Current Issue of Quicksilver - Summer 2016

Quicksilver Summer 2016

Update 7-12-16: The Summer 2016 issue of Quicksilver will be mailing by the end of this week, so members should start receiving their copies next week. It’s a great issue with a story by auto historian Geoff Hacker on the Leo Lyons handbuilt Mercury custom he recently restored; new IMOA member and amateur photographer Harry Hartman with a story on how he uses unique backgrounds when taking pictures of his Mercury trucks; a photo collection of customized Mercurys using DeSoto grilles;  IMOA President Jerry Robbin test drives the 2017 Ford Escape; automotive journalist and restorer John Gunnell provided a story on the recent passing of Krause Publications and Iola Old Car Show founder Chet Krause, a look at television variety host Ed Sullivan and Mercury endorsements and much more.

Orphan ads that were added after the Spring deadline have been incorporated into the Summer 2016 Classifieds section. They are already online, as is the Hartman story and Jerry’s drive report. More stories will be added online in the next week.

I also have a request for members: I would like to run a collection of member’s cars with a Christmas or Winter theme. Because of the Quicksilver magazine printing schedule, I will probably run them in the Winter 2017 issue, which comes out in January. The alternative would be to run them in the Fall issue, but October seems a bit early to be looking at winter pictures!

Pictures can be e-mailed to; or mailed to Todd Haefer, E1234 County Road V, Scandinavia, WI  54977. Thanks in advance!

Have fun at the Louisville national IMOA show starting July 27!


Update June: The registration deadline is June 27 for the annual IMOA show in Louisville that marks the club’s 25th anniversary. See below to access the registration forms and read more details about the show, to be held July 27-30. Also, check out the Events section for information on the All Ford Car and Picnic Show in Golden, Colo., that will be held June 26. Join IMOA member Carlos Vera and his merry band of Mercurys for a day of sun and fun!

The Spring 2016 issue of Quicksilver has updated information on the 2016 annual IMOA show that will be held Wednesday-Saturday, July 27-30, in Louisville and Elizabethtown, Ky. This show will also celebrate a milestone in IMOA history – its 25th anniversary. An update  on the show is in the Event section of this site. A direct link to the registration forms is here: 2016 IMOA Show Registration

Also in the Spring 2016 issue are stories on IMOA President Jerry Robbin reminiscing about the origin of the club 25 years ago (now in the Blog section); Jerry reviews the 2016 Ford Edge Sport (now in the Blog section); regular columnist John Harvey looks at the truth about the 1950s; “Animal” Jim Feurer writes about his first new Mercury; a look at some of the “flame job” Mercurys; a preview of the Iola Old Car Show and Swap Meet; Ed Zukusky and his X-100 at the Baton Roca Concours d’Elegance; and a look at some of the Mercurys that sold in the February Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Ariz.

The Spring 2016 Classifieds are current as of the end of March and the next deadline for magazine Classifieds will be June 25, 2016. They can be e-mailed to, or mailed to IMOA, P.O. Box 1245, Northbrook, IL  60065-1245. As usual, if you have any pictures and/or stories of your car, feel free to send them to IMOA for use in future Quicksilver issues! Deadlines are the same as for ads.

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