RealRides of WNY - 1950 DeSoto

Came across this 1950 DeSoto DeLuxeClub Coupe a few weeks ago in an Amherstparking lot, and immediately recognized it as a car owned by a friend of mine. I was puzzled though as to why it was wearing a pair of the new N.Y. tags. Later that same day I saw it parked in a driveway in the neighborhood of theRealRidesoffices, and called said friend who told me that yes, he had sold it to someone who li

RealRides of WNY - 1957 Bel Air

As it says on the trunklid, this 1957 Chevy Bel Airis “Somethin’ Else.” Seen last Thursday at one of Akron’sweekly cruise nights, this one’s been given the works: new grille, huge cruiser skirts, wide whites with a set of killer hubcaps, pinstriping, and a beautiful green and black interior to offset the gorgeous paintjob. We’ll have to guess what’s under

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - 1976(ish) VW Super Beetle

There were a couple of thoughts going through my mind when old pal and WNY expatRick Lapp sent these photos along on Thanksgiving from Chicago, where he was (I assume) visiting family: a.) that’s not original paint; and b.) those aren’t factory whitewalls. Well, I’m pretty sure b.)is still correct, but a quick search showed that this 1976(ish)VW Super Beetle isindeedpresented in