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’63 Mercury

1963 was described by CBS as “ … the year everything happened”. That’s quite true, but what overshadowed all else was the fateful and heartbreaking assassination of the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, in the early … Continue reading

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1962 Mercury – Best Looking Buys … Now in Each Size

If 1961 was the world’s introduction to what could be expected from the Kennedy – Khrushchev dance of destiny, 1962 saw the choreography quicken and the gyrations become increasingly frenetic. Khrushchev’s antics had so distressed and bewildered Kennedy as to … Continue reading

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The Big M – Mercury for 1956

In 1956 the Federal Aid Highway Act authorized construction of 41,000 miles of new super-highway, thus making it a lot easier to quickly get to places a lot farther afield than had to this point been possible. The accessibility of the … Continue reading

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1953 Mercury – Further Than Ever Ahead of Its Field

Two events in 1953 shook the communist world to its foundations. On March 5 Stalin died of a massive cerebral hemorrhage. The evening of March 1 Stalin had enjoyed a late dinner and drinking session with sycophants Beria, Malenkov, Bulganin, … Continue reading

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1952 Mercury – The Most Challenging New Car of Any Year

By 1952 the Korean War had degenerated into a bloody stalemate – a comparison to World War I’s trench warfare has been made, and accurately so. Prolonged and frustrating peace negotiations had begun in 1951, but the combatants still sought … Continue reading

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