Steve Hofmann of Los Angeles, 55 years old, co-owner of a company that provides specialty cars to the film and television industries, on his 1966 Dodge Town Wagon Power Wagon, as told to A.J. Baime.
I grew up in Oakland, Calif., in the hills, and my neighbor had a Jeep CJ-2A. Even before we had our driver’s licenses, we were working on that vehicle, taking it off-road and into town, something you couldn’t get away with these days. I developed an appreciation for utilitarian four-wheel-drive stuff that you didn’t typically see. I mean four-wheel-drive vehicles that you could work on with rudimentary mechanical knowledge, in the field.