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RealRides of WNY - 1973 Torino

From the rear there’s not a big difference between this 1973 Ford Gran Torino Sportand the 1972 model we featured here last month. But take a walk up to the front, and there’s that big ol’ Ford front bumper inviting you for a sit-down. Things would only get worse a year later when the back end got the same treatment. For MY 1973 the Torino lineup had two different front ends: the

RealRides of WNY - 1962 Catalina

This 1962 Pontiac Catalina Safariwas spotted in the spectators’ parking area of this year’s annual car show which is usually held during the Taste of West Seneca, on the grounds of West Seneca Town Hall in… you guessed it, West Seneca. If you’re a regular car show/cruise-in attendee, you should always check out the spectator parking. You never know what you’ll find t

RealRides of WNY - 1966 Rogue

While the 1966 Rambler Roguewas certainly no muscle car (standard engine was a 199cid inline six), it didadd a little glamour to the Rambler American lineup, and gave it a car to compete with the likes of Ford’s Falcon Futura and Chevy’s Corvair Monza. This was the third year for the American’s styling cycle, and it would soldier-on through the end of the line which culminated wi

RealRides of WNY - 1961 Galaxie

Seeing a 1961 Ford Galaxie Town Sedanat a car show is a rarity. At least in my experience. This was the third year for the Galaxie nameplate, and the last year for it to sit at the top of Ford’s hierarchy. Beginning in MY 1962, the top-line full-size Ford would have beenthe Galaxie 500, with the base model carrying the Galaxie moniker. Fairlane and Fairlane 500 names, used for the lower-end

RealRides of WNY - 1977 Fury Sport

Regular readers of this space for the past five years probably won’t be surprised to hear that this 1977 Plymouth Fury Sportwas one of my favorite entries in this summer’s “A Tasteless Car Show” in West Seneca. And before you get the wrong idea, it was called “tasteless” because originally the car show was to be part of the annual Taste of West Senecafoodie even

RealRides of WNY - 1961 Tempest

The 1961 Pontiac Tempestwas one of three of GM’s senior compacts to debut that year (along with the Olds F-85 & Buick Special). Pontiac’s car was a bit out of the ordinary, advertised as being “America’s only front engine rear transmission car!”This, they told us, “…opens up more engine compartment space up front. Now there’s room for an engine

RealRides of WNY - 1957 Bel Air

The 1957 Chevrolet Bel Airis probably one of the most popular collector cars around these days. At least, that’s what you’d think if you attended as many car shows/cruise nights as I do. Much ink has been absorbed into stories of how for 1957 Ford actually outsold Chevy for one of the few times since Edsel Ford was in short pants. The numbers are often twisted to reflect calendar year

RealRides of WNY - 1950 Windsor

Came across Joe Galvin’s 1950 Chrysler Windsor Newporta few weeks back at a Striker’s LanesFriday cruise night in West Seneca. The two-door hardtop body style was a relatively new phenomenon in 1950, and Chrysler touted it in its advertising: “Visibility unlimited! You can see out in all directions in the Newport, for there is practically nothing to interfere with your vision. Do

RealRides of WNY - 1958 Dynamic 88

With all of that chrome trim, at first glance it’s hard to imagine that this 1958 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 Holiday Sedanis from the Lansing manufacturer’s lowest-priced model lineup. Of course, parking it next to the higher-priced Super 88 or Ninety-Eight would show that indeed, Olds’ designers seem like they may have owned stock in the chrome-plating business. All of the 1958 Olds

RealRides of WNY - 1950 Chevrolet Fleetline

Before you ask, no, West Seneca’s Kasia Jones (pictured above)doesn’t drive this 1950 Chevy Fleetlinethis low to the ground — although, it might be handy for evening-out some of those WNY “speed bumps” we all encounter every day. She doeshowever, regularly drive this old beauty, fondly known (as the plate says), as Kat’s Rat. And she doesn’t only driveit;