Despite South Korea’s reputation as a technologically advanced people, it’s not uncommon to catch a glimpse of the past.
This is the American version of the handyman’s pickup truck. Space carries a premium in Seoul, and this go-go gadget Motruck is outfitted with all the essentials in a tiny but easy-to-navigate and park vehicle. I doubt this half truck/half motorcycle would be street legal in any American state – but it should be.
Consumers would benefit if transportation departments allowed such Sanford & Son contraptions on the roads. The savings owners reaped from procuring and operating small, cheap, and easy-to-park vehicles would be passed on to consumers in the form of lower prices. It also affords would-be repairmen a relatively cheap entry into the business.
However, don’t look for one of these anytime soon. A slew of federal safety regulations all but prohibit such a conveyance. The lack of a seat belt, functional windshield wipers, and airbag are enough to keep the Motruck sidelined in the USA. Nevertheless, its popularity and legality in Seoul is a win for anyone who needs a quick and affordable repair.