Mercury D-524 1955

Mercury D-524 1955

Concept cars are usually created to dazzle the public with things-to-come that often fail to arrive. But others, like Ford’s D-524, are meant for internal scrutiny only, built to develop new engineering advances behind closed doors. Ironically, the D-524 later rose to quite public fame as a movie and television star. 

Read More

Fascination 1974

Fascination 1974

The 1970s were lean times for lone wolf automotive visionaries, as stringent new federal emissions and safety requirements strained even major car company budgets. But the country’s 1970s gas shortage was real enough that federal mandates dropped highway speeds to 55mph. Long lines at gas stations that were charging ever-higher prices spread anxiety across the land. 

Read More