Results for: 2018 Hemmings Motor News Great Race

RealRides of WNY - 1939 Jaguar

This 1939 Jaguar SS3-1/2 LitreSaloonwas one of the entries in the 2018 Hemmings Motor News Great Race, which started here in Buffalo and ended in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Ironically, in the 1939 brochure, Jaguar mentions the SS’s success “…in open competition events such as the Monte Carlo Rally, the Paris-Nice Trial, the R. A. C. Rally, the Welsh Rally, etc.”Unfortunately, t

RealRides of WNY - 1955 Oldsmobile

This 1955 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Deluxe Holiday Sedanwas one of the participants in the 2018 Hemmings Motor News Great Race, which began here in Buffaloand ended in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Team Schmitt #15 car was driven by Jerry Schmitt of Waukesha, Wisconsin with Joe Schmitt of nearby Oconomowoc navigating. How did they finish? The Olds was 22ndoverall out of 118 starters and 107 finishers. O

RealRides of WNY - 1970 Gloria

Talk about a seldom-seen car here in WNY — this 1970 Prince Gloriawas one of the entrants in 2018 Hemmings Motor News Great Race, which started right here in Buffaloand finished 10 days later in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Team 69 car’s members (Team Japan 2) were driver Hiroshi Izawa, and the navigation team of Nobu Nakamura, Akiko Izawa, and Tatsu Izawa — all of whom hail from To

RealRides of WNY - 1969 Skylark

This 1969 Buick Skylark Custom, complete with what looks like a set of Olds Cutlass rims, is seen here at the start of the 2018 Hemmings Motor News Great Race, which ran from here in Buffaloto Halifax, Nova Scotia beginning late in June last year. In the front seat of the Team #123 car are driver Arnie Stephens and navigator Lynn Frederick, both from Canmore, Alberta. From the dealer plate still a

RealRides of WNY - 1967 Oldsmobile

This 1967 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiseris seen at the start of last summer’s Hemming’s Motor News Great Race, which started right here in Buffalo, New York on June 23 and finished in Halifax, Nova Scotia on July 1. The Vista Cruiser was the priciest of Olds’ wagons for 1967, what with the absence of a full-size model in the lineup; lesser models were the Cutlass and F-85 wagons, which

RealRides of WNY - 1938 Ford

The RealRidesstaff (me) was among the throng of spectators at the start of this year’s Hemmings Motor News Great Racein downtown Buffalo. The day before, while out on a bicycle ride along the Niagara River path, we exited onto Niagara Street in Buffalo’s Black Rockneighborhood and came upon this 1938 Ford Club Coupe, sitting in a fast food restaurant’s parking lot. We’d see

RealRides of WNY - 1954 Packard Patrician

On a day when downtown Buffalowas filled with unusual classic cars, this 1954 Packard Patricianwas a mere spectator. Seen in the parking lot of the Buffalo Transportation Pierce-Arrow Museum, it was directly across the street from the starting line of this year’s Hemmings Motor News Great Race, which ran from here to Halifax, Nova Scotia. Certainly museum-worthy itself, this Patrician was pr