This 1948 Chevy convertible is a classy-looking thing, isn't it? Usually we think of a woodie being a boxy wagon, but this one proves that you could go wood and be cool, too. I like that.
The classic woodie. A 1942 Chrysler Town and Country. The modern minivans of the same name are almost blasphemy, I say.
How about this 1948 Packard? A roadside picnic in the country takes on special meaning in one of these.
The Brits had a fondness for wood, too. This Austin A70 Countryman was the envy of every well-to-do country squire in its day.
But the American woodie station wagons of the 1940's were the zenith of the art. The Pontiac photos below display the luscious detail that steel-sided cars just can't match.
Here's a neat Chrysler wagon, with wooden surfboards to match. You couldn't get cooler than that. Where's Annette Funicello when you need her?
Think they'll ever bring back the Woodie? Maybe we should start talking about how much carbon could be sequestered if all the cars in the world were woodies...we might get somewhere with that.
Closing with a snappy video, with a tune that really sets the mood for cruising in a woodie.
If you're hungry for more, visit the nice website www.oldwoodies.com. And here's a great blog about a fellow restoring the woodwork on a 1948 Chevy wagon.