cool things with wheels since 2006
I bought a 13 foot Grumman Aluminum canoe back in 1972. I use to carry it on the roof of my '72 yellow VW Beetle. It hung over both front and back. Driving out U.S. Rte-80 to the Delaware river I had to constantly correct for the wind since the canoe acted as a sail.
I have to buy a 4WD SUV because I might have a son some day, and he might become a Boy Scout, and he might want me to take him camping… on dirt roads.
I'm going to guess that the tone of what you are saying is humorous, and might be pointing out how far we've changed from the old days... but keep in mind, they got stuck a lot back then.