… station wagons?
There’s a Dodge Magnum that travels the road in front of our house every morning. You can tell it coming from a mile away. It hasn’t been kept up and it’s incredibly noisy. It gets Jaimie and my attention every time it passes. But, it’s got me thinking. There are blog posts inspirations everywhere!
It’s the closest thing that I can think of to what I would call a station wagon. This is more like it.
Growing up, there were only the two of us boys in the family so we had no need for it. My aunt and uncle had a family with four kids so they definitely needed more room. They had a station wagon and it sat both families.
Not nicely, by today’s standards. There weren’t enough seats for everyone and mandatory seat belts hadn’t even been considered. So, the kids just piled into the back. We’d have the side windows rolled down and the back window also rolled down to give that blow through breeze effect.
On our way to the beach, we’d take the back roads that included some big up and down hills! It was like a roller coaster ride. It was even possible, I remember, to hit your head on the roof of the wagon. When you got to the beach, the back door folded out to make a great table. This vehicle had it all.
Including a healthy gas consumption too, I would imagine.
For a Sunday, your thoughts please.
- Did your family own a station wagon when you were a child?
- If they didn’t did you ever have a ride in one? Any stories to share?
- Many also came with wood grain side panels that were often the stuff that songs were written about. Can you name any?
- If you do a search for a station wagon online, there are still manufacturers that use the name. They’re a far cry from my memory of a station wagon. How about you?
- What’s the closest thing to an old-school station wagon that you can think of today?
Please share your station wagon stories in the comments below.
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