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RealRides of WNY - 1972 Lancia

It’s not every day that you see a 1972 Lancia Fulvia Berlinaon the streets of WNY, but we came across this one a number of years ago in Niagara Falls. The Berlina was the four-door sedan of the Fulvia model; it also came in two different Coupé versions: the base version (below)shared the powertrain of the Berlina (1298cc V4) while the engine of the sportier HF and HF Lusso was a bit l

DEEP IN THE HEART OF… TORINO??!

DEEP IN THE HEART OF… TORINO??! — The 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio by Jim Corbran When the email showed up the other day from FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) announcing that the newest vehicle from Turin, Italy-based Alfa Romeo had just been crowned Crossover of Texas and Luxury Crossover of Texas, it sent me scrambling. What the heck is going on down there, in what is arguably the natio

GROWN-UP TOYS...

GROWN-UP TOYS… by Jim Corbran, Automotive ColumnistIf nothing else, the annual fall SEMA Show in Las Vegas (Specialty Equipment Market Association) reminds some adult car enthusiasts that they were once kids playing with Hot Wheels and there’s no reason to think that your Hot Wheels couldn’t also grow up to be adult-sized toys.Take for example the Ram Macho Power Wagon(above) br

RealRides of WNY - Willys Jeep, c1965

First thing I thought when I came across this c1965 Willys Jeep was “Park it like you mean it!” No plates or reg sticker tell me it’s probably not going anywhere for awhile, so I really like the way it’s sitting out front of an East Aurora repair shop, looking like it’s raring to go. Willys (pronounced “WILL-is”, the name stamped on the tailgate, was the m

WILLIE AND JOE WOULD APPROVE…

WILLIE AND JOE WOULD APPROVE… JEEP’S 75TH ANNIVERSARY WRANGLERby Jim Corbran, Automotive ColumnistThe first thought that came to mind when I read about Jeep’s Commemorative Wrangler 75th Anniversary Salute Concept Vehicle was “What would Willie and Joe think?”Willie and Joe were two recurring characters in Bill Mauldin’s Up Front, a World War II editorial cart