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YAK Car Pic of the Day

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Was in downtown Buffalo Friday evening for the opening of Phil Pantano’s “The American Worker” photographic show at MAIN (ST)UDIOS, and right out front was this nifty 1966 Ford Falcon Club Wagon (it belonged to the caterer). Funny how marketing ideas change over the years. Back in 1966 the Club Wagon was considered a part of the compact Falcon’s wagon line (see the brochure page here); nowadays we’d call this a minivan. The engine was located between the driver’s and front passenger’s seats, and was accessed by lifting off the lid — not the quietest setup, especially at highway speeds. I drove in one of these to the 1972 Watkins Glen Grand Prix with a friend who had borrowed it from his brother-in-law. There are stories to tell…

— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know