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RealRides of WNY - 1976 Midget

When, besides almost never, was the last time you saw a 1976 MG Midgetsporting a set of Moon discs? This RealRideis from the Midget’s swan song version, which was built from 1974-1980. The big rubber bumpers were added in 1974 to conform with U.S. federal standards, and at the same time the suspension was modified to raise the car’s overall height to (again) conform with U.S. regulatio

RealRides of WNY - 1986 MR2

One magazine ad called the 1986 Toyota MR2“Too much fun for the timid,”while Car and Driveropined “Any car with a higher fun-per-dollar quotient would never be allowed by the IRS”— a fittingquote for today, April 15th, wouldn’t you say? We came across this nifty Toyota mid-engine two-seater last summer at a weekly cruise night at the Anchor Bar in Amherst. It wa

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - 2004 MR2

On a recent work-related trip to Washington, D.C., a friend and I (the work was related to him, not me!) took up lodging in nearby Rockville, Marylandwhere I came across this nice Electric Green Mica 2004 Toyota MR2while on a morning walk near the hotel. The MR2 was Toyota’s mid-engine two-seat sports car, which went into production in 1984. Today’s RealRideis from the third (and final

RealRides of WNY - 1974 MGB

Came across Scott from Youngstown and his 1974 MGBtwice in three days last month. These photos were taken as he was just about to leave a weekly cruise night at Ida Fritz Park in Lockport. You might be looking at his car and saying “That doesn’t look like a 1974,” but that’s because some time ago he removed the big black overriders which made the car compliant with the 5-mp

RealRides of WNY - 1964 Spitfire

Probably one of the prettiest little cars on the market at the time, this 1964 Triumph Spitfire 4was also known as the Spitfire Mark I. Under the full forward-tilt hood was an OHV inline-four engine of 1,147cc (70cid) with twin carburetors. Certainly not much when compared to what was coming out of Detroit at the time, but then again, the car weighed less that 1,600 lbs. A bit of an upgrade from s

RealRides of WNY - 1976 Spitfire

You don’t realize just how small a car like this 1976 Triumph Spitfire 1500is until you see one in traffic. But surprisingly, the interior, while snug, is comfortable for two average sized adults. Triumph tells us in their brochure that the Spitfire’s 24-foot turning radius is “…six feet less than a VW Beetle.” Its 1500cc engine (thus the name), also according to the

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 (on the road) - 1946 Standard

We found this 1946 Standard Eight Tourerback in 2015 at the Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car Show in Saratoga Springs. And then were flummoxed about its particulars after we’d discovered that our notebook from the show was missing in action. Luckily, a little internet research (helped by the fact we could read the “Standard” logo on the hubcaps) turned up an articlein Hemmingsfro

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - 1976 Triumph TR6

Came across this nicely kept 1976 Triumph TR6last December while driving through Seattle. Yes, it’s expected that cars from the ‘70s — and earlier — would be well-kept in the great northwest, and this one was no disappointment. It’s wearing a set of period-correct redline tires, and the seldom-seen (at least by me) optional hardtop. This was the final year for the TR6

RealRides of WNY - 1980 MGB

This 1980 MGB LEis one of only 6,668 which were produced for model years 1979-80. Available only in black in the North American market, extras which made it a Limited Edition model were: Front air dam Five-spoke alloy wheels Silver lower body stripes Luggage rack Leather-covered, padded, three-spoke steering wheel with special center hub Limited Edition dash plaque installed on the glove box door