JEFF, great idea! It'll be fun, maybe educational, while keeping this new forum active. Here's my first contribution.
Although today they're usually gussied up in bright colours, gorpy visors, and wide, wide whitewalls, most woodies in their time were work horses. In period street scenes and in the background of old movies, they were dull, dirty, and often had a ladder lashed to the roof. One of my all-time favourites is the bathtub Packard Station Sedan, 1948 through 1950, on the Standard Eight chassis only. No flippin' cormorant on the hood for these plus-size beauties.