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History How many of you grew up riding in the back of a station wagon?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, Aug 27, 2015.

  1. rustychevyman
    Joined: Jun 26, 2011
    Posts: 39


    We had a pink and white 59 rambler wagon, cool because the seats reclined all the way back, a '62 or 63 Pontiac wagon which my dad sold because it used "hi-test" gasoline and a 66 Plymouth wagon. A small one, not a full size. Being the youngest I was always in the "back-back". I loved going airborne when my dad went over bumps! Sad times when the gas crunch came in the '70s. My dad had a succession of volkswagens ,including two square backs . I was getting older and being stuck in the rear of those heatless underpowered turds was humiliating.
  2. DAVEG2
    Joined: Feb 27, 2010
    Posts: 332


    grew up inthe back of my 37 woodie.
  3. 9/5/15....still a nine passenger.....we have room! IMG_0590.JPG
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  4. stillrunners, lok like a TIGHT
  5. 327Eric
    Joined: May 9, 2008
    Posts: 1,537

    from Diablo Ca.

    I was born in 1971, so it was a 69 mustang fastback, then the wagons,, 68 Volvo,81 escort,and a 79 LTD, nothin cool there but the mustang car wise, but the whole time, dad had a 66 C10 with a camper shell, with the cab rear window removed(had a rubber camper boot between the cab and shell) and an old jeep seat bolted to the floor, with seat belts. Rode back there all over the western U.S., and B.C. on vacations as a kid.
  6. pwschuh
    Joined: Oct 27, 2008
    Posts: 2,432


    You lie!! Not HAMB material, but a 68 Volvo wagon is straight cool.
  7. D.Conrad
    Joined: Jan 8, 2010
    Posts: 452

    1. 1940 Ford

    We had a 49, 51,53, 55, 57, and 59, all Fords. The thing I remember most is they rattled a lot and the 59 had air but it was always hot in the 3rd seat where I had the whole seat to myself.
  8. mrspeedyt
    Joined: Sep 26, 2009
    Posts: 672


    thank goodness you missed the ugly 58 ford. my childhood neighbor had one for decades. and my brother has a 58 2dht sitting in my backyard.
    my best friends parents had a 58 Chevy wagon. think it was called a brook wood. 348 motor. another ugly car.
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  9. tnrotter
    Joined: Mar 15, 2009
    Posts: 293

    from Tennessee

    Rode in the back of: '67 Ford w/390 and '74 Impala w/400. Recently acquired a '74 Ford Countrysquire w/460

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  10. deucetruck
    Joined: Jan 8, 2010
    Posts: 651

    from Missouri

    Yep, I did.. 1960 Chevy wagon (wish I had that one now) and in 1968 my Dad bought a new Plymouth Fury III wagon; it was blue with the fake wood trim and 383 Commando. Took my driver's test in it - remember parallel parking???? That was my "ride" in high school. What a chick magnet!!!
  11. 1962 Ford Country Squire with the third seat that faced the rear.....then it became my high school car..
    learned to drive in a 1960 Falcon station wagon 144, three on the tree....
  12. chevsotolac
    Joined: Aug 14, 2005
    Posts: 1,890


    My mom and dad had a 57 chevy bel air, 283/auto, red over white with red/black interior....I sat in the middle with 2 baby car seats on either side of me for my twin brothers........good memories.....stan
  13. LOL that's not a wagon its a mini van. I thought I had seen one of everything but I have never seen one of those. Wagon to not it is cool to the bone.

    My aunt Lila had a Rambler wagon that she drove until about '71. I think it was a '59 or '60, it looked like this one only faded:

    its the only car I ever remember her owning until they bought her a new '69 Ford falcon wagon. It was ordered and never picked up at a Portland Ford dealership so they got it cheap as it was not the current model. LOL looked like this one sort of:

    I took my driver's license test in it, I already had a hardship license but had to retest when I turned 16 anyway. They wouldn't allow me to test in the Vic it was more drag car then street car. LOL

    That old Rambler was a car with a lot of firsts for me, but I probably shouldn't go into that on a family oriented board. :D
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  14. bchctybob
    Joined: Sep 18, 2011
    Posts: 3,090


    In 1957 I was seven years old and Mom and Dad came home with a brand new '57 Buick Estate Wagon. Beautiful car with all the chrome and two tone paint. It always overheated when we went camping in the mountains and my Dad grew to hate the thing. It was the only new car my folks bought until they retired.
    In 1964, my Dad decided to get a 1963 Ford ranch wagon. It was a low mileage trade-in, plain jane model. I learned to drive in my Dad's '59 T-bird but when I got old enough to ask to use the car, it was always that damned '63 wagon (not cool).
    One night after a date, on a rain soaked curved street near our house, I spun that big Ford wagon out - a clean 180. I ended up against the curb in front of a house occupied by a woman my Mom worked with. No damage to the car but the woman had seen my Mom's car out front and mentioned it to her the next day. I fessed up, but Mom never told Dad. I would have had to sell my own car that my Dad and I were building up - a '40 Ford Deluxe coupe. My ownership of the '40 depended upon good grades, good behavior and timely payback of the $35 my folks loaned me towards the $65 purchase price.
    These days I'm a big wagon fan. I've been looking for a decent driver '56 Chevy or '55-'57 Ford 2 dr wagon lately.
  15. jlckmj
    Joined: Oct 28, 2008
    Posts: 59


    My first car memory was in the back of a 56 Ford wagon, then dad bought a 57 Olds wagon, 62 Chevy wagon, 65 Chevy wagon.
    I have been a wagon nut for years, with my kids growing up in the back of 10 or 12 of them over the years, in fact, I still have one, my 52 tin Woodie.

