Snowy times are imminent here in The Great White North so my wagon has been packed away in the garage awaiting the warmth of summer. Part of the allure of driving a station wagon for me is being able to strap a Christmas Tree on the roof Chevy Chase-style. Last year I foolishly forgot my tie down straps and had to bring the tree back inside the wagon. The couple who were parked beside me at the tree lot were having considerable amounts of difficulty finding a way to get their tree into the trunk of their tiny little Honda. While there was a certain satisfaction in simply opening the back of the wagon, sliding the tree in, and driving off while they continued to struggle it wasn’t what I was looking for. This year I was well prepared. I had my straps ready so I dragged the wagon out of the garage and shined up the rims for one last mission. I was even able to ignore the strip of trim that had fallen off of the rear fender.
There are more Hudson Hornets around than I thought.
This Mercury Grand Marquis is one of the cars that I’ve really enjoyed owning over the years.
Sometimes the deals you don’t get to make…shouldn’t have been made.
A clean carpet makes the interior of a car look incredible. Even if the car isn’t in showroom condition, just getting the stains and general dinginess out of the carpet can make the car look and feel so much nicer.
The 1986 LeBaron Convertible. With all that woodgrain it must have the roots of a wagon.