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RealRides of WNY - 1976 Bronco

This 1976 Ford Bronco, in the tenth year of its first generation, represents Ford’s answer to the Jeep. Introduced for MY 1966, the Bronco remained visually unchanged until the much larger, F-150-based version debuted for MY 1978. The first-gen Bronco was offered in three body styles: Wagon (like today’s RealRide), Sports Utility (a pickup with a removable top), and Roadster (with a fo

RealRides of WNY - 1979 Scout II

Back when this 1979 International Scout IIwas new, it was another alternative to a Jeep, Ford Bronco, or Chevy Blazer. The Scout II was a bit bigger than the original Scout, but wasn’t quite the behemoth that the Bronco and Blazer had become by then. According to the paint sample sheet (below)this one appears to be Rallye Gold, and it certainly stood out from the crowd at last summer’s

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - Bermi 400

And now for something completely different — as least as far as RealRidesgo. Touring the island of Bermudain a cab with another couple one day this past October, we pulled into the parking lot of the Gibbs Hill Lighthouse in Cross Bay, upnext to this Bermi 400— a two-passenger fully enclosed all-electric vehicle. From a distance I thought it was some sort of Jeep that we don’t ge

RealRides of WNY - 1942 Jeep

The 1942 Willys MBplayed a key role in World War II, its reliability and agility endearing it to both GIs and our allies. Cartoonist Bill Mauldin featured the Jeep in many of his Willie and Joepanels, including the one at the bottom of this page which is said to be his favorite. The MB was produced from 1941-45 by the Willys-Overland Corp. Gen. George C. Marshall, US Army Chief of Staff during WWI

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - Volkswagen Thing

Officially the Type 181, in the U.S. this car had the more unimaginative name of Volkswagen Thing— a great name, I guess, for a vehicle which otherwise is pretty indescribable in the word or two it would take for a model name. The origins of the Thing go back to VW’s Kübelwagen which, much like the VW Beetle, was born during the dark days of World War II. The Kübelwagen was a

RealRides of WNY - 1994 AM General

Yes, Virginia, there really was a civilian version of the military HMMWV — or, High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle. (Government acronyms at their very worst!) Most people called them Humvees, but this 1994 AM General vehicle is often called a Hummer, or if you have more time, the Hummer H1. For all intents and purposes, the H1 replaced the venerable Jeep as the military’s vehicl

WILLIE AND JOE WOULD APPROVEā€¦

WILLIE AND JOE WOULD APPROVE… JEEP’S 75TH ANNIVERSARY WRANGLERby Jim Corbran, Automotive ColumnistThe first thought that came to mind when I read about Jeep’s Commemorative Wrangler 75th Anniversary Salute Concept Vehicle was “What would Willie and Joe think?”Willie and Joe were two recurring characters in Bill Mauldin’s Up Front, a World War II editorial cart