"Everything isn't like home ... If everything were like home, there would be no reason for leaving home." So says Clark W. Griswold, as he and his family embark on an ill-fated 2,460 mile road trip across the country in "National Lampoon's Vacation." Written by John Hughes (based on of a childhood trip his family took to Disneyland), the comedic masterpiece is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year with a special edition Blu-ray and updated digital download. If you haven't watched it in a while, it's worth seeing. Marvel at the swearing, drinking and topless scenes that'd never be in a family comedy today. And dig Clark's off-duty wardrobe of easygoing, all-American sportswear—from trim polos and windbreakers to Levi's and Converse kicks.
Built on a heavily modified Ford LTD Country Squire station wagon, the Griswold's Wagon Queen Family Truckster was designed by George Barris, the renowned auto customizer who created the first batmobile.