RealRides of WNY - 1988 Corsica

One brochure called it “A new kind of sport sedan, with world-class aerodynamics wrapped around family-class roominess.”The 1988 Chevrolet Corsicawas named Family Car of the Year for Families with Young Childrenby Family Circlemagazine. So where are they all now? As with most family-type cars, they were likely driven into the ground and towed to the scrap heap. Yet a few, like today&rs

RealRides of WNY - 1965 Tempest

You almost can’t go to a car show without seeing at least one mid-1960s GTO. But it’s rare when you come across a 1965 Pontiac Tempest— and it’s an unmolested four-door sedan yet! We saw this one last summer in Lewistonat a weekly Friday cruise night in Academy Park. All of the Pontiacs for 1965 were sporting vertical headlights, which up to that point had beenseen only on

RealRides of WNY - 1963 Rambler

Came across this 1963 Rambler Classic 770yesterday while bicycling through Buffalo’s Elmwood Village. The big (relatively speaking) Ramblers were named Motor Trendmagazine’s Car of the Yearfor 1963. The folks from AMC described them thusly: “All New… All Beautiful… All Rambler!”Bigger than they looked, the Classics (and the similar Ambassador) were outwardly s

RealRides of WNY - 1963 Rambler Classic

According to the fender badge on this 1963 Rambler Classic 660, under the hood is the optional 287 V-8, which was made available midway through the model year. Although Ramblers were well-known for their economy of operation, they didn’t shy away from a little high performance every now and then. Motor Trendmagazine gave their1963 Car of the Year Award to both the Classic and AMC&rsqu


WHAT DID YOU DRIVE TO THE PREVIOUS BILLS’ PLAYOFF GAME? by Jim Corbran Deadlines being what they are, by the time you read this the Buffalo Bills will either have moved on to the next round of NFL playoffs, or will be in their much more familiar mid-January role of spectator.At any rate, we thought it might be interesting to look back at when the Bills were last involved in a playoff game,


SHORT DRIVES — WEEK OF 12-12-16…by Jim Corbran, Automotive ColumnistWhen I was a young lad spending my paper route money on car magazines and Heath bars, around this time of year Motor Trend magazine would tout what was called by many (mostly MT editors and the award winners, I guess) their “coveted” Car of the Year Award. They’re still giving the COTY award out on