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RealRides of WNY (on the road) - Volkswagen Thing

Officially the Type 181, in the U.S. this car had the more unimaginative name of Volkswagen Thing— a great name, I guess, for a vehicle which otherwise is pretty indescribable in the word or two it would take for a model name. The origins of the Thing go back to VW’s Kübelwagen which, much like the VW Beetle, was born during the dark days of World War II. The Kübelwagen was a

RealRides of WNY - 1940s-era Chevy AK

This 1940s-eraChevy AKpickup might be missing a few bits here and there, but otherwise it looks like it’s still in pretty good shape, some 70 years later. The AK series was produced from 1941-47; during the war years all production was funneled towards the war effort. Styling was very much in the Art Deco mode, especially with the optional chrome grille (at right). The basic body was shared,