One Year With A Barn Find Daily Driver - Experiences & Expenses

The time has come. It has now been exactly one year since taking on the task of driving my 1963 Mercury Comet barn find car every single day. You can read the article which details my first few months of owning her right here but I’ll give you the basic rundown if you don’t feel like jumping into that one. »6/06/15 2:30pm6/06/15 2:30pm

Day Of The Cat: 1973 Lincolns And Mercuries Greet The Dawn Of Malaise!

The cage door creeeeeaks open, (perhaps suggesting the rust that will soon assail most Malaise Lincolns and Mercuries), and the angry mountain lion struts out into a field full of parked cars. The Continental... the Marquis... Montego... Comet... Cougar... they're all here, and they're all packing more bloat and less… »5/05/08 11:00am5/05/08 11:00am

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 9:20am4/16/08 9:20am