Results for: GRATWICK PARK

RealRides of WNY - 1988 XJ-S

Had you found yourself at the annual car show in Gratwick Park in North Tonawandaa couple of summers ago (held during the hydroplane races), and you had money burning a hole in your pocket, you might have made an offer on this 1988 Jaguar XJ-S, complete with what Jaguar called “fixed head bodywork.”(Most of us would have called it a coupe, or at best, not a convertible.) Hopefully your

RealRides of WNY - 1971 Corvette

This 1971 Chevrolet Corvetterepresents my favorite generation of America’s sports car — which covered the model years 1968-72. I know, purists (experts, even) might say that these particular cars spanned the years 1968-82, but from a styling standpoint, I think a line was crossed when the federally-mandated bumper regulations spelled the end of the Vette’s chrome bumpers —

RealRides of WNY - 1992 Lexus SC 400

This gorgeous 1992 Lexus SC 400is owned by Buffalo’s Zachary Jenney, and we’ve been meaning to get pictures of it since he bought it last year. Fate finally brought Zac, me, and the SC 400 together in one place last week when we both ended up with our cars in Tonawandaat the Canal Fest Car Show. The SC 400’s Toyota roots are pretty evident in these photos, with more than a passin

RealRides of WNY - 1956 Chevrolet 3100

For the second day in a row we’re featuring a RealRidethat looks like it drove right out of that year’s brochure (see bottom photo)— this time it’s a 1956 Chevrolet 3100 Task Forcepickup. In the second year of a total restyle, this ’56 featured: a panoramic windshield, doors which concealed safety steps, and high-level ventilation. Standard engine was Chevy’s Th

RealRides of WNY - 1964 Volkswagen

At a car show in North Tonawanda’sGratwick Park last summer during the Thunder on the Niagaraboat races, I made the silly mistake of asking the owner of this 1964 Volkswagenwhat year his car was. “Look at the license plate,” he told me. A6-T4.I was a little slow on the uptake that day, I guess. Model year 1964 found VW still pretty reluctant to make many outward appearance change

RealRides of WNY - 1965 Buick Wildcat

Seeing this 1965 Buick Wildcatlast summer in North Tonawandabrought back a flood of childhood memories, to when the neighbors had a white ’65 convertible with a white interior. Of course, the Dad had bought the car before marrying into a family with five kids (and me often tagging along). Nobodywith five kids buys a car with a white interior, Lol… This car also got me thinking about h

RealRides of WNY - 1962 Studebaker Lark Daytona

Sharp eyes might notice the Double-T emblem on the back of this 1962 Studebaker Lark Daytona. It signifies that this car has what folks on some of the Studebaker Forums describe as the highly-desirableTwin-Traction option; lay people (me) might just call it a limited-slip differential. You might have also noticed that this one’s wearing a set of Avanti wheel covers. The Daytona was a nicer v

RealRides of WNY - 1977 Ford Pinto

Station wagons are starting to catch on with collectors these days. I’ve alwaysliked ‘em, but the market for the ever-popular (and pricey) two-door hardtops and convertibles has gotten a lot of buyers to broaden their scope. But Gowanda’s Steven Botsford isn’t necessarily one of them. He’s been collecting these other body styles for a while now, and told me he was att

RealRides of WNY - 1969 Ford LTD

Lime Gold was a pretty popular color back when this1969 Ford LTDleft the factory. Although it’s doubtful that those fender skirts came from Dearborn, I’m not surprised to see them, as the LTD’s major competitors, the Chevy Caprice and the Plymouth VIP, both show them in their available equipment lists. Vinyl tops were still pretty much in vogue back in 1969, and it’s the ra