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 - 1977 Celica GT

We spotted this 1977 Toyota Celica GTin May at a Sunday car show run by Solé at Woodlawn Beach State Park in Woodlawn,across Route 5 from the Ford Plant. It’s owned by Orchard Park’s Frank O’Connor and was bought a while ago in Canada. (If you’re a purist, don’t fret, Mr. O’Connor says the original rims & tires were included in the sale, they’re

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - 1973 Citroën SM

If you wanted a car that stood out from everything else in your Anytown, U.S.A. neighborhood, you couldn’t get much more far out than this 1973 Citroën SM, which we saw at the 2008 Citroën Rendezvousin Saratoga Springs. Citroën knew it was different… the SM’s slogan was “The Harmony of Opposites, Luxury With Comfort.”Under the hood was a Maserati engin

RealRides of WNY (on the road) - Ford Ka

This first generation Ford Ka, seen back in 2007 while we visited Adare, in Ireland’s County Limerick, is pretty unremarkable. But, we included it as a RealRidebecause we thought it might be interesting to: A.) anyone who’s neverseen one before; and B.) um… see “A.” Produced from 1996-2008, the first-gen Ka, to us Yanks, is quite Geo Metro-like. The second-gen was ba