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Events & Shows / 50th anniversary at Ford WHQ

First and foremost thank you for attending the 50th Cougar anniversary in Dearborn at Ford WHQ. Without the Cougar owners taking the time and expense to attend the show. It wouldn’t have been the big success that it was. Now that the dust has settled here are the statistics for the 50th.  On the Saturday cruise to Roush museum and Northville. We had 102 Cougars traveling down the road together on the cruise. The most Cougars to ever cruise together. The show on Sunday at Ford WHQ had 205 Cougars attending! 270 guests attended the dinner at Greenfield village on Saturday evening. Total registration which include the people flying in and others attending without a Cougar but registered totaled 247.  We had a record gathering of 10 Boss 302 Eliminators. We had 9 Cougars at the race track on Monday with 4 Cougars racing. A big thanks to all the volunteers and non-volunteers that stepped in and helped as needed to make the 50th weekend events run smoothly. Our advance planning and mother nature helping out with some great weather made for a historical fun filled event. We had some really great Cougars attending and great Cougar people that made this event spectacular.

Event T-shirts  We knew that our upfront t-shirt order was going to fall short. We had to limit the amount we spent on shirts so we wouldn’t have to cut from some other areas for the 50th weekend events. We are making a post-show run of the event T-shirts
which you can pre-order on our web site:  We will leave it open for pre-orders for 2-3 weeks then it will take another 2 weeks to receive the t-shirts. Once the shirts are received they will be shipped out to you. 

We had a few people that pre-ordered shirts from before that didn’t receive them at the show as we ran out of sizes due to me miss reading an e-mail. We will be filling those orders as well from this next batch of shirts.   

The partint choice voting results are posted on the web site: If you placed in you class and we don’t have a picture of your Cougar. Send one to Scott Zeller at: If you placed in you class and left the show before the awards ceremony. Contact me and I’ll get your 50th anniversary metal sent to you.

The CATS club thanks our host hotel Hilton Double Tree in Dearborn. They were outstanding in helping us and meeting all our needs for the weekend events. If you enjoyed your stay at the host hotel. They ask that you give them a review on yelp. Make sure you direct it toward Hilton Double tree in Dearborn.

I would like to thanks our BoD and core planning committee. Mike Keast, Mark Kulwik, Ray Bischoff, Scott Zeller, Gary Hill, John & Dee Baumann and their daughter Mandi. The CATS Club would like to thanks the CCOA for all their help in planning and executing this event. Now on to Cypress 50th anniversary event. The CATS club hope the rest of the 50th events are a big success like  the 50th in Dearborn.  Keep the Cougars on the prowl!

Best regards,
                            Brian Carpenter, President CATS Classic Cougar club
Events & Shows / 88 xr7
Jared Andrews is bringing his 1988 XR7 to the 50th anniversary show in Dearborn.
Events & Shows / 50th Mercury Cougar anniversary Ford World Headquarters CATS & CCOA
Security UPDATE:

 CATS would like to thank Ray Schmick from Schmick Law Offices in Ann Arbor, MI. for his generous donation, which will provide the Doubletree Hilton-Dearborn added overnight security to protect our cherished Cougars for an additional 10 hours on June 9th, 10th & 11th from 9:00pm to 7:00am. Peace of Mind! We are very grateful Ray! Thank you so much for your support!

As the 50th anniversary celebration  in Dearborn gets closer to reality the CATS club isn’t standing still with what we are offering to our partints & guess. On Saturday afternoon during our Hines Park cruise to Jack Roush museum. We will spend a couple of  hours at the museum then continue on Hines Park Drive another 15 minutes to the town of Northville MI  Once arriving at Northville you will find main street block off for us to have a Cougar show!  We told Northville we are going to stop at their town and they came back with
“ we’ll block off main street for all the beautiful Cougars”.  Lots of small shops to visit and restaurants to grab some lunch.

The following restaurants are offering special deal to Cougar owners at their restaurants:

Le George
10% off entire order

Next Chapter Cafe
Promotional menu item
'Classic Car Crepe Special'
Crepe & Drink combo for $10.00

Edwards Cafe
Promotional menu item:
'Classic Car Dip Sticks' for $5.00
Three Warm Soft Pretzle Sticks with Three Different Dipping Sauces; Chocolate, Horseradish Cheddar, and Mustard
Events & Shows / 1985 Cougar
Alex Basco from Ontario is bringing his 1985 Cougar to the 50th anniversary show in Dearborn.
Events & Shows / 1985 Cougar
Ric Porvasnik is bringing his 1985 Cougar to Ford WHQ in Dearborn.
Events & Shows / 67 Road course Cougar
X Stroked 408w
Mo.. just trying to get "all" of the Cougar community involved in the 50th at the headquarters.
Events & Shows / 50th Mercury Cougar anniversary Ford World Headquarters CATS & CCOA
CATS Classic Cougar Club and the Cougar Club of America is having a 50th Cougar anniversary celebration at Ford World Headquarters June 9 - 12, 2017. All Mercury Cougars are invited from 1967 to 2002. You can go to our web site: and click on the 50th anniversary link to get the itinerary for the weekend and register for the show. We would like to have every year of the Mercury Cougar represented at this show, and some anniversary additions as well.!attendee-registration/qxrbs

Since most of you don't know me. I've owned Cougars since 1985 and currently have 8 Cougars ranging from 67 to 69. Right now I don't own one in the 83 -88 generation, but in the past I had a 83 with the 3.8L and put over 300,000 on it before it got sold. Also had a 89 3.8L Supercharge Cougar and a 97 4.6L Cougar. Hope to add a 86 turbo 5spd to the collection some day. I work in the auto industry and did engine development on all the engines offered in the 83 to 88 Cougars.

Best regards,
                      Brian Carpenter, President CATS