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

2 days agoVehicles / 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

4 days agoVehicles / 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

5 days agoHumor / 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 The station wagon is obsolete, the family sedan is too cramped, and a minivan may as well read "Desperate Family In Need Of Change" on the side.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

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

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

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

last monthVehicles / 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,... [...]

Toyota's Horrendous-Glorious 1970s Station Wagon That Never Was

The promise to get away that got away. In season 2 of The Simpsons, Homer's estranged brother, who happens to own an automobile company, asks him to design a car for the everyman consumer. The result is The Homer, a vehicle born from unbridled suburban id, a bubble dome station wagon sporting a toilet-bowl-like rear spoiler. Show More Summary

Meet the grown-up Rusty Griswold and his family in these VACATION posters!

The film will be released on July 29th. Read the full article on AICN We’ve got a little over a month ‘till Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley’s VACATION sequel drives its station wagon into theaters, and these two posters (courtesy of EMPIRE) give us a couple of looks at Rusty (now played by Ed Helms) and his family. Show More Summary

Hemmings Find of the Day – 1958 Chevrolet Yeoman

last monthVehicles / Cars : Hemmings.com

Somehow, this two-door 1958 Chevrolet Yeoman for sale on Hemmings.com – the most basic station wagon Chevrolet offered that year – still has its original 235 straight-six engine. Even more impressive is that it still has its original three-on-the-tree manual transmission. It’s had a few other updates – wheels, brakes, interior – but comes with […]

Life Savers and My Commitment

When I was a child, my favorite candy was Five Flavor Life Savers. I recall being on one of our many family trips to northern Michigan, packed in among my brothers and sisters in a blue 1967 Ford station wagon. Life Savers have always had a magical way of slowing the wheels of my brain down and occupying me at the most pressing of times. Show More Summary

Land Rover Reveals Unique Defender to Carry Rugby World Cup Trophy

Land Rover has revealed the Rugby World Cup 2015 Defender, a modified 110 Station Wagon created to transport the Webb Ellis Cup on the 100-day Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour across the UK and Ireland. Read the rest of the story at: Land Rover Reveals Unique Defender to Carry Rugby World Cup Trophy

VW-owned Skoda introduces Superb Combi station wagon

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Leftlane

The Superb Combi offers more trunk space than the BMW X5.

Driver Clocked at 153MPH in Dodge Wagon

Michigan troopers spotted a driver going 79 in a 70mph zone and got ready to pull him over for a run-of-the-mill speeding ticket. Next thing they know, the Dodge Magnum station wagon had sped up to a staggering 153mph on the I-75, reports CBS Detroit. Troopers caught up after the...

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