Although America is known as the birthplace of the muscle automobile

 it is also the country where the large pickup truck and SUV first appeared.

A 1978 Subaru Brat is not even close to being as large or powerful as a 1978 Chevrolet C/K 10 series when

comparing vintage pickup trucks. American vehicles haven't become smaller over time, for sure. 

The Chevrolet Silverado has recently emerged as one of the nation's preferred heavy trucks

 Despite the fact that Ford continues to dominate the U.S. pickup truck market with its F-Series trucks

 the Silverado is one of those trucks that people would choose to drive over the brand-new Ford F-150.

The Silverado was first released in 1999. The truck was the continuation of a series of legendary trucks