Meet me on Mercomatic

   Merc-O-Matic was Mercury’s version of the Ford-O-Matic automatic transmission introduced in 1950. “Just accelerate to go, brake to stop,” said the ads. “Furthermore, it's performance proved!”
   This Merc-O-Matic-equipped Mercury looked at home in the parking lot at Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport, but another suitable spot for it could be the Charlotte Park district of  Nashville, Tennessee. Ford Motor Co. built a factory in the neighbourhood near the Cumberland River in the 1950s to produce windshields and other glass, and many of the streets are named for Ford products.
   There’s a Marauder Drive and a Comet Drive, and both a Mercomatic Drive and a Mercomatic Court.


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