Is This The Most Redneck Driver On The Roads Today?

He's drifting an ‘80s V8 Capri on the street while smoking. I can't tell if this is the most redneck driver on the roads, or just the most irresponsible. » 8/03/12 1:00pm 8/03/12 1:00pm

It's Not A Mercury, Dammit!

If you ever needed proof that the Mercury marque suffered from puzzling, left-handed FoMoCo branding strategies over the years, the first-gen Capri will serve nicely. Sold by Mercury dealers in North America, but not as a Mercury... what the hell? » 6/06/10 1:00pm 6/06/10 1:00pm

Buy a New '81 Mercury, Pay Just 12% Interest!

After a few years of double-digit annual inflation in the late 1970s, Americans had become accustomed to Malaise Era interest rates. That's why Mercury's offer of a mere 12 percent APR sounded pretty good. » 4/10/10 1:00pm 4/10/10 1:00pm

Truth In Advertising: Buy This "Abomination" Capri, Suffer Eternal…

I look at a lot of Craigslist listings for cars when doing research for Project Car Hell and/or potential 24 Hours Of LeMons racers, and it's ice-water-in-Hell refreshing to find a seller who's honest about his or her Hell Project. » 12/12/09 8:00am 12/12/09 8:00am

1974 Ford Capri

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Is this a Mercury or a Ford? » 10/10/09 9:00am 10/10/09 9:00am

Whores, Poker, And Thrown Rods: Get Ready For The 24 Hours Of LeMons,…

Racers will be on their own when it comes to locating whores and/or poker at the Goin' For Broken 24 Hours Of LeMons, but thrown rods will be provided early and often. » 5/17/09 11:30am 5/17/09 11:30am

Because You Don't Spend Enough Time Online: Official 24 Hours Of LeMons…

Want to get the latest updates on the Team Dungeons & Dragsters Capri? Looking to join a LeMons team with last-minute personnel shortages? The official 24 Hours Of LeMons Forums have finally gone live! » 5/02/09 3:30pm 5/02/09 3:30pm

Drive Phoenix To LA Very Slowly In a 1974 Mercury, Get Crap Mileage!

How is it possible that a car weighing just over 2,200 pounds and equipped with a 2-liter engine can drive from Phoenix to Los Angeles at the maddeningly geriatric speed of 50 miles per hour and manage only a pathetic 32.4 miles per gallon? Yes, that's the best the '74 Capri could do! We're thinking it was the weight… » 4/16/08 9:20am 4/16/08 9:20am