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RealRides of WNY - 1955 Oldsmobile

This 1955 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Deluxe Holiday Sedanwas one of the participants in the 2018 Hemmings Motor News Great Race, which began here in Buffaloand ended in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Team Schmitt #15 car was driven by Jerry Schmitt of Waukesha, Wisconsin with Joe Schmitt of nearby Oconomowoc navigating. How did they finish? The Olds was 22ndoverall out of 118 starters and 107 finishers. O

RealRides of WNY - 1977 Celica GT

Considering that it was probably one of the more popular imports of its day, I’m kind of surprised at the dearth of these cars at local cruise-ins and car shows. Maybe we’re in the wrong geographical location for that. Nevertheless, we saw this c1977 Toyota Celica GTlast summer on a side street in Niagara Falls, Ontarioduring a weekly Queen StreetCruising on the Qcruise night. Often th

RealRides of WNY - 1969 GTO

I’m guessing that there are more cars like this 1969 Pontiac GTOthat are now wearing dog dish hubcaps then there were back in 1969. That being said, I like the look. This one (seen a couple of summers ago at a Cruising On the Qcruise night on Queen Street in Niagara Falls, Ontario) has the optional 400cid, 366-hp Ram Air IV engine with functional hood scoops, as well as a hood-mounted tach.

RealRides of WNY - ɛ̃fini RX-7

From a block away I was pretty sure I knew what this was. As I got closer, I said to myself, “Oh, it’s a Japanese-market right-hand-drive model.” When I stood next to it I found out it wasn’t the Mazda RX-7 I had thought it was. Instead, it was a seldom-seen (in these parts) ɛ̃finiRX-7, ɛ̃fini being the upmarket brand of Mazda which sold in the home market from 1991-97 (whe

RealRides of WNY - Studemino

When I first came across this mash-up of a 1951 Studebaker Starlight (see below)and a 1986 Chevy El Camino, I said to myself “Now, there’s something different!” And different it was, but it wasn’t until later that I discovered it wasn’t all that rare. It’s actually aStudeminokit conversion (details here) sold by a company in Florida, and a Googlesearch turned up

RealRides of WNY - 1967 Monaco

This 1967 Dodge Monacowas spotted last summer just before Canada Day at a Saturday night cruise in the Sobeys parking lot in Dunnville. Chrysler Corp. restyled allof their big cars for 1967. Although it’s not shared withthe convertible, the two-door hardtop roofline was perhaps the most unusual feature of the new-for-’67 lineup. With a semi-fastback roofline and a reverse angle rear-qu

RealRides of WNY - 1963 LeSabre

According to the trunk badge on this 1963 Buick LeSabre, it was bought at Dreis Bros. Beacon Motors Ltd., in Weyburn, Saskatchewan. Your geography lesson for the day: Weyburn is the tenth-largest city in Saskatchewan (the only Canadian province without a natural border), whose capital is Regina, and whose largest city is Saskatoon. Weyburn is 70 km north of the US border with North Dakota. The bui

RealRides of WNY - 1952 Fleetleader

The Ontario license plate reads BITZNPCS. The car is a 1952 Pontiac Fleetleadercoupe. Itwasn’t sold in the States, and was a mash-up of Pontiac & Chevrolet components. This one, as the tag states, even more so. The rear wheel wells have been radiused to better show-off the Moon disks; from this angle you can see a hint of a front windshield visor; the metalflake paint really sparkles in

RealRides of WNY - 1970 Gloria

Talk about a seldom-seen car here in WNY — this 1970 Prince Gloriawas one of the entrants in 2018 Hemmings Motor News Great Race, which started right here in Buffaloand finished 10 days later in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Team 69 car’s members (Team Japan 2) were driver Hiroshi Izawa, and the navigation team of Nobu Nakamura, Akiko Izawa, and Tatsu Izawa — all of whom hail from To

RealRides of WNY - 1968 AMX

Where else would you go to find a 1968 AMC AMXbut the Mopar Classic Car Show, which was held last summer at Rose City Chrysler in Welland? Lol… I suppose in a roundabout way it’s not that strange, as Chrysler didend up buying American Motors from the French car maker Renault in 1987. Although AMC offered the two-seater AMX with racing stripes, I believe the ones featured on today&rsqu