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2018 Lincoln Navigator a leader of luxury SUVs

By Jerry Robbin Ford has totally redesigned the all-new 2018 Lincoln Navigator, which is now the leader of the luxury large SUVs. Highlighting the Navigator is comfort and performance. Ford started the category years ago and now they are back as the leader of the segment. Driving impression The Navigator gets decent gas mileage with […]

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New IMOA member gets his kicks with ’67 Cougar

By Rob May and George Woehlke The International Mercury Owners’ Association welcomes George Woehlke from Santa Maria, Calif., and his 1967 Mercury Cougar XR-7. He is one of three founding members of Mercury Stray Cats – Central California. George is the MSC Central CA’s top active car show member, having participated in the most car […]

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All-wheel drive propels Ford Fusion

  By Jerry Robbin The 2018 Ford Fusion Sport features all-wheel drive, which is a great addition in the Snow Belt area like Chicago. Driving impression The 2018 Ford Fusion is one of the few mid-size sedans available with all-wheel drive, and features a sporty-feeling suspension and sharp steering. It has a twin-turbo 2.7-liter V-6 […]

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Carlisle Ford Nationals to feature serial No. 1 Cougar

Ed. Note: Story and images courtesy of Carlisle Events. The 2017 Carlisle Ford Nationals show is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Mercury Cougar, including the appearance of the serial No. 1 Cougar. The will be held Friday-Sunday, June 2-4, at the Carlisle Fairgrounds in Carlisle, Pa. The special Cougar will be on display in […]

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Period-correct fix for classic Mercury wipers

By Roy Lange If you own an early Mercury or Ford, as I do (1953 Mercury), you have the vacuum wiper motor built by Trico that was installed by the factory in your car. For those of you that live in the flatter portion of the U.S., the wiper worked well enough until you got […]

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Turnpike Cruiser pace car nets $110,000 at auction

A 1957 Turnpike Cruiser convertible Indianapolis 500 pace car brought a winning bid of $110,000 at the Barrett-Jackson auction held Jan. 14-22 in Scottsdale, Ariz. Overall, the auction garnered $102.5 million and set 40 world auction records. The consignment of 1,719 vehicles was the most in the company’s 46-year history. The Charlie Thomas Collection, featuring […]

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Installing A Cell Phone Charger Into A Classic

By Roy Lange This is for all of the people that have cell phones and want to charge them while driving their classic Mercury. If your car is 12 volt, it is not an issue, because all you need to do is get a cigarette lighter adaptor (pictured at right), plug it in and you […]

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2016 IMOA Annual Show Roundup

  By Pat Eager and Virgil Klein The IMOA 25th Anniversary Show was held in Louisville, Ky., July 28-30. IMOA members from many states were in attendance, with the longest distance traveled by Dave and Corrinne Carlson from Port Charlotte, Fla. Other members came from Canada, Texas, New York, Iowa, Oklahoma, Alabama, Wisconsin, Illinois, Nebraska […]

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Getting creative with your Mercury

By Todd Haefer New IMOA member Harry Hartman, of Ridgeley, W.V., has combined his love of classic vehicles and photography to keep a historical record of his cherished Mercurys. “We are always looking for new and unusual places to photograph our antiques,” he said. “We enjoy taking our Mercurys to different scenic spots.” Harry and […]

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IMOA president still presides over club he started in 1991

By Todd Haefer Jerry Robbin, president of the International Mercury Owners’ Association, is unique in that he still holds his title 25 years after founding the club in 1991. “Our club is trying to keep the Mercury marquee alive, just like a museum,” he said. “Mercury had an identity crisis when it started and it […]

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Best of Show at Spearfish 2015

Tom Gerrard, of Big Sky, Mont., received the award for Best of Show at the annual IMOA car show that was held Aug. 21 in Spearfish, S.D. Tom also received Best in Class awards for his 1956 Montclair and 1966 S-55 convertible. Tom said he bought his Parklane in 2006 from IMOA member Jerry Capizzi and finished […]

