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RealRides of WNY #2314 (on the road) - 1963 Rambler

If there’d been an award for the most colorful car at this year’s Rambler-Rama held this past June in Port Perry, Ontario, I’m guessing this 1963 Rambler American 440would have had an excellent shot at winning it. The 440 was at the top of the American model lineup for 1963. As you can see on the trunk lid, the owner has an Instagramaccount which we headed over to and found the p

RealRides of WNY #2282 (on the road) - 1973 Matador

We finally “crossed over the bridge” a couple of weekends ago to attend the 26thAnnual Rambler-Rama, held this year in Port Perry, Ontario. Put on by the Northern Ramblers (AMC) Car Club of Canada, this year’s event featured almost 60 different AMC-related entries, including a bunch of AMXes, Americans, Marlins, and other assorted nameplates (including a few Hudsons) rarely seen

RealRides of WNY - arcade game

If you’re regularly on this page, looking at old carphotos, it wouldn’t surprise me at all if your first “drive” was on one of these Drive-Mobile Drive Yourself Road Testarcade games, built by International Mutoscope of New York. Some didn’t have the seating area, but rather you stood in front of the machine like most other arcade games. This one was seen a few summer

RealRides of WNY - 1958 Cadillac

As if this 1958 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Specialwasn’t already long enough, the brochure illustration (below)seems to be an exaggeration of the car’s size (or is it?), which is what many automotive advertising artists seemed to do back in the day. Cadillac told us that the “…long-wheelbase sedan bears many distinguishing design features to emphasize its exclusive character

RealRides of WNY - 1994 Evo II

We came across this 1994 Mitsubishi Lancer GSR Evolution IIback in 2015 at a Cruising on the Qcruise night on Queen Street in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Produced from December 1993 to February 1995 (according to Wikipedia) the Evolution II was the successor to — surprise! — the first-gen Evolution, which was produced for two years beginning in late 1992. The Evolution III came along next

RealRides of WNY - 1965 Handi-Bus

The Sixties were an exciting time if you were a van fan. You had the option of a fully enclosed delivery-type van with no (or minimal) windows on the side, or, in the case of this 1965 GMC Handi-Bus Custom, you could have windows all around and three rows of seating. The delivery version was called Handi-Van. And in the great General Motors tradition, there were nearly identical versions sold as C

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