Saturday, February 20, 2016

Station Wagons

Found at Woodpile Report number 414.

1948 was also the last year for their legendary-to-be "woodies"—station wagons with classy wooden bodywork —the wartime scarcity of steel finally in the past. Far from the pre-minivan they became, station wagons were a niche vehicle marketed to upscale households. Their putative purpose was to deliver and pick up their owners, or their guests, at the railroad station. Hence the name. The van-style body was to accommodate the outsize pile of baggage required by the fashionable traveler, or to suggest it.


  1. Very, very interesting! Thanks for the link! The Woodies are popular at the local car shows.

  2. 'ol Remus comes up with some really interesting stuff.