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RealRides of WNY - 1964 Park Lane

The continental kit on the back of this 1964 Mercury Park Laneserves two purposes: it opens up more usable space in the trunk, and it doubles as a parade reviewing stand for a family of four, Lol. You can just make out in the bottom photo that this one, seen four summers ago at a Cruising-On-the-Qcruise night on Queen Street in Niagara Falls, Ontario, has some serious pipes poking out from beneath

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 - 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 - Monarch, c1948

Judging from the large lettering above the grille of this c1948 Monarch, perhaps the owner didn’t want anyone confusing it with either a Ford or a Mercury, both of which are (sort of) the basis for this Canadian model from FoMoCo. As you can see from the photos below, the grille is specific to the Monarch (although it appears to be nestled within a Mercury grille shell), while the taillights

RealRides of WNY - 1973 Cutlass

Not often you come across a 1973 Oldsmobile Cutlass SupremeColonnade Hardtop sans vinyl roof. But here’s one now, seen a few summers ago at a Cruising on the Qevent on Queen Street in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Olds told us in their literature that the new ’73 Cutlass Supreme had “…a new suspension system patterned after [their] bigger Oldsmobiles. So there’s more limou

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 - 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 - 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 - 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