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RealRides of WNY - 1958 Edsel Pacer

Day 7 of Discontinued Marques Week…This 1958 Edsel Pacerseems like a good place to end Discontinued Marques Week— it’s probably one of the most famous and shortlived nameplates to ever grace the American highways. Introduced for model year 1958 with four series built on two platforms (Ford and Mercury), just one year later the 1959 Edsel lineup was down to two series plus a wago

RealRides of WNY - 1960 Ford Thunderbird

This 1960 Ford Thunderbird was seen a few years back parked in Tonawanda,fromwas the third and final year for the Square-Bird, so-called by many because of the styling of this, Ford’s first four-seat version of the personal luxury car. Outward changes throughout the 1958-60 models pretty much consisted of grille inserts, side trim, and taillight design; the 1960 model was the only one to hav

RealRides of WNY - 1956 Mercury Monterey

Nice two-toning on this 1956 Mercury Monterey, seen a couple of Saturdays ago in Langford; many cars had white tops where two-toning was involved. The Monterey was the top-of-the-line for The Big M until the Montclair came along in 1955. Eventually Turnpike Cruisers and Park Lanes would push the Monterey to the bottom of the pecking order; the ’74 models were the last to use the name in the

RealRides of WNY - 1988 Ford Crown Victoria

You don’t see a lot of these without the fake wood-grained siding, but I think it makes this 1988 Ford Crown Victoria wagon look handsome — and less like something from a National Lampoon “Vacation” movie. Back in the sixties, Ford was known (or at least, called themselves) the Wagonmaster, as their station wagons were always big sellers. This well-preserved example was spo

RealRides of WNY - 1990 Ford Crown Victoria

It’s fun to find a 1990 Ford Crown Victoria that’s not a former police car/taxi cab. Or a crappy-looking piece of junk. This Crown Vic, like yesterday’s Bonneville,was a car Dad or Grandma aspired to own. Big and tank-like safe, they rode like the boulevardiers they were, laughing in the face of Thruway expansion joints, and snickering at drive-in movie ticket-sellers while hauli

RealRides of WNY - 1979 Ford Thunderbird

This 1979 Ford Thunderbird is wearing the popular Exterior Décor Group which included the two-piece vinyl roof, dual sport mirrors, and pinstriping. It’s also wearing a set of aftermarket wheels which I must say go rather well with the white sidewall tires. Model year 1979 was one of the T-Bird’s most successful sales-wise, with over 284,000 units leaving the factory. Saw this o

RealRides of WNY - 1963 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster

Here’s one of those cars I see frequently while driving around Niagara County. I finally found it parked and photo-ready in front of a North Tonawanda restaurant recently, luckily on a top-down day. It’s a 1963 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster. Talk about rare! According to The Encyclopedia of American Cars only 455 were produced. As you can probably tell, the Sports Roadster’s t

SUMMER 2016 CAR SHOW PICS

SUMMER 2016 CAR SHOW PICS by Jim Corbran, Automotive Columnist Here’s a few from this year’s WNY Region Cadillac & LaSalle Club show, held recentlyat Keyser Cadillac in Williamsville, and from the most recent Canal Fest Car Show, which spanned the Tonawanda/North Tonawanda line this past July. Enjoy. And get out there and see some of these old cars in person! The post SUMMER 2016