The weekend of September 19th was Ponies in the Sun in Yakima. On Saturday there was a cruise of the "boneyards" for parts then a BBQ at the Munlys' followed by a visit to the neighbors to see their cars. On Sunday, Eric Anders won an award for his Mustang and we won Club Participation.
572 EUG--Warren Smith
PURRN72--Mike & Gloria Munly
I PURR--Susan Skahan
C8F XR7--Charleen & Jerry Bodvin
...and again, the year ended with a Christmas party pot luck dinner at the Benoits' in
Puyallup on December 11th.
67 XR7--Darin Felton
Another busy year: The club was pretty healthy with membership rising to 152 throughout the year and 206 cars on the roster. The highway clean-up program was still going, meetings began to be held at members' homes, new club by-laws were being developed, we purchased a trailer for storage and Cougar One's restoration was begun.
The first event of the year was the Autorama held at the SeattleCenter Coliseum on January 21-23. Participating members were John Benoit (68 G), Bruce Brewer (69 XR-7 428 CJ convertible), Mike & Gloria Munly (72 standard convertible) and Dana Wilcox (modified 70 XR-7). All won trophies plus $70 went to the club for a 3rd place club display win.
Eric "Doc" Anders and Neal Jacobson working on Cascade's Adopt-a-Highway Program with the DOT.
On April 16th there was a West Coast Cougar Convention in Buena Park, CA followed by a BBQ hosted by the San Diego Cougar Club. The following day, 7 car clubs were represented at Knott's Berry Farm for Fabulous Fords Forever where 50 Cougars joined a field of over 2900 cars--all Fords. On hand for the festivities were Marc Ogren, Eric Anders, John Benoit, Warren Smith, Bruce Brewer and Jim & Elaine Pinkerton.