Legendary Cougar Magazine Volume 3, Issue 4 Is Online Now!

Legendary Cougar Magazine Volume 3, Issue 4The fourth issue of Volume 3 is online now, and will be in your mailbox soon.

Issue 4 has a distinctive “Eliminator” theme. It includes a look at Cougar-specific suspension offerings from Hotchkis Suspensions, a not-to-be-missed modified 1971 XR-7 hardtop, and a fond remembrance of Dan Gurney’s impact on the Cougar Community.

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Legendary Cougar Magazine Volume 3, Issue 3 Is Online Now!

Legendary Cougar Magazine Volume 3. Issue 3The third issue of Volume 3 is online now, and will be in your mailbox soon.

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What’s Inside

Features

  • King of the Cougars – In 1968 more than 100,000 Cougars were built in spite of a costly strike that cost Ford a half-million units of production. Of that year’s production Mercury built exactly three 428, Cobra Jet GT-Es with a four-speed manual transmission. This is the story of one of those three cars whose owner Joe Valenti tells Bill Basore how he acquired this ultra-rare cat.
  • Moon-Shot Mileage – The distance from the earth to the moon is about 288,000 miles. One 1969 Cougar, a Burnt Orange Metallic with White vinyl roof XR-7 (a striking combination) built on April 8, 1969 has lived a long, long life, much with Todd Gregory behind the wheel. Todd’s Cougar has now traveled more than 300,000 miles and he’s happy to share its story. Georgina May snapped the striking photos.
  • Black Cat – The last year Mercury offered a Black Cougar was 1971, and in a year when 62,864 were built, a grand total of just 91 would be XR-7 convertibles. Of those 91, just 18 would get the contrasting white-leather interior. Jennifer Kysar tells how this black cat would cross her path while friend V. Lynn Moore and Jennifer provide the photos.
  • The Best Medicine – Three years ago, Keith Vermillion was diagnosed with stage IV esophageal cancer. This is a story of how family and friends in Cordell, Oklahoma, rallied around Keith as he bravely confronted the cancer, getting his Cougar back on the road. And before his passing on October 19th of this year, he took one final drive. Randy and Jeanne Christian were there, with Jeanne staging some wonderful photos paying tribute to a guy who was loved by all who knew him.
  • T7: The Genesis of the Cougar, Part Three – With the introduction of the Mustang in April 1964, the Ford Motor Company knew it had a huge hit on its hands. And immediately work started on a Mercury version for 1967 when the second-generation would launch. Bill Basore charts the timeline and the challenges in getting the Cougar to market. Rich Truesdell, with help from the Ford Photo Archives, uncovers some rare development photos, many that have not see the light of day in more than three decades.

Regulars

  • Cat Tracks – Co-editor Rich Truesdell explains how LCM is paying tribute to a Cougar enthusiast like no other, Keith Vermilliion. Keith lost a three-year battle with cancer just as the issue went to press with Rich explaining why it was an honor to feature his Cougar in this issue.
  • Cougar Events – The 50th anniversary of the Mercury Cougar has been marked by great shows across the nation. Bill Basore and Heather Whitaker cover 50th anniversary events held this summer in Cypress, California, Ft. Langley, British Columbia and Tacoma, Washington. Rich Truesdell, Robert Nowland and Larry Quay provide the photos.
  • Cougar BookshelfCollectible Automobile has been published since 1985. More than 30 years ago, in April, 1986, it published a 22-page story “Untamed Elegance: 1967-1973 Mercury Cougar.” Rich Truesdell explains why, if you see it available on eBay, why you should snap it up.
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Legendary Cougar Magazine Volume 3, Issue 2 Is Here!

Legendary Cougar Magazine Volume 3, Issue 2The second issue of Volume 3 is online now, and will be in your mailbox soon.

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Legendary Cougar Magazine Volume 3, Issue 1 Is Here!

We’re Back

Legendary Cougar Magazine Volume 3, Issue 1Although we did not come close to hitting our subscriber goal, Rich and I decided that it would be completely wrong to stop publishing Legendary Cougar Magazine in the year of Cougar’s 50th Anniversary.  We will have to work on a shoe-string budget, and my children may end up with back issues of the magazine as their inheritance, but we are committed for another six issues.

