Friday, May 19, 2006

Charging, uh, backward

In my profile (over there on the right and badly in need of updating) I say I covet a 1956 Chevy Nomad. Still true, I assure you. But Christina and I are both big fans of 1960s era wagons too.
I still want a 1956 Chevy Nomad. Oh, how I do. But outfitting one with seatbelts and airbags and power windows, etc. costs LOTS of money (we're talking in the $100,000s.).
So imagine my joy when I find these concepts of a 2007 Dodge Charger and Plymouth Fury station wagons. OMG. OMG.
Where do I sign?



Unfortunately, these are not concepts from Dodge. They're from Andre Schaefer in Germany. Apparently he's just some guy who is a real whiz with Photoshop and an eye for hot auto design.

Sean and I used to do this very thing back in the day. Wish I still had that slammed Camaro I did or that 6-wheeled SUV Sean made.
BTW, these concept cars were totally stolen from CCW Automotive Design. That guy rocks! Someone should hire him quickly.

And, uh, please don't sue me.

4 comments:

Brooks said...

Who thought a station wagon could rock! Why don't you just get a pinto wagon and trick it out?

Jonathan said...

Or even just get a Dodge Magnum

Speed42 said...

Well, Jonathan, it's complicated. Ya see, I'd love to have a Magnum. Truly. Christina and I both have driven one and loved it.

But, and here's the complication, I don't want the one I can afford to own and feed. That'd be the V6 version, of course. Same looks as the high-end, $40,000 SRT8 version, but so, um, practical.

So I guess what I'm saying is if Dodge had only offered the V6 version, we might have already bought one. But the SRT8 has 450 hp! If I see a guy driving a V6 Magnum, even though I already know the anser,I gotta ask, "So, uh, why didn't you opt for the SRT8?"

And I can't imagine the shame my son would feel one day knowing his father chose the low-end option when such a better, more manly one existed.

And that's why William will probably end up being transported to kindergarten in something far less powerful than a fire-breathing, tire-melting 450hp Dodge wagon. Alas.

polytician said...

Can't stand the "Retro" 'wagon. But I'll be happy to take a Bugatti... if you want to give me one! :)