The Wagons Of Williamsburg

It wasn't so cold that my nipples immediately turned to hairy nickels today so I thought it would be a good time to do a little carspotting. I thought if Raph could do it, so might I. First stop: Brooklyn.

What I immediately noticed when exploring Williamsburg was an abundance of D-pillars, which is appropriate since estates are sort of the hipster of the automobile world. Formerly ubiquitous in popular culture, now passé, it becomes ubiquitous in counter automotive culture.

I barely captured the surprisingly clean Caprice Classic Wagon above, but it was the only woodie I saw so I'm glad I did.

The Wagons Of Williamsburg

A W123, but I'm guessing not Seinfeld's.

The Wagons Of Williamsburg

Down the street there was both a Passat and a Jetta — TDI, like they all are — with a bonus 5-door 1980s Toyota Corona Luxury Liftback.

The Wagons Of Williamsburg

Volvo 240. Of course. Fewer of these than you'd imagine. Too obvious.

The Wagons Of Williamsburg

E34 wagon, definitely used.

The Wagons Of Williamsburg

Dasher wagon... only used as a place to keep your misery.

The Wagons Of Williamsburg

Boom. Outback. Boom V70. Boom new 3-Series.

The Wagons Of Williamsburg

Ok, a Porsche G-Body Targa. I'm not a monster.

The Wagons Of Williamsburg

An allroad that's seen a lot of abuse.

The Wagons Of Williamsburg

Tercel SR5 4WD Wagon! Still clearly being used. That weird third window.

The Wagons Of Williamsburg

Newer Corolla DX wagon. Boring.

The Wagons Of Williamsburg

A4 Avant, before you were stuck having to get an Allroad variant.

The Wagons Of Williamsburg

A nice Mazda6. Still a beautiful car, thanks to a dynamic front and a nicely rising belt-line and probably useless spoiler. The roof rack helps.