Sue was a Corvette Gal for forty plus years, but several years ago agreed to give up her Corvette for the ’54 Pontiac Station Wagon ”Woody.”
Most of the original car body builders were coach builders and car bodies inherited the technologies of the horse drawn coaches: Wooden Frames
and Skins. Wooden frames were used long after steel was introduced for the body "skin".
For many years the station wagon continued to have wooden body skins and became known as a “Woody".
The ’54 Pontiac station wagon was all steel, but the body was made to look like a wooden structure.
With ample storage space, station wagons became the vehicle of choice for surfers. Woodies are commonly
displayed with a surf board or two on top of the roof or sticking out of the rear window.
Sue has a surf board mounted on the inside of the roof of her station wagon with neon lighting between the surfboard and the headliner
creating a really nice atmosphere in the car.
Before they ever owned the car, Sue and Terry collected the decals now displayed on the rear quarter windows.
It was popular to display decals in the quarter windows of your station wagon.
They have also accumulated many things that were popular back in the 50's and display them in the back of the car.
Sue and Terry know the history on their car and are only the fourth owners of the car.
They are great volunteers for the Goodguy’s organization and they have a great car.