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RealRides of WNY - 1968 International 1100

Day 4 of Car Show week… This 1968 International 1100 pickup was spotted at last summer’s St. Mary’s High School Classic Car Show in Lancaster. This hearkens back to the day when not every American-made pickup was a Ford, Chevy/GMC, or (Dodge) Ram. Even as late as the mid-1960s International-Harvester (which actually producedinto the 1970s) and Studebaker were still in the pickup

RealRides of WNY - c1985 VW Vanagon Westfalia

We’ve seen the blue & white bus before, but here it is again, this time paired with a mid-1980s VW Vanagon Westfalia camper. I’ve always found VW’s Bus naming process confusing. The first gen, 1950-67, was called the Type 2 T1, while the second gen (1968-79) was the Type 2 T2. The Vanagon pictured here is of the third generation (1980-92), the Type 2 T3, and it’s the fi

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