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Happy Birthday to ClassicCougarCommunity.Com!

Post by xr7g428 » 18 Dec 2017, 14:04

Happy 7th Birthday to Classic Cougar Community Forums!

December 23rd 2010 was the day. The site is actually older than that, but that is when we kicked off the forums. And if you remember that you really are an old fart... LOL

I though that after a few years we would have heard of every conceivable problem and we would have run out of things to talk about. Obviously I had no idea just how many things can go wrong as our cars have started turning 50! I still learn something new every day.

Thanks to the many great folks that have shared your stories and experience and knowledge, and made this a fun place to hang out!

While he is mostly silent, Thanks to Jay for keeping the server happy and healthy.

Bill B

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Legendary Cougar Magazine
Currently in the Cat House
'67 XR7 GT 390 4 speed, AC, AM FM, Lime Frost Green
'68 XR7-G 428CJ C6, Tilt-Away, AM, Black Cherry
'68 XR7-G 390 4 speed, Sunroof, Cardinal Red
'68 XR7 GT-E 427 C6 AM Cardinal Red
'68 XR7 resto mod 351W, soon to be AOD, Black Cherry

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Re: Happy Birthday to ClassicCougarCommunity.Com!

Post by zman » 18 Dec 2017, 14:33

WOW
Been seven years already. Does not seem that long ago.
Older you get the faster time goes by.

Happy Birthday CCC
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55 Ford 2dr Customline 302 4sp
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Post by waterlife » 18 Dec 2017, 15:07

Happy Birthday !
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Post by Local Hero » 18 Dec 2017, 15:37

Thanks for all you guys do and to the entire Community, Merry Christmas and the best of New Years.
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Post by Blitz » 18 Dec 2017, 16:03

Holy moley. Hard to believe it's been that long. I remember jumping ship from MercuryCougar.net after the corporate buyout and haven't looked back. This place is the bee's knees. Thanks Bill & Jay!
-Andrew Chenovick
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-1968 Mercury Cougar: original family owned, Polar White, 289-2V, auto, AC / "Snowball" view project thread
-1973 Opel Manta: 1.9L, 5-speed (restored)
-1991 Mazda Miata: fun driver
-1986 Volvo 240: dependable beater / "Goldilocks"
-1979 Volvo 245: magnificently ugly brown wagon

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Post by xr7g428 » 18 Dec 2017, 16:19

This has been an interesting year... The Photobucket thing sure threw us for a loop or two... Upgrading to a private server has sure been a good move.
Bill Basore, Editor / Publisher
Legendary Cougar Magazine
Currently in the Cat House
'67 XR7 GT 390 4 speed, AC, AM FM, Lime Frost Green
'68 XR7-G 428CJ C6, Tilt-Away, AM, Black Cherry
'68 XR7-G 390 4 speed, Sunroof, Cardinal Red
'68 XR7 GT-E 427 C6 AM Cardinal Red
'68 XR7 resto mod 351W, soon to be AOD, Black Cherry

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Post by Royce » 18 Dec 2017, 16:41

I remember looking at Carl Graziano's Cougar list server in the mid 1990's. I didn't think the internet was going to last very long based on what I saw there.

Thankfully this site is a lot better! Thank Bill and Jay!
1968 GT-E XR-7 W code 427 Augusta Green / Saddle
1968 XR-7 R code 428CJ Ram Air Red / Black
1910 Model T Ford Touring Red / Black
1914 Model T Touring Maroon / Black
1915 Model T Ford Touring Black / Black
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Post by xr7g428 » 18 Dec 2017, 17:06

The Best Cougar site ever was the original TCCN The Classic Cougar Network. Written from the ground up in HTML and each page a work of art. Modern content management systems just don't allow for that. Of course it burned out every one it touched and died under it's own weight.
Bill Basore, Editor / Publisher
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Currently in the Cat House
'67 XR7 GT 390 4 speed, AC, AM FM, Lime Frost Green
'68 XR7-G 428CJ C6, Tilt-Away, AM, Black Cherry
'68 XR7-G 390 4 speed, Sunroof, Cardinal Red
'68 XR7 GT-E 427 C6 AM Cardinal Red
'68 XR7 resto mod 351W, soon to be AOD, Black Cherry

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Post by badcatt » 18 Dec 2017, 17:58

Wow time clues. I like this site. I've been part of m9st all the "on line" Cougar lists and forums. Thanks Bill and all involved here.
Neal Jacobson.
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1970 XR-7 Convertible Blue
1971 XR-7 Bright Blue with Blue "Up Beat" interior
1970 Standard 428CJ Competition Yellow The New Money Pit.
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Post by Blitz » 18 Dec 2017, 18:04

xr7g428 wrote:
18 Dec 2017, 16:19
This has been an interesting year... The Photobucket thing sure threw us for a loop or two... Upgrading to a private server has sure been a good move.
Yeah, that was huge. You guys did a great job figuring that one out. I can't tell you how many tech threads on other car forums I've tried to look at, and all the pictures are screwed. There's probably a decade of great how-to's and build threads out there that are now ruined thanks to photobucket's greed. I get that they have to stay afloat as a business, but c'mon.
-Andrew Chenovick
Photo/Video guy for WEST COAST CLASSIC COUGAR, INC.
Side Gig: FLYING A PHOTOGRAPHY


RIDES:
-1968 Mercury Cougar: original family owned, Polar White, 289-2V, auto, AC / "Snowball" view project thread
-1973 Opel Manta: 1.9L, 5-speed (restored)
-1991 Mazda Miata: fun driver
-1986 Volvo 240: dependable beater / "Goldilocks"
-1979 Volvo 245: magnificently ugly brown wagon

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