I’ve [commented before](http://www.lonsteins.com/blog/archives/000149.html) on the SUV arms race and remember seeing, I think it was on one of SomethingAwful’s Photoshop Fridays, an artists rendition of a Peterbilt cab incorporated into a super-size SUV. That was humor but here is International (as in International Harvester) with plans for a new “extreme” pickup truck. It’s big enough to put a Hummer H2 into the bed and drive off. Read about it [here on CNN](http://money.cnn.com/2004/09/13/pf/autos/monster_truck/) and [here on USA Today](http://www.usatoday.com/money/autos/2004-09-13-newtruck_x.htm). Their spokesman, Mark Oberle remarks, “For personal use, it’s for people who want to make a statement.”
It makes a statement about the driver, alright, but probably not the statement they think.