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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

RealRides of WNY - 1967 Datsun 1600

Before the legendary 240Z there was the Datsun 1600(this one appears to be a 1967model), a two-seat open sports car which was called by the more genteel name Fairladyin its home market of Japan. The Fairlady’s official designation was Sports 1600, with the numerical suffix referring to its 1600cc engine; which means of course that previous (and subsequent) models were named differently &mdas

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - Jaguar XK-E Series 2

Although I don’t claim to have seen a lot of Jaguar XK-E Series 2cars over the years, I’ve haveseen a few of them. But I don’t ever remember seeing one in this color combination. That’s possibly due to the fact that you rarely see an XK-E roadster (or E-Type, as the boot badge tells us) with the optional removable hardtop. You’ve gotta admit that the dark brown/off-wh

WHERE DID 2016 GO?

WHERE DID 2016 GO?— HERE’S A FEW THINGS I NEVER GOT TO…by Jim Corbran, Automotive ColumnistI was shocked… shocked! to look at the calendar and see that next week is already next year. How’d that happen?I had hoped at some point to mention that the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition(above)— which we last saw as a 2015 model — is still available in