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For those that haven't heard - seems the building that housed Bud Moore Engineering is no more due to fire.

Very sad to lose such an historic building.

- Phillip

The Lounge / What To Do With Old Club/Show T-Shirts
February 29, 2024, 08:21:17 AM
Lots of us are in the same boat at this stage in our lives. We spend the first 3 quarters of our lives gathering stuff, and then the last quarter trying to get rid of it!

The choices aren't easy - I love my stuff! If it gives you joy, then it has value. Plus, I need visual stimulation to do what I do for a living (graphics).

I've done a metric ton of club/show/race t-shirts lo these past 40 years or so...

So here is an idea of something you can do with the stacks of shirts you may have accumulated over the years, find a quilt maker and have a quilt (or two) made. We raffled off a couple as door prizes at our last Cougar Club event.

- Phillip

Was on our local news tonight - thought it was worth sharing.

Hopefully this link will take you to the story.

- Phillip
1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Vintage Engine Pic
December 23, 2023, 09:41:55 AM
Don't believe this has been posted before?

Scanned this from my copy of the August 1968 issue of Super Stock & Drag Illustrated magazine.

It's the issue where "Dyno" Don wrings a 13.23 1/4 mile time out of a Cobra Jet 1968 XR-7 GT Cougar.

There is also a test of a '68 GT500 with this shot of the engine. Photo is printed small in the mag so I made a hi-res scan and enlarged it.

- Phillip

I follow several illustration FB pages, and someone posted this which I had never seen before.

Apparently it is from the "Ford Rotunda Christmas Book" published in 1961.

Artist is Richard Scarry who was well known for his holiday illustrations.

Happy Holidays!

- Phillip

Shelby American Racing / Marlboro Speedway
April 04, 2023, 08:01:51 AM
There is a FB page on Marlboro Speedway that has some incredible vintage photographs by Bill Dobbins.

- Phillip

If you haven't seen this yet, have a look when you get a chance. Hopefully they will keep adding to it.

- Phillip
CSX 2000 Series / Comp Cobra in Coke Ad
December 09, 2022, 07:29:12 AM
Not sure if this is old news, but I noticed that Coke used some footage of a comp Cobra in one of their ads from around 1967.

Some nice shots of Jim Hall and his Chapparral.

You can view the vid over on YouTube. Look for "1967: Our Lives Through Commercials". The Coke ad begins around the 2:21 mark.

- Phillip

Came across this website recently.

New to me so thought I would share - some great information and photos.

- Phillip
The Lounge / New Hot Wheels Mangusta
June 18, 2021, 01:28:23 PM
This just popped up in my email today.

Looks pretty cool.

- Phillip

I've recreated the Bud Moore Engineering Cougars liveries - both the 1967 Trans-Am and 1968 Grand American versions.

There is also this outfit :

They claim their's is the most accurate but I see a couple of things I would take issue with - but they are probably the most cost effective.

Don't think I've ever seen pics of the TA Cougars running Minilites in '67.

PM me if you are interested.

And thanks for building a Cougar - can't wait to see it when you are done!

- Phillip

GT40 - Original/Mk V / New Hot Wheels Ford GT40 MkIV
March 19, 2021, 02:10:47 PM
Hot Wheels is adding a new MkIV to their mainline this year.

- Phillip

CSX 2000 Series / Leno and Herbie Hancock Cobra
February 19, 2021, 07:24:51 PM
They've finally posted the entire interview.

Love Herbie, love the Head Hunters and gotta love his story.

- Phillip
The Lounge / Rockin' Down the Highway
May 28, 2020, 09:08:23 PM
Cars and music - two great tastes that taste great together.

Don't know how I'd missed this one, but heard it on the radio today and it made me chuckle.

Be patient and listen to the lyrics -

- Phillip
If you like '60s era NASCAR style Grand American/Trans-Am race cars and you've got 30 minutes to kill -

- Phillip
Fascinating episode - Jay actually drives the concept.

- Phillip
I'm putting this under "Shelby American Racing" even tho this is from 1970.

Very cool vintage documentary on the '70 TA season.

As far as I'm concerned, vintage Trans-Am is the shiznit.

- Phillip
Up For Auction / '69 B429 with 13k miles
April 04, 2020, 01:59:25 PM
Saw this on eBay -

1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429

- Wimbledon White Fastback
- Boss 429 V8
- 4 Speed Manual


Remaining untouched, this complete and stock vehicle was purchased from the original owner in 1981. It was driven 30 miles home and then parked in the garage where it still sets today has not been driven since. The Polyglass tires are still holding air and original paint shines. Please refer to the spec sheet in featured pictures for factory details.
Been spending some quality time with my vintage car magazines and noticed an article that is in the July 1968 issue of Car Life.

Titled "A Shelby GT 500 in Europe" it is written and illustrated by Stan Mott.

The car in the article is described as being 427 powered with "two blue stripes over the top" and having Marchals and a 4 speed. The cartoons appear to depict a '68.

Mott rides along with a Claude Baltensberger driving, but it isn't clear if Claude is also the owner.

Any info on this car?

- Phillip