This book is chocked full of some great examples, from daily drivers to show cars, to drag cars. You'll find yourself being substantially inspired to get you a long roof car by this book. - --Ol' Skool Rodz, reviewed by Alan Mayes, November 2011
Everyone I've shown the book to has been impressed. ---Classic American Mag (UK), September 2011
From the Author
The first car I ever got to roll under its own power was '53 Ford station wagon. You know how it is - you never get over your first love. Since nursing that old Ford around the block with my filthy, shaking, twelve-year-old hands on the wheel, I've had a soft spot in my head for station wagons. I've had several. My daily driver for the last 16 years is a wagon. At first, I drove them because they were the cheapest cars you could buy - nobody wanted a stodgy old wagon. Then I fell for their utilitarian value - like a pickup truck, but smaller, and you can lock up your stuff in the back (plus, that roomy cargo hold was a teenage makeout artist's dream: A mobile lovenasium). For decades, there was the added bonus of obsolescence - the rarity of a model no longer made. Wagons even had snob appeal (okay, that's a reach).
Today, station wagons are back, and by popular demand! Go figure. Some misguided part of my psyche misses the outcast aspect of driving a wagon, but I'll gladly trade that dubious distinction for the smiling thumbs-ups received while piloting my crusty Chevy 5-door through town. Station wagons are hip now! People are doing amazing things with wagons today. This book has entire chapters devoted to every niche from Depot Hacks to vintage Stockers, Beaters, Commercial Vehicles, Customs, Drag Racers, even Road Racers - all station wagons. If you don't already "get" the wagon thing, or even if you're an old fan, my hope is to educate, entertain and/or inspire you with this look at American longroofs in the New Millennium.