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RealRides of WNY #2332 - 1952 Chevy

If you’d-a blindfolded me and dropped me in front of this 1952 Chevrolet Styleline Specialand told me I was in a foreign country, I would have guessed Havana, Cuba. I’d-a been wrong. We actually saw this eye-catching white-over coral-ish sedan a few weeks ago in Fort Erie, Ontario, a few blocks from the mighty Niagara River. The Styleline Special was certainly the base model Chevy for

RealRides of WNY - 1989 420 SEL

The rear license plate frame on this 1989 Mercedes-Benz 420 SELsays “I’d Rather Be Boating.”And judging from its parking spot on Grand Islanda few hundred feet from the Niagara River, I’d say that its owner was doing just that one fine August day last summer, where we spotted it as we bicycled over to Beaver Island State Park. While not a h-u-g-ecar by American standards, t

RealRides of WNY - 1960 Dart

A dearth of trim location holes on this 1960 Dodge Dartleads me to believe it’s from the baseline Seneca series. It looked as if it had just had a paint refresh when we came across it on the back of a flatbed in a parking lot in the hamlet of Model Cityback in 2012. Compare it to a fully assembled example below. Model City, located within the Town of Lewiston, was supposed to be a community

RealRides of WNY - 1972 VW Type 2

Today’s and yesterday’s RealRidephotos should help dispel the myth that we here in the Buffalo/Niagara Region of New York State spend the months of October through April living on a frozen tundra. This 1970 Volkswagen Type 2was spotted just around the corner from the RealRidesheadquarters as we started off on a seven-mile walk around the City of Tonawandaone day last week in rather bal

RealRides of WNY - 1987 Olds Toronado Troféo

Day 1 of Oldsmobile week…Found this 1987 Olds Toronado Troféo last Saturday while out for a very windy bike ride across from the Niagara River in Tonawanda. The Troféo wasn’t just any Toronado; according to Oldsmobile it was “the ultimate personal performance luxury coupe”. If you think it looks rather slippery… you’re right! Olds goes on to tell

RealRides of WNY - 1977 Mercury Bobcat

This is another photo from the archives — taken back in 1978 in Fort Erie, Ontario along the Niagara River with one of those old Kodak pocket cameras — thus the fine quality you see here! Anyhow, this was my ride back in the day, a 1977 Mercury Bobcat in a sort of Butterscotchy color. I added the whitewalls and Baby Moons, and blacked-out the back panel and the grille. I owned this car