Update 10-1-17: The Fall 2017 issue of Quicksilver is at the printer and should be arriving by mid-month to members. Big news: The IMOA negotiated a new contract with our printer and the Fall issue is all color for the first time!
Quicksilver originally started out as simply a xeroxed black and white newsletter, and even in 2001 only had four pages of color – the front, back and inside covers. More color pages have been added through the years, until this month we broke the full-color barrier. You will notice a few black and white areas in the magazine this issue as we transition to the all-color phase. And, of course, there will always be some black and white images because of stories that involve old-time Mercurys at a time when color images were seldom taken or run in magazines.
The focus of the Fall 2017 issue is the IMOA annual show that was held Sept. 7-9 in Sheboygan, Wis.. Members took laps on the Elkhart Lake Road America, where some members reported being able to drive at speeds of up to 100 mph! If I remember correctly, the last time members were able to drive on a racetrack was the Indianapolis show many years ago, where they were limited to 30 mph.
The show coverage for this issue features some of the show highlights and the award winners – these are online in the Events section. For those of you who had other cars there, pictures of them will run in the Winter 2018 issue.
Another first for the IMOA is footage of the show taken by a drone camera! Reyes Montemayor is the person to thank for this. His video footage really gives a fantastic view of the beautiful site the host hotel Blue Harbor Resort gave to the club for it judging and display area. The link to Reyes’ videos are at http://www.dropbox.com/sh/39munlo273h0nb4/AABohJ05hNyPXVfumYZ0FnNTa/Video/Drone?dl=0
Galynn Ferris also shot a 19-minute video of show highlights; the link is https://youtu.be/vjRZdWrypks
The Fall issue also features John Harvey’s recollections of his 1955 Montclair, an overview of IMOA members by state, country and number of cars from each, a Ford 2018 F-150 drive report, a 1964 Marauder story, a Mercury mascot that listed all early Mercury dealers in the U.S., Letters to the Editor and more.
A note that there are no Member’s Classics photos in this issue because of the amount of the magazine that was devoted to the annual show. So, if you have sent in photos the past few months, don’t worry, they will run in the Winter 2018 issue.
Classified ads that were added to the Web site after the Summer 2017 magazine deadline have been incorporated into the Fall 2017 Classifieds section. The complete Fall 2017 ads are already online.