Vintage station wagons on display in Fletcher June 25


This is gonna be fun. Here’s the press release:

The International Station Wagon Club is comprised of members from around the world, who are dedicated to the maintenance, preservation, restoration, and appreciation of vintage station wagons. The ISWC will hold its 2016 annual show/ convention in Asheville, North Carolina, June 21 to June 25, 2016, at the Clarion Inn Asheville, 550 Airport Road, Fletcher, North Carolina 28732. The show will be held on the grounds of hotel on Saturday, June 25th from noon to 4:00 pm.

Although, the show is scheduled for Saturday June 25th, activities for both the avid car enthusiast and their family will be scheduled throughout the week. Activities begin Tuesday, June 21th , with dinner at The Moose Cafe located just down the road a piece from the Hotel. The official itinerary begins Wednesday, June 22th with a tour of the BMW plant in nearby Spartansburg, SC. Then on to the Estes Winn Antique Car Museum. On Thursday, June 23rd, members will cruise to the Biltmore Estate for an early morning photo shoot and a tour of the home. Thursday evening has been reserved for those wishing to continue the Annual Go Kart Challenge at a local track. Friday, June 24st begins with our annual business meeting in the hospitality room of the host hotel. Following the meeting, you are on your own to tour the area. Friday evening has been reserved for those who like ice cream. Location to be decided.

The Show and judging begins Saturday at noon and runs until 4:00 pm. The awards dinner will follow at 7:00 pm. at the Copper River Grill.

A registration and membership package for the 2016 event can be obtained by contacting the ISWC at the address listed below, on the ISWC web site or from the International Station Wagon Club Facebook site.

ISWC 2016

120 Hicks Road

Renfrew, PA 16053

724-586-7187 or

The public is welcome to attend, but to have your wagon judged, you must be an ISWC member. Rooms at the Clarion Inn are available at a special ISWC member rate of $99 for single or double occupancy, if reserved by May 13, 2016, and can be secured by calling the Hotel at 828-684-1213 and asking for the International Station Wagon Club group block rate.

And here’s more about the photos, from loyal reader Chuck, who sent the press release:

Lots of photos available. But I tried to get photos of cars that might be in Asheville. I have attached a red 1974 Mercury Montego Villager MX wagon, which just happens to be mine. During our week in town, we typically do a little cruising. This happens to be while we were stopped waiting at a train crossing in Auburn, Indiana. I am from Renfrew, PA

The 1961 Chrysler Newport is owned by Wayne “Spanky” Cox of Effingham, Illinois. Spanky has quite a collection of Chrysler products and we are never sure which wagon he will bring to the show.

The 1972 Chrysler Town and Country owned by Kurt Decker was typically the winner of the Diamond in the Rough award. Then a few years ago Kurt showed up with the car completely restored. Kurt is from Columbus, Ohio.

We typically have at least one Canadian travel south for the show. I would be referring to Richard Woodside from Mississauga, Ontario. Dick, like so many of us, has several wagons, So we are never sure until the last minute, which one he will be driving.

Thanks for your interest in the ISWC.