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RealRides of WNY #2324 - 1977 VW

This 1977 Volkswagen Type 2, seen last summer in Springville, seems to have escaped being hippified, if there’s such a word. From the street at least, this old bus seems to appear as it did the day it left the factory. In VW-speak, it wasn’t really a bus in 1977, nor was it a van. It was the VW Wagon. This one’s in Reef Blue, and it’s hard to tell from here if it has the st

RealRides of WNY - VW Type 2

We followed this second-generation Volkswagen Type 2bus (which were produced from 1968-79) all the way from Angola to South Buffalo one Saturday during the summer, and were finally able to get a photo near the Ford Plant in Woodlawn. Comparing it to the 1972 model seen here in the black & white photo, you can see that a sizeable chuck has been removed between the front & rear axles, almost

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - VW Type 2

No matter what your political leanings are, you’ve got to admire the conviction of the owners of this Volkswagen Type 2bus, which was spotted by my daughter Katie in a Seattle, Washingtonparking lot back in 2018. This one’s a second-gen bus, which went into production in 1967 in Germany, and a year later in Mexico where, surprisingly to many, they continued to be built up until…

RealRides of WNY - 1972 VW Type 2

Today’s and yesterday’s RealRidephotos should help dispel the myth that we here in the Buffalo/Niagara Region of New York State spend the months of October through April living on a frozen tundra. This 1970 Volkswagen Type 2was spotted just around the corner from the RealRidesheadquarters as we started off on a seven-mile walk around the City of Tonawandaone day last week in rather bal

RealRides of WNY - 1949 Flxible

While attending the Grand Nashionalsin Bataviaback in 2013, I kept seeing this 1949 Flxible Clipperpulling in and out of the parking lot. Eventually I figured that its owner/driver, Rochester’s Bob Malley, was giving free rides to attendees of the Nash/Hudson/Rambler/AMC weekend show. So of course I got in line! Watching Malley go through the gears and steer thisbehemoth was a show unto itse

RealRides of WNY - 1973 Volkswagen

Day 6 of Wagon Week…Station wagon? Perhaps, depending on who you ask. When this 1973 Volkswagenwas new, VW advertised is a the VW Station Wagon, or, in this iteration, the Campmobile— a version which they advertised as combining “…the best features of three cars and a house.”The house part might be obvious (VW explained it as “a vacation home”).But, thre

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - Volkswagen Vanagon

Spent the week between this past Christmas and New Year’s Day driving cross-country from Seattle to Buffalo with my daughter Katie. I knew we’d probably see very few RealRideson the road at that time of year, but there were a few. Like this vintage Volkswagen Vanagon Westfaliacamper which we came across, ironically, in the parking lot of a Motel 6 in Missoula, Montanaon our first night