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RealRides of WNY (on the road) - 1968 Rover

Every time I see a1968 Rover 2000 TCit takes me back to my early car magazine-reading days, when I devoured every issue of Car and Driver(well, except for the racing bits… still pretty meh on that, thanks. Sorry, racing fans.), especially the columns at the front by the likes of Warren Weith and Brock Yates. Today’s modern magazines have passed me by, I’m afraid to say. They see

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - 1970 Europa

The vanity plate on this 1970 Lotus Europa S2pretty much says it all — although a guy like me might be able to actually get into this iconic mid-engine British sports car, it might just be 2 LOWto get back out without assistance. A January 1970 article in Road Testmagazine says “The low slung body calls for some agility in the art of entry, but once inside the cockpit there is ample ro

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - Dyane 6

You’re probably all familiar with the brand, perhaps for no other reason than seeing 1950s DS sedans in old French movies. But how many of you have actually seen a Citroën Dyane 6in person? Or even knew that such a thing existed? Built from 1967 to 1983, the Dyane was based on another quirky, iconic Citroën, the 2CV. The “6” in the name of today’s RealRiderefers t

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - 1959 Isetta

If you’re wondering about the vanity plate on this 1959 BMW Isetta 250, it probably comes from residing in the Hemmings Motor News Filling Station and Museum in Bennington, Vermont. We came across it a few years ago at the Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car Show in Saratoga Springs, New York, which is just a (l-o-n-g) stone’s throw from Bennington. The 250 in the Isetta’s name refe

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - 1946 Standard

We found this 1946 Standard Eight Tourerback in 2015 at the Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car Show in Saratoga Springs. And then were flummoxed about its particulars after we’d discovered that our notebook from the show was missing in action. Luckily, a little internet research (helped by the fact we could read the “Standard” logo on the hubcaps) turned up an articlein Hemmingsfro

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - 1973 Citroën SM

If you wanted a car that stood out from everything else in your Anytown, U.S.A. neighborhood, you couldn’t get much more far out than this 1973 Citroën SM, which we saw at the 2008 Citroën Rendezvousin Saratoga Springs. Citroën knew it was different… the SM’s slogan was “The Harmony of Opposites, Luxury With Comfort.”Under the hood was a Maserati engin

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - 1954 Plymouth

This 1954 Plymouth Savoyis probably the last thing we expected to find back in 2015 when we travelled to Saratoga Springsfor the Hemmings Motor News Sports & Exotic Car Show. But there it was, in the parking lot of the Saratoga Automobile Museum in Saratoga Spa State Park where the show took place. The Savoy, new for MY 1954, was slotted between the entry-level Plaza and the pricier Belvedere.

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - 1972 BMW

This 1972 BMW 2002comes from a line which was originally based on the Bavarian auto maker’s 1500/1600 range of two- and four-door sedans — the difference being a bigger engine and a sportier demeanor. And thus was born the Sport Sedangenre — which eventually caught on big here (the 1500/1600 cars were rarer than hens’ teeth in North America). We came across this beautiful e

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - 1960 Lotus

Every once in a while you come across a car which just makes you go “Wow!” This 1960 Lotus Elitewas one of them. Seen at the 2015 Hemmings Sports & European Car Showin Saratoga Springs, the first generation Elite is probably one of the rarer cars on the planet. Different sources give the total number built (from 1957-63), at either 988, 1,030, or 1,047. It’s funny, in an age

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - 1972 Citroën

Day 5 of Wagon Week…And now for something completely different — the 1972 Citroën Ami8. Depending on where you were at the time, it was either a Break(France), an Estate(Great Britain) or, here in the U.S., a Station Wagon— or at least it would have been had it ever been sold here. The predecessor to the Ami 8, the Ami 6, wassold here from 1963 to 1968, but Citroën onl