; I honestly do not think it looks bad from the front and yes would look good say in a glossy black.

      • FuzzyPlushroom

        I'm starting to think it could look okay with everything behind the truck cab removed above the beltline.

      • The Professor

        It looks like a pickup trying to eat a car that's too big to swallow.

    • The Professor

      Yes, you're the only one. Weirdo.

    • skitter

      I can get halfway, with the Olds nose becoming fenders for the pickup hood and cab.
      Then I get to the half a Pontiac on the back.

      Just no.

      Edit: Swap out the back for half a Pontiac Dustbuster, and I've got it, totally.

  • Dammit I was eating lunch. Thanks. Just thanks.

  • XRSevin

    Well, adding the cladding back to the truck door DOES show attention to detail. The guy might have been sober.

    • Rover1

      Or starting to sober up. How long can you concentrate on staying THAT drunk?

    • Van_Sarockin

      See? I told you sobriety is overrated.

  • CherokeeOwner

    Ever heard the expression, "Just because you can, doesn't mean you should?"

    The guy who made this POS never heard of that one.

  • Rover1

    The only thing I can see missing for a perfect storm of WTF, is duct tape,probably used on the interior but I don't really want to find out.

  • Maymar

    I think it's really the use of both an Alero and a Grand Am that ties it all together, as if one N-Body wasn't enough (disclaimer – I want to do slightly wrong things with a 5-speed Alero coupe).

  • Andrew

    Looking at the side of this thing makes me lose depth perception. Or something. I'm pretty sure we can all agree that the only thing left to do is to see how it does on the Nurburgring. I'm guessing right around 15:00 in the hands of a capable driver.

  • KoshNaranek

    This CAN NOT win.
    1. This does not qualify as a car.
    2. I do not believe this qualifies as a vehicle.
    3. This represent the antithesis of what a HCOTY should represent. Search your hearts, you know this to be true.

    If the suggestion that this is an HCOTY candidate was meant as sarcasm, please ignore the above

  • So Kamil is trolling the readers now?

    Couldn't find a BMW to post?

  • James

    I think that green crap holding it together is tigerhair(longstrand fiberglass filler) or duraglass (shorthair fiberglass filler)… I don't think it was made for this…