On Location: Katie’s Cars and Coffee

A few weeks ago, we were feeling a bit ambitious, so we called up our friends at Fourtitude and Swedespeed and hatched a plan.  As a result, we woke early on the morning of July 25th and our trio of wagons made the trek to metro DC’s Katie’s Cars & Coffee gathering in Great Falls, VA for an impromptu get together. The photos you see here were shot that morning.

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Okay, the idea having been hatched some 48 hours before showtime meant this wasn’t a terribly serious endeavour. Even still, our wagon-centric current fleet of project cars begged for a playdate and this seemed a good time. Even better, we weren’t the only ones flying the wagon flag.

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We did count several Audi Avants in the parking lot, although we were the lone Volkswagen long-roof. Turns out they were there due to a suggestion posed on Fortitude’s social media account and we thank them for attending. And because of that showing, Audi was the best represented amongst the brands with longroof driving attendees.

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Of course, our German and Swedish lineup wasn’t the only grouping of wagons. Other notables included a vintage Chevy Belair, a Ford Fairlane with 351 Ford Motorsport V8 swap, a Land Rover Defender 110 and a Cadillac CTS-V.

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So, was our meetup a success? Well, it’s fair to say the sportscars had us dreadfully outnumbered, but we’d still say yes. The mix of wagons on hand was a great representation of the breadth of this once uber popular body style and we hope our presence is just the tip of a resurgence. That our efforts to lobby the wagon cause took place in what is essentially Washington, DC is not missed on us.

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Check out a full gallery from Katie’s via our photographic archive linked below and also to the right of this story.