- Jun 12, 2008
Man gets bored, builds Family Truckster
People have remade the iconic Family Truckster wagon from the movie National Lampoon's Vacation before, but we don't think many have done so well as forum poster ls1nova71 over at ls1tech.com. He's faithfully recreated the metallic pea (everything except for turning the white wall tires into green walls) from a Ford LTD Country Squire wagon and dropped in a stock 5.3L small-block GM V8 to keep it road worthy. As we caught up to the forum thread, ls1nova71 had loaded up the Truckster and made it to a stop on the Hot Rod Power Tour, where he did us all proud and ran the Griswold's wagon down the quarter mile at 14.9 seconds at 94 mph. Clark would've no doubt been ecstatic if his version could do that in the movie. Perhaps then he could've kept up with Christie Brinkley's Ferrari.