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AutoMatters & More: “Wagons” & “Laughter on the 23rd Floor

AutoMatters & More: “Wagons” & “Laughter on the 23rd Floor

“Wagons.... Weekend Warriors” at the San Diego Automotive Museum

Here is a question for you: what is the origin of the term ‘station wagon?’ Give up? I could not believe that in all my years of driving that included being behind the wheel of more than a few station wagons, I never thought to find out where that term came from.

Thanks to a new exhibit showcasing the many decades of evolution of the station wagon – foreign and domestic, large and small – at the San Diego Automotive Museum in San Diego’s Balboa Park, the answer to that question has been revealed. Way back when railroads were the main mode of transportation and the...

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