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.


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! :)