Mercury

Symco Shakedown rumbles into town Aug. 10-11

The Iola Old Car Show and the Vintage Military Show aren’t the only hip automotive events to hit the greater Iola, Wis., area. The Symco Shakedown rumbles the tiny town of Symco, Wis., with throaty pipes, chirping cheater slicks and the twang of guitars every August. This year’s event will be...

James Dean 1949 Mercury ‘won’ in wager

During the height of the baseball season, the California Automobile Museum of Sacramento and the National Automobile Museum in Reno entered into a friendly wager around a 16-game series pitting the local minor league baseball team, the River Cats, against the Reno Aces. The bet was that the auto museum in...

Real Deal: Meet an original — and rare — ’51 Merc

Story and photos by Angelo Van Bogart Sometimes it pays to be left in the dust. Take the Mercury Monterey two-door sedan as an example. In 1951, the Monterey was one of the dustiest new cars on a showroom floor at a time when nearly every other car manufacturer was offering...

Ford Motor Co. builds last Mercury

After 69 model years, Mercury’s long history came to an end Jan. 4, 2011, when a Grand Marquis rolled off Ford Motor Co.’s St. Thomas, Ontario, assembly plant at 8 a.m. The Grand Marquis sedan was the last Mercury built and is headed into fleet service. The company’s St. Thomas plant...

Car of the Week: 1969 Mercury Montego

When he was a teen-ager on the prowl for his first car, Nick Herzfeldt didn’t expect to wind up with his great-grandfather’s Mercury Montego. And he darn sure didn’t expect to still be driving it, showing it and generally having a ball with it 24 years later.

Car of the Week: 1963 Mercury Meteor

When they take their hobby car out for a drive, there isn’t much of a chance David and Patricia Couling will run across any other black Mercury Meteors cruising around Mobile Ala.. In fact, there isn’t much chance they will spot a Meteor of any color or vintage. “To the best...