50th Anniversary for the '68s

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Re: 50th Anniversary for the '68s

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Post by Yorgle » 05 Jan 2018, 09:02

That's awesome work, Phillip. At the risk of being called a nit-picker, isn't the cat head on your XR7G graphic a 69-70 thing?
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BTW, I think electronic ignition is pointless.

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Re: 50th Anniversary for the '68s

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Post by BossElim69 » 05 Jan 2018, 09:49

No, They used the Gurney G with the cats heads in 67 for TA. Same logo as the Gurney Eagle.
This will make for some good CCOA memorabilia. Nice job Phil 8-)
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Re: 50th Anniversary for the '68s

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Post by propayne » 05 Jan 2018, 11:33

In '69 Dan was driving a Shelby prepared Mustang in the Trans-Am (because of other commitments, Dan only drove in 2 TA races that year) and by '70 he had jumped ship from Ford/Mercury and was racing a Plymouth Barracuda.

Dan's intimate involvement with the Cougar was in '67 as a driver and team captain and '68 as a spokesperson, so the melding of the "Screaming Cat" and the "Gurney G" date from those years.

Now I will say that the Screaming Cat logo was never used in association with the XR7-G Cougar that I know of, so I did take a little "Artistic License" with that - It looks good and it's a natural fit in my book.

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Re: 50th Anniversary for the '68s

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Post by Yorgle » 05 Jan 2018, 13:21

Thanks for the edumakation. That's what I love about this community.
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BTW, I think electronic ignition is pointless.

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Post by BossElim69 » 05 Jan 2018, 13:51

Picture of the Gurney eagle decal. The Cougar & Eagle both look like they are pissed off :x
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Re: 50th Anniversary for the '68s

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Post by propayne » 05 Jan 2018, 15:11

Yorgle wrote:
05 Jan 2018, 13:21
Thanks for the edumakation. That's what I love about this community.
Me too, I've learned a ton here and over at the SAAC Forum and continue to.

Also, let me say, I appreciate you all pointing things out to me. Often, I post my art and graphics here before they are printed and I'd much rather catch anything before stuff is printed!

So don't feel shy and I won't take it personally (I've been doing this for over 40 years).

I'll either agree and fix/alter the art or if not I'll explain my thinking.

- Phillip

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Post by propayne » 07 Jan 2018, 14:21

I just noticed something I missed - I had the Cobra Jet hood scoop body color when it should have been black!

Fixed it -

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Post by fordnutz » 07 Jan 2018, 15:44

Oh my, good thing no one else noticed or a flogging may have been in order (lol).
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Re: 50th Anniversary for the '68s

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Post by 93RGTE » 08 Jan 2018, 00:58

Hey Phillip -
While we're fantasizing, any chance for custom orders, like an Augusta Green GT-E w/a black 428 scoop and stripe?
Also, where are you getting water soluble decals done? I have an old Big Daddy Roth Cougar decal I'd like
to copy. Don't want to separate the old decal from the backing that has the Roth logo. Will share!

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Post by propayne » 08 Jan 2018, 07:16

^^^ Actually, once I have all of the "parts" drawn I can do custom orders for posters.

For instance, I already have the '67/'68 Cougar body, the GT-E grill and the Cobra Jet hood scoop, so I could put together a poster of your car.

PM me and we can discuss it.

And I am (and have been since my childhood) a HUGE fan of Ed 'Big Daddy" Roth and Roth Studios.

Most of the artwork that came out of Roth Studios in the '60s, including that awesome Cougar decal, were actually drawn by one of my personal art heros, Ed Newton.

Ed "Newt" Newton is still alive and kickin' and producing awesome art. Google some images of his work when you have a chance.

- Phillip

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