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RealRides of WNY - 1968 Volkswagen

Came across this Savannah Beige 1968 Volkswagen yesterday during a light rain in North Tonawanda. Some might call it a “Cabrio” but VW, at least in 1968, still referred to their open-roofed Beetles as convertibles. (FYI, “cabrio” is short for “cabriolet” which, according to Google’s etymology,derives from the French “cabriole” — goat&rsqu

RealRides of WNY - 1978 Volkswagen Beetle

I managed to come along just as North Tonawanda’s Bill Winch was about to pull out of this driveway in my Tonawanda neighborhood, and convinced him to pose his 1978 Volkswagen for a quick couple of photos. As you can see, this one’s wearing a pair of fender skirts, rarely seen (at least by me) on old VWs. Asked where he happened to find them, he answered — and I should have guess