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Pontiac-based Nomad recalls 1954 Motorama dream car

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : Hemmings.com

1954 Chevrolet Corvette Nomad replica. Photos courtesy Auctions America, unless otherwise noted. In January of 1954, GM introduced a radical new concept at its New York Motorama show. Part Corvette, part station wagon, the Chevrolet Corvette Nomad concept suddenly made the station wagon desirable, and the public’s reaction prompted Harley Earl to order the production […]

Hemmings find of the Day – 1961 Rambler Cross Country station wagon

6 days agoVehicles / Cars : Hemmings.com

When was the last time you saw a Rambler Classic station wagon at a cruise-in? As the owner of this 1961 Rambler Cross Country for sale on Hemmings.com points out, the compact wagon never fails to draw attention, perhaps because of its crisp lines or perhaps because of its blue and white livery. As for […]

Q: How Many Sheepdogs Can Fit In A Station Wagon?

A: Looks like six from here! [Note: Apologies for fuzzy video, it’s still worth it. -Ed.] Sent in by Andrew Y.Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Sheepdogs, UK humour

Hey! What Happened to the Station Wagons?

last weekVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

I’ve got a friend who’s moving to the U.S. from the Netherlands, and he’s looking for a car for his family. “Why do Americans hate station wagons?” he asked me, frustrated with his search. Being a long-time wagon fan, I politely disagreed,...Show More Summary

Big Kid Bed: Station Wagon By Paul Frankl

One good thing about leaving the toddler bed behind is that you're back in real furniture land again. And in that real furniture world, twin beds are usually discounted pretty heavily. Like the 1940s-1950s Station Wagon series Paul Frankl designed for the Johnson Furniture Company. Show More Summary

VW's new Golf SportWagen diesel bucks conventional U.S. preferences

3 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

In a U.S. auto market dominated by gasoline-powered trucks, SUVs, crossovers and family sedans, Volkswagen is taking a contrarian stand by introducing a new model of its diesel station wagon.

QOTD: Did The Griswold’s Family Truckster Kill the American Station Wagon?

At one point few vehicles epitomized the American family car as the station wagon, particularly of the fullsize variety. Today, most car companies are pretty much convinced that American consumers will not buy station wagons. A few of...Show More Summary

Hemmings Find of the Day – 1956 Ford Country Sedan station wagon

last monthVehicles / Cars : Hemmings.com

The seller of this 1956 Ford Country Sedan station wagon, for sale on Hemmings.com, makes absolutely no claims of originality. In fact, if our reference materials are accurate, the 312-cu.in. V-8 wasn’t available in station wagons for the 1956 model year, meaning this example received a later donor engine at some point during its near […]

Real Griswold Family Builds Station Wagon from National Lampoon’s Vacation

It was 1983 when National Lampoon’s Vacation arrived. That was when we met the Griswolds, a typical American family, with a bumbling dad, who loved to take road trips; journeys across the country on the open…

From the Archives – 1937 Ford “woodie” wagon

last monthVehicles / Cars : Hemmings.com

Wagons had been slowly picking up momentum since their inception, and 1937 marked the first year Ford devoted over 1-percent of its production to the station wagon body. Not surprisingly, 1937 was also the first year Ford made its entire wagon, including the wood frames, in-house at its Iron Mountain facility. That percentage would slowly […]

Family Builds Real-Life Version of The Station Wagon from National Lampoon’s Vacation, Takes it on Road Trips

last monthHumor / odd : Neatorama

1983 saw the premier of a classic American film: National Lampoon’s Vacation. In it, the Griswolds, a typical American suburban middle class family, journeys across the country on a road trip vacation. At the beginning of the movie, patriarch Clark Griswold, played by Chevy Chase, buys a huge and hideous station wage for the journey. Show More Summary

The Griswold's New Vacation Ride Looks Like Something Out Of James Bond

If you're traveling down the Holiday Road, you're going to want to do so in style. The station wagon is obsolete, the family sedan is too cramped, and a minivan may as well read "Desperate Family In Need Of Change" on the side. You're a discerning consumer, and you deserve better. Show More Summary

Ohio, 1966

last monthVehicles / Cars : Hemmings.com

Be forewarned, the only reason I’m saying this photo – which Fat Tedy posted to the Station Wagon Forums a few years ago without any context – comes from Ohio is because I vaguely remembered the fact that my home state had white-on-red license plates in 1966 and I see a preponderance of those plates […]

Low mile long roof – 1,400 mile 1974 Ford LTD Country Squire sells for $42,900 in California

last monthVehicles / Cars : Hemmings.com

1974 Ford LTD Country Squire. Photos by Karissa Hosek, courtesy Auctions America, unless otherwise noted. Vintage station wagons have grown in popularity in recent years, and restored examples are becoming more and more common at auction. True low-mileage survivors remain rare and desirable, as evidenced by this 1974 Ford LTD Country Squire wagon, which sold […]

Next-Gen Mercedes-Benz CLS Likely To Drop Shooting Brake

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

Although Mercedes-Benz’s CLS Shooting Brake was launched with great fanfare back in 2012, senior management in Stuttgart have reportedly quashed plans for a successor. The vehicle, essentially the station wagon cousin of the svelte CLS sedan, never made it to these shores, and a lack of interest in most other markets outside of Europe are...

What PlayStation Mobile Meant To Me

On June 17, 2015, we released the last PlayStation Mobile game. It’s called Oh, Deer! Alpha and it’s an aggressively odd driving game about hitting as many or as few deer with your station wagon as possible on your way to grandma’s house. Read more...

You'll Want to Add Living in a "Wagon Station" to Your Summer Bucket List

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The Emerica Westgate CC

Well, Westgate just ollied a damn station wagon. The post The Emerica Westgate CC appeared first on Transworld Skateboarding.

Recommended Reading: Great American Woodies & Wagons

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Hemmings.com

If you need to have just one book in your library on American-built station wagons and woodies, Great American Woodies & Wagons by Donald Narus is it. Without question it’s the best and most in-depth book ever published on the subject. Part of the Crestline book series that was published back in the 1970s and […]

Audi Reveals 2016 A4 and A4 Avant

www.ZerCustoms.com - Audi revealed today the new generation, 2016, A4 and its station wagon versions,... [...]

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