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1967 Mercury Cougar (#001)

Say hello to the first Mercury Cougar... ever

UPDATE: Cougar No. 1 owner Jim Pinkerton helped us sort out the details on his car's history, which we've corrected below. Next year will be a milestone for a car that's no longer built, and for a company that's no longer around. We're talking about the Mercury Cougar, as 2017 marks the 50th... read more

September 26, 2016 by
1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Spezial Roadster

1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Set For Auction At Monterey

Classic car auctions are all about scoring that rare find, and in the case of the upcoming auction at Monterey, California, in August, there will be at least one super-rare... read more June 23, 2011 by

1960 Maserati Tipo 61/60 Birdcage

Mecum To Auction 1960 Maserati Birdcage

The third annual Mecum Monterey Auction is upcoming, and there promises to be no shortage of high-end and rare vehicles on hand--cars such as the 1960 Maserati Tipo 61/60... read more June 13, 2011 by

Guilty Pleasure 1970 Mercury Marauder X-100

Guilty Pleasure: 1970 Mercury Marauder X-100

Eight Guilty Pleasures posts and no Ford products? I'll remedy that oversight right now. The folks at Dearborn have made all manner of interesting machinery that, these days... read more May 25, 2011 by

Team Falken Tire Porsche 911 GT3 RSR at Sebring ALMS winter test

Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca This October

For one week every August, California's Monterey Peninsula has become well known as vintage car heaven. This year, October figures pretty prominently in those circles as... read more March 10, 2011 by

2007 Mercury Monterey 4-door Luxury *Ltd Avail* Rear Exterior View

Jaguar Featured Marque for 2011 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

Just in time for the 50th anniversary of the E-Type and 60th anniversary of the C-Type's LeMans win, Jaguar will be the featured marquee at the 2011 Rolex Monterey... read more January 20, 2011 by

2008 Mercury Grand Marquis GS

Very Last Mercury, A Grand Marquis, Rolls Off The Line

Ford may have announced the demise of Mercury back in June--although the brand was effectively dead long before then--but the very last car to wear a Mercury badge finally... read more January 4, 2011 by

1970 Mercury Cougar XR7

Rogue Muscle Car Invades President George W. Bush's Front Lawn

Being an ex-U.S. President must be great. A lifetime stipend, Secret Service bodyguards, muscle cars screaming across your front lawn at all hours of the night. Err, what?... read more December 23, 2010 by

New license plate design to be issued by New York State in 2010

NHTSA Supports Graduated Driver Licenses

Being involved in my first road accident at 17, with a light pole protruding from the side of my 1989 Mercury Cougar, I was well aware I was not fully ready to handle the... read more September 29, 2010 by

Jaguar XJ13

Driving Jaguar's XJ13 With Mike O'Driscoll, Jaguar Managing Director

One of the benefits of helming a company like Jaguar is dipping your fingers into the company's archives every now and then. Over the Monterey weekend last August, Jaguar's... read more September 15, 2010 by

McLaren MP4-12C

Plenty Of Unveilings At Monterey Last Weekend

 The week of Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and the Monterey Historic Races are a time for remembering the past. People get to see long-dead marques on a golf course or... read more August 16, 2010 by

Hawaii Five-0 Remake

VIDEO: Mercury Lives On--In Hawaii Five-O Remake

  Hollywood doesn't call them remakes--they euphemize 'em as "reboots" these days. But with this fall's new version of the CBS classic, Hawaii Five-0 is trying to stay as... read more August 6, 2010 by

Monterey Motorsports Reunion To Host Dan Gurney Tribute

Monterey Motorsports Reunion To Host Dan Gurney Tribute

Pebble Beach is fast approaching, and Motor Authority will be on hand to bring you live coverage for the event. One of the highlights of the Rolex Monterey Motorsports... read more July 29, 2010 by

1969 ZL1 Camaro

Reggie Jackson Sends 15 Cars To The 2010 Mecum Monterey Auction

If you're a baseball fan and a car nut, you might want to book your tickets for next month's Mecum Monterey Auction: superstar slugger Reggie Jackson is sending not one, not... read more July 29, 2010 by

Perana Zagato Z-One

Perana Z-One Confirmed For U.S., Debuting At 2010 Concorso Italiano

It seems every month or so a new sports car start-up reveals some outlandish concept, dishes out all manner of performance numbers and promises one day that its car will be... read more July 14, 2010 by

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport Leaves Old Veyron, Land Speed Record In The Dust

The rumored super Veyron has made its debut and set a new land speed record for production cars. The Veyron 16.4 Super Sport is the ultimate Bugatti performance machine... read more July 5, 2010 by


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