RealRides of WNY - 1959 Impala

One of the magazine ads screamed “NOTHING’S NEW LIKE CHEVY’S NEW!”Cadillac might have taken exception to that, but there’s no denying that the 1959 Chevrolet Impala, and its lesser siblings the Bel Air and Biscayne, really stood out in a crowded parking lot — especially from the rear view. Another ad called it “The car that leads your kind of life!”

RealRides of WNY - 1968 Javelin

This 1968 AMC Javelinwas spotted a few summers ago at the annual car show in Alleganyheld at the Fireman’s Park. About that paint job: AMC was for a time involved in Trans Am racing, and they wanted their team cars to really stand out on the track — thus the distinctive red, white, and blue paint scheme. Apparently, it wasn’t always exactly the same, as some cars were red, white,

RealRides of WNY - 1972 Plymouth Duster

Day 7 of Compacts Week…I always find it interesting to see how an automobile manufacturer’s advertising evolves. This 1972 Plymouth Dusteris from the car’s third year of production. When introduced for model year 1970, Plymouth’s copywriters told us “Inbrief, Duster is small enough but big enough.”For 1971 it was “Still small enough. Still big enough.&rdq