RealRides of WNY - 1954 Buick

It would be another year before designers in Flint figured out how to integrate the backup lamps into the taillight cluster, so the optional units on this 1954 Buick Centurygot plopped onto the trunk lid like the afterthought that they were. The Century was Buick’s hot rod in the 1950s, with the larger engine of the Roadmaster/Super mounted on the shorter (and lighter) chassis of the less ex

RealRides of WNY - 1959 Mercury

Sometimes you pass a lot filled bumper-to-bumper with an assortment of automobiles without giving it a thought. Other times you pull over to have a closer look. One of those times happened a few weeks ago while I was driving through Jamestown. Smack dab in the middle of things was this 1959 Mercury Montclair, looking like it could use a bit of attention. I imagine those front and rear windshields

RealRides of WNY - 1974 Fiat

Our reward for a drive to Bemus Pointa few weeks ago on a mostly cloudy day with a constant threat of rain was this 1974 Fiat X1/9. This 47-year-old mid-engine sports car is on its second owner, a chap named Tom who lives in Jamestown but is originally from the Niagara Frontier (we even have a mutual acquaintance from “back in the day”).And of course, as many of these stories go, he bo