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1979 to 1986 Mercury Capri: The American Pony Car Sophisticate

As Fox bodied cars go, to most Ford pony car fans, the ’79-’86 Mercury Capri will forever take a back seat to the Mustang. The 3rd generation Mustang, always the … Continue reading

February 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

1970-1974 Mercury Capri: Ford’s Other Pony Car

Small cars were once considered penalty boxes because they were crude, rough riding and saddled with wheezy little engines. As the ‘70s begun, the Big Three had begun to offer … Continue reading

June 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

1994-2002 Ford Laser Lynx: One Big Family Tree

I have always had a soft spot for small three door hatchbacks, maybe because as a kid I imagined that some Chevette, Civic or Escort would be my first car … Continue reading

June 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

1969-1970 Mercury Marauder X-100: Leader of the Pack

Big cars appear to be on a comeback trail. Chalk it up to the euphoria of cheap gas, but large cars from The Big Three are selling well. The only … Continue reading

March 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

1966-1967 Mercury Comet: Stuck In the Middle

Badge engineering was and is a fact of life for many large car companies. In the 1960s, Ford like GM and Chrysler had many variations of the same car sold … Continue reading

December 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

1967-1970 Mercury Cougar: A Different Breed of Pony Car

When Ford’s Mustang hit the market in 1964, it made a tremendous impact. So much so, that just about everyone selling cars in America either went to the drawing boards … Continue reading

September 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

1984-1985 Ford LTD LX: The Original Four Door Mustang

American performance sedans have come a long way since cars like the Pontiac 6000 STE and Dodge 600 were considered Detroit’s best efforts.  Although the first widely accepted modern American sports … Continue reading

February 23, 2013 · 14 Comments

2006-2011 Mercury Milan: A Fusion of Near Luxury & Technology

When good cars are axed, it often makes me sad, even if they are not the most exciting. The Mercury Milan was one of those cars. Never mind that the … Continue reading

May 6, 2012 · 6 Comments

1982-1986 ASC McLaren Capri: Ford’s Best Fox Bodied Pony Car?

Mustangs seem to get all the attention from Ford pony car fans. That’s the sentiment of most diehard Mercury Capri aficionados. When the second generation Capri dispensed of its European … Continue reading

October 15, 2011 · Leave a comment

1971-1980 Ford Pinto: Ford’s Little Explosive Automotive Legacy

There was a time when Americans were not sure what to make of small cars. The big three seemed even more clueless. A wave of small cars led by the VW … Continue reading

September 4, 2011 · Leave a comment