Truck YeahThe trucks are good!
I drove over 1,000 miles around South Africa in a turbodiesel Toyota Land Cruiser pickup truck. I’m looking forward to telling you all about it but because I’m a dork with a weird cupholder obsession, I can not contain my enthusiasm for the truck’s magnificent beverage holster any longer. Look upon it, and revere.
The vehicle this lives in, for those who aren’t familiar with the mighty 79-Series Namib Edition:
We’ll come back to that soon.
(Full Disclosure: Toyota South Africa allowed me to borrow a Land Cruiser 79-Series Namib Edition for a week, paid for airport garage parking and one full tank of diesel fuel.)
Why Toyota’s interior designers felt compelled to dedicatesomuch heavy plastic to propping up a drink I’m not sure, but I appreciate the fact that this detail is consistent in its robustness with the rest of the truck.
Look at this absolute unit.
It worked great, by the way, and kept a firm grip on my coffee as I forded rivers and blasted over washboard dirt trails. We’ll get to the rest of the Cruiser’s overland performance in another blog… I just needed somewhere to put my cupholder slideshow so I could link back to it later. And, of course, I had a feeling at least a handful of Jalopnik readers would appreciate this as much as I did.