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Re: Random car pictures
« Reply #2085 on: April 30, 2020, 06:50:52 PM »

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« Reply #2086 on: April 30, 2020, 06:59:07 PM »
^^^ Randy Bannister racing what is more than likely one of the ex-Trans-Am Bud Moore Cougars.

The rear trunk lid looks like it is notched for the twin gas fillers that were on the TA Cougars.

For the NASCAR Grand American series the filler was moved to the driver's side rear quarter panel.

What is really interesting is that this photo is from '71 or '72 (I'd have to check my notes, pretty sure what 1109RWHP posted is a scan I made from one of my racing programs).

So there may have still been a '67 bodied ex-Trans-Am Cougar running around at that late a date.

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« Reply #2087 on: May 01, 2020, 08:18:54 AM »

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« Reply #2088 on: May 01, 2020, 09:18:49 AM »
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Re: Random car pictures
« Reply #2089 on: May 01, 2020, 11:10:31 AM »
^^^ Randy Bannister racing what is more than likely one of the ex-Trans-Am Bud Moore Cougars.

The rear trunk lid looks like it is notched for the twin gas fillers that were on the TA Cougars.

For the NASCAR Grand American series the filler was moved to the driver's side rear quarter panel.

What is really interesting is that this photo is from '71 or '72 (I'd have to check my notes, pretty sure what 1109RWHP posted is a scan I made from one of my racing programs).

So there may have still been a '67 bodied ex-Trans-Am Cougar running around at that late a date.

- Phillip

    Phillip,
      From my Bud Moore paperwork we know Tiny got one car and Reid Shaw got two , but Bud eluded that they had 5 or 6 cars in total. Which one do you think this one is?
     Randy
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« Reply #2090 on: May 01, 2020, 01:50:21 PM »
Phillip & Randy, you might already know this site ? There is quite a bit on assorted Cougars here. In the top right search for

 Cougar, when it opens click on the items on the right and scroll through.

What was the official name of this series "Grand-Am" I've also heard "Baby Grands" but I thought that referred to what some

 people called the Trans-Am Series ? ?

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Re: Random car pictures
« Reply #2091 on: May 02, 2020, 03:10:02 PM »
Mustang 11 racer, 467 C.I.  ? valve covers are off, looks to be a bit of a panic !

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« Reply #2092 on: May 02, 2020, 03:13:59 PM »
Mustang 11 racer, 467 C.I.  ? valve covers are off, looks to be a bit of a panic !

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« Reply #2093 on: May 02, 2020, 07:16:06 PM »

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« Reply #2094 on: May 02, 2020, 10:12:33 PM »
Neat vintage beach photo, but would look better with girls.
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« Reply #2095 on: May 02, 2020, 10:44:49 PM »
Shazam !   ;)

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« Reply #2096 on: May 03, 2020, 05:22:02 PM »
Awesome vintage photo honker :D

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Re: Random car pictures
« Reply #2097 on: May 03, 2020, 05:26:40 PM »
seems like that black vinyl top would've been pretty hot  ::) ??? (post  #2093)
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Re: Random car pictures
« Reply #2098 on: May 03, 2020, 06:37:35 PM »
^^^ Randy Bannister racing what is more than likely one of the ex-Trans-Am Bud Moore Cougars.

The rear trunk lid looks like it is notched for the twin gas fillers that were on the TA Cougars.

For the NASCAR Grand American series the filler was moved to the driver's side rear quarter panel.

What is really interesting is that this photo is from '71 or '72 (I'd have to check my notes, pretty sure what 1109RWHP posted is a scan I made from one of my racing programs).

So there may have still been a '67 bodied ex-Trans-Am Cougar running around at that late a date.

- Phillip

    Phillip,
      From my Bud Moore paperwork we know Tiny got one car and Reid Shaw got two , but Bud eluded that they had 5 or 6 cars in total. Which one do you think this one is?
     Randy

Hey Randy - well, I'm no expert, what I have to offer is just amateur sleuthing - but I think the Cougar Mr. Bannister is driving (he finished 13th) in that photo is probably one of the two Cougars that Reid Shaw bought from Bud. From talking with Wayne Andrew's (Reid's driver) son, one Cougar was given '70 sheetmetal, wrecked badly, sold (to? - Mr. Shaw didn't remember) heavily modified, raced some more then disappeared.

The 2nd is still sporting it's 67/68 body in photos snapped at the 1970 Citrus 250 at Daytona (Andrews driving). Soon after that race it was converted to short track and then sold in '71 (to Bannister?).

I have often heard (and read) the 5 to 6 Bud Moore Cougars also.

Below is a photo that was posted on social media recently that seems to show 4 Trans-Am Cougars at BME in '67. Sure looks like that car in the back is a Cougar but it looks like there is a decal or something on the front passenger side quarter panel that is odd. It could be the green Cougar Allan Moffat drove towards the end of the season.

But if it is a Cougar, that is the first time I've seen four 1967 TA Cougars in one place. It's also interesting that there are two with the same #, 98.

In addition, it looks like Bud Built one or two more Grand Touring Cougars in '68, so that would get us to the five or six Bud mentioned to you.

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Re: Random car pictures
« Reply #2099 on: May 03, 2020, 08:42:20 PM »
seems like that black vinyl top would've been pretty hot  ::) ??? (post  #2093)
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