Now for something completely different and special, a custom built
bar based on a surfer woodie station wagon.
With the look of a 1940s Ford "Woodie" station wagon this custom
built bar pays tribute to the surfer culture and its links to a
special vehicle beloved of Southern California surfers. Jan and
Dean celebrated that tie in a song originally written for the Beach
Boys by Brian Wilson called "Surf City." The opening line goes; "I
bought a '34 wagon and we call it a woodie." The Beach Boys also
recorded an instrumental called, "Boogie Woodie."
The most stunning feature of this "woodie bar" is the metallic
flake red paint job on the front end of the car body and the
equally impressive grill. The headlights and taillights both
actually work and are wired to an inverter that plugs into
Rescued from a tavern with a "surfer" theme, this bar features a
highly polished surf board complete with tail fin as the bar top.
The footrest resembles a chromed exhaust pipe. Mirrors have been
mounted on the back of the bar to resemble the windows of the
"woodie." The rear view mirror is even shaped like a surfboard.
The entire unit is on a tube steel chassis with 6 casters for easy
The black finish on the floor and backside are pickup bed liner
material that makes it waterproof.
Purchasing this special piece of automobilia will be a big help to
the Saratoga Automobile Museum 503�(3); the consignor will donate
100% of the proceeds to support the Saratoga Automobile Museum's
distracted driver, education, and exhibition programs.
This beautiful, one of a kind tribute to the days of surfin' and
woodies, will give the owner something special to talk about when
entertaining friends and fellow automobile enthusiasts.