Monthly Archives: January 2011

Unicorn Found: The Cougar That Couldn’t Exist, Does

They never installed a 427 in anything but a GT-E in 1968. Except when they did…

Okay, so what if I told you that there was this guy who says there was a ’68 XR7–that’s not a GT-E–built with a factory W-code 427 (impossible), has factory Whisper Aire® Air Conditioning (not available with a 427), painted white (of course, all unicorns are white…), and that it was ordered by a dealer in Texas for a retail customer, built on the assembly line, and it may still be in the hands of the original owner?

Riiiiiiiiiiggggggghhhhhhtttttttttttttt……..

I’ll bet you a beer that I’m not making this up. Make it two beers if you are really confident I am full of horse pucky.

The story begins many years ago. Rumors of a W-code XR7 begin to circulate. Story has it that it is a GT-E that is minus trim. Even the slightest chance of finding another lost GT-E is always worth checking out. It turns out that several guys claim to have seen the car, but no one can pin it down. A trip to where the car is said to be located finds no car, and only the remains of what may have been a house. Over time, the story fades to black, and the forgotten, missing, maybe-a-GT-E, fades from memory.

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What’s New in the Forums?

We are using an open source program called phpBB to support the forum. This does lots of great things for us. First of all, open source software can be modified to meet our purposes. We aren’t stuck with the way the developers’ believe things should work. We also benefit from the thousands of other users’ experience and efforts in extending the basic software by developing code that adds features–called “mods” with phpBB–so the Forum does more and we don’t have to spend our hard-earned money paying for it. Since phpBB is also on an open license, we don’t have to pay for the software license, and even more important, all of the constant upgrades and support fees. And here is the real kicker: the most popular paid software is actually based on phpBB! So we get all of the good stuff, and we can put the money into better, faster hosting and things that make a difference for the users.

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New Forums at ClassicCougarCommunity.Com

Like to talk Cougars?  Be sure to check out the new forums added to this site.

The forum is run by and for Cougar enthusiasts.  Our main focus is making this the best place for Cougar hobbyists, not advertisers.   You have to be a bit of a web geek to fully understand what this means, but we think everyone will find the results speak for themselves.

Lets take a short tour of the new forums.  Whether you are a forum newby, or a million post master, we think you will find a few things to like.

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