RealRides of WNY - 1964 Olds

Considering how many were sold, it’s kind of amazing (IMO) how few full-size GM station wagons you see these days from the mid-1960s. So imagine my surprise coming across this 1964 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 Fiestaa few weeks ago while driving through Silver Creek! Although Chevy sold gazillions of these things in Biccayne, Bel Air, and Impala guise, the three BOPs’ (Buick, Olds, and Pontia

RealRides of WNY - 1974 LeMans

We usually eschew taking photos through a chainlink fence, but every once in a while you come across something so seldom seen that you just have to do it anyway. Like this 1974 Pontiac Luxury LeMans, seen over the summer during a bicycle ride to Niagara Falls. This one’s missing the factory-installed rear fender skirts, is shod with aftermarket rims, and I doubt that those rear pipes were th

RealRides of WNY - 1967 Ford Galaxie 500

Came across this 1967 Ford Galaxie 500a while back in Tonawanda. It’s hard to believe, but just a scant five years earlier, the Galaxie 500 sat atop the full-size Ford lineup, but by 1967 it ranked below the sporty Ford XL and the near-luxury, ahem… LTD by Ford. I guess we here on the RealRidesstaff have always had a soft spot for these big Fords, what with the parents owning two 1963

RealRides of WNY - 1962 Chevy II 100

Not sure just what it is about cars like this 1962 Chevy II 1002-door sedan which seems to inspire owners to jazz them up like a hot rod. The 100 series was Chevy II’s entry level car, and they came from the factory with either Chevy’s 90-hp Super-Thrift 153CID four-cylinder or the 120-hp Hi-Thrift 194CID six-cylinder engine. A factory V-8, the 283, wasn’t offered until model yea