Whenever someone (usually a new acquaintance, typically in an elevator, or other confined space with little escape like a sauna or an any gender restroom, who was trying to hide in his/her phone) asks me what, exactly, is Daily Turismo? I pause, and attempt to articulate that it is a blog masquerading as a media […]
For this week’s Thursday Twister the task is simple — find the best oddball car for sale on your local craigslist, eBay, autotrader or whatever. The crazier the better… I will kick things off with this 1996 Mercury Marquis “show winning” thing offered for $2,500 near Houston, TX (tip from Vance). Yeah. Beat that.
In the late 1970s, the Marquis was Mercury’s entry level full sized sedan — but don’t think for a second that it wasn’t anything other than a full pimpmobile. We’re talkin’ fender skirts, vinyl top, hidden headlights, AM/FM stereo, torque monster V8s, and best of all, available in any color of the rainbow — inside […]
The Mercury Grand Marquis was a badge engineered version of the Ford Crown Victoria and Lincoln Town Car. It rode on the full sized Ford Platform in the mid 70s, but transferred (with its corporate stablemates) to the Panther platform in 1979 where it lived with the CrownCar through 2011. Today’s example comes from the […]
James “Jimmy” Hoffa was a labor organizer turned mobster (or was it the other way around?) who disappeared mysteriously in 1975. For the past 38 years police have been digging up yards in search of Hoffa’s remains, but in 2001 Police matched DNA samples from Hoffa’s hair brush with a strand found in the back […]