Westrand Car Show - 1967 Mercury Cougar

Mercury Cougar


The Cougar was the second longest running marque of the Mercury brand within the Ford Stable

The Cougar started off in 1967 as a “pony car” in competition with it’s stablemate, the Ford Mustang, GM’s Chevrolet Camaro and Pontiac Firebird as well Chrysler’s Charger, the Plymouth Barracuda and the AMC Javelin. After 1973 the Cougar was upgraded and was known as a “personal Luxury Car”. It’s production run in this new class lasted from 1974 to 1997.

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Based on the Ford Mustang Chassis and Engines the Cougar survived two generations as a Pony Car. The Mk I from 1967 to 1970 and the Mk II from 1971 to 1973. During the 7 years as a Pony Car 614,000 units were built and sold. Minor changes were made each year including increasing the range of engines available. The Cougar’s other guises were as a mid size car from 1977 to 1982 and as a sport compact from 1999 to 2002. This post only covers the Cougar as a Pony Car.

Mercury Cougar Mk I 1967 to 1970

Mercury Cougar Mk II 1971 to 1973

The Westrand Car Show is a Classic Car Show. TO QUALIFY FOR ENTRANCE TO A COMPETITIVE CLASS, VEHICLES MUST HAVE BEEN BUILT OR REGISTERED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 1999 OR EARLIER. Only the first 180 QUALIFYING vehicles will receive a commemorative medallion. Any newer vehicle is welcome to be entered as a “non-competitive vehicle” and to be placed on show just because of “the spirit of motoring” and the desire to share the joy that your wheels bring you, with all of the rest of us. See the list of classes below and the entrance form. Remember its a fun day, so don’t take it too seriously.

Non-Competitive vehicles may enter at the gate on the day.

The Westrand Car Show is an alcohol-free event and any person found to have in their possession or to be consuming alcohol will not be admitted and/or will be asked to leave the premises of Dr. Havinga School. 


Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n klassieke motorskou. OM TE KWALIFISEER VIR TOEGANG TOT ‘N KOMPETERENDE KLAS, MOET VOERTUIE VIR DIE EERSTE KEER IN 1999 OF VROEËR GEBOU OF GEREGISTREER WORD. Slegs die eerste 180 KWALIFISERENDE voertuie sal ‘n gedenkmedalje ontvang. Enige nuwer voertuig is welkom om as ‘n “nie-mededingende voertuig” ingeskryf te word, en dit net te danke aan” die gees van motor” en die begeerte om die vreugde wat u wiele vir u bring, saam met ons almal te deel. Kyk na die lys van klasse hieronder en die ingangsvorm. Onthou, dis ‘n pret dag moenie dit te ernstig opneem.

Nie-mededingende voertuie mag op die dag by die hek inteken.

Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n alkoholvrye gebeurtenis, en enige persoon wat bevind dat hy in besit is en/of alkohol inneem, sal nie toegelaat word nie en/of gevra sal word om die perseel van die Dr. Havinga skool te verlaat.

Competition Classes Enter Your Vehicle

FEATURED IMAGE 1967 Mercury Cougar – inkknife_2000 [CC BY-SA 2.0]
1968 Mercury Cougar – Riley, Christchurch, New Zealand [CC BY 2.0]
1969 Mercury Cougar Convertible – Greg Gjerdingen Willmar, USA [CC BY 2.0]
1970 Mercury Cougar XR7 – Sicnag [CC BY 2.0]
1971 Mercury Cougar XR7 – AlfvanBeem [CC0]
1972  Mercury Cougar – Ryan Hildebrand [CC BY-SA 4.0]
1973 Mercury Cougar XR7 – Greg Gjerdingen, Willmar, USA [CC BY 2.0]