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RealRides of WNY - 1971 Corvette

This 1971 Chevrolet Corvetterepresents my favorite generation of America’s sports car — which covered the model years 1968-72. I know, purists (experts, even) might say that these particular cars spanned the years 1968-82, but from a styling standpoint, I think a line was crossed when the federally-mandated bumper regulations spelled the end of the Vette’s chrome bumpers —

RealRides of WNY - 1964 Volkswagen

At a car show in North Tonawanda’sGratwick Park last summer during the Thunder on the Niagaraboat races, I made the silly mistake of asking the owner of this 1964 Volkswagenwhat year his car was. “Look at the license plate,” he told me. A6-T4.I was a little slow on the uptake that day, I guess. Model year 1964 found VW still pretty reluctant to make many outward appearance change