So much of a car’s character can be determined by its face, the arrangement and styling of lights and grilles and sheet metal and bumpers that give a car its identity. The 1970 Mercury Cyclone GT deserves your attention, because there’s never really been a car face quite like this one, and, since we now care about not…
In 1997, Motor Trend called the Mercury MC4 Concept “a much-needed spiritual lightning rod and a future-design icon” and “a critical, visionary reinvention of the Mercury brand.” (Extremely Ron Howard voice: it wasn’t.)
I know that by picking a minivan for this week’s Meh Car Monday is going to cause some people to think I’m taking the easy way, because minivans are always meh. I don’t agree with this at all. Minivans can transcend mehitude dramatically! Look at the original Volkswagen Microbus, old Dodge A100s, the Chrysler Town and…
“Have you ever blown up 3 tires in one day?” asks Eric Ruysch on YouTube. I can tell by his video of a 1987 Mercury Grand Marquis that he is the wise voice of experience on such matters, and we should watch his car destroy two more.
Anyone can pick up an old beater Subaru to go rallycrossing. Resurrecting an old muscle car from a goat pen, however, makes you an instant legend. Here’s one of the greatest rallycross builds we’ve ever seen, and not because it’s particularly good at rallycrossing: Dylan Gondyke’s 1969 Mercury Cougar named “Eileen.”
I genuinely wonder if, at any time during the development of the Mercury Milan, if everyone on the team just stopped working all at the same time, and looked blankly out into space as the futility of their task suddenly dawned on them. Perhaps they all shed a solitary tear, in unison, and the collective splash of…
Wood paneled surf wagons from the late-40s and early-50s are undoubtedly cool. Mercury Sable station wagons are not cool. “But what if you combined them” you ask to the frightened man sitting next to you on the bus. He quickly looks away.
Was the Mercury Capri RS the best Fox-platform car? This couple certainly thought so. And I believe them.
We’re big fans of telling you to autocross everything, but that same piece of (good!) advice should apply to autocross’s dirtier, more laid-back cousin: rallycross. Rallycross absolutely everything. Especially if it’s classic metal.
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!