The West of Tulsa Team celebrates all things, wagon, this week. It doesn’t matter what era you grew up in, chances are you have at least one memory of a station wagon. They fall into a bunch of categories from family nostalgia to utilitarian to hot rod. Their popularity and value in the collector car world have surged in recent years. 

On this week’s show we dive deep into the meaning of ‘station wagon.’ Where did the name come from? We have a general idea about the history of the name, but as you will see and hear, we don’t know everything and we are hoping our more knowledgeable followers will fill in the blanks of history for us. 

We also discuss the different names that circulate in ‘wagon world’, everything from longroof to station hacks. Helm gives us a quick breakdown of the vernacular and what the heck they mean. 

We also put out a call on our socials asking folks to send us photos of their favorite station wagons and a little history about it. We were blown away by the response and we thank everyone who took the time to send us their submissions. During the show we will go through each one and talk about it. The submissions include a rare 1973 Chevelle SS wagon, Dodge Monaco wagon also known as ‘Bessie’, 1972 Ford Country Squire wagon with the faux wood siding, Mercury Bobcat wagon, Nova wagons, 1968 Chevrolet Bel Air wagon, 1988 Nissan Pulsar NX wagon Sportback also referred by some as the ‘Smurf Hearse’, 1954 Buick Century wagon, 2001 Audi RS4 wagon, 2003 BMW 325xi wagon, 2004 Subaru WRX, Datsun 520 wagon, and a bunch of Mercedes Benz wagons from the 80’s and 90’s. One wagon toured Europe, another was imported from Japan, one was purchased new by the former mayor of Ferndale, California and finally Grandma’s Draggin’ Wagon that remains a dream for one of our hosts. You’ll have to watch to find out who it is.

Finally, we want all of you to vote for your favorite wagon using our socials. Everyone gets a vote, including each member of the West of Tulsa Team. We’ll tally everything up and pick a winner who will be announced on an upcoming show. The winner will get a West of Tulsa Tee. These t-shirts are very comfortable, they look great and they are really rare and desirable. At least we think so!

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