I took one look at this thing and was transported back to Interstates 65, 24, and 75 in 1973. Tennessee, Georgia, and Florida saw a lot of my family back in the day, but only once was it in a big old Ford station wagon. In fact, it looked exactly like this.

We only had that wagon one year; the last time I saw it was many decades ago behind Davis Funeral Home. It had become home to a great big wasp's nest by the back door. But we LOVED that car.

One of the reasons I visit classic car shows is to reminisce about a time when seeing these vintage beauties on the road was commonplace. I also go to fantasize about owning one.

I have to wonder how many memories a certain item at a Kentuckycars antique store has triggered. It's never occurred to me that such a store would sell something like a vintage station wagon, but that's exactly what Henderson KY's Corkscrew Curiosities is doing. Actually, I DON'T have to wonder how many memories it's triggered; I can tell by comment section that THAT has been taken care of.

I'm not sure quite why, but that beautiful rides LOOKS like a Loretta, so good name choice. Corkscrew Curiosities goes on to say:

<div class="x11i5rnm xat24cr x1mh8g0r x1vvkbs xtlvy1s x126k92a"><div dir="auto">She’s been well maintained! One spot repaired on drivers seat leather, and back window struggles to go back up (an easy repair I was going to take on myself, but just haven’t) but otherwise in excellent shape for her age. I just unfortunately don’t get her out as much as I’d like and have other projects on the horizon.</div></div><div class="x11i5rnm xat24cr x1mh8g0r x1vvkbs xtlvy1s x126k92a"><div dir="auto">Mileage is only about 125k!</div></div>
So, how many of you spent a lot of time in the back of one of those or something like it. Long before seatbelt laws, my sister and I played cars in the back of our old Ford, read comics while traveling, and just stared out the back at the motorists behind us.
Obviously, you can't do that now, but nostalgia trips can be a lot of fun. So can trips in the back of a vintage 70s-era station wagon.

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To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.

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For the past 10 years, the American Association of State Troopers has held a contest to determine which state has the best looking patrol cruiser. Nearly every state police agency submits their best photo of their sharpest patrol vehicle a chance to win the coveted cover photo on the association's annual calendar. From cop cars rushing through blizzards to vehicles on the Grand Ole Opry stage, here are this year's nominees.

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