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RealRides of WNY - 1964 Park Lane

The continental kit on the back of this 1964 Mercury Park Laneserves two purposes: it opens up more usable space in the trunk, and it doubles as a parade reviewing stand for a family of four, Lol. You can just make out in the bottom photo that this one, seen four summers ago at a Cruising-On-the-Qcruise night on Queen Street in Niagara Falls, Ontario, has some serious pipes poking out from beneath

RealRides of WNY - 1962 Wildcat

Speaking of cars you rarely see anymore (yes, we were, just yesterday!) here’s a 1962 Buick Wildcat, which we spotted back in 2019 at a Cruising On the Qcruise night on Queen Street in Niagara Falls, Ontario. The Wildcat was a late addition to the 1962 Buick lineup (technically part of the Invicta line) which ads called a “…torrid new luxury sports car!”Perhaps that’

RealRides of WNY - 1950 Mercury

This 1950 Mercurysix-passenger coupe was seen a few summers ago at a Cruising-on-the-Qweekly cruise night on Queen Street in Niagara Falls, Ontario. The ’49-’51 Mercurys looked nothing like their Ford counterparts, which could not be said for their predecessors. They shared a basic body shape with Lincoln, with the four-door models even copying the Lincoln’s suicide doors (below)

RealRides of WNY - 1966 Falcon

The brochure told us that as far as the 1966 Ford Falcon Futura Sports Coupewas concerned, its “No. 1 feature is economy… traditional Falcon all the way!”Probably a wise decision by the marketing folks, as by 1966, for just 88 bucks more you could have a Mustang hardtop. So, as sporty as the Futura Sports Coupe was, it was still pretty much Aunt Ethel’s Falcon with a pair

RealRides of WNY - Monarch, c1948

Judging from the large lettering above the grille of this c1948 Monarch, perhaps the owner didn’t want anyone confusing it with either a Ford or a Mercury, both of which are (sort of) the basis for this Canadian model from FoMoCo. As you can see from the photos below, the grille is specific to the Monarch (although it appears to be nestled within a Mercury grille shell), while the taillights

RealRides of WNY - 1973 Cutlass

Not often you come across a 1973 Oldsmobile Cutlass SupremeColonnade Hardtop sans vinyl roof. But here’s one now, seen a few summers ago at a Cruising on the Qevent on Queen Street in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Olds told us in their literature that the new ’73 Cutlass Supreme had “…a new suspension system patterned after [their] bigger Oldsmobiles. So there’s more limou

RealRides of WNY - 1970 Sport Fury GT

Came across this rarely seen (these days) 1970 Plymouth Sport Fury GTa few summers ago at a cruise night in Grimsby, Ontario. The GT came standard with a 350-hp 4-bbl 440 — a 390-hp 6-bbl version was optional. All GTs (and the tamer Sport Fury S/23 with its 318 V8) came with reflective “Strobe Stripes”on the sides and rear deck, along with a heavy-duty suspension. You might also

RealRides of WNY - 1969 Camaro

When I first came across this 1969 Chevy Camaro Yenko/SCa few years ago at a Cruising on the Qevent on Queen Street in Niagara Falls, Ontario, I assumed it was the doings of some boy-racer in his home garage. Later on I remembered the Yenko Corvairs of the 1960s (as well as the Corvair Sprints by Fitch) which as a kid I had bought in plastic kit form (see below),and decided to look up this Camaro

RealRides of WNY - 1964 Malibu SS

Eagle-eyed readers might notice that these two photos of this 1964 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Super Sportwere taken on two different days, although if you look even closer you can tell that we were at the same place both times — a Cruising-On-The-Qweekly cruise night on Queen Street in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Not this past summer, of course, as we were never able to cross the border due to pa

RealRides of WNY - 1975 Delta 88

I have a bone to pick with the brochure writers for this 1975 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale. On page 30 they tell us “The steel roof: Such a good idea we put two of them on every ’75 Olds!”Well, maybe not every’75 Olds.(See photos above!)This was the first year of the catalytic converter, so Olds also introduced shoppers to this new emission control device: “It chemicall