Volvo is killing its wagons softly with its hatchback-grade replacement, the new 2013 Volvo V40. Real Swedes know how to kill a Volvo wagon with dignity, turning this heavy, old transportation appliance into an absolute hoonmobile.
A 16-year-old in Rolfstorp, Sweden captured this photo of the iconic Swedish car (the Volvo) being jumped over by the iconic Swedish animal (the Moose). It's a once-in-a-lifetime shot. (Hat tip to Hoccy!) [Hallands Nyheter (translated)]
Automobile Magazine's Jamie Kitman has just written a column about the demise of the station wagon, calling the world's automakers "the real culprits" and mourning our loss. Right on, Jamie. Right on. [Automobile]
Guru may be dead, but the spirit of hip hop lives on in Seattle's Grynch. Here's his ode to the Volvo 240 Wagon. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll be impressed by the spot-on description of the chunky a/c controls.
Many of you felt very strong emotions upon seeing the junked '64 Volvo Amazon and its eventual partial redemption at the hands of one of our readers. But how about the Volvos made between the Amazons but before the ubiquitous "brick" 200 series cars (yes, we know there was some production overlap)? I've owned a '69 144…