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Still rolling after 400K miles-plus

Posted: Friday, Apr 5th, 2013

Fred Seymour shows off his 1985 Mercury Grand Marquis, in which he has driven more than 290,000 miles across the United States, through much of Canada and into Mexico. He also owns a 1982 MGM, which has more than 110,000 on its odometer. John Kubal/Register

• Brookings man prizes pair of 1980s Mercurys

BROOKINGS – When Fred Seymour of Brookings buys a car – used, of course – he keeps it. In his inventory are a pair of Mercury Grand Marquises: one a black 1982 with about 114,000 miles, the other a brown 1985 with about 294,000 miles.

The '85 is the workhorse. He has driven it through "just about all the provinces of Canada that you can drive through. Of course, I did not set out to see how far I could drive a car." But it's not surprising that he covered as many auto-miles as he did: cars and travel have always been a big part of his life.

For the complete article see the 04-05-2013 issue.

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