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RealRides of WNY - 1949 Meteor

If you happened to wander into the Old School Reviewin the back room of this year’s Cavalcade of Carsin Hamburg, you may have come across today’s RealRideand thought to yourself “Nice old Shoebox Ford.” And you would have been close, but no cigar. This is actually a 1949 Meteor, which yes, was largely based on the Ford but was sold in Canada at Mercury-Lincoln-Meteor dealer

RealRides of WNY - Tonka truck

We found this Tonka Cement Mixer, c1968, on a vendor’s table recently at the Snowbuster Swap Meetat the Events Center on the fairgrounds in Hamburg. Back in the day, these trucks were made of heavy gauge metal and could really take a beating. The photo on the rightshows an older version from around 1960. I never had either of these — but I didhave a Structo dump truck, which was really

RealRides of WNY - 1977 Dodge Van

I imagine that today’s RealRidesvan is a little more recognizable than yesterday’s feature van was. It's probably not the first 1977 Dodge Tradesman 200that any of you have ever seen, whether it be a work van, passenger bus, or camper conversion like this one. Back when it was new, Dodge made a big deal out of the fact that they offered “an exclusive single rear door”like t

RealRides of WNY - 1958 Chrysler

If like us you’ve been attending area cruise-ins/car shows these past few years, undoubtedly you’ve come across this wild 1958 Chrysler Windsoronce or twice. On this occasion we saw it at this year’s Cavalcade of Carsa few weeks ago in Hamburg. You can tell it was likely a Windsor by the front end. Chrysler had three different configurations for MY 1958 (and as we saw a while bac

RealRides of WNY - 1952 Ford

It’s not often that you come across a 1952 Ford Customlinethese days — especially one that looks like it just drove out of the showroom. In this one’s case, the showroom would have been that of Leworthy Motor Co. on Main Street in Silver Creek, according to the dealer plate on the back (check out Leworthy’s phone number in the ad below). The building’s still there, no

RealRides of WNY - 1967 Delmont 88

Perhaps your idea of a winter driver isn’t a 1967 Oldsmobile Delmont 88, like this one which we saw a few weeks ago in a Hamburgparking lot, but as you can see from the photos, somebody out there’s okay with it! This was the first year for the Delmont 88, which replaced the Dynamic 88 as Olds’ entry-model in the full-size lineup. The brochure writers proclaimed: “Brand-new

RealRides of WNY - 1956 Volvo

When I came across this 1956 Volvo PV 444back in 2016 in a Tonawanda parking lot (inset photo), I said to myself that the owner had made a strange choice of custom taillamps. Then I saw it again a few weeks ago in a snowy Hamburgparking lot and did a little research. Lo and behold, those are the stock taillamps! The front grille however, appears to be a home-made affair (but similar in design to t

RealRides of WNY - 1959 Catalina

When the end of the decade rolled around, designers of corporate cousins Chevrolet, Buick, and Cadillac decided to go all-in on befinned rear ends. Oldsmobile kind ofwent along, its fins being much more rounder with the taillights sitting on top. This 1959 Pontiac Catalinashows the route taken by Pontiac stylists. Twin vee-shaped fins hold the back-up lamps on all models, including the Safari stat

RealRides of WNY - 1965 Fairlane

One internet source tells us that a restaurant now sits on the former site of Higgins Ford in downtown Des Moines, Iowa. That’s the dealership whose emblem is just below the trunk lid of today’s RealRide, a 1965 Ford Fairlane 500seen over the summer parked outside of an All Ford car show at West-Herr Ford in Hamburg. The styling for the ’65 Fairlane lineup was a one-year only eff

RealRides of WNY - 1985 Thunderbird

Nice to see a 1985 Ford Thunderbirdthese days which still looks like it did the day it left the factory. Well, maybe except for those deer whistles on the grille, Lol. This generation of Ford’s personal luxury coupe (the ninth by most counts) debuted for MY 1983, and would continue on through MY 1988. We saw this one over the summer at the Vintage Iron Car & Bike Show hosted by the Scran