In the July 2017 issue of Hemmings Muscle Machines Magazine, a feature article was published called – “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad – 1993 GMC Typhoon”.
Written by Jeff Koch (an author who is familiar and written past articles on our trucks) goes on to write:
The great American SUV is a lie. SUVs are the result of a pickup and a Country Squire having a baby and moving to the suburbs. Calling ’em trucks was too low-rent, so they had to make up a name–“SUV” (or “Sport Utility Vehicle”)–to make it palatable. Also, “station wagon” was already taken.
Yet there’s something not quite right. SUV is a misnomer. Oh, they’re Vehicles, all right. The Utility is obvious too, especially when you fold the seats down. There’s baby-makin’ room back there. And since many (but not all) come with all-wheel drive, there is some utility in an SUV’s ability to take you places that an ordinary car cannot.
The feature does include some great photography with a 1992 Red/Gray Typhoon (owner and truck number still unknown and being tracked down). Of course, we realize there is a conflict being the article is labeled for the 1993 not 92, but we can overlook that minor mistake for the continued support and positive outlook that both Mr. Koch and Hemmings has always given our trucks.
Hemmings website doesnt feature the entire article, you can however still enjoy the photography by clicking here.
If you can grab an issue, it’s one to add to the SyTySoGT collection!