Thursday, July 22, 2010

Finding A Mercury Cougar On The Internet

One of my favorite sites in the past few months has been Bring-A-Trailer.  The site features cars for sale around the United States and even the world.  Readers will write in and suggest cars that are posted for sale on sites like ebay, craigslist, and other auction sites. Other cars are offered as exclusives to the Bring-A-Trailer site.  They are not for sale anywhere else at the moment.

This week the site put up a 1968 Mercury Cougar XR7 for sale. Check it out for yourself.  This is a car has plenty of originality, but also includes engine and suspension upgrades to make the driving experience much better. With a reasonable price of $13,500 this car seems like a pretty good buy.

You can check my links to the right of the page for places to find more Mercury Cougars for sale on the internet.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Hot Rod And Automobile Films

Ingenuity in Action (1958) NHRA Hot Rod Film

The Cool Hot Rod (1953)

Give Yourself the Green Light (1954)

Safety Through Seat Belts Automobile Safety Film

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Going On A Hunt For Cougar VIN numbers!

Earlier this week I went to Country Classic Cars on a hunt for VIN numbers for
the Cougar database and submitted to the Classic Cougars group on 
I found seven cars from the 1960's and 1970's. All of these cars are currently for sale. 
Pictures can be found on their website. As a disclaimer, I have no affiliation with 
this place of business. Please ask on current condition of vehicles if interested.

Country Classic Cars
2149 E. Frontage Rd.
Staunton, IL 62088
Phone: 618-635-7056
Fax: 618-635-6287
Store Hours: Mon - Fri: 9:00 - 5:00, Sat: 9:00 - 3:00

1967 Mercury Cougar Standard - $9450
Blue paint (not original)
gray interior (not original)
VIN: 7F91C581345
Body: 65A Color: Z Trim: 2G Date: 30C DSO: 26 Axle: 0 Trans: W
PS, Automatic Trans, Console, Drum brakes

1968 Mercury Cougar Standard - $10,850
Maroon paint
Maroon interior
VIN: 8F91F573951
Body: 65A Color: B Trim: 2D Date: 06F DSO:23 Axle: 5 Trans: W
PS, PB, A/C, Automatic Trans,

1968 Mercury Cougar XR7 - $8950
White paint (repaint) - light blue top
White interior (not original)
VIN: 8R93F510742(?)
Body: 65B Color: O (Q?) Trim: xx? Date: 24A DSO:53 Axle: 5 Trans: ?
Numbers on door hard to read per painted over
Dash pad covering VIN number on dash
Automatic Trans, A/C, PS, PB, Console, XR7 dash

1972 Mercury Cougar Convertible - $10,950
Light Yellow paint
White Comfortweave interior w/ black
VIN: 2F92H541795
Date: 4/72 Body: 76D Color: 6E Trim: CW Trans: X Axle: 2 DSO:31
Automatic Trans, power top, power brakes,

1975 Mercury Cougar XR7 - $8450
Light Yellow paint w/ Green Landau top
Green Interior
VIN: 5A93H532968
No Data plate available
87,xxx miles
351, C-4 Automatic, 3.00 Axle
A/C, Remote mirrors, Cruise, Tilt, PS, PB

1978 Mercury XR7 - $4950
White Paint w/ Brown Landau top
Brown interior
VIN: 8H93F607195
No Data plate available
80,xxx miles
Remote mirrors, Automatic Trans, Power windows, power doorlocks, A/C

1979 Mercury Cougar XR7 - $7850
Light Blue paint w/ White Landau top
Blue interior
28,xxx miles
Power Windows, Power Doorlocks, Automatic Trans, PS, PB, A/C, Tach

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Sixth Annual KSHE 95 Rock & Roll Car Show

This looks like a fun show to attend and since KSHE-95 began broadcasting in 1967, I love Rock & Roll music, and I have a 1967 Mercury Cougar it makes a nice fit.

WHAT: Sixth Annual KSHE 95 Rock & Roll Car Show

WHEN: Saturday, August 21, 2010

WHERE: Gateway International Raceway, Madison, IL

TIME: Car Show: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm (Car Display Cars: 9:00-10:30 am; Spectators: 11:00 am until 4:00 pm*).

DISPLAY CAR ADMISSION: $20 in advance (by 8/12/10)* | $25 at door (Prices includes driver and one passenger)

*Register by August 12th and receive a commemorative event shirt!

SPECTATOR ADMISSION: $10 at door for all non-display car entrants, Under 16 admitted FREE with paid adult.

KSHE 95 has taken the car show experience to a new level with the creation of the KSHE Rock N’ Roll Car Show! This event will be unlike any other in the St. Louis area. KSHE’s Rock ‘N Roll Car Show will feature classic cars, muscle cars, hot rods, modern muscle cars, plus much more! This is not your typical car show. This year’s event is a car-cruise – no judging just and opportunity to show-off your cars. There is an opportunity to win prizes, including best in show, best overall display, best paint and best engine – all voted on by they people.

This will be the hottest car show event of the year. Event attendees will have the opportunity to check out vendors in the automotive midway, have their cars Dyno tested, meet KSHE personalities, register to win prizes, and enjoy live music throughout the day from some of St. Louis ‘ favorite bands. Plus, attendees can become a Gateway “Outlaw All-star” as they test their skills down the drag strip. Drag strip will be open! Your Car Show ticket will also get you into the Gateway Outlaw All-star event which ends at 10p. One ticket price – two events!!

For more information or to Pre-register your vehicle, click HERE. All vehicles to pre-register by August 12th will receive a commemorative KSHE 95 6th Annual Car Show Shirt!