5k: The Hobbit Truck: 1948 Ford F-550 Cabover

 When I first started writing the Daily Turismo, people would ask me; why are you looking at me writing about these cars?  My typical answer was because I enjoyed finding and sharing stock or wild rides, and each time I find a new and interesting model I learn a little more.  What will you do when you see everything? Of course, I’ll never see everything I would say…that was before I found this 1948 Ford F-550 Cabover “Hobbit Truck” here on eBay currently bidding for $6,100 located in Sacramento, CA. 

This thing comes directly from some twisted Peter Jackson world, where Gandalf the Grey is replaced by Humphrey Bogart’s character from “They Drive by Night.” Peter Jackson has already trampled upon JRR Tolkien’s grave by completely re-writing most of the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit, so why not turn the Shire into Baggin’s Mobile Home Park — most of those stinky barefooted hobbits are always smoking crack, avoiding the war, and eating — the Shire might as well be a trailer park. 

I’ve always wondered what it would be like after I’d seen everything.  It isn’t quite like the state of nirvana as described by Buddhists or Hindus, but it is more like the feeling I get after I eat an entire deep dish pizza and chase it with a barbacoa burrito from Chipotle.  Where do I go from here? How do I get up off the sofa?  Even the TV remote in my lap seems terminally heavy…

I want to live in it.  I want to install a mobile hot spot next to the wood burning stove (who puts a wood burning stove inside a wooden mobile home anyway???) and write the Daily Turismo while riding comfortably inside this thing.  Will I even write the Daily Turismo after I abandon my family and live in it? Will there be a Daily Turismo tomorrow???  Tune in tomorrow to find out…