The Mercury logo is displayed on a sign outside San Francisco Ford Lincoln Mercury on June 2, 2010, in San Francisco, California
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Why Did Ford Kill the Mercury Brand?

Many carmakers have come and gone in the automobile’s relatively brief history. One that disappeared only a decade ago is Mercury. The Ford Motor Company-owned brand died in 2010 after more than 70 years in business. Here’s what led to Mercury’s demise. Mercury: A brief history Henry Ford’s son Edsel created the Mercury brand in …

A Mercury Milan at Star Lincoln Mercury dealership in Southfield, Michigan, on Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Sedans & Coupes

What Was the Last Car Mercury Made?

Car brands seem to crowd the market nowadays, but there were plenty more in the past. Many of those old brands weren’t successful enough, so they sold to others or folded. Mercury was one of the latter. Here’s a look at Ford‘s now-defunct Mercury brand and the last model made. A brief history of Mercury …

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Tips, Tricks & Trends

Rusty Monday: Muscle Cars Left To Rust Away

You wouldn’t expect to see muscle cars left to rust away. Yet, here we are with some of the scariest images of just that thing. Why? Who knows? There was a time when muscle cars were not popular; especially during the gas crisis of the mid- and late-1970s. And even the muscle cars that had …

Dark green vintage 1946 Mercury M68 pickup truck
Trucks & SUVs

Mercury Offered More Than Luxury: It Had Pickup Trucks

Although they’ve added luxury and performance, pickup trucks are mostly designed around utility. That hasn’t stopped luxury and style-focused carmakers from building them, even if only as concepts. The Lamborghini LM002, for instance, was a pickup with a V12. Mercedes offered E-Class utes, as has Mini. BMW’s built several one-off pickups using the X7 and …

1984 Chevrolet Camaro
Cars

The Worst Muscle Cars That Have Ever Hit the Road

Today’s new muscle cars are definitely faster than their 60s predecessors. In fact, quite a few innocuous-looking modern cars can, too. For example, a Hyundai Veloster N can go 0-60 faster than a Hemi ‘Cuda ever could. But even ignoring how necessary emissions restrictions decreased performance, some muscle cars simply didn’t live up to their …