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This past weekend, I received an email titled, “Sad Day,” from the hugely talented Mike DiFazio, our former Hemmings Classic Car Auto Art profilee. Mike included an image of his newest piece, a rather touching tribute to Mercury, which was precipitated by the news of Ford’s decision to fold its middle-tier brand after 71 years.
We asked Mike about his history with Mercury cars:
I drove my Dad’s 1955 Mercury Monterey Hardtop during my Senior year in high school, and much to his dismay, I made a mild custom out of it. It turned out okay though, he thought it was pretty cool. My wife and I went out on our first date in that car, went to a Detroit Red Wings hockey game (how romantic, eh?). And of course, nothing says ”Happy Days” and Fifties like the “James Dean” Mercs.
I’m sure many of our readers have fond Mercury memories. Feel free to share yours in Comments.
Thanks, Mike, and keep up the good work!