Unless you’re watching National Lampoon’s Vacation all the time you don’t really see station wagons that often anymore sadly. They were eventually replaced by the minivan, then the SUV. But where did they get their name?
Back when they first came out in the 1920s they had that signature look with the steel frame and wooden paneling on the outside. They were called station wagons because they were initially designed to take the rich and famous to and from a train station with all their luggage.
Image credit: Getty Images