RealRides of WNY - c1948 Hudson

You’re probably wondering what’s going on with the windshield of this 1948-49 Hudson(the two model years were identical save for the VINs). Well, the guy inside the Buffalogarage where it was parked outside of when we first saw it on a Slow Roll bicycle ride this past summer told us that he’d planned on putting a set of eyes in there to mimic Doc Hudson, one of the characters in

RealRides of WNY - 1982 Vanagon

The Ivory/Bright Orange color scheme on this 1982 Volkswagen Vanagon Lis made even more vibrant by an impending sunset. We came across it following a Slow Roll Buffalobicycle ride last month which began and ended at Ship Canal Commons, which is at the end of the Union Ship Canal just off Fuhrmann Boulevard inBuffalo. VW told us that “…the Vanagon is a very special vehicle designed to

RealRides of WNY - 1967 Buick Skylark

Came across this 1967 Buick Skylark near Buffalo’s Martin Luther King Jr. Park while taking part in last week’s East Parade Circle bicycle ride with the Slow Roll Buffalo group. You never know what you might run into on one of these rides through Buffalo’s historic neighborhoods! This Skylark is certainly historic — it’s a 51-year-old car which looks like it just drov

RealRides of WNY - 1948 Pontiac Silver Streak

This 1948 Pontiac Silver Streak might look familiar to Buffalo’s Slow Roll bicycle riders. It belongs to Pete Dickash, who can be seen most Mondays with his wife Janey (and various other family members) cheering-on daughter/Squad member Trixie Mercurio (that's Pete & Trixie in the photo below) somewhere along the route. Pete’s car is a mostly-original Canadian Pontiac, which back i

RealRides of WNY - 1971 Toyota Land Cruiser

In downtown Buffalo for last week’s Slow Roll bicycle ride, I came across this 1971 Toyota Land Cruiser just around the corner from the ride’s starting point. This one’s from the J-40 series, which was built from 1960-84. I had to laugh when I clicked on the Wikipedia page which cautioned at the top “Not to be confused with the Studebaker Land Cruiser,” hah, and LOL.