Wagon Wednesday: How About Some Loooongrooofs?


So this olelongrooffan would suspect those of my fellow Hoons,  who have been hanging around here in the Hooniverse long enough, comprehend that each of we contributors to do just that in what I, altruistically, believe is a truly fun fashion. And we do so unconditionally and this olelongrooffan, in my own way, strives to contribute to it in just that way. 

On a daily basis we contributors, with access to the tips@hooniverse hotline, receive a bunch of pics and links and the editors here sort through as to who gets what. Normally the esteemed Mister’s Emslie and UDMan get the fun and obscure stuff but recently when fellow Hoon gooberpeaze sent over these images, this olelongrooffan jumped up from my cubicle way way in the back with my hand in the air shouting “Please, Please, Can I have this one? Pretty Please with sugar on top!”

Well, my fellow Hoons, the Hooniverse Overlords agreed and this olelongrooffan has the pleasure of sharing gooberpeaze’s finds up there in Daphane, Alabama. Although it is “down there” for most of fellow Hoons.


All of the images of these airport limos were captured by gooberpeaze up there and, dang they are cool. Much like the GMCMH experience this olelongrooffan experienced a few weeks ago, to see this many of these, now, rare beasts in one location must have been a truly Hooniversal experience. Heck, I even contemplated doing a 20+ hour round trip drive just to see them myself in person. But then reality checked in and I realized the 1,200 or so miles I incur each week on my minilongroof, and this olelongrooffan’s body, are enough.


Surprisingly enough, these looooongroofs appear, at least from this distance to be in remarkable condition considering their age and the fact these were often used up and discarded like yesterday’s newpapers. Remember print newspapers my fellow Hoons?


But the variety of Ponchos that are gathered here in this lot lead this olelongrooffan to suspect some collector in the greater Pensacola, FL/Mobile, AL area liked them enough to collect them and keep them in the, mostly, pristine condition they are in to this day.


Yeah, the Stageway Coaches by Armbruster are positively riveting to me and I am pretty sure this olelongrooffan would much rather have one of these versus the full size vans that followed them into the airport transport business.


I mean, just look at that luggage rack up top! That there is fifteen feet of unrestricted goodness and the easy to strap down luggage rail around the perimeter makes this one easy longroof to strap old fashioned hard sided American Touristers to. Should the driver have the bulk to lift one into place.


While this particular 70’s era, suspected as such due solely to the steering wheel on this longroof, appears to be missing a few bits and pieces on its interior, a radio knob or two and a window crank can’t be that difficult to locate on some afternoon stroll, can they?


And the 400 c.i. engine under the hood of this one is still worthy of respect no matter what the weight of this longroof may be. And although no sales price of these longroofs was shared, that original tow hook surely is worth some element of respect when determining the IOE at the favorite race series for, I would suspect, most of we Hoons.


A whiles back this olelongrooffan dated a certain 5th grade school teacher from Dothan, Alabama who drove a Pontiac longroof of this same vintage. She loved that car, and although it wasn’t a Stageway conversion, she commented that she and her girlfriends could go anywhere and get away with anything. “Longroof,” she said, “No one suspected a bunch of girls in a station wagon would be doing the stuff we got away with.” A conversation with her father, James Taylor, revealed he knew exactly what those then teenaged girls were up to. But, as he relayed, “At least we knew where they were. We had the only Pontiac wagon in Dothan.”


But I digress. To have seen these beauties, all in one place, and to have been able to capture them, I am confident, especially knowing how much I would suspect we Hoons enjoy them, must have exhilarating for gooberpeaze. 

This olelongrooffan only hopes my fellow Hoons continue to share this cool *ssed stuff with us so we can share it with the rest of our fellow Hoons.

And for more airport limo goodness, click here

Images: ©2013 Hooniverse/gooberpeaze, All Rights Reserved

Thanks Man.

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19 responses to “Wagon Wednesday: How About Some Loooongrooofs?”

