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The (George Bartell?) illustrations used for marketing when the cars were new have been referenced but not posted on this thread, so here they are.

Scanned and cleaned up by me from my stash of vintage magazines and race programs.

- Phillip


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Fantastic! Haven't seen those before.

- Phillip

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SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Random car pictures
« on: January 12, 2021, 08:46:22 PM »
Looks to be a '67 or '68 Cougar in the scrapyard in front of the Torino.

Do you have any info on it?

- Phillip

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SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Random car pictures
« on: January 12, 2021, 08:41:07 PM »
That Chevelle pic posted in reply 2641 reminded me of the remains of a Chevelle race car that was in a junkyard near Richmond International Raceway.

The junkyard and car are long gone now.

- Phillip


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SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Random car pictures
« on: January 12, 2021, 05:58:44 AM »
Love the looks of that gold and white Torino.

- Phillip

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Appeals / Re: Hertz dealership Image from 60's
« on: January 11, 2021, 08:47:28 AM »
There is this pic that was published in Sports Car Graphic.

Too small (plus screened to print in a magazine) to be used on a shirt but worth looking for an original print.

This must have been sent out to car enthusiast magazines at that time as part of a press release.

- Phillip


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Regional Shows and Events / Re: Last Ride of the Year
« on: January 04, 2021, 09:48:02 AM »
Thanks Rich - yes, it was open sunroof weather.

One of the (many) things I love about this G is the power antenna out back.

- Phillip

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Regional Shows and Events / Re: Last Ride of the Year
« on: January 04, 2021, 09:14:16 AM »
Caught a beautiful sunset on one of the nice warm days we had not too long ago.

- Phillip


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Regional Shows and Events / Re: 2021 MCACN Shelly Hertz Display
« on: January 02, 2021, 09:24:37 AM »
Dave Wyrwas is the Cougar Eliminator Registrar.

Steve - I'll send you Dave's contact info via email.

- Phillip

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Regional Shows and Events / Re: 2021 MCACN Shelly Hertz Display
« on: January 02, 2021, 08:38:44 AM »
The Cougar Eliminators were also offered as a part of the Hertz Sports Car Club in 1969 (first year for the Eliminator) and 1970.

Interestingly, the Hertz Eliminators received factory sunroofs (like the Hertz XR7-Gs). That was the only way you could get a factory sunroof on an Eliminator and without a vinyl roof.

Regular production Eliminators could not be ordered with a sunroof and you couldn't order a sunroof on any Cougar from the dealer without the vinyl top.

Lots of great information in the book "Spoilers hold it down. Nothing holds it back. The 1969 & 1970 Mercury Cougar Eliminator" by Don Skinner.

- Phillip


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Regional Shows and Events / Re: 2021 MCACN Shelly Hertz Display
« on: January 01, 2021, 05:35:28 PM »
^^^ From what you have said it would be perfect for the display Steve is putting together - hopefully it will work out!

- Phillip

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Regional Shows and Events / Re: 2021 MCACN Shelly Hertz Display
« on: January 01, 2021, 12:46:13 PM »
Hey there Royce -

Steve reached out to me several months ago about some of my father-in-law's Hertz items I had for sale. We of course got to talking about Hertz Gs so that is when I reached out to you and Gavin and Phil about a unique Hertz G that hadn't been on display at MCACN yet.

That is actually when you told me about Eric's G that was a show unit and the earliest one known to exist.

So I have gotten Eric and Steve together on that and hopefully they can work something out.

Also, I provided Steve with some nice, color copies made from my original Hertz counter brochure that you posted.

- Phillip

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1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: 1967 Bruxelles Auto Salon - 1967 GT350
« on: December 31, 2020, 10:48:25 AM »
Definitely a Cougar dash shown at the 5:10 mark. Good catch JD

- Phillip

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Swap Meet / Re: 1/43 ALTAYA SHELBY GT500
« on: December 29, 2020, 04:40:50 PM »
Hmmm, I spy, with my eye, a Cougar....

- Phillip

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SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Teach me about dual quad intakes
« on: December 23, 2020, 08:11:04 AM »
Hey Cory - that is cool!

When I first viewed your thread I thought boy, where did he get such a sharp copy of the "HTSaCC's" photo!?

Below are some more pics that I have of the Cougar versions of the Shelby performance and dress-up pieces.

You can tell that some of these have been mocked up for the picture in the same way and for the same reasons that they mocked up prototypes of the cars to photograph for marketing and advertising materials.

- Phillip



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