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65frlane
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From: New City NY USA
Registered: Oct 2002

posted 05-09-2003 03:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65frlane        Reply w/Quote
I recently was given a picture of a 1967 Cougar. It was drag raced in California and sponsored by O'Connor Lincoln Mercury in LA. 3737 Crenshaw Blvd. I'ts a 302 ( says so on the tear drop hood ) Driven by Darrell Droke and Leon Wright. It say powered by Gurney Earle on the front fender. In large letters on the door it says O'Connors Top Cat Cougar. Anybody remember this car? Oh yeah it also says Darrell and Larrys Autodynamics on the roof pillar. I know darrell droke drove for Ford in the 60's but wanted to know if anybody knows the car or what happened to it....Geoff

powrshftr
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From: Sarnia,Ontario,Canada
Registered: Apr 2003

posted 01-03-2004 11:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for powrshftr        Reply w/Quote
Wow!I haven't heard of that car in years!My Dad gave me an old issue of Super Stock & Drag Illustrated(?) that he bought back in '68;that car was featured.Tilt front end,Weber carbs,right?It was still a 289 in '68.Ran a Galaxie rear end that hung the slicks out about 3" on each side,too!LOL!

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65frlane
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posted 01-07-2004 08:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65frlane        Reply w/Quote
Wow I would love to see that car. Any chance you can scan the article. If not I would love a copy of it. Darrell Droke who owned Autodynamics in California put that car together with his brother Larry. I only have the pic and really would like the article. Please E me back. Thanks...Geoff

powrshftr
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From: Sarnia,Ontario,Canada
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posted 01-09-2004 10:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for powrshftr        Reply w/Quote
I'll try to dig up that article for you Geoff,but I'll have to take it somewhere to get it scanned.Speaking of old Cougar drag cars,did you know they found the Cougar that the"Border Bandits" used to run?428cj car,from Chatham Ontario (about a 1/2 hr drive from here).They got famous with cjMustangs,but they ran a Cougar,too.

Moneymaker
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posted 01-10-2004 11:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker        Reply w/Quote
I used to own that car!
Maybe....
The one I had was one of the Fiberglas Trends bodied flip top, Loghee Stamping, square tube chassis funny cars.
I was planning on installing a port fuel injected 289 and running it on nitro.
I know most of it's history from 1970 to about 1985 or so when I lost track of it.
Last time I saw the car it was a 406 FE powered bracket car and residing in the Freeport IL area. It was painted a hideous shade of purple and gold.

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65frlane
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posted 01-23-2004 02:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65frlane        Reply w/Quote
Any Luck with finding the article??? Sure would like a copy..Thanks..... Geoff

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