Results for: Pickup Truck

RealRides of WNY #2471 (on the road) - 1940 Ford pickup

DEL MAR, California– We really had to dig into the archives for this one. Today’s RealRideis a 1940 Fordpickup, seen back in April of 1975 in a car show at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in San Diego County. This was actually a slide I’d taken with my old Yashica 35mm camera. Some years ago I bought a cheap slide scanner which was crap, so I rigged a system with some binder clips which

RealRides of WNY #2466 ......................... 1951 Ford F-1

CAMBRIA, N.Y.– When this 1951 Ford F-1was new, truck manufacturers were getting wise to the fact that if they offered more features, people might buy more of their trucks. Thus began the saga of the not-so-small rear window. Check out the difference below between the ’50 & ’51 F-1 trucks. A few years later, Ford really changed things up for MY 1956 with a full wraparound wind

RealRides of WNY #2404 - 1970 International

Every once in a while you can still come across a c1970 International D1000pickup like this one, seen a few weeks back while driving through the town of Portland. Some International literature of the day called this bed style the Bonus Loadbody, referring I guess to the fact that there’s more cargo space than in the other body style, which International unimaginatively called the Regularbody

RealRides of WNY #2380 - 1963 Ranchero

RealRidesreaders’ points to those of you who immediately recognized the wheel covers1on this 1963 Ford Falcon Rancherowhich we came across over the summer sporting a For Salesign in Westfield. Curiously, the Ranchero doesn’t wear a Falcon badge, even though Ford refers to it in the brochure as the Falcon Ranchero. The same brochure covers the Sedan Delivery, which doeswear a Falcon bad

RealRides of WNY #2377 - 1959 F-100

This pristine-looking 1959 Ford F-100arrived at this year’s Last Chance Car Show & Swap Meetin Welland, Ontarionot long after I departed. I came across it in a bunch of photos posted online by Jenny Vandervoort, who can be seen at many of the local cruise nights/car shows in the Niagara Region taking photos & videos for the Chippawa Cruisers car group, and she graciously allowed me t

RealRides of WNY #2361 - 1961 Rampside

I was just about to type in the words “I don’t know why this idea never caught on for all pickup trucks” when I realized that most pickup trucks didn’t (and still don’t today) have the low-to-the-ground loading floor of this 1961 Chevrolet Corvair 95 Rampside. Imagine the length/angle-to-the-ground of aramp on which you could access the load floor of a new Ford F-350

RealRides of WNY #2360 - 1965 F-100

When I first came across this 1965 Ford F-100pickup earlier this summer in Buffalo, two things came quickly to mind. And both of them were wrong. At first I thought it was the same pickup we featured here (photo credit to Gary Swiatowy) back in November of 2020. Nope. (See bottom of page.)The I said to myself “It’s wearing a set of 1956 Oldsmobile wheel covers (ironically, yesterday&rs

RealRides of WNY #2345 - 1985 Land Cruiser

A rarity in these parts (it was never officially exported to the U.S.) is this 1985 Toyota FJ-45 Land Cruiser. This one, not surprisingly if you look at the photos, has undergone an extensive restoration and looks like it just drove off the new-car lot. Grand Island’s Roger Trettel brought it to this year’s Amherst/Williamsville Rotary Clubs Car Show at the Northtown Center in Amherstl

RealRides of WNY #2326 - 1984 Rampage

Another rarity is this 1984 Dodge Rampage Prospector. Only 11,732 1984 Rampages were produced, but there were no records found (by me, anyway) which say how many had the Prospector trim package. A window sticker photo we found lists the Prospector Package 1 (code AKA), with a $325.90 discount in the price column, but it doesn’t list the equipment that was included in the package. One online

RealRides of WNY #2325 - 1960 Jeep

It’s not often that one comes across a 1960 Jeep FC-150these days. But we’ve come across this one more than once lately. The front view photo is from last October’s Fall Festival Car Show at the Peek’N Peak Resort in Clymer, while the rear photo was taken a few weeks ago at the Orchard Beach Assembly Cruise-In in North East, Pennsylvania. Jeep told us in the brochure that t