Results for: Wellsville New York

RealRides of WNY #2426 ......................... 1976 AMC Hornet

This 1976 AMC Hornethatchback was seen at this past summer’s Island Park Car Showin Wellsville, not a body style I see very often these days. Come to think of it, Hornets in general seem to be a rare breed anymore. AMC offered the Hornet in a basic series like this one, which could be upgraded via option packages to either a Hornet X (hatchback or Sportabout wagon), or a Hornet D/L (Sportabo

RealRides of WNY #2361 - 1961 Rampside

I was just about to type in the words “I don’t know why this idea never caught on for all pickup trucks” when I realized that most pickup trucks didn’t (and still don’t today) have the low-to-the-ground loading floor of this 1961 Chevrolet Corvair 95 Rampside. Imagine the length/angle-to-the-ground of aramp on which you could access the load floor of a new Ford F-350

RealRides of WNY #2317 - 1948 Olds

Today’s RealRideis, in my experiences, a seldom-seen model — a 1948 Oldsmobilewhich we came across during this year’s Hemmings Great Race lunch stopover in Wellsville. Looking at the photos, it’s difficult to say if this is a series 60 or 70. Olds decided not to include any identifying badges on their cars, and the main difference visually is the fact that the 70 series car

RealRides of WNY #2285 - 1955 Studebaker

In case you haven’t heard, you don’t necessarily have to own a race car to enter a car race. Case in point: this 1955 Studebaker President Statecoupe shown pulling in to the Wellsvillelunch stop of the recently completed 2022Hemmings Motor News Great Racewhich ran from Warwick, R.I. to Fargo, N.D. (This team, from Kirkland, Washington, finished 21stoverall out of 130.) Yes, all Preside

RealRides of WNY # 2274 - 1984 Dodge

I imagine a few of us out there are old enough to remember this New York State Police cruiser color scheme. Some of us go back even further to the black over white combo seen below in the 1972 Plymouth Fury I pinterest photo. Today’s RealRideis a bitnewer — a 1984 Dodge Diplomatseen in Wellsvillelast week in a gathering of spectators’ cars at the 2022 Hemmings Motor News Great Ra

RealRides of WNY - 1966 F-100

The door badge on this 1966 Ford F-100indicates it has the Custom Caboption, which featured “woven plastic seat fabric, full foam seat and cushioned back, vinyl-paneled doors and smart interior trim, bright-metal grille and windshield moldings.”And no, before you ask, smart interior trimwasn’t a forerunner to the smart phone, Lol… The Custom Cab interior was available in r

RealRides of WNY - 1974 Duster

Came across this 1974 Plymouth Duster, which was sporting a For Salesign in the window, at the 2020 Park-in-the-Park Car Showin Wellsville. I always wondered how Chrysler managed to fit 5-mph bumpers onto their cars that didn’t look like the battering rams which rival Ford festooned their entire lineup with. As you can see from the photos, this one looks like it was bought new at Triangle Ch

RealRides of WNY - 1971 Suburban

We came upon this 1971 GMC Suburbanover the summer in Wellsvillewhile visiting the Park in the Park Car Showsponsored by the Allegany County AOH Division 1. The GMC was virtually identical to the Chevy version — or is it the other way around? — and they both were available with two different rear door setups: a liftgate/tailgate combination, or the double, side-opening doors often refe

RealRides of WNY - 1964 Chrysler

Overheard at this year’s annual Park in the Park Car Showin Wellsville: “It’s one of only four four-door 300s made that year with afour-speed.” (Check out that vanity plate.) A peek inside this 1964 Chrysler 300four-door hardtop confirms that there’s a stick shift on the floor, while a look at that year’s brochure confirms that yes, “…performance op

RealRides of WNY - 1954 Mercury

This 1954 Mercury Customsport coupe features a few mild custom touches which set it off from its showroom stock kin. The headlights look to have been tunneled; the black paint on the front bumper, which gave it the illusion of having “teeth,” has been removed; the trim on the hood scoop, as well as that around the top of the grille cavity, has also been deleted along with the bumper gu