The old-school surfer vehicle with wood paneling. American woodie station wagons were being used by the 1930s, and helped to conserve steel during the WWII shortage. The suburban middle class bought a lot of woodies after the war and used them for road travel (there are woodies in the background of some Don Martin comics). By the 60's, 'used car dealers had tons of cheap, beat-up woodies, which surfers found perfect for lugging their longboards (David Miller).' Mentioned in the Beach Boys' 'Surfer Girl' and 'Surf City' (Jan and Dean?)