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Remembering Al Delessio

By Tim Cleary Way too soon. Long-time IMOA member Al Delessio passed away Aug. 27 at the age of 58. He lived his whole life in northern Pennsylvania and worked for one company his entire career. He had battled the big C and dealt with all the related junk. When he had to go through […]

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Jerry Clor Obituary

Long-time IMOA member Gerald Edward “Jerry” Clor died Oct. 24, 2015, while at home with his wife, Cecelia, in Dallas, Ga., at the age of 66. Jerry lost his courageous battle with cancer after being diagnosed earlier in the year. He was born in Detroit, Mich., on March 4, 1949, as the second of five […]

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You know you’re crazy ’bout a Mercury if …

Cruisin’ Caskets is a Sun City, Calif., casket fabricating company that specializes in automotive coffins. “It enables the car aficionado to rest in a true piece of art with personality and style,” is the way owner Danny Mendez describes his business. The cars may embody any make and style of car, ranging from 1950s classics, […]

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Barn find is the real deal

    By Rich Anderson On a wintry December night in 2009, I opened my issue of a local farm and ranch magazine and started to thumb through it. There in the classifieds, buried in the back pages, was an ad that stated simply, “original 1947 Mercury convertible for sale,” followed only by a phone […]

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Return of the Real Wagon

The 2014 Transit Connect is a versatile wagon that is worth stopping by your Ford dealer for a test drive. It features exceptional 22 mpg city/ 29 mpg hwy. gas mileage. The Transit Connect Wagon has been completely restyled inside and outside. A new longer wheelbase has been added, making the wagon available as a […]

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The Perfect Valentine Gift

by George Shearouse In February 1967, my mother had no idea that Dad was about to surprise her with a Valentine gift she would have for more than 40 years. It was my father’s intention to surprise her with a new Mustang. My uncle owned a Ford dealership in Lakeland, Fla., and I remember his […]

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2014 Edge offers 5-passenger comfort

  By Jerry Robbin The 2014 Ford Edge will have a complete redesign for 2015, but the current model still stands out from the rest of its competitors. The Edge sports a chrome-intensive front grille that flows into its narrowed headlights. LED running light bars are located where most crossovers would have fog lights, providing […]

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Drive-In Theaters Taking A Hit

By John Harvey There was an article in my local paper recently about how drive-in movie theaters are taking another hit to their existence. This time, it is the need to convert from 35mm film reels to digital systems that require an investment of something in the neighborhood of $70,000 per screen for the new […]

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IMOA Gets Its Kicks During Annual Show

By Pat Eager As the song goes, “Get your kicks on Route 66,” and that’s exactly what IMOA did at its national meet in Springfield, Ill., Sept. 27-29. Members began checking in at the Northfield Inn on Thursday. It was great to see old friends and renew acquaintances while “oohing and aahing” over the beautiful […]

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Today’s teens don’t know what they missed

By John Harvey I sure miss my teenager. He left 12 years ago when he got a government job by joining the Navy. I rediscovered all of the services he performed while he lived here. The lawn, the snow, the garbage cans, hauling the water-softener salt to the basement – he was another set of […]

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Ford Fiesta a contender

By Jerry Robbin With gasoline prices hovering at around $4.50 per gallon, Ford has the perfect vehicle for great gas economy and transportation. Ford has raised the bar for entry-level vehicles with the Fiesta. The competition, such as Kia, Hyundai, Nissan and Toyota, should definitely be concerned, as the Fiesta is  a contender for the […]

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“Ode” To Mercury (RIP 1939-2011)

“Ode” To Mercury (RIP 1939-2011) By  Jerry Robbin What say you Ford Motor on the demise of the Mercury Brand? Will this act make you (Ford Motor) stronger and able to exist in these times of peril? Will the heritage of this exhilarating brand finally be understood by your legions? Oh Mercury, for 72 years […]

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Replacing A 1962 Mercury Master Cylinder

John Gunnell demonstrates through 12 photos, how to replace the 1962 Mercury master cyclinder that he located at B.S. Wisniewski (Wizzy’s) auto parts store.

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