The Short History of U.S. Hardtop Station Wagons
Rich Truesdell


Being a fan of the traditional rear-wheel-drive station wagon, the once staple of postwar American suburban driveways, I always love it when examples of the original crossover sport utility vehicle appear in Vintage Truck magazine. And, like me, many baby boomers all seem to have fond memories of facing the cars behind them—un-belted and from a rear-facing third seat. There’s one small sector of the station wagon genre that is often overlooked, and that is the pillarless, hardtop station wagon. … Read the rest of the story…

Hudson Terraplane – July/August 2011 Cover Story
Bill Holder

Flight of Fancy 1936 Hudson Terraplane

The 1936 Hudson Terraplane that appears on the cover of the July/August 2011 issue of Vintage Truck magazine was restored by owner Scott White over the course of four years. The Hudson Motor Car Co. of Detroit, Michigan, produced the Terraplane for only seven years, from 1932 through 1938. What else is in this issue? Features 1921 International Model S 3/4-ton 1946 Chevrolet Dodge Revival – A Restoration Saga, Part 28: Fender Blender 1952 GM Chevrolet’s Response to the First … Read the rest of the story…