Westrand Car Show 1966 Morris 1000 Traveller Woodie

Woodies –

WEIRD AND WONDERFUL

Woodies were very popular derivatives of conventional cars and station wagons. A station wagon is also known as a “shooting brake” and as an “Estate”. The “Woodie” refers to wooden coachwork added to the existing steel body of a station wagon.

 It ought to be authentic wood that is used in the process but in later years it was synthetic. In more modern vehicles the Woodie technique falls a little flat.


The quintessential Woodie would I suppose be the Morris Traveller. One or two of the Plymouths were not bad looking either. Even Fiat tried a Woodie finish to a model, but it was quickly replaced by metal mouldings. Most woodies were based on station wagon/ estate cars but some sedans also made it into the woodie collection.

Tea Garden, cakes and puddings

The Woodie concept has now completely disappeared from designers sketch books and is unlikely to make a reappearance, anytime soon.

The Westrand Car Show is a Classic Car Show. TO QUALIFY FOR ENTRANCE TO A COMPETITIVE CLASS, VEHICLES MUST HAVE BEEN BUILT OR REGISTERED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 1999 OR EARLIER. Only the first 180 QUALIFYING vehicles will receive a commemorative medallion. Any newer vehicle is welcome to be entered as a “non-competitive vehicle” and to be placed on show just because of “the spirit of motoring” and the desire to share the joy that your wheels bring you, with all of the rest of us. See the list of classes below and the entrance form. Remember its a fun day, so don’t take it too seriously.

Non-Competitive vehicles may enter at the gate on the day.

The Westrand Car Show is an alcohol-free event and any person found to have in their possession or to be consuming alcohol will not be admitted and/or will be asked to leave the premises of Dr. Havinga School. 

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Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n klassieke motorskou. OM TE KWALIFISEER VIR TOEGANG TOT ‘N KOMPETERENDE KLAS, MOET VOERTUIE VIR DIE EERSTE KEER IN 1999 OF VROEËR GEBOU OF GEREGISTREER WORD. Slegs die eerste 180 KWALIFISERENDE voertuie sal ‘n gedenkmedalje ontvang. Enige nuwer voertuig is welkom om as ‘n “nie-mededingende voertuig” ingeskryf te word, en dit net te danke aan” die gees van motor” en die begeerte om die vreugde wat u wiele vir u bring, saam met ons almal te deel. Kyk na die lys van klasse hieronder en die ingangsvorm. Onthou, dis ‘n pret dag moenie dit te ernstig opneem.

Nie-mededingende voertuie mag op die dag by die hek inteken.

Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n alkoholvrye gebeurtenis, en enige persoon wat bevind is dat hy in besit is en/of alkohol inneem, sal nie toegelaat word nie en/of gevra sal word om die perseel van die Dr. Havinga skool te verlaat.

Image Attribution
1936 Plymouth Woodie – Greg Gjerdingen from Willmar, USA [CC BY 2.0 – Wikimedia
1938 Ford Woodie – Mr.choppers [CC BY-SA 3.0 – Wikimedia
1939 Chevrolet Woodie Station Wagon – Daderot – Wikimedia [CC0]
1942 Chrysler Town and Country Barrelback – Herranderssvensson – Wikimedia [CC BY-SA 3.0
1947 Nash Suburban Woodie – English: CZmarlin  — Wikimedia
1948 Packard Station Sedan Woodie – Rex Gray [CC BY 2.0 – Wikimedia –
1948 Plymouth Special Deluxe Woodie -Mr.choppers [CC BY-SA 3.0 – Wikimedia
1948 Plymouth Special Deluxe Woodie – rear – Mr.choppers [CC BY-SA 3.0 – Wikimedia
1948 Lancia Aprilia Kombi – Buch-t GFDL  – Wikimedia
1950 Chrysler Newport Hardtop Woodie – Stephen Foskett – Wikmedia [CC BY-SA 3.0
1950 Fiat Topolino Giardiniera – Printy4927 [CC BY-SA 4.0 – Wikimedia
1963 Ford Consul Cortina Estate – Charles01 – Wikimedia [CC BY-SA 3.0
1966 Morris 1000 Traveller Thesupermat [CC BY-SA 3.0 – Wikimedia
1967 Morris Mini Traveller – SG2012 [CC BY 2.0 – Wikimedia
1968 Morris 1000 Traveller – TTTNIS – Wikimedia [Public domain]
1993 Buick Roadmaster Estate  – Ksderby – Wikimedia [CC BY-SA 3.0