Who would have guessed Mom was cool in her station wagon?

Greetings from the Goodguys Heartland Nationals 2012. Mike and Michael McLin from our shop joined my father and I on a nice 215 mile cruise to Des Moines this weekend for the show. Michael and Mike were interested in driving the 61 Parkwood station wagon since I had just got it back from a 2500 mile business trip with it. We all spoke on way up that it would be great to see a couple of nice wagons here, since we have grown to love them after completing two wagon Restomods in our shop in the past year.
We did a 1969 Dodge Coronet Wagon for Jason Rogers that made it’s maiden voyage to the 2011 Street Rod Nats in Louisville. The just prior to Kansas City’s 2012 World of Wheels in Feb. (Like 2 hours prior) we got our 61 Parkwood online. The Parkwood was the teen dream of Michael McLin, our lead painter, and last year I bought the uncompleted project from him and committed the team and parts to finish it right.
So bright and early the Friday we all rolled in Goodguys Des Moines hoping to see one or two other cool wagons and a few stockers… Were we shocked. I stopped counting at about 60. My camera phone has had the crap beaten out of it, and it was 95 or higher (temp and humidity) the whole time, so sorry about the poor photography.
The universal theme with every wagon owner and the hundreds of admirers that stopped at our Parkwood was “God I hated these cars when I was a kid”. We heard stories of sunburns and vomiting from the rear facing 3rd row seats, dog mishaps (not like Clark Griswold or Mitt Romney just biological), and the guaranteed embarrassment of having Mom cruise up in her longroof and scream at you to get in… Now we all universally agree that these wagons are about as cool as Fonzi, 501 Levis, or the Vintage Air we have all installed into our rides in the past several years!
We just bought a 68 LTD wagon (428 powered) for Mike McLin, and I know where I might get a couple of 58 Yoemans, so wagon fever is staying alive at our shop for sure.
Here are the photos that I took on my phone from the Goodguys Heartland Nationals 2012 in Des Moines, IA. Goodguys Iowa Wagons

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World of Wheels 2012 – Kansas City

The RestoMod Store was excited to be a part of the 2012 World of Wheels car show at Bartle Hall in Kansas City.

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