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RealRides of WNY - VW GTI Mk 4

Came across this fourth-generation (1998-2002) Volkswagen GTIone unexpectedly snowy morning last month in Kenmore. The Rabbit GTI debuted in the United States back in 1983 as the “hot hatch” model of VW’s popular front-drive water-cooled compact (called the Golf in most of the rest of the world). The German-built GTI debuted in Europe in 1976; the North American GTI was initially

RealRides of WNY - 1967 MGB-GT

If you had doubts about the country of origin of this 1967 MGB-GT, you simply weren’t paying attention! The Union Jack covers the entire top of the car, which as you all know on a British car is called a… roof. That’s right, a roof. On a convertible it would be the hood, while the traditional American hood in Britain is the bonnet. While we’re on the subject, the trunk is

RealRides of WNY (On the Road) - 1979 Honda Civic

Spent a week in Seattle, Washington recently, and of course took some time finding old cars — they’re everywhere! Right around the corner from our Airbnb was this1979 Honda Civic 1200hatchback. In ’79 the Civic was also available as a similarly-shaped 2-door sedan (with a miniscule trunk opening) as well as a 4-door station wagon. Standard powertrain was Honda’s transverse-

RealRides of WNY - 1972 MGB GT

The first thing that struck me when I came across this 1972 MBG GT a short while back in Tonawanda, was how few of these you ever see anymore. And its color. Okay, the TWO things that struck me when… all right, enough for my Monty Python moment. The color is striking. I wasn’t quite sure if it was a black, a blue, or a green, until the trusty internet gave me B-L’s color swatche


WHERE DID 2016 GO?— HERE’S A FEW THINGS I NEVER GOT TO…by Jim Corbran, Automotive ColumnistI was shocked… shocked! to look at the calendar and see that next week is already next year. How’d that happen?I had hoped at some point to mention that the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition(above)— which we last saw as a 2015 model — is still available in