David Fetherston, however, has created the truly ultimate coffee table book: CLASSIC WOODYS, Station Wagons, Sedans & Convertibles. Coverage ranges from stock production and limited-production stockers to wild and wonderful custom iterations. Massive in size and scope, the 400-page tome on woodys opens out to 24 X 12-inches with 19 chapters covering the history of wood-bodied and trimmed vehicles built by active as well as orphan carmakers – from American Bantam to Willys plus one-off surfer wagons and custom hot rods. It is a veritable encyclopedia of woodys, everything you have always wanted to know. Plus it’s beautifully illustrated with original vintage photography as well as Fetherston’s art photos.
Best of all, this limited-run (500 copies) collector’ edition book from Fetherston Publishing is packaged like nothing I have even seen in the automotive book world. CLASSIC WOODYS comes in Fetherston’s Treasure Box of Classic Woodys fitted inside a custom maple and mahogany display case designed to look like a woody tailgate. In addition to the book, the case also includes a Dime Store toy woody wagon, a wood sample set, vintage and contemporary surf decals, classic woody postcards, and two genuine Woody postage stamps.
If we used a Five-star-review system, I’d give CLASSIC WOODYS Six!