Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Mercury Cougar 50th Anniversary

Ford World Headquarters

During our last weekend in Michigan, the Annual Shelby Mustang All-Ford Car Show was being held at Ford World Headquarters, and this year in celebration of the Mercury Cougar 50th Anniversary, there was a special show for them.

Tom’s brother, Joe, has a 1967 Cougar XR7 and he took it out of it’s hiding place in the barn for this special event.  His other brother, Dave, and their Dad went along to keep him company.

Joe and his '67 Cougar

Nicolas had hoped to go with them, but he didn’t get up here in time.  Tom and I joined them later in the afternoon.  It was a beautiful day - a little hot, though, – but a great day to be outside.  We walked through the rows of Cougars,

Walking through the rows of cars

and were amazed by the number of them there – from all over the country!

Usually at a car show, you might see one or two Cougars . . . but this was something different . . .

50th Anniversary Cougar Show

More Cougars

The organizers had done an excellent job of getting the word out, and with the great weather they had record-breaking participation – 248 Cougars – the most ever in one place at any time!  We heard that this set a record, but I’m not sure if anybody contacted Guiness, so it might not be an official world record . . . unlike the ice cream sundae thing we participated in last June!

So, there were lots of beautiful Cougars . . . several gorgeous shades of blue,





and one in Tigger orange!

Nice orange cat!

Every good car show has to have a couple support vehicles!

A good day for Good Humor!

Ford F-100

In addition to seeing Tom’s brothers and Dad at the show,

Gimmarro men enjoying the shade

we also ran into a family from the boys’ old school – we hadn’t seen them in a number of years, so it was fun to run into each other and get caught up on what all the kids are doing!  They had a Cougar in the show, too.


And the really funny thing was that they were parked right across from Tom’s brother!

Joe's Cougar

Trying his hand at JengaWe took a break from the Cougars to try our hand at a little Jumbo Jenga, and then wandered over to the other side to check out the Mustangs.


There were anywhere near as many cars over on the Mustang side, but they were still beautiful, so I took a few pictures for the Mustang lover in our family!

Some Mustangs

Which one do you want, Nick!?!

Mustang GT 500 - red, white and blue

1 comment:

  1. Why not just take one of each. Be Safe and Enjoy looking at the cars.
    It's about time.


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