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The Retro Wagon (V2), by Retro Motors
The new improved version of the Retro Wagon is here, now with even more 50’s stile! This is my dream car; every cool thing about 1950’s American cars rolled into one.
About this creation


There was actually a V1.5 before the V2, but I only have pictures of the V1.

Retro Wagon V1

New for 2012:
*Improved the rear bumper, it is no longer just a 1x8 tile like in the V1.
*Lengthened the chassis by one stud
*Added white wall tires
*Made the doors ½ stud wider and made the rear passenger doors longer
*changed the color pattern on the front
*Added gas cap
*Modified the roof rack
*Raised ground clearance

Under the Hood (about the car):
The Retro Wagon, by Retro Motors, is the perfect car for any family, featuring all the style of a 1950’s car with the safety and comfort of a modern car. The car is powered by an Imagination V8 engine, currently gas burning with Hydrogen available soon! (Whenever the rest of the country puts up some stations for it) The engine delivers 250 horsepower while still getting good MPP (Miles Per Push). The car may look 50’s but it has all the safety of a modern car like AWD, anti-lock brakes, and airbags. The car comfortably fits 4 Minifigures and has 36 stud^2 of trunk space.

The Retro Wagon was the first car to be manufactured by my company "Retro Motors."

Uber long story start
The real story:
“Retro Motors” is a fictitious car company I made up, it is a company that really couldn’t exist in the real world because there isn’t enough of a market for classic stile cars in the modern world. But in LEGO I can do what I want, aerodynamics can be thrown out the window because they all get the same MPP (Miles Per Push), they are all imagination powered after all! The company is really just an excuse to relate all my custom cars together by creating a back story for them, it’s a good outlet for my imagination to.

The fictional story behind “RM”:
Retro Motors, or RM, was created by young inventor Scott Bertaut in Buildington, New Jersey. The first car it made was a custom “El Camino,” followed a year later by “the Retro Wagon.” These first prototypes were really just one of a kind cars thrown together out of old parts in Scott’s family’s garage but soon became mass produced as part of an actual company. “The Retro Wagon” was mass produced first to gain funds to purchase the “El Camino” name from GM, the name “Astro” was also part of the deal The company mainly makes new cars that looks similar to the classic cars of old but have all the features of a modern car from one of the “Big 3.” The company is really held up by its use of revolutionary engines and other technology that allows the cars to be fuel efficient and powerful at the same time. It’s these new technologies in its cars that allow them to have any shape but still be fuel efficient and handle well. As soon as the rest of the country is willing to cooperate, the companies CEO planes to introduce advanced hydrogen burning engines into all of its models. The company also has a small side branch that does restoration work on actual classic cars. Retro Motors is one of the only American car companies to enjoy growth in the current recession, and it plans to continue to look into the past to bring people the future cars.
Uber long story end

Pictures:






The vanity plate:
Technically my imaginary town, Buildington, is in New Jersey not Maryland, but in real life I live in Maryland and I wasn't thinking at the time.


Every thing open


The imagination V8 (top and bottom)



The trunk:
It has 36 stud^2 of space for all your suitcase needs!


Passenger Compartment


White Wall tire:
"Milky white" wasn't quite what I thought it would be. If they ever make that tire in just "white" I'm buying it!


Final Pic:
Our typical family vacation: every one is waiting for me while I'm trying to pack the entire house to bring with us!

Down the Road (the future):
There still a few problems with this MOC, but none which I am planning on changing any time soon. The front bumper sticks out way too much to be realistic, though I don’t think I can do anything about it and I’m not sure I want to anyway. The only thing I really want to change is the white walls. It turned out “milky white” wasn’t quite what I hoped for so if they ever make them in just “white,” those ones are coming off and the new ones are going on!

I also might try and make another Retro Wagon someday, identical to this one except black with tan instead of blue with white. That won’t happen for some time though; I’d rather save those parts for new cars instead of duplicates of existing ones.



Comments

 I like it 
  September 25, 2013
Front fender, rear lights and fin are coolest.
 I made it 
  October 14, 2012
Quoting Marcus Paul Cool! My idea of a whitewall tire: http://www.flickr.com/photos/er0l/7020251727 Maybe too small here ...
Just by a little bit, but those would look great on a 6 wide! Thanks for the comment!
 I like it 
  October 10, 2012
ravishingly beautiful!
 I made it 
  October 6, 2012
Quoting Todd Wilder Haha, wow ! I just received my Bricklink order of 12 of those tires (for white walls for this: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/342643 )! I too thought they'd be more white, but they're a very light color, so I'm just going to paint them white; easy solution there :-) -I.W.
I would paint them, but the local AFOLs in my aria get on me about using non-LEGO stickers, they'd really let me have it if I used paint!
 I like it 
  October 5, 2012
Great work, I like the colour scheme and interior!
 I like it 
  October 5, 2012
Very stylish and a good, fun car.
 I like it 
  October 5, 2012
Cool! My idea of a whitewall tire: http://www.flickr.com/photos/er0l/7020251727 Maybe too small here ...
 I like it 
  October 4, 2012
Haha, wow ! I just received my Bricklink order of 12 of those tires (for white walls for this: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/342643 )! I too thought they'd be more white, but they're a very light color, so I'm just going to paint them white; easy solution there :-) -I.W.
 I like it 
  October 4, 2012
I saw some of those 'milky white' tires on bricklink. Glad I didn't pick any up. The rest is superb, nicely detailed and fun. Great interior detail as well. Good chrome, too.
 I like it 
  October 4, 2012
this is awesome! nice engine!
 I like it 
  October 4, 2012
Awesome, deserves hundreds of likes!
 I like it 
  October 4, 2012
Very cool and good improvements! I like the engine and the overall styling! It would be cool to see real whitewall tires. It it's hard to get them cause Lego doesn't make allot of whit tires. Keep it up!
 
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