: Hey Stingroo (or other wagon fans)



billc83
04-16-11, 11:26 PM
Just got the latest issue of Hemmings Classic Car. I knew I'd have to inform our resident wagon aficionado when I saw the cover:

35 Fun to Drive Station Wagons that You Must Own

I haven't read through it yet, but the '94-'96 Buick Roadmaster/Chevrolet Caprice is on the list.

orconn
04-16-11, 11:43 PM
If they think a '94-'96 Buick Roadmaster is fun to drive I am not sure I want to know the rest of the list!

Stingroo
04-16-11, 11:53 PM
Aww yeah. :)


Say what you will, Orconn, but they can be easily made to quite nice handling beasts thanks to the Impala SS's aftermarket. :)

I'll have to pick up a copy.

gdwriter
04-17-11, 12:35 AM
I got mine, too. That '57 Olds Super 88 Fiesta Holiday on the cover is pretty sweet.

jayoldschool
04-17-11, 08:58 AM
orconn, I take it you have never driven an LT1 Roadmaster wagon. Plenty of power, decent handling (that can easily be improved), good gas mileage, ultra-reliable, easy to work on, can tow 5000lbs, and can fit more baggage in the back than Lindsay Lohan has.

BTW, gents, Sting is not the only wagon guy around here. He is a worthy apprentice, however ;)

Stingroo
04-17-11, 09:16 AM
Yeah, the whole wagon thing is Jay's fault.


Just sayin'. :lol:

orconn
04-17-11, 03:01 PM
As a matter of fact I have driven a '94 Roadmaster wagon, and have towed with it. A very good friend of mine had one as his personal car and tow car for his race car. At the time I drove it it was brand new and quite stock. I don't deny that these cars can be modified so that they will amuse a devoted wagon fancier, but to call them fun cars is a stretch. As a matter of fact I am also a fan of true stationwagons, having owned a few over the years. And I much prefer them over SUV's. One may called them comfortable, in an American idiom, and conveniently practical ..... but great handlers (without extreme modification) I think not!

Destroyer
04-17-11, 11:32 PM
I always like "wagons" but haven't owned any. My dad had a '79 LTD country squire when it was new. I remember "borrowing" the car when the folks went out with the Mercedes they had back in '84 (I was 13). I swear I had all 4 wheels off the ground jumping the train tracks by my house going over 90mph "Dukes of Hazzard" style. If that was fun, I can imagine one having fun in a newer Roadmaster wagon.........

Stingroo
04-17-11, 11:34 PM
Oh, I have stories of lots of shenanigans. :thumbsup:

Aron9000
04-18-11, 01:20 AM
I always like "wagons" but haven't owned any. My dad had a '79 LTD country squire when it was new. I remember "borrowing" the car when the folks went out with the Mercedes they had back in '84 (I was 13). I swear I had all 4 wheels off the ground jumping the train tracks by my house going over 90mph "Dukes of Hazzard" style. If that was fun, I can imagine one having fun in a newer Roadmaster wagon.........

Yeah, wagons/Suburbans are fun for shennagans because you can pack 8 or 9 of your closest friends in the things.

Stingroo
04-18-11, 08:59 AM
So uh... where would I find this magazine? I want it. :lol:

billc83
04-18-11, 05:34 PM
Sting if you can't find a copy, I will send you mine after I've read through it.

Stingroo
04-18-11, 05:38 PM
If you go on their website it talks about the latest issue being something else with Corvettes. So I think that one's already been phased out for home-subscribers.

:(

billc83
04-18-11, 05:46 PM
The Unrestored Corvettes title piece was last month's issue, IIRC.

Stingroo
04-18-11, 05:50 PM
I checked WalMart today and they didn't seem to have it. Neither did the gas station where I went to fill up.... Where would one acquire this magazine?

jayoldschool
04-18-11, 09:06 PM
From billc83? Send it to me when you're done ;)

Stingroo
04-18-11, 09:25 PM
That works too I suppose. lol

96Fleetwood
04-19-11, 09:04 AM
They are awesome.. I have owned a total of 6 B body wagons. They are versatile, easily modified (especially with the LT1), and efficient (for a big V8). I wish they continued the model with some modern technology, then I would be driving one today.

Here are a few pics of some my past wagons:

1) 1986 Pontiac Parisienne:
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j69/leloz/safariwag.jpg

2) 1996 LDM Roadmaster Wagon Limited & 1995 DCM Roadmaster Wagon:
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j69/leloz/Picture314.jpg

3) 1995 Roadmaster Wagon... with the "SS" treatment:
http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa306/96fleetwood/IMG_9632.jpg


I can't find any pics of the 1993 DGM Caprice Wagon w/ SS wheels and Eibach springs that I had in 2007.. that was a cool car. I wish I could have made it to Fred's Wagonfest while I owned a B Body wagon.

Here is a video of the '95 RMW with export pipes, Borla mid pipes, and Flowmaster 40 series:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzZFFefAyWo

Who says wagons are not fun? :sneaky:

OffThaHorseCEO
04-19-11, 01:48 PM
I can't find any pics of the 1993 DGM Caprice Wagon w/ SS wheels and Eibach springs that I had in 2007.. that was a cool car.

Maybe theyre on your flash drive :sneaky:

gdwriter
04-19-11, 01:56 PM
Roo, you should easily find Hemmings Classic Car at Barnes & Noble or Borders. They likely won't post the wagon issue online until late May or June.

orconn
04-19-11, 02:02 PM
Looks like there has been some serious outlay of cash to modify those wagons into something "fun" to drive. Hey, whatever floats your boat! Personally, I prefer my automotive fun in other packages. Although a station wagon always comes in handy.

JimmyH
04-19-11, 03:52 PM
roo's next car, the StingWagon

http://www.cooleywire.com/jimmyh/pics/cars/vettewagon.jpg

Stingroo
04-19-11, 04:09 PM
I've actually seen one of those in person. I think they look kind of cool. I've seen F-body wagon conversions too. :)

ejguillot
04-19-11, 04:11 PM
Is there a Borders/Barnes & Noble/Books-A-Million anywhere near you? Best bet.

Stingroo
04-19-11, 04:18 PM
I'm gonna take a look and see. I want this. lol

OffThaHorseCEO
04-19-11, 04:31 PM
the "looks" are about the only thing that needs to be changed. The lt1 wagons are already pretty capable and "fun" to drive as is. and any after market drivetrain parts needed are VERY available (camaro, firebird, impala ss, caprice, roadmaster, fleetwod brougham) so theres no "serious" outlay of cash needed