Prowl X, July 30th, Renton: Of the 113 cars registered, 92 were Cougars. This year featured entertainment by Country Suede and auto appraisals were offered. Dick Donahoo won the Hard Luck trophy when he reported losing oil pressure in his 70 Eliminator which he towed home from 100 miles north of McMinnville, OR. He then climbed into his 86 Cougar and drove to the show to take 3rd place in his class. You don't see dedication like that any more.
Marc Ogren and "Loocy"
The Benoit Boys at Prowl X, 1995: John, Cameron
Mike Ziegler's '71 cat
Mike Hainsworth's '68 cat
At SIR's car club drags on August 11th, all 6 Cascade racers "broke out" and lost.
Nearly a dozen CCC members attended Hot August Nights in Lewiston, ID on August 25-26. There was a poker run, live music, a cruise, a beer garden and lots of food and "GTE talk".
Other car clubs were invited to this year's Can Am picnic at Hovander Park in Ferndale on September 10th. There were 19 Cougars on site and the Ranger's Choice went to Donna Szekely's 69 XR-7
Cascade brought 21 cars to this year's Ponies in the Sun in Yakima on September 17th. Of the 14 Cougars, 5 Mustangs, a Ford Torino Cobra and one old Merc, we had 16 winners.
Marc Ogren & Loocy
Susan (Skahan) Wolf
On September 30th we had a cruise to Mount St. Helens and this year's Christmas party was held on December 9th at the Pinkertons in Bellevue.
1996 was an exciting year. We now had over 180 members, a northern chapter, and a growing computer fund. Vanity plates were becoming a big thing and Marc Ogren and Bill Herbert won the Golden Quill award from Old Car Magazine for our Prowler newsletter. We also began raising funds to host the '97 30th Cougar Anniversary National Show.
The first event hosted by our northern chapter was bowling at Strawberry Lanes in Marysville on February 24th. 8 adults and 5 children attended.
On March 30th a Spring Cleaning Extravaganza was held at Cougar Hollow. Included in the event was a tech session hosted by Cecil Boyd of Meguiars.
5 Cougars attended Mustangs on the Pier in Port Angeles on April 21st. Winners were Dennis Welch (1st), Bill Herbert (2nd and Bill Evans (3rd)
...and that's how you do it. A little buff up at Meguiars.
A tour of the General Petroleum Museum in Seattle was planned for April 27th with Cascade partnered with Mustangs Northwest. However, due to the abysmal turnout, both clubs had to pay for the shortfall.
A northern chapter pot luck was planned for May 4th at the Ziegler's home in Marysville, but...no one came.
The Strawberry Festival Parade in Marysville on June 15th was attended by 6 members. The parade was great as was lunch at Alfy's Pizza at Smokey Point.
Despite our small attendance at the Strawberry Festival, we managed to take a first place award.