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Fordnutz Club History 1997

The West Coast Cougar Club became dormant in 1992, but some members mourned the loss. Discussion of revival was ongoing and by 1996 it was decided to try again, this time expanding membership to include all FoMoCo products. With the new criteria came a new name: Fordnutz Collector Club.

1997: In May the new club began in earnest with five members, Scott Ferguson as President and Lorne Pirson as VP with membership, monies and events duties pretty much shared by the two. In the Spring the first "Nutz Letter" was produced, only one page, but it was a start. Participation in events on both sides of the border gave our cars exposure and membership slowly grew. On October 15th Scott's mother, Vera, took over as Treasurer and a club bank account was opened the same day.

June meeting at Cruisers Pit Stop Diner

Border to Border on August 8 featured L-R: Patrick Ramsey's 73 XR7 convertible, Don Wicklund's 69 428 CJ convertible and Tony Fisher's 68 XR7.

Three of only twelve 1968 428 CJ GTE's known to exist showed up at Prowl on August 10 in Bellevue, Washington.

This 68 GTE was Grant Hanbury's (owner of Signature Lincoln Mercury in Richmond, BC) personal car until Fordnutz member Jim Pinkerton bought it.

Lots of Cougars at the Can Am in September at Ferndale, Washington

Not so many at the Fraser Valley Collector Show in Abbotsford, BC in October