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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 - Dunebuggy, c1960s

Whenever I hear the term Dunebuggy, something like today’s RealRidealways comes to mind. Most of them were based on anold VW, whose body (along with the interior) was tossed (or hopefully, sold off as parts), and then what was usually a swoopy fiberglass body was mounted in its place. The genre was made popular back in the 1960s by dune buggy pioneer Bruce Meyers, who’d grown up in (wh

RealRides of WNY - Volkswagen Vanagon, c1984

It can be extremely difficult to pinpoint the model year of most of these things, but we’re guessing that this Volkswagen Vanagonhails from 1984or so, judging from the round headlights and the two-piece front grille. Vanagons of this period often had very unusual factory paint schemes (bottom photo), and today’s example, seen a couple of summers ago in Niagara Falls, Ontario, is no exc

RealRides of WNY - c1985 VW Vanagon Westfalia

We’ve seen the blue & white bus before, but here it is again, this time paired with a mid-1980s VW Vanagon Westfalia camper. I’ve always found VW’s Bus naming process confusing. The first gen, 1950-67, was called the Type 2 T1, while the second gen (1968-79) was the Type 2 T2. The Vanagon pictured here is of the third generation (1980-92), the Type 2 T3, and it’s the fi