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RealRides of WNY - 1980 Monza

It’s time for another edition of “I Haven’t Seen One of Those In Ages!”Yesterday on this page we featured a Corvair Monza. Today’s RealRideis a reincarnation — at least of the name: a 1980 Chevrolet Monza 2 + 2 Sport Hatchback, seen a few weeks ago at a weekly cruise night at The Big Indian Smoke Shop in Irving. Confusingly, the hatchback came in two distinct mo

RealRides of WNY - 1964 Bonneville

In the U.S. we had this 1964 Pontiac Bonneville, while north of the border Pontiac dealers sold a similar model called Parisienne (bottom of page). The major differences were mostly out of view to the casual observer, mainly a narrower frame and the engine/transmission which in Canada were borrowed from the Chevrolet. Today’s RealRidewas spotted last fall at, appropriately, a Sunday cruise-i

RealRides of WNY - 1965 VW

When we came across this 1965 VWat last fall’s final Big Indian car cruise in Irving, we never guessed it belonged to Gowanda’s Steven Botsford. The last time we ran into him he had a ’63 Sedan DeVille, which is pretty much the polar opposite of the Beetle. (Check our back posts for some of his other interesting rides.) He told us this one had recently been purchased from a selle

RealRides of WNY - 1983 Mirada

This 1983 Dodge Miradaseems a little odd IMO, for two reasons. First of all, according to the window sticker we saw on the front seat, it came from the factory with Chrysler’s 225cid Slant Six under the hood — it just seems out of character here; that, and the fact that it doesn’t have some sort of a fancy top. A quick peek at the brochure shows more than one optional roof offeri

RealRides of WNY - 1964 Comet

Ironically, this 1964 Mercury Comet Calientewas parked right behind a first-generation Ford Mustang at a Sunday cruise-in at the Big Indian Smoke Shop this past October in Irving. I say ironically, as it was probably theMustang which put the kibosh on high-end sporty compacts like this Caliente, as well as Ford’s Falcon Sprint, Dodge’s Dart GT, and the Chevy Corvair Monza. After all, a

RealRides of WNY - 1970 Torino

If there’s a convertible with the top up at a car show/cruise night, you can be sure we’ll be taking photos. A case in point is this 1970 Ford Torino GTwe saw at one of the last cruise events of this past season at the Big Indian Smoke Shop in Irving. The Torino GT was available only as this convertible, and a semi-fastback two-door hardtop which Ford called a SportsRoof. The rest of t

RealRides of WNY - 1977 Monte Carlo

I remember reading a piece somewhere on the web where a guy was complaining about how manufacturers were too quick to slap rectangular headlamps onto cars when they were finally approved by the federal government. He thought they looked terrible on many vehicles which were originally designed for the round units. This 1977 Chevrolet Monte Carlois one of those cars which wore two round lamps when t

RealRides of WNY - 1958 Olds

A lotta heads turned when this 1958 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88pulled into the lot at the final cruise-in of the season at the Big Indian Smoke Shop in Irvinglast month. Some were probably in awe, some were probably amused, while some who’d never seen one before might have been frightened. Lol… The Dynamic 88 was Olds’ price-leader model for 1958, but as you can see that didn’t

RealRides of WNY - 1939 Morgan

Apparently in New York State your three-wheeled car is a motorcycle, even if it’s really a car. Which explains why this 1939 Morgan F-4is sporting a motorcycle license plate on its back end. Watching it pull in to Sunday’s final cruise-in of the season at the Big Indian Smoke Shop in Irving, I kept waiting for it to tip over as its owner negotiated the aisles of parked cars, searching

RealRides of WNY - 1967 Chrysler

We’re guessing this 1967 Chrysler Newport Customshed its fender skirts for the installation of a new set of tires, judging from the blue goowhich still coats the white stripes. Back in the day, Chrysler was still in the habit of giving each series distinctive grilles and taillights, a feature which would continue into MY 1968, with the 300 in addition getting hidden headlights. The Newport C