This 1962 Olds F-85 was photographed in 2013 at, of all places, the Grand Nashional Car Show in Batavia, a show primarily for Nash and American Motors products, but one that drew a good number of off-brands as well. The F-85 was one of GM’s three “senior compacts,” introduced in 1961 after the success of Ford’s Falcon and Chevy’s Corvair, as well as Chrysler Corporati
This 1961 Pontiac Catalina was sent in by RealRides readers Doug and Judy Snow of Lockport. Under the hood is a Pontiac 455 V8 connected to a Turbo 400 transmission. Doug runs in the low 11’s in the ¼, and the low 7’s in the 1/8 in area nostalgia drag races (below). This photo was taken earlier this year in Leicester, which is east of Batavia. See a couple of photos of the car i
Batavia’s Nathaniel Lake is the proud owner of this 1963 Chevrolet Biscayne. (I like this black/red color combo.) The least expensive of Chevy’s full-size offerings, Lake’s Biscayne plays to type with its 230CID inline six, as well as its lack of power assist for both the steering and brakes. Makes for great fun while parallel parking! Check out the before photo of his car below.
When this 1954 Nash Rambler Cross Country was introduced to the public in the fall of 1953, Nashes and Ramblers were still being built by the Nash Motors Division of Nash-Kelvinator. In early 1954, Nash and the Hudson Motor Car Company merged, forming the American Motors Corporation, whose production was consolidated at Nash’s Kenosha, Wisconsin facilities. And they remained there well into
(Day 5 of 60sWeek)Back when this 1962 Rambler Classic Custom was new, Rambler — or more precisely, American Motors — was the “fourth” member of the American Big Three of automobile manufacturers. In other words, on the outside looking in and mostly trying to play catch-up. No one doubted the quality or the value of AMC’s offerings, but for the most part they lacked th
It doesn’t get much more colorful than this tri-toned 1957 Hudson Hornet, seen here at the 2013 Grand Nashionals car show in Batavia. By 1957, Hudsons were not much more than restyled Nashes, the two manufacturers having merged in 1954 to create the American Motors Corporation. The ’57 models were the last to wear the Hudson nameplate, as AMC decided to cast its fate with the compact R