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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

RealRides of WNY - 1953 Mayfair

This 1953 Dodge Mayfairis another one of those cars that, growing up in a border town we were used to seeing. People from the heartlands though, might have been a bit confused encountering one of these things—basically a Plymouth with a Dodge front clip which was sold in Canada. This Mayfair hardtop was based on Plymouth’s Belvedere; in the U.S. the larger Dodge hardtop was in the Coro

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - 1950 Mercury

With fewer than 9,000 being produced, it’s rare these days to come across a 1950 Mercuryconvertiblelike this red one,spotted last summer just south of Vancouver, British Columbia by former WNYer, former RealRidesneighbor, and current Pennsylvania resident Rick Lapp. In Canada, Ford offered this Mercury drop-top at its Mercury-Lincoln stores, while at the same time there was a very similar co

RealRides of WNY - 1962 Olds

Not every classic car owner is anxious to restore their ride back to showroom condition. Some are content to let their cars age naturally, like this 1962 Oldsmobile Starfire. By MY 1962, GM’s four-door flat-tops were by-and-large gone from the catalog (although they were still in the Corvair lineup). But in other roofline news, most big Chevy, Pontiac, Olds, and Buick two-door hardtops were

RealRides of WNY - 1939 Jaguar

This 1939 Jaguar SS3-1/2 LitreSaloonwas one of the entries in the 2018 Hemmings Motor News Great Race, which started here in Buffalo and ended in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Ironically, in the 1939 brochure, Jaguar mentions the SS’s success “…in open competition events such as the Monte Carlo Rally, the Paris-Nice Trial, the R. A. C. Rally, the Welsh Rally, etc.”Unfortunately, t

RealRides of WNY - 1984 S-10

You’ve gotta admit, a 1984 Chevy S-10isn’t something you often see at a cruise night. But, I like it. Those wide whites really made it stand out in the crowd last summer when we spotted it at a Cruising On the Qcruise night on Queen Street in Niagara Falls Ontario. This one came from the factory with a 2.8L V6 under the hood, and is one of what’s becoming a dying breed: the singl

RealRides of WNY - 1949 Mercury

There aren’t many days when you come across a 1949 Mercuryin stock condition. Including today! We saw this modestly customized example last summer at a Cruising-on-the-Qcruise night on Queen Street in Niagara Falls, Ontario. In case you failed chemistry in high school (hand raised!), that license plate reads “LEAD SLED,” Pbbeing the chemical symbol for element #82 (lead), and lea

RealRides of WNY - 1969 Buick

We searched high and low for proof that a 1969 Buick GSXwas ever produced at the factory, but came up dry. Everything we found says theGSX was introduced in 1970 as a two-door hardtop model in the Skylark lineup. It was yellow, with black stripes, and a rear spoiler, all of which we see on today’s RealRide. Unless there was a Canada-only 1969 GSX which no one seems to know about on the inter