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July 16, 2014 - 5:21pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, classic cars, Center Street.

This is the second classic car I've seen in Batavia this summer with a flat black paint job. It's a nice look, I think.

This Chevy was parked on Center Street late this afternoon.

June 21, 2014 - 6:45pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, Stan's Harley-Davidson, classic cars.

Stan's Harley-Davidson hosted its annual classic car and classic bike drive-in today.

Nathan and Abby Lake, of Batavia.

Hugh and Mary Ann Steves, of Strykersville.

Don McDonald, of Stafford.

June 22, 2013 - 5:08pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, Stan's Harley-Davidson, classic cars.

Stan's Harley Davidson hosted a car and bike show today at its location on West Saile Drive. More than 100 classic cars and show-quality motorcycles were on display throughout the afternoon.

Above, Stafford resident Don McDonald with his 1932 Ford, "Lucky Lady." McDonald bought the car in 1957 for $250, which was not only a lot of money in 1957, but it was a lot of money for a 1932 Ford, which in some cases could be picked up for $50 in those days, McDonald said. Some of his friends teased him then about overpaying for the car, but it's worth substantially more now.

Darrell Mase, of Batavia with his '57 Ford. The continental kit on the back is painted with a tribute to a late friend.

Paul Horton, of Lockport, with a '31 Ford Roadster Pickup that he restored and rebuilt with the help of some friends.

John Peck was serving up hotdogs and hamburgers.

May 26, 2010 - 6:17pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, Batavia Downs, Announcements, classic cars.

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The sun is shining and all systems are “go” for the 2010 Tuesday Night Cruises at Batavia Downs Casino.

Cruise director Darrell Mase (pronounced “Mays”) and Batavia’s Lone Wolf Cruisers are supervising the shows in cooperation with Batavia Downs Casino.

Hours are 6 to 9 p.m. in the north end of the BDC parking lot on Park Road (near the OTB Simulcast Center – formerly Matty’s Pizzeria). The cruises will take place every Tuesday – weather permitting - through Aug. 31.

The shows are free and open to cars, trucks and motorcycles. All cruisers receive $5 in casino free play and the chance to win other prizes from the casino’s promotion staff. A cruisin’ soundtrack will be provided by DJ Dennis.

September 10, 2009 - 11:32am
posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, State Police, classic cars.

white_mustang.jpgThey used to hang horse thieves, but what about people who heist classic ponies?

State Police are looking for help in locating a 1965 Ford Mustang that was stolen from a commercial lot in Newstead.

The car was being repainted and had the front bumper, front grill and headlights removed.

Anyone who may have seen this vehicle or with information on this investigation is asked to contact the New York State Police in Clarence at 716-759-6831.

UPDATE, Friday, 10:30 a.m.: Just received this message from the State Police:

Reference the attached press release sent on 09/10/09, this stolen vehicle was recovered at 9:15am in the Town of Newstead after someone read the artice in the Buffalo News and noticed the vehicle sitting unattended.  No arrests have been made at this time.

File photo of a similar car supplied by State Police.

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