RealRides of WNY - 1969 Mustang

This 1969 Ford Mustangwas seen at a cruise night at the Charcoal Corral/Silver Lake Drive-In in Perryearlier this year. In my travels it seems rare to see a hardtop Mustang from this generation of Ford’s pony car — so many these days seem to be the SportsRoof (fastback) model. What did Ford have to say about the totally restyled 1969 Mustang Hardtop? “Now longer. Lower. Wider. Ro

RealRides of WNY - 1934 Ford

This 1934 Ford De Luxe Fordor Sedandiffers from many that you often see at a cruise-in/car show in that it’s still in pretty much stock condition. No aftermarket rims & tires, flashy paint, or chopped top here. Ford told us its “Roomy interior [made] it an ideal car for family use.”Today’s RealRidealso has the optional rear trunk, which made it even moreideal for family

RealRides of WNY - 1963 Galaxie 500/XL

This 1963 Ford Galaxie 500/XLbrings back a lot of memories — not that there ever was anything this fancy in our driveway when I was a kid, but there was a two- or three-year window of time when there were two 1963 Fords in the Corbran garage. Dad drove the ultimate cheapie — a Galaxie four-door sedan with a straight six and a square plastic rectangle on the dashboard where the radio wo

RealRides of WNY - 1949 Studebaker

No, you’re not seeing things. This 1949 Studebakeractually does appear to have the rear tail fins of a 1960 Dodge Dart grafted onto its rear fenders with the Dart’s outer rear bumper ends riding below; the taillights seem to be those of a 1960 Buick. Up front, the bumpers seem to be portions of a mid-1950s Cadillac, while the hood ornament is — believe it or not — standard