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RealRides of WNY #2311 - c1968 Austin

Day 5 of “Yeah, it needs a little work…”Had you wanted to buy a car with a very patriotic name back in the late 1960s, you could have opted for a Rambler American. Maybe, if you were one of those who usually took the other side of the fork in the road, this c1968 Austin Americamight have been right up your alley. The car begs the question: did its manufacturer, British Leyland,

RealRides of WNY - 1976 Midget

When, besides almost never, was the last time you saw a 1976 MG Midgetsporting a set of Moon discs? This RealRideis from the Midget’s swan song version, which was built from 1974-1980. The big rubber bumpers were added in 1974 to conform with U.S. federal standards, and at the same time the suspension was modified to raise the car’s overall height to (again) conform with U.S. regulatio

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - 1968 Austin

We’re going to go out on a limb here and say that this 1968 Austin Americais likely one of only a handful to ever be registered in the state of Texas. Talk about playing against type, Lol… This particular America was seen back in 2013 on a visit to the CTC Auto Ranch in Denton. A quick internet check shows that it’s still there — and still for sale if you’re in the m

AS THE NAMEPLATE TURNS

AS THE NAMEPLATE TURNS — the buying and selling-off of automotive brands By Jim CorbranAutomotive Columnist You almost need a program Used to be that you knew just who you were buying a car from by the name on the fender. A Ford was made by Ford, an AMC was built by American Motors Corporation, etc. In recent years, it hasn’t been so cut and dry. American manufacturers are still pre

WHY ARE WE WRITING ABOUT SPORTS CARS IN JANUARY?

WHY ARE WE WRITING ABOUT SPORTS CARS IN JANUARY?by Jim Corbran, Automotive ColumnistThe simple answer to that question is Mazda’s new MX-5 RF.To answer your first question, the RF stands for retractable fastback. And to answer the question I asked at the top, a retractable top makes the MX-5 a perfect year-round driver. And it gives me an excuse to write about one of my favorite cars as we e