Results for: Encyclopedia Of American Cars

RealRides of WNY - Post-War Dodge

While trying to determine the model year of this Post-War Dodge, I turned to my trusty desk-mate — the Encyclopedia of American Cars [1930 to Today]which was published in 2006, so that “today”part is a little dated. Anyway, to me the 1946 through the first series '49cars all look alike — and darned if the book doesn’t tell me they were, except for serial numbers. Dodg

RealRides of WNY - 1974 Torino

It’s not always easy to remember some 46 years later, but the auto industry did actually make everyday ordinary family cars back in the day (although they weren’tputting mag wheels and oversize tires on them, Lol). This base model 1974 Ford Torino4-door pillared hardtop (kind of a contradiction in terms) is an example. Although you don’t see a lot of Torinos periodfrom this era,

LOOK IT UP! Automotive reference books on my shelf…

LOOK IT UP! Automotive reference books on my shelf… by Jim Corbran, Automotive ColumnistFrom time to time (okay, once!) people come up to me and ask how I’ve managed to remember the (sometimes mundane) minutiae of the classic automotive world which appears day-after-day in my RealRides of WNY feature on’t everyone out there remember that Chevrolet used t