The first issue of Legendary Cougar Magazine Volume 3 is online now! The first print run will be completed soon. Print Plus Online and Print-Only subscribers to Volume 3 should receive their printed copies of Issue 1 by May 5th. Continue reading

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Legendary Cougar Magazine Gift CertificatesYou asked, and we heard you.

Now you can give the gift of Legendary Cougar Magazine without the hassle of trying to set up an account for someone else. We’ve added gift certificates, which allow you to purchase a coupon code redeemable for an online-only or print-plus-online subscription to all six issues of Volume 1, Volume 2, or Volume 3 of Legendary Cougar Magazine.

When you purchase a gift certificate, we’ll email you a coupon code you can pass along to the Cougar-lover on your gift list. Continue reading

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Legendary Cougar Magazine Volume 2, Issue 6 Is Here!

Legendary Cougar Magazine Volume 2, Issue 6The sixth and final issue of Legendary Cougar Magazine Volume 2 is online now! The first print run will be completed soon. Print Plus Online and Print-Only subscribers to Volume 2 should receive their printed copies of Issue 6 by November 5th.

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We’re taking preorders for Volume 3. Production will begin as soon as we reach 500 subscribers. We’re currently well on our way, with over 220 subscribers to date. Our goal is 1,000 subscribers for our third six-issue volume, and we need your help!

Please re-subscribe to Legendary Cougar Magazine and encourage other Cougar owners to subscribe as well! Postage and printing costs continue to rise, so we need to grow the subscriber base to offset the increases.

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Legendary Cougar Magazine Volume 2, Issue 5 Is Here!

Legendary Cougar Magazine Volume 2, Issue 5The fifth issue of Legendary Cougar Magazine Volume 2, Issue 5 is online now. The first print run will be completed soon. Print Plus Online and Print-Only subscribers to Volume 2 should receive their printed copies of Issue 5 by August 10th.

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Legendary Cougar Magazine Volume 2 Issue 4 Is Here!

Legendary Cougar Magazine Volume 2 Issue 4The fourth issue of Legendary Cougar Magazine Volume 2 is online now. The first print run will be completed soon. Print Plus Online and Print-Only subscribers to Volume 2 should receive their printed copies of Issue 4 by May 30th.

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Legendary Cougar Magazine Volume 2 Issue 3 Is Online Now!

Legendary Cougar Magazine Volume 2 Issue 3The third issue of Legendary Cougar Magazine Volume 2 is online now. The first print run will be completed soon. Print Plus Online and Print-Only subscribers to Volume 2 should receive their printed copies of Issue 3 by February 6th.

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Legendary Cougar Magazine Volume 2, Issue 2 Is Here!

Legendary Cougar Magazine Volume 2 Issue 2The second issue of Legendary Cougar Magazine Volume 2 is online now. The first print run will be completed soon. Print Plus Online and Print-Only subscribers to Volume 2 should receive their printed copies of Issue 2 by soon after November 5th.

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Legendary Cougar Magazine Volume 2, Issue 1 Is Here!

Legendary Cougar Magazine Volume 2 Issue 1The long-awaited first issue of Legendary Cougar Magazine Volume 2 is online now. The first print run will be complete soon. Print Plus Online and Print-Only subscribers to Volume 2 should receive their printed copies of Issue 1 by August 5th.

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Volume 1 Issue 6 Is Online Now

Legendary Cougar Magazine Volume 1 Issue 6Legendary Cougar Magazine Volume 1 Issue 6 is available online now.

We have an impressively eclectic group of Cougars in this month’s issue, ranging from all-out performance in the 427-equipped GT-E, to a 1969 Sports Special, the only Cougar that legitimately could be called a Shelby. It’s Shelby Cloth interior makes it one of the most rare and unusual Cougars every built.

The pristine 1973 XR-7 convertible we feature is the closest to a brand-new Cougar we’ve ever seen, with only 471 original miles on the clock.  At the time it was built, it was believed it would be the last convertible ever manufactured by Ford Motor Company.

In this month’s edition of Cougar People, we look at David Davidson’s collection of seven classic Cougars and discover that his most-cherished Cougars are not necessarily the most rare in his collection.

Owning a Cougar doesn’t mean the same thing to everyone; the reasons people love Cougars are as distinctly different as the cars you’ll find in this issue. Continue reading

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