A pair of custom two-door station wagons
The author found a pair of mid-century two-door station wagon hot rods at the Moraga (California) Community Faire car show held on May 13 at the Rheem Valley Shopping Center.
First is a 1956 example of the legendary Chevrolet Nomad station wagon one of 8,103 built during the model year. The car still retains all its original bright trim, including the huge hood ornament but the original engine has been replaced by a modern powerplant and car fitted with chrome 5-spoke wheels.
Elsewhere at the show, this custom 1958 Ford Ranch Wagon with a modern Ford engine was on display with a slick black paint job offset by chrome 5-spoke wheels.
All photographs by the author