Welcome back to Found Around Town! We at Jalopnik are always finding cool or weird stuff just sitting around parked on the street. It’s been a hot minute since we had a weekend carspotting series here, so let’s dive back in with gusto.
Doug and Roberta have never driven their 2003 Mercury Marauder on public roads. They flat-bedded it from the dealership in July of 2002, and stored it in a heated garage for 15 years. Now the car is for sale, meaning someone out there can buy what looks like a brand spankin’ new, V8, body-on-frame, rear wheel-drive…
It’s Tuesday morning, and you know what that means: it’s the Mercury Capri time.
Are you planning a weekend beach getaway in your Mercury Cougar XR7? I am.
If you were kidnapped by some deranged psycho who tied you up, threw you in the back of his Mercury Tracer, drove you around for weeks doing terrible things to you while chanting “My car is a Mercury Tracer!” I bet that if you were asked, after the ordeal, what car your kidnapper drove, you might say “Um, maybe it was…
It’s almost the weekend. Get out there and live your best brougham life.
When you’re an employee at a company that builds supercars, everyone will be paying attention to what you drive. Koenigsegg’s employees must be aware of this, because their car choices seem inspired. Oh, and at least one of them has the best cheap car carpeting solution I’ve ever seen.
With the press days at the New York Auto Show wrapping up this week and all of the photos of new, flashy cars behind us, it only makes sense to slow down and appreciate an oldie with our wallpaper photo this weekend.
Welcome to Paper Jam, the feature where we highlight the best automotive advertisements from the past! Print might be nearly dead, but our scanners are just getting warmed up.
Happy Friday! To celebrate, here’s a photo of a 2009 Mercury Milan!
Welcome to Paper Jam, a new feature where we highlight the best automotive advertisements from the past! Print might be nearly dead, but our scanners are just getting warmed up.
Adam is in the U.S. Navy, stationed in Hawaii. Adam, like many of us, had a car he really and truly loved: a 1969 Mercury Cougar. Unfortunately, Adam had a moment of responsibility/foolishness and sold the car back in 2002 or 2003. Now he wants it back, and needs our help.
Messenger’s fate was sealed from the beginning: When it ran out of fuel, the space probe would crash into Mercury, the planet it was sent to observe. What we didn’t expect is Messenger to last four years instead of one. After an unexpectedly long and fruitful mission, Messenger met its inevitable end today.
As I've been packing up the near-get-me-institutionalized levels of crap in my house, I occasionally come across something more interesting than a desiccated squirrel carcass or a box of Sega cartridges. This was one of those times — I found a 1963 Ford Book of Styling, and in it, this amazing mystery wagon.
When you finally have grandkids, if you haven't already, and if you should be so lucky, if that's what you want, you're going to have to sit them down one day and explain what a "Mercury" was. And cars like the 7th-generation Mercury Cougar might make that a bit difficult.
The Mercury Cougar is, without a shadow of a doubt, the halo car for the entire brand. In its first-generation heyday of the late 1960s, it was one of the few muscle cars that combined speed with luxury in an era where you sometimes had to choose between one or the other. And in that beautiful blue, the whole car just…
Ford justified killing Mercury because Mercury wasn't providing a sufficient chunk of market share in the US. Ford recently announced how much market share Lincoln has and it makes Mercury look good.
One of the things that always shocks me when I go to the Kennedy Space Center is the tiny size of the Mercury (left) and Gemini (right) capsules—the missions that jumpstarted the American space exploration program. This unique photo clearly shows how ridiculous these tin cans are.
We're fans of Ford's Panthers, so when they were redesigned for 1992, you better believe we were paying attention!
Welcome to Found Around The Quarter, where I highlight fascinating cars I found walking around a city that is known for being Big and Easy, with great music and a great cruising culture: New Orleans, Louisiana.