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RealRides of WNY - 1940 Dodge

I like the looks of this 1940 Dodgepanel truck because it appears thatit could drive through just about anything that WNY weather cares to throw at it. We came across it at the 2017 Olcott Beach Summer Car Showin Olcott. For fairer weather, Dodge also offered what it called a canopy truck (bottom of page)which it touted as “The ‘Best Buy’ for produce men, grocers, parcel delivery

RealRides of WNY - 1970 Torino GT

We normally eschew posting hood-up RealRideshere, but this 1970 Ford Torino GT Sportsroofwas one of our favorite body styles back in the day. And this is probably our favorite angle from which to view one. We also couldn’t resist the Grabber Green paint job! Ford had some other interesting colors in 1970, along with some which just had interesting names (see bottom photo). The Torino came in

RealRides of WNY - 1968 Chevelle

This 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibuwas spotted a long way from where it was first purchased —Ruwart-McKinnon Chevrolet in Denver. We saw it last summer on the streets of beautiful downtown Olcottduring the gigantic annual Olcott Beach Car Show. The Malibu was the top model in the completely restyled Chevelle lineup for 1968. The convertible bragged of a glass rear window (remember those drea

RealRides of WNY - 1955 Chevy

This 1955 Chevrolet Two-Ten2-door was seen over the summer on the streets of Olcottduring the annual Olcott Beach Car Show. The Two-Ten was a notch above the bare bones One-Fifty and just below the spiffy Bel Air. The brochure described its interior thusly: “fashionable two-tone upholstery… smart new appointments… beautifully color-keyed.”The Two-Ten (or as Chevy for some

RealRides of WNY - 1954 Belvedere

One car which really stood out at this year’s Olcott Beach Car Showin Olcottwas this 1954 Plymouth Belvedere, for at least a couple of reasons: the color combination was beautiful; and, just how often do you see a 1954 Plymouth these days! In their advertising, Plymouth described the car as “…the longer 1954 Plymouth.”But they don’t really mention just what it wastha

RealRides of WNY - 1978 LeBaron

You could say that this 1978 Chrysler LeBaron Medallionexisted mainly due to Detroit’s bad habit of making cars lower, longer, and wider for too many years. I guess they had to figure it would end someday, but I don’t imagine they ever figured it would take a gas crisis to force their hand. The LeBaron (well, this version, anyway) was introduced for MY 1977 in two- and four-door versio

RealRides of WNY - 1962 Sunliner

Nice to come across this 1962 Ford Galaxie 500 Sunlinera couple of weekends ago at the Olcott Beach Car Show. After some of the garishness of the late 1950s, Ford’s ’62 fullsize models were an exercise in simplicity. Yes there was still a bit of chrome, but the overall lines of the car were a complete 180 degree turn from the 1957-59 models, and had a much more conservative look than t

RealRides of WNY - 1966 Ford Falcon

Day 6 of Compacts Week…This 1966 Ford Falcon Futura Sports Coupeis one of 182,669 Falcons produced that year. Sounds like a respectable number, until you look at Falcon’s debut year of 1960 when 473,841 of them left the factory. By 1966 the Falcon’s numbers had to have been hurt by the sporty Mustang, which sat in the same showroom and could be had for only $88 more than the buc

RealRides of WNY - 1973 AMC Hornet

Day 7 of Wagon Week…This 1973 AMC Hornet Sportaboutmight have been one of the nicest styled station wagons of the era, IMO. Yes, its sloped rear roof might have cut down a bit on cargo space, but hey, it looked great! AMC interiors of the day also seemed to try a bit harder to look cool (bottom photo), and of course the obligatory fake woodgrain side panels were also offered. Standard power

RealRides of WNY - 1963 Pontiac LeMans

The brochure told us this 1963 Pontiac LeMans“…would be a sports car, except it has a full rear seat and a great expanse of luggage space.”The LeMans was (sort of) part of Pontiac’s compact Tempest lineup — except that nowhere on the car will you find a Tempest badge. It also differed from badged Tempests front and rear, with a unique grille and taillights. Whereas m