RealRides of WNY - 1957 Jaguar

This 1957 Jaguar XK 140came to mind after we featured an XK 150 last month which we found in Buffalo. That gray 150 was a Drop Head Coupe, and in the article we also made mention of the Roadster. Well, here’s a closer look at a Roadster model, one which we saw a couple of summers ago at a weekly cruise night at the Moose Lodge in Hamburg. Unlike the Drop Head, the Roadster had no back seat.

RealRides of WNY - 1966 Corvette

This Trophy Blue RealRideis owned by Gerald Matthews of Hamburg, who recently sent us these photos. As you can see, his 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Rayis equipped with Chevy’s big block Turbo-Jet 427, an original from the factory, rated at 390 hp. Mr. Matthews has owned it for over 25 years now, and it’s obviously been well cared for. Love the tires — BF Goodrich Silvertown Gol

RealRides of WNY - 1962 VW

Often times running across these things at car shows/cruise nights, I (and I imagine many others) find myself asking the owner “What year is it?” (the car, not the actual year, Lol) The vanity plates on this 1962 Volkswagensedan suggest that maybe its owner got tired of answering the same question over and over. Improvements and changes to the VW Sedan (a.k.a Beetle/Bug) were usually n

RealRides of WNY - 1931 Ford

The 1931 Fordpickup was advertised as one of Ford’s Light Delivery Cars, along with the panel body and the De Luxe Delivery Car (see ad illustration at right). The pickup was offered with open or closed cabs, and had a “…pickup body of steel with heavy floor boards and steel strips to withstand wear.”While that 55-inch pickup bed doesn’t look very long, it’s on

RealRides of WNY - 1963 Cadillac

Regular readers of this page will recognize the name Steven Botsford. The Gowanda resident can often be found at area car shows/cruise nights with one of his eclectic rides. This time we met up with him and his six-window 1963 Cadillac Sedan de Ville(see the four-window de Ville below for comparison at the bottom of the page).The word “lots” comes up often when describing this car. Lot

RealRides of WNY - 1950 Ford

Day 3 of “A Little Off the Top Week”It seems as Chopped Top Weekgoes on, the builds are getting more involved. This 1950 Ford Coupehas undergone a raft of changes. Lakes pipes, fender skirts, frenched headlights, custom-shaped grille opening with insert, reshaped hood, chrome wheels, shaved door handles — and a non-1950 Ford paintjob!. And those are just the things we can see fro

RealRides of WNY - 1940 Ford

This 1940 Ford Coupemay not have had the new-for-1940 grille of the Deluxe models, but it still had a Ford V8 engine under the hood. Ford had a practice of using the previous year’s front clip on its standard lineup for a few years, and it always confused the heck out of me. In the brochure they told us that the Coupe“…carries three with even greater ease [than the sedan], since

RealRides of WNY - 1930 Model A

By the time this 1930 Ford Model A Town Sedanwent on sale, the Dearborn manufacturer was no longer selling cars only “in any color as long as it’s black.” One internet source shows a veritable rainbow of colors for the Model A — and after viewing a rather poorly reproduced color chart, I’m taking a stab that this one is Cordoba Tan. I’m also only guessing that i

RealRides of WNY - 1950 Olds 88

We found this 1950 Oldsmobile 88two-door sedan at this year’s Cavalcade of Cars in Hamburg— which at this point looks like it might be the last gathering of cars and fans of cars for a while! This onebrought back memories. My Uncle Ray had an 88 club coupe (or as the brochure says — club coupé) in dark green. It had the Olds Rocket V8 and a three-on-the-tree. Olds called t

RealRides of WNY - 1959 Rambler

Looks like this 1959 Rambler Custom Cross Countryhas had some work done since the the photo at the top of the page was taken in 2019 at the International Station Wagon Club’s International Convention in Amherst. As you can see in the other two photos, taken a few weekends ago in the Old S’cool Room at the Cavalcade of Cars in Hamburg, it’s regained some of its trim pieces and had