Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Mercury Blues

Ford will announce the discontinuation of its Mercury line, according to Bloomberg News.

The first Mercury dealer in Kingsport was Tom Yancey. Here is his first ad, from 1948:



In late 1970 he sold the dealership to Don Billings, who changed the name to Kingsport Motors. Here is that dealership's first ad, from early 1971:



Here is Alan Jackson's 1992 hit about the Mercury, a remake of the old K.C. Douglas boogie.

1 Comments:

At 7:55 AM, Anonymous Ray Bearfield said...

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/13/opinion/13dudley.html

The Gray Lady notes the passing.

 

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