cool things with wheels
The Montclair shown here is from 1955, note the shield above the grill. The Medalist is from 1956, with a "Big M" in that position. New for that year, the Medalist was the entry-level Mercury, so it lacked the dagmars and other spiffy trim of the higher-priced models. See http://goo.gl/qj2lFM.