Your mother has probably driven some rad cars in her life. Maybe they weren’t particularly rad at the time, but in retrospect have gained a following. Growing up, we had a handful of sporty-ish coupes in the driveway. I don’t really think any of them were particularly ‘cool’ on their own, but I was raised in the back…
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.”
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.
Muscle cars have plenty of ride height, beefy tires, and plenty of rear-drive power. Sounds like a perfect rallycross car to me.
The 1990s Mercury Cougar was maybe not the most important car ever made, or the most beautiful, or the most beloved. But it could do a burnout, and that’s what counts.
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…
Welcome to Sunday Matinee, where we highlight classic car reviews or other longer videos I find on YouTube. Kick back and enjoy this blast from the past.
There's little doubt that the best thing to do when you're in college is buckle down, study hard, and try to get the best grades possible. For better or worse, I was not one of those focused students at the age of 18.
Singer Neko Case became a favorite 'round these parts when she posed on top of a 1967 Mercury Cougar for the cover of her "Middle Cyclone" album. Now she's raffling it off for charity, footprints and all.
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.
Malaise Era engine power numbers always provide entertainment, especially when you consider that the 134-horse 302 engine was the 1980 Mercury Cougar's optional V8. The standard 255 made 119 horsepower. Meow!
The 1977 Mercury Cougar's a masterpiece of malaise-era bloated excess. What better way to improve upon perfection but by festooning an example with murals of cougars? The answer is there's no better way to improve a 1977 Cougar.
Sure, the 1968 Cougar was really a Mustang with 400 pounds of additional Mercury gingerbread, but just look at it!
First generation Mercury Cougars, that is. With the electric shaver grille. That object on the side of the picture you’re currently not looking at. Hard to say, now, hard to say!
I've been hitting the junkyards quite frequently of late, searching for interesting Cash For Clunkers victims, and some heartbreaking non-clunkers are showing up as well. For example, this Cougar.