RIP Mel Farr Superstar


On Monday, Detroit's famous caped car dealer and former Detroit Lions running back Mel Farr died suddenly of unknown causes in his home, the Detroit Free Press reports. He was 70. 

While Farr played for the Lions from 1967-1973 (where he earned rookie of the year), he is perhaps better known to metro Detroiters of a certain age as "Mel Farr, your Superstar dealer," appearing in his own Ford dealership commercials flying through outer space wearing a suit and red cape. 

Watch one of Farr's original commercials below:



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Lee DeVito

Leyland "Lee" DeVito grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, where he read Metro Times religiously due to teenaged-induced boredom. He became a contributing writer for Metro Times in 2009, and Editor in Chief in 2016. In addition to writing, he also supplies occasional illustrations. His writing has been published...
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