Car mania in downtown Buffalo

Mar 25, 2016


If you’re crazy about cars, the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center is the place to be through Saturday. People of all ages from across the region are flocking to the 2016 Buffalo Motorama.

“Cars! I’m a car nut,” said Bernie Peffer, who trekked from Rochester with three friends from to check out the annual event. “There’s a yellow ’32 five window in the basement that’s got my goat.”

A previous Buffalo Motorama.
Credit Buffalo Motorama file photo

One of Bernie’s friends, Mike Aldenburg, found some of his favorite cars.  

“I like the old hot rods in the basement, just the old ‘30 Fords,” he told WBFO.

For fans of futuristic features, there are also new vehicles on display that are equipped with the latest high-tech gizmos.

And if you’re into famous prop cars, you’ll find a 1960s Batmobile, the Flintstones car, the General Lee from “The Dukes of Hazard,” and the DeLorean from B”ack to the Future.” Show promoter Joe Haniszewski says the lineup of vehicles aims to cater to every taste.

“We got movie cars, TV cars, cars from all across the country, from California back to New York," he said. "We got some from Toronto. It’s something for everybody. There’s hot rods, open wheels, pinstripers.”

Among the children in the crowd was Jude Comlin, who explained that he was there to see “awesome classic cars.” His favorites were the polished and glossy vehicles. The DeLorean looked very high-tech in his eyes. Other attendees, including Michelle Witkop and David Charsley  said the event gives people something to do besides the traditional Easter festivities.

The Motorama runs through 8 p.m. Saturday.