If you’re like most, some of your fondest motoring memories are cramming in the family station wagon for that long summer roadtrip or local spin to the carnival. We’ve taken a look at some haulers that are meant to haul in a straight line but this 1960 Chevrolet Nomad wagon looks like just the ticket for taking the back roads low and slow, while still carrying a ton of stuff.
We came across the chromed classic while attending the 2012 Berwyn Route 66 car show, in Berwyn Illinois. Even amongst the plethora of vintage and antique iron, muscle machines and radical customs, this humble people mover stood out. One of its many attractive features was the original roof rack, still looking more than ready to handle a couple of suitcases for the owner’s next weekend getaway. Spectators also couldn’t get over its bright fire engine red paint, the sparkling chrome trim and it’s 210.8 inches of glorious length.
The two-tone exterior paint, with its Ermine white roof treatment, was complemented by wide white walled tires. Looking at the aircraft inspired side trim was a gentle reminder of decades by gone, when aviation exploration captivated the hearts of the masses.
Detroit may be best remembered for producing sporty, tire-smoking cars, but sometimes trips down memory lane don’t always have to be fast paced or full of horsepower. Remembering days gone by can be just as fun when taking in a classic hauler. Soak up this vintage Nomad and recall the endless repetitions of ‘Are we there yet?!’”
The main street of the Route 66 show was jammed full of classic and collector cars, along with hundreds of enthusiasts. The event boasted all sorts of vehicles in all shapes and sizes. Take a look at this pint-sized commuter if you don’t believe us.
How it looked back then:
Take a whimsical look at the new line of Chevrolet 1960 models by checking out this period television commercial. It leads off by spotlighting their massive ‘fashioned for families and designed for people or packages’ wagon, just like the Nomad above.