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Started by propayne, December 23, 2023, 09:41:55 AM

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propayne

You are welcome Pete - It is my aim to be a mindful contributor to this sight and to add useful information.

- Phillip
President, Delmarva Cougar Club - Brand Manager, Cougar Club of America

Coralsnake

I just looked up Capitol Raceway. It was in Maryland. That probably is Koons Ford. Getting closer....

Coralsnake

#17
1968 GT500 Fastback
Built before 2/15/68 (most likely January or first two weeks of February)

Automatic Transmission

Large letter Goodyears / Marchals / Front Mount Antenna

No AC / Black Interior / Tilt / Koons Ford delivery / Tested at Capitol Raceway, MD

Most likely Red, Blue or possibly Dark green Car

Lincoln tech

Quote from: propayne on December 23, 2023, 02:17:20 PM
Last page - with ads  ;D

- Phillip


Under 'Help Wanted' ---- Langhorne speed shop ad , spend a few bucks there back in the day  :) Very cool.

Coralsnake

I put all this information in the Coralsnake mainframe and came up with 6 possible cars.

One car stands out and I will post some pictures of it. It is car number #1653. Thank you Phillip for playing along

Looks like I am good at this 😉

Royce Peterson

#20
Quote from: Coralsnake on December 23, 2023, 02:32:32 PM
Thank you

Yes on tilt. That almost looks like a Koons decal on the decklid.

Where was this magazine published?

It's Super Stock and Drag Illustrated. It was part of Petersen Publishing but the cars and articles came from all over. So the 428CJ Cougar was tested in Michigan, but the Shelby could be from anywhere. Judging by the smog system it likely was from LA or Arizona. My guess would be LA.
1968 Cougar XR-7 GT-E 427 Side Oiler C6 3.50 Detroit Locker
1968 1/2 Cougar XR-7 428CJ Ram Air C6 3.91 Traction Lock

Coralsnake


Coralsnake

#22
Antenna and remains of zip ties


Coralsnake

#23
Automatic Transmission


Coralsnake


Coralsnake

Still has the original smog


propayne

President, Delmarva Cougar Club - Brand Manager, Cougar Club of America

propayne

Super Stock & Drag Illustrated was headquartered in Alexandria Virginia next door to the graphics business where I worked.

Went out for lunch one day and there was a big dumpster filled with back issues as they were moving.

Spent lunch digging through and grabbing any Cougar related issues I came across.

- Phillip
President, Delmarva Cougar Club - Brand Manager, Cougar Club of America

Coralsnake

Winning! Sent a note to the car's owners, with a link to this thread. Enjoyable

Side-Oilers

#29
Quote from: Royce Peterson on December 23, 2023, 03:31:56 PM
Quote from: Coralsnake on December 23, 2023, 02:32:32 PM
Thank you

Yes on tilt. That almost looks like a Koons decal on the decklid.

Where was this magazine published?

It's Super Stock and Drag Illustrated. It was part of Petersen Publishing but the cars and articles came from all over. So the 428CJ Cougar was tested in Michigan, but the Shelby could be from anywhere. Judging by the smog system it likely was from LA or Arizona. My guess would be LA.


Not a Petersen publication. SSDI was headquartered back east somewhere.  I knew Jim McCraw (the article's author.) He later worked for Motor Trend before being hired by Ford's west coast PR office in the early '80s.  He passed away quite a while ago.

Any idea at what drag strip the runs were made?
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