Mercury Cougar

I may have far more Chevrolet Corvettes (17)  and Ford Mustangs (21) in my collection but the Mercury Cougar will always be special for me. It may have been the first American Muscle Car I was aware of, back in 1968 Matchbox had a Mercury Cougar and a Ford Mustang in their range, The Mercury Cougar was…

American Cars: Mercury and Lincoln

In Blondie’s song “Rapture” there are the lines: (2:27) “You go out at night, eatin’ cars You eat Cadillacs, Lincolns too Mercuries and Subarus” Lincoln and Mercury are divisions of Ford. Lincoln to Ford is like Cadillac to GM or Imperial to Chrysler or even Lexus to Toyota. Lincoln made the luxury cars for Ford like the…

American Cars: Ford

For a long time I had more Fords than any other marques, but in recent months Ford has been overtaken by its big rival Chevrolet. Update (March 28 2014) Ford has overtaken Chevrolet. 30 November 2014: 58 Fords in total “Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as…