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RealRides of WNY - arcade game

If you’re regularly on this page, looking at old carphotos, it wouldn’t surprise me at all if your first “drive” was on one of these Drive-Mobile Drive Yourself Road Testarcade games, built by International Mutoscope of New York. Some didn’t have the seating area, but rather you stood in front of the machine like most other arcade games. This one was seen a few summer

RealRides of WNY - 1949 Ford F-6

We spotted this c1949 Ford F-6nine years ago in downtown Buffalo, acting as a portable sign-holder in the parking lot of the Buffalo Transportation Pierce-Arrow Museum. It’s showing a bit of metal perforation here and there, but for a 70-something-year-old work truck — not so bad! Ford told us their 1949 “Bonus Built”trucks were “Business You Can Bank On!”Availa

RealRides of WNY - 1931 Pierce-Arrow

The hugeness of this 1931 Pierce-Arrow Model 42 Dual-Cowl Sport Phaetonbelies the manufacturer’s description of it as a four-passenger motor car. The name’s almost as long as the car! This one, seen at this past summer’s car show held during the Fiddle Festin Springville, could be the very car used as a model for the artist who created the magazine ad illustration pictured below.

RealRides of WNY - 1960 Thunderbird

The brochure told us that the 1960 Ford Thunderbird“…rides four fortunate people in panoramic elegance,”while one print ad told us how it had “…become most everyone’s ‘someday’ car.”Purists decried Ford’s decision to add a back seat to the T-Bird for MY 1958; buyers however, proved Ford’s decision to be the right one, as sales inc

RealRides of WNY - 1969 Mustang

I guess this tag line could be taken one of two ways — but we’ll take the high road here and forgive the brochure copywriters for this 1969 Ford Mustang SportsRoofwho told us: “Somebody finally built a better Mustang.”I don’t imagine that helped the market much for used 1965-68 Mustangs, Lol… We came across this one while scouting the neighborhood around the ne

RealRides of WNY - 1933 Silver Arrow

We seem to have randomly selected a bunch of relatively rare RealRidesthese past few days. This one’s not relatively rare… it’s RARE, baby! The 1933 Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrowpictured here is one of only five built, and if you think its Depression-era price tag of $10,000 was high (and, it was!), how about one of them selling at auction a couple of years ago for $2.31 million, an

RealRides of WNY - 1932 Duesenberg

Looking at this 1932 Deusenberg Model J Town Carcertainly brings to mind the phrase go big or stay home. Designed by J. Gerald Kirchoff and built for the Countess Anna Ingraham, heiress to the clock fortune of the same name, this not-easy-to-parallel-park car had an MSRP of $25,000. Now, today that doesn’t sound like much, but if you figure in the inflation rate, the Countess Ingraham wrote

RealRides of WNY - 1958 Packard

This 1958 Packardwas the fabled brand’s swan song, and not much more than a brand-engineered Studebaker President. The sign at this one’s right front tire (see below) misidentifies it as a Packard President — confusing it no doubt with its South Bend cousin. I’m sure many buyers were also confused, but probably notthe buyer of this particular car: television’s favorit

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

SUPERCARS VS CLARK KENT CARS — “Hey, you call yourself a car enthusiast? Hah!”

SUPER CARS VS CLARK KENT CARS “Hey, you call yourself a car enthusiast? Hah!” by Jim Corbran Spent some time last week at the Buffalo Transportation Pierce-Arrow Museum. And while I fully appreciated the beauty of the 2017 Ford GT which has just gone on display, it made me come to a realization about myself.I’m just not a supercar kind of guy. Even if I had the dough.But, I&rsq