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RealRides of WNY - 1947 Ford

My own personal memories of a 1947 Ford much like this one go back to my early Lancaster childhood and the elderly gentleman who lived next door to us. Funny, looking back on this now it was only a 12-year-old car, and the “elderly” gentleman was probably in his 50s. Everything, I guess, is relative, Lol… Some purists might question the wheel and tire selection on this particula

RealRides of WNY - 1949 Kaiser Special

This 1949 Kaiser Special was seen over the summer at a cruise night at the Matt Urban VFW Post in Lancaster. If the Kaiser name sounds familiar, yes, Henry J. Kaiser was the aluminum foil guy. He also figured in the Kaiser Jeep Company — yes, that Jeep. You might also have heard of the giant Kaiser Pemamnente health care consortium. Same guy. He and auto executive Joseph W. Frazer formed Kai

RealRides of WNY - 1967 Olds Cutlass Supreme

Day Two of Black & White WeekIt’s always good to come across a basically stock-looking GM midsize car from the sixties, so you know I made a quick u-turn when I first passed this 1967 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme convertible a couple of weeks ago in Lancaster. Seems like most of these types of cars you see these days have at least had their wheels & tires switched out. Looking at this

RealRides of WNY - 1998 Honda Prelude

Was leaving a weekly cruise night at the Lt. Col. Matt Urban VFW Post 7275 in Lancaster last summer when I looked across the street and saw this 1998 Honda Prelude parked in a driveway. Probably not seen as often as some of the competition, like, say a Toyota Celica, the Prelude was a much sportier alternative to Honda’s Accord, which by 1998 had morphed into a family car. Today’s feat

RealRides of WNY - 1958 Chevrolet Yeoman

Not often you see a 1958 Chevrolet Yeoman anymore. It was a one-year-only model name that Chevy hung on its least-expensive wagon, a six-passenger model in both 2- and 4-door versions. The cheapest ’57 was the One-Fifty Handyman, while in 1959 the honor fell to the Brookwood. That’s a shame, because I always thought Yeoman was a great name — it traditionally means someone (or som

RealRides of WNY - 1966 Plymouth Fury III

One more from Mopar; this time a 1966 Plymouth Fury III four-door sedan (only 46,505 made), owned by Ray Catanesi of Newfane, and seen at this past summer’s car show at St. Mary’s High School in Lancaster. The Fury III was Plymouth’s equivalent to Chevy’s Impala and Ford’s Galaxie 500 — all top-rung cars which were knocked down a peg by the “affordable lux

RealRides of WNY - 1933 Dodge DP

Came across this 1933 Dodge DP Six sedan at this summer’s car show at St. Mary’s High School in Lancaster. It’s owned by Frank Minnolera, Jr., whose father, Frank, Sr., bought it in 1971 and drove it for a few years before having it restored. Originally beige and tan, it was sold new in Buffalo with an MSRP of $595. The inline six-cylinder engine that year was 201.3 cu. in., and

RealRides of WNY - 1970 Pontiac Bonneville

Tell me, when was the last time you saw a 1970 Pontiac Bonneville? Saw this one last week in Lancaster, proudly proclaiming on the front fender that under the hood was the Bonnie’s standard 455-cu. in. V-8. I’m a bit mechanically challenged, but I’m sure some of you will be impressed by the brochure’s bragging about the 455’s 3.25” journals. Wha? Anyway, the Big

RealRides of WNY - 1959 Mercury Park Lane

The late 1950s were all about wild styling and cheery colors, and this 1959 Mercury Park Lane doesn’t disappoint on either front. The styling evolved from the 1957 models, and the basic shape was shared with its cousin, the Ford Galaxie, but there was no mistaking it for any other car. This one is painted Bermuda Sand, and was seen a couple of weeks back at a car show at the Urban Post in La

RealRides of WNY - 1965 Mustang 2+2

It’s not often these days that you come across a 1965 Ford Mustang 2+2 that looks showroom stock, but here’s one we found last year in Lancaster, complete with whitewalls and simulated knock-off wheel covers. The badge on the front fender indicates an optional V-8 engine, which means it’s either the 260 cu. in., 200 hp Challenger, or one of two different 289s — one had 225