I was reading an article in the WSJ about "hip" minivans (I'll post later) and came across these photos in the article. Too good not to post. For everyone driving a minivan or SUV - just think what it was like in the '50's! So what's your favorite? Station wagons, like this 1959 Chrysler New Yorker Town & Country, were the original people and stuff haulers. Minivans pushed them out of favor and wagons have not experienced a resurgence in popularity since. Volkswagen extended the concept of a go everywhere, do everything van with its iconic 1960s microbus. It's so far declined to resurrect the model because of cost. The popularity of the 1984 Plymouth Voyager practically saved Chrysler from financial ruin. It's wood paneling was a stylish, trendy touch. Japanese manufactures like Honda, maker of this Odyssey model, have taken some of the top spots in the minivan market as domestic makers exit. General Motors is eschewing minivan production to focus instead on crossover vehicles like this Saturn Outlook. The vehicles feature third rows with easy access to the back in certain models. To attract new customers, Chrysler is offering innovative features like Swivel ' N Go seating where the second row of seats race the third row.