RealRides of WNY (on the road) - 1967 Oldsmobile

Sometimes bringing you the daily RealRideis a group effort. This clean-looking1967 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supremeis an excellent example. It came to us from old friend and former Hamburg, New York neighbor Rick Lapp, who now resides near Williamsport, Pennsylvania. He received the photo from his old high school buddy Steve Nicaise, who found the car in Louisiville, Kentucky, which henow calls home. So

RealRides of WNY - 1990 Toyota Supra

At a glance this 1990 Toyota Supradoesn’t seem to have much in common with the recently announced 2020 model (which was developed with — huh? — BMW, who’s badging their version as a Z4). But, they areboth rear-wheel-drive hatchbacks with 3-liter inline six-cylinder engines: the 1990 packed Toyota’s 3.0L L6 DOHC 24V Turbo; while under the hood of the 2020 is BMW’

RealRides of WNY - 1958 Pontiac Chieftain

A quick glance at this 1958 Pontiac Chieftainmight have you believe that it was Pontiac’s top of the line model… but you’d be wrong. The Chieftain was actually Pontiac’s entry-level nameplate, but this one has a few extra-cost goodies to liven it up a bit — including Pontiac’s Tri-Power carburetion setup, which was three Rochester two-barrel carbs sitting on to

RealRides of WNY - 1986 Ford LTD Crown Victoria

Another example today from the Blue Oval folks, this time a Midnight Canyon Red Metallic 1986 Ford LTD Crown Victoria LX. Ford may have downsized their big cars a few years back for model year 1979, making them shorter, but nobody said the names couldn’t still continue to grow. The LX model was a Crown Vic with the 112Aoption package, which consisted of a slew of comfort/convenience equipmen

RealRides of WNY - 2007 VW City Golf

Okay, no, this 2007 Volkswagen City Golfisn’t all that old, but… wait. Did he say City Golf?What the heck it that? The City Golf went on sale in some markets (the U.S. notincluded) when the new 2007 Golf went on sale. A little history is in order. (Keep in mind that VW often introduces cars in Europe before they go on sale in North America.) VW’s fourth-generation Golf debuted i

RealRides of WNY - 1979 Chevy Malibu

Apparently a lot of people must be interested in this 1979 Chevy Malibu, seen a few weeks back in Hamburg, as the current owners have gone to the trouble of scrawling NOT FOR SALEon the windows. Judging from the still-intact trunklid sticker, it looks like it was originally sold out of Howell-Smutz Chevroletin Eden, a dealership in business from 1964-1990. This was the second year for General Moto

RealRides of WNY - 1967 Imperial Crown

Seeing this Forest Green Metallic 1967 Imperial Crown over the weekend inHamburgreminded me of when a friend told me I couldn’t write about a 1960’s-era Imperial without mentioning Milburn Drysdale. Yes I can.Hah! The Crown four-door hardtop was Imperial’s best-seller for 1967, butsuch niceties as air conditioning, tilt wheel, headrests, and full-tinted glass were listed in the b