Mercury Turnpike Cruiser Skirts

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According to Gene McCrickard, Jimmy’s skirts became so popular that even the automakers tried to make them, “they were known as Mercury Turnpike Cruiser Skirts. Mercury made a kind of a similar skirt and put them onto their Turnpike Cruisers as accessories. They were made strictly for the Mercury’s. It didn’t have any of the styling that the Jones skirts had, but it was an attempt, and a lot of people bought Turnpike Cruiser skirts and put them on their car. Those came about because of the Bubble Skirt phenomenon in the Detroit area, and the factory figured out, hey why don’t we do that?” In June of 1957, ‘57 Merc Skirts were announced as the latest custom fad by Car Craft Magazine. The magazine contained a “how to” article by George Barris, where he explained how the reader could easily modify the Turnpike Cruiser skirts to fit other cars.
Chris Rusbach's 1956 Ford Crown Victoria of Stanhope, New Jersey. Rusbach, who is a member of the Certs Jersey car club bought the car already customized in the summer of 2019. He was told that it came to the East Coast from West Nevada around 2016 - 2017. It ran Turnpike cruiser skirts when it came to the East Coast.

Cars Featuring Mercury Turnpike Cruiser Skirts

Chris Rusbach's 1956 Ford Crown Victoria


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