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Fordnutz Club History 2015

Cascade Cougar Club Prowl: August 1-2. August 1st was the pre-Prowl potluck BBQ in Edgewood, Wa.

Left: Jeff Bingaman's 70 hardtop, Heather Whitaker's 69 XR 7 convertible, Scott Ferguson's 68 XR7-G
Centre: the 69 XR 7 convertibles of Jim Compton and Steve Goulding
Right: Bill Ronalds' 69 convertible

August  2nd was show day at Griot's Garage in Tacoma, Wa. Over 50 Cougars were present.

Cougar One: the very first production cat off the line belongs to Jim & Elaine Pinkerton.

Scott Ferguson's XR7-G

A whole row of convertibles.

Trophies were in the style of license plates--cool!

Right: There's always a good turnout of Cougars at Hallmark's Shelby show in Surrey, BC. The weather on August 3rd was sunny and warm - perfect for a show.

Jason Wiseman's 69 standard

Malcolm wanted to show both cars so he gave his Dad the opportunity to revisit his youth by asking him to drive the GTE--such a deal!

This 68 standard belongs to Dean Henschke.

Right: Malcolm McMillan owns two special cats: a 67 XR7-GT convertible conversion and a 68 XR7 GTE 427 side-oiler.

August 8: North Delta Show 'n' Shine. As the weather was "iffy" only two members showed up this year.

L-R: Birthday boy Scott Ferguson, Grant & Maurlice Hadland, Cindy Friesen, Marlene and Harry Unruh.

Because Fordnutz had been chosen as the feature club for 2015's Downtown Port Coquitlam show, our Events Director had something special in mind for this August 16th event.

The Fordnutz BBQ followed the show but only 8 members showed up. The weather really plays a role in attendance

No trophy for Harry Unruh's Eliminator...but Steve O'Connell's 70 coupe won "Best 70".

Our cars were arranged by year and a special dash card was made up giving a little history and highlighting special features for each. Here's the group before we entered Veterans Park. L-R: Ray Sandrin's 72 XR 7, Jim Hessels' 71 standard, Jeff Bingaman's 70 standard, Robert Nowland's 69 Rocky Mountain Special, Don Wicklund's 69 XR 7, Harry Unruh's 69 Eliminator, Heather Whitaker's 69 XR 7, Kim Friesen's 69 standard, Bill Ronalds' 69 standard, Robin Miller's modified 68 XR 7, Malcolm McMillan's 68 XR-7 GTE, Sheldon Potts' 68 XR 7, Dean Henschke's 68 standard, Malcolm McMillan's 67 XR 7 GT convertible conversion, Fil Spasojevic's 67 standard, Darren Hiebert's 67 standard, Vytas Vaitkus' 67 standard and Scott Ferguson's 68 XR7-G. Below Left: Once inside the park, our cars attracted lots of attention.

After PoCo, there were plenty of shows (sorry, no pictures). Jason Wiseman attended the GVMA show alone on August 23rd.
4 attended the
CFFCC show on September 7th with Harry Unruh finishing 1st, Bill Ronalds 2nd and Guy Stromsten 3rd in the Cougar class. Tom Wood's 64 Comet Cyclone, although a real attraction, did not win an award. The Langley Good Times Cruise-in on September 12th was attended by 4 members too, and Scott Ferguson was the sole attendee at Ocean Park Ford. On September 19th, Karl Gehlhaar attended the End of Summer show in Lacey, Wa with his 67 XR 7 and took the "Favorite FoMoCo" award.

The final road trip of the show season was to Yakima for Ponies in the Sun on September 19-20. There was a cruise-in at Major's Drive-in on Saturday where Steve Goulding won Best of Show then we all went out for a Mexican dinner. Sunday's show saw lots of Cougars where all the trophies went to Fordnutz and Cascade members. This is always a fun event with lots to do all day.

Fordnutz Xmas Party, December 5

Above: Cougars on the show field at Sarg Hubbard Park.
Right: Sunday's winners L-R: Neal Jacobson, Scott Ferguson, Jim Compton, Jeff Bingaman, Chris Osborne, Steve Goulding.

Steve with his Best of Show trophy at Major's Drive-in on Saturday night in Yakima.