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RealRides of WNY - 1976 Bronco

This 1976 Ford Bronco, in the tenth year of its first generation, represents Ford’s answer to the Jeep. Introduced for MY 1966, the Bronco remained visually unchanged until the much larger, F-150-based version debuted for MY 1978. The first-gen Bronco was offered in three body styles: Wagon (like today’s RealRide), Sports Utility (a pickup with a removable top), and Roadster (with a fo

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 - 1969 Mustang

This 1969 Ford Mustangwas seen at a cruise night at the Charcoal Corral/Silver Lake Drive-In in Perryearlier this year. In my travels it seems rare to see a hardtop Mustang from this generation of Ford’s pony car — so many these days seem to be the SportsRoof (fastback) model. What did Ford have to say about the totally restyled 1969 Mustang Hardtop? “Now longer. Lower. Wider. Ro

RealRides of WNY - 1965 Falcon

Every once in a while you still see an old Econoline van around; but you almost never see a 1965 Ford Falcon Club Wagon. These were the passenger versions of Ford’s delivery van, and they came in three flavors: the base model, which was called Falcon Station Bus, andthe Club Wagon and Deluxe Club Wagon. Ford told us that “…two salty Six engines [were] offered: the standard job w

RealRides of WNY - 1990 Beretta

You could have knocked me over with a feather when I returned home from a Thursday cruise night at the Anchor Bar in Amherstrecently and discovered that this 1990 Chevrolet Beretta Indy GTcoupe was notthe same one I photographed a few years ago at another cruise night in East Amherst (see it here). Chevy built only about 1,500 of these yellow Indy 500 pace car commemoratives (as well as about anot

RealRides of WNY - 1958 Impala

There’s your Tri-Five fans, and then there’s the folks who are more partial to the two model years which followed. Personally, I’m in the group which would prefer this 1958 Chevrolet Impalato the 1959 model. Perhaps because it’s (IMO) somewhat the underdog to the Bat Wing Chevys which followed. You don’t see many at car shows/cruise nights, but we came across this one

RealRides of WNY - 1991 LeBaron

If you’ve been attending local cruise nights and car shows for the past few years, undoubtedly you’ve come across the 1991 Chrysler LeBaronbelonging to Sloan’s Jonathan Rogers. It might be said that Jonathan has a bit of a thingfor Marilyn Monroe… but we’re just guessing, Lol… It’s most likely the only LeBaron in WNY (anywhere?) with Lambo doors. The Mar

RealRides of WNY - 1956 Ford

This 1956 Ford Fairlane Club Sedanfeatures what I’d call a propertwo-tone paint job. The way it’s described on the Ditzler Color Division paint swatch sheet is“Pine Ridge Green Poly below crash molding and roof, and Meadowmist Green from crash molding to the belt.”A more conventional two-tone, with a second color on the roof-only, was also available. Station wagons had anot

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 - 1951 Packard

Always on the lookout for the automotive oddity, I was immediately drawn to this 1951 Packard Partician 400pickup a couple of nights agoat a cruise night in Perryat the Charcoal Corral/Silver Lake Twin Drive-In. Of course, Packard didn’t offer a pickup in their 1951 catalog (a few might have been custom-built as funeral flower cars), and this one started out life as a four-door sedan, pictur