  16. triman62
    Joined: Sep 2, 2013
    Posts: 275


    Grew up with eight brothers and sisters, station wagon was a must back then. I remember sunday rides to get ice cream in a 54 ford, it got traded for a 57 chevy 4 door. Got to drive mom to the store in the 60 Parkwood once when I was 14 or so. Bought a 58 Brookwood recently, cant wait to drive it.
  17. 59 brook
    Joined: Jun 12, 2005
    Posts: 1,017

    59 brook

    i remember going with my dad to pick up the "blue Goose" when he had the mk iv underdash a/c put in. we were styling driving down the streets of brooklyn ny when i was about 7 . that plymouth wagon, mid 60's something was the only car on the block with a/c
  18. jcmarz
    Joined: Jan 10, 2010
    Posts: 4,633

    from Chino, Ca

    Even though my first car was a 55 Nomad, I grew up riding in the back of a pick up truck, which is a hell of a lot more fun than riding in the back of a station wagon.
  19. BadassBadger
    Joined: Oct 24, 2010
    Posts: 461

    from wisconsin

    as a young teen i was carted around in a 97 ford escort wagon then my dad upgraded to a 99 ford escort wagon with power windows!
  20. john worden
    Joined: Nov 14, 2007
    Posts: 1,703

    john worden
    from iowa

    54 Plymouth Plaza 2 door wagon in the late 50s early 60s. Replaced a warn out 36 Dodge. Known to us as the "Pilgrim" Many Ford, Chev, Pontiac, Buick and Subaru wagons since then.
  21. 6 kids in my family-so we had wagons-Pop bought them second hand
    I remember my Dad having a 59 Pontiac with a straight 6, then a '67 Chev Biscayne with a 283,then a '69 Ford LTD with a 390, the last one was a 74 Ford Ltd with a 400. He pretty much drove everyone of them till they rusted into the ground running our family all over the place. I don't remember him getting rid of any of them with under 150,000 miles on the clock.
    I remember riding in the back in those little jump seats with my brothers and sisters.
    No need for on board video-we had the whole world to look at out all those windows.
  22. Buddy Palumbo
    Joined: Mar 30, 2008
    Posts: 3,870

    Buddy Palumbo

    We rode around in mom's old Ford wagon as kids - was pretty interesting sitting backwards in the "way back" as we called it . That car was a beast . Then there was my grandpop's late 60's Chevy wagon - never understood that one , since he was a died-in-the-wool Ford guy . Good reliable old car though .
  23. lukey
    Joined: May 27, 2009
    Posts: 668


    I grew up riding it the rear seat of a 71 olds delta 88 wagon... If it weren't off topic I would post my 94 caprice wagon. my kids love riding in the rear facing seat in it!
  24. lukey
    Joined: May 27, 2009
    Posts: 668


    It's also my toe vehicle!
  25. '56 Ford Country Sedan. 2 tone blue.
    Dad put glass packs on it.
    I thought we were cool.
  26. enloe
    Joined: May 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,955

    from east , tn.

    Be careful when towing with it. If you wreck it that would be "Toe Jam" :)
  27. Petejoe
    Joined: Nov 27, 2002
    Posts: 10,960

    from Zoar, Ohio

    I grew up in two of them. This was my first car at 16. Hated that noisy y block.

  28. Petejoe
    Joined: Nov 27, 2002
    Posts: 10,960

    from Zoar, Ohio

    This was the one at 12 When I slid the automatic into neutral and coasted backwards into a beautiful 57 caddy

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  29. jerseyboy
    Joined: Jul 17, 2006
    Posts: 634


    HRP, great thread!
    My first wagon experience was my grandpa's 1960 Rambler wagon. As kids I remember playing in it at my grand parents house. The next wagon in the family is the 32 woodie, my parents picked it up when I was four. That's me and my dad on the running boards when we brought it home in '67. I'm working on that now. The last wagon was the '73 Mercury Marquis Colony Park. Since there were four kids, it was what my mom wanted. The best place to sit was in the rear fold up seat. When I was in high school I took that thing out in the pine barrens on old trails and railroad beds. That 400 cubic inch motor really got the weight moving! I have actually only owned hatchbacks and wagons since.
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  30. junkyardjeff
    Joined: Jul 23, 2005
    Posts: 7,987


    Growing up there were 5 of us in a 55 sunliner for a couple years after my little sister was born and was a little cramped so dad bought a 65 ranchwagon in 68 and then a 71 country sedan in 73,I picked up a 65 country squire in 2000 but had to sell it a couple years ago due to too many in the fleet and thinking about another wagon as the sunliner is just not cut out for carrying alot of stuff on road trips.

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