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RealRides of WNY **UPDATE ** - 1950 Cadillac Sixty Special

Other than their line of limousines and stretched sedans, this 1950 Cadillac Sixty Special was the top-of-the-line offering from GM’s self-proclaimed Standard of the World in the beginning of the second half of the 20th century. Even at a lofty $3,797 the Sixty Special was Cadillac’s third-best seller behind the Series 61 and 62 four-door sedans. We saw this blue example at the Orphans

RealRides of WNY - 1961 Divco

Old delivery trucks, like this 1961 Divco, are really in these days. You not only see them at car shows, but many businesses like to use them as rolling advertisements — they certainly garner a lot of attention. This one has been sitting outside of an Orchard Park business for a few years now. When I was a kid, Divcos were seen just about every day used as milk delivery trucks; the bottles w

RealRides of WNY - 1963 Corvair Greenbrier

We turned the clock back an hour over the weekend, so I thought we’d also turn the calendar back all this week to this past summer’s car shows.Before minivan was actually a word in the automotive lexicon, there was this 1963 Corvair Greenbrier which, in their brochure, Chevy called a Sports Wagon. With windows and seats you could fit nine people into the Greenbrier. A delivery version

RealRides of WNY - 1964 Olds 88

This 1964 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 was one of the more appropriate cars seen at this year’s orphan car show in Orchard Park (what’s a Cadillac doing at an orphan show, anyway?). Olds owners were orphaned in 2004 when GM discontinued the brand while on a path to, it hoped, better profitability for the shareholders. Olds had a plethora of full-sized cars in 1964, ranging from the the least

RealRides of WNY - 1976 Ford Pinto

This 1976 Ford Pinto takes me back a few years. I had a vulgar-brown ‘74 (and a butterscotch ‘77 Bobcat, it’s Mercury twin), my brother Dennis had a red ‘75 Pinto Pony (how cheap can you get?!) very similar to this one, and my mother had a bright yellow ‘76 with a black vinyl half-top (veddy classy!). I love the sign behind today’s example, which I found last we

Ron Smith Memorial Auto Tech Competition 2017

TOMORROW’S AUTO TECHS ARE BEING TRAINED TODAY… The Ron Smith Memorial Auto Tech Competition by Jim Corbran, Automotive ColumnistThis past Saturday I had the privilege of attending the 26th annual competition for local high school automotive tech students, as they tried to solve a series of “planted bugs” in a group of new vehicles, with the students’ goal being not