  1. Van_Sarockin Avatar

    That's some beautiful big iron you found there. Almost enough doors, too. Plus, I'm wild about their rooftop marker lights.

  2. K5ING Avatar

    Here's where a bunch of those Stageway limos were originally used….as school buses!
    <img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-6g3mMd92n8w/TY5U8hCLc-I/AAAAAAAAAyY/S0smiY7kdFw/s1600/Station_Wagons_2b.jpg&quot; width="600">

    1. Sjalabais Avatar

      Holy macaroni! That must be in…heaven? I can't believe how much crazy I have learned about at the Hooniverse.

  3. chrystlubitshi Avatar

    thanks for the pics gooberpeaze, and for the write-up OLRF! I would love to hoon any of these about the country on a long roadtrip; but then again, I'd live in a vehicle were I given the choice/desired amenities.

  4. Gooberpeaz Avatar

    Three cars – twenty four doors. I nearly shat meself with excitement!

  5. dukeisduke Avatar

    The god one is a '67, the silver one is a '71 (has the vents on the tailgate, a '71 only thing used on practically all GM cars), and the white one is a '73.

  6. Sjalabais Avatar

    This is beyond fantastic! Haven't seen anything like it before. And I have always lusted after long wagons…
    <img src="http://static.autoblog.nl/images/wp2008/Volvo%20245%20XXL%20Estate%206.jpg"&gt;
    <img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5067/5594226249_53dc5748c7.jpg"&gt;

    1. Van_Sarockin Avatar


      1. Ol' Shel' Avatar
        Ol' Shel'

        No, that's a '70 Camaro. Can't you see the front end?

  7. Gooberpeaz Avatar

    Yeah, I'm sad. I looked in on Google Maps and two of the three limos were caught in the satellite pass (or aerial photograph – whatever). If you're sad, too copy and paste these coordinates into the Google Maps search bar:

  8. Batshitbox Avatar

    Evidently these were to be "Found On E Bay" back in May of 2012, a fact not missed by Bangshift contributors Route 2 Media. At least one was found at an upstate NY airport, and trailered (You missed a hell of a 30' long sale there, OLRF) back to 'Bama.
    <img src="http://bangshift.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/gold-poncho4-685×513.jpg&quot; width="600/">
    Follow their links for more pics, the e-bay listings are up, but the photos are mysteriously gone.
    Also… *redacted*

    1. Gooberpeaz Avatar

      One of them had a 2000 NY inspection sticker in the windshield…

  9. mac350 Avatar

    This may not be a really long roof but the owner claims that it corners like its on rails.
    <img src="http://i1242.photobucket.com/albums/gg538/motorcyclejohn/Cars%20I%20saw%20today/IMG_5265.jpg&quot; width="600">
    This is in our town's steam railroad yard .

    1. Kogashiwa Avatar

      Now if that were actually steam powered, it would be truly sublime.

    2. Bus Plunge Avatar
      Bus Plunge

      Boxcar Bowtie,,, I wrote about this for my Bus-plunge.blogspot.com blog in 2011 (search 'Eureka Springs')
      and Hemming's picked it up: http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2011/05/13/box

  10. stigshift Avatar

    My first car was a '67 Pontiac, and I've always loved the front end on them. Put a 428/4 speed in it, a set of eight-lug wheels, and 8 bucket seats, with consoles. You'd have your very own Pontiac 2+2+2+2!

  11. tomleemo Avatar

    MAC350, must be from Eureka Springs, down there south of Shell Knob
    OLF, great post, found a 54 chevy longroof in Mt Vernon MO one day about 5 yrs ago on a trailer, bright yellow.
    took pic w/cell phone, lost it over the years.
    tom the Horsefarmer from Marionville MO

  12. HTWHLS Avatar

    "My name is Tony…and I'm an Armbruster-holic."

  13. C³-Cool Cadillac Cat Avatar
    C³-Cool Cadillac Cat

    That silver '67….
    My. Gawd.
    Yeah, I'd have to lobby for a custom parking space at work…would be worth it.

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