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RealRides of WNY #2452 ......................... 1977 Alfa Romeo Giulia

Day 7 of A Week in Canada…THOROLD, Ontario – One way to sneak a sports car into the family garage is to buy something like this 1977 Alfa Romeo Giulia Nuova Super 1300. And just in case any questions arise, you can point to your vanity plate which announces to passers-by that it’s a FMLYKAR. Lol. If you need even more convincing, the Dutch brochure tells us “De Giulia is d

RealRides of WNY #2451 ......................... 1965 Ford Fairlane 500

Day 6 of A Week in Canada…NIAGARA FALLS, Ontario– Besides the squareness of it all, one thing that’s always stood out (to me, anyway) about the 1965 Ford Fairlane 500and its stablemates is the lack of a Squire station wagon in the lineup. Ford was famous for its faux-wood people movers for years, but when the 1964 & 1965 Fairlane wagons debuted, the Squire wagon was missing

RealRides of WNY #2450 ......................... 1954 Ford Customline

Day 5 of A Week in Canada…GRIMSBY, Ontario– I attended a cruise night here just off the QEW in October of 2017 and came across this 1954 Ford Customline, Ford’s middle series which sat between the base Mainline and the upper-crust Crestline. No, not all Fords north of the border in the 1950s were what some neophytes like to call Canadian Fords. The largely Ford-based cars of whi

RealRides of WNY #2449 ......................... 1969 Rambler

Day 4 of A Week in Canada…PORT PERRY, Ontario- Pictured above is some of the welcoming committee at this past summer’s Rambler-Rama. Here they’re shown guiding a 1969 Ramblerand its driverto the parking area of the scenic Scugog Shores Museum Village grounds, just outside of this quaint community located in Scugog, which is about 25 km north of Oshawa. For MY 1969 the Rambler dr

RealRides of WNY #2448 ......................... 1991 Dodge Dynasty

Day 3 of A Week in Canada…PORT COLBORNE, Ontario- I imagine that when some cars were being designed there wasn’t much thought of them ever becoming collector cars. Yet here’s this 1991 Dodge Dynasty LE— which I’d bet is one of those cars — 31 years later at a cruise night on Clarence Street, with its original owner, yet! This Dusty Rose four-door had an MSRP of

RealRides of WNY #2447 ......................... 1958 Buick Special

Day 2 of A Week in Canada…ANCASTER, Ontario- This 1958 Buick Special(and all other ’58 Buicks) had one of the most labor-intense grilles on the market. According to the Encyclopedia of American Cars, there are 160 individual chrome-plated squares floating in the grille opening. Imagine having to line those up after a crash! As far as brightwork on the rest of the car, no expense was s

RealRides of WNY #2446 ......................... 1990 Pontiac Trans Sport

Day 1 of A Week in Canada…STEVENSVILLE, Ontario- If you wait long enough, even the weirdest things end up with a cult following. Today, I’d drive one of these things… 30 years ago? Not so much. When the 1990 Pontiac Trans Sportdebuted (and its cousins the Chevrolet Lumina and Oldsmobile Silhouette), automotive wags dubbed them the Dustbusters, referring to the rather pointed fr

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