69' Super Stock nationals giveaway Cougar

On what day in 1966 did the secret Cougar marketing program begin? April 1st, April Fools day. On what day in 1968 did the Cobra Jet 428 become available in the Cougar April 1st April Fools day. Is there a message in there somewhere? This is the place to find out.
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69' Super Stock nationals giveaway Cougar

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Post by cougarshaman » 29 Dec 2011, 20:18

In '69 a new Cougar Eliminator was part of the prize package for the winner of the Super Stock Nationals Stock class. The winner: Frank Iaconio of Totawa NJ with a 57 Chevy Fuelie car.
It's a big multi-page feature of coverage including pics in the 11/69 issue of Super Stock mag, but I've scanned the most Cougar-centric parts. Alas the first page was partly cut off somehow, but at least I saved the image of Iaconio in the winner's ceremony with the '69 Cat all painted up and posed for the cameras.
Nicholson in the second page, and Schartman in the third image (far lane).
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Post by propayne » 30 Dec 2011, 17:26

Very cool pics cougarshamen.

Not a ton of photos of Dynos Boss 429 (427 sohc) Cougar.

Here are a couple of apropos scans from some of my Drag Times newspapers.
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Post by cougarshaman » 13 Feb 2012, 16:14

That 70 looks pretty beefy. Wonder what happened to that one?
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Post by cj750 » 13 Feb 2012, 16:25

Is it just a trick of the light or does the give-away Eliminator have an XR-7 style chrome base on the sport mirror? I've never seen a '69 Eliminator with anything but a full body-color outside mirror.
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Post by cougarshaman » 13 Feb 2012, 16:38

looks like a chrome base to me, peering closely through a magnifier at the actual mag page.
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Post by cj750 » 14 Feb 2012, 11:50

Here's another article and picture about the Air Lift give-away Eliminator, this one from the Oct. '69 edition of Hot Rod:

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I knew I had this somewhere, but it took a while to find it. Unfortunately, I can't really make out the mirror base from this angle, even in the original magazine picture.

Interesting that the Air Lift lettering on the rear quarter panel is completely different than shown in the previous article.
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Post by mo2872 » 14 Feb 2012, 12:23

Missing some of the door lettering from the first article, as well.
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Post by cougarshaman » 14 Feb 2012, 13:56

Bet that was a pre-race press kit photo in HRM direct from Mercury.
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