1972 Ford Maverick Sedan Has Survived Many Denver Winters, Will…

This is Down On The Street Bonus Edition, where we check out interesting street-parked cars in places other than the Island That Rust Forgot. Since I just drove to Denver, how about more mile-high iron? » 6/28/09 4:00pm 6/28/09 4:00pm

2010 Porsche Panamera Interior: Maverick Approved!

The newest spy shots of the 2010 Porsche Panamera » 10/30/08 4:30pm 10/30/08 4:30pm show an interior that just taunts you to do your best impersonation, surrounding the driver with an F-14 Tomcat-like bevy of switches, toggles and knobs. The radio and navigation controls appear to be operated by the console's touch screen while the leather-wrapped…

1973 Mercury Comet

Welcome to Down On The Street » 10/29/08 10:00am 10/29/08 10:00am, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. We saw a last week, and before that the and the . No shortage of Falcon-based Comets on the island… but how about the -based Comet? Mavericks themselves, sure- a and - but…

1970 Ford Maverick

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. We tend to think of the Ford Maverick as a pure Malaise Era vehicle, and the two '74s we've seen in this series (this one and this one) reinforce that impression. Don't forget,… » 8/13/08 9:00am 8/13/08 9:00am

Celebrate The Olympics With A 1972 Ford Mustang Sprint

With the Olympics kicking off, let's rewind to 1972 and take a look at some special "Sprint" edition Fords built to commemorate both the XX Olympiad in Munich, Germany and the XI Winter Games in Sapporo, Japan. The Sprint option was an appearance package on the '72 Pinto, Maverick, and Mustang. Of course, with the Soviet … » 8/08/08 2:40pm 8/08/08 2:40pm

1974 Ford Maverick

It turns out that this Maverick wasn't the only one on the island, though today's car is nearly identical to the last one. Yes, another gold '74 two-door Maverick! What are the odds? I discovered this car just around the corner from the Killer Whale Transporter, which reminds me that air-cooled VWs seem to have a… » 3/26/08 9:00am 3/26/08 9:00am

PCH, What To Drive In '75 Edition: Matador or Grabber Maverick?

It goes without saying- well, hell, maybe it doesn't, but that won't stop us- that, after the first installment of What To Drive In '75, we'd want to do a Choose Your Eternity matchup featuring the two selected cars. Unfortunately, we couldn't find an Oleg Cassini Matador at any price, and the cheap Grabber we found… » 11/23/07 6:00pm 11/23/07 6:00pm

What To Drive In '75: Oleg Cassini Matador or Grabber Maverick?

Years ago in a grimy Santa Ana thrift store, I spotted it: the Edmund's Car Prices Buyer's Guide for 1975. The year that may have been the rock-bottom nadir for American car buyers since World War II (when you couldn't buy new cars at all). This yellowed paperback immediately became one of my favorite possessions- the … » 11/21/07 11:00am 11/21/07 11:00am