1967 Mercury Cougar GT 390-4V 4-Speed Giveaway Contest - Official Thread
It’s time to kick off this year’s Cougar giveaway contest! Last year we gave away a 1970 Eliminator, and this year we’re giving away a 1967 Mercury Cougar GT. More specific info about the car will be posted soon. This is definitely a project car, and the winner will have a lot of work ahead of them. But we couldn’t stand to send this unique car to the crusher, so we decided to give it away for free!
How do I enter?
To win the car, you need to write an essay (or make a video if you want) and submit it to this thread. The purpose of your essay is to convince us and the Cougar community as to why you are the most deserving and qualified person to bring this car back to life. Deserving in the sense that this car will actually mean something to you, and qualified in the sense that you have the skills and resources to restore a car, or at least the drive to work hard and learn as you go. It doesn’t matter to us if you restore it its factory-original state, or if you turn it into a wild restomod. All we care about it that it gets into the right hands. In your essay, it’s a good idea to talk about what your plans for the car would be.
- The deadline for entry is July 4th, 2013.
How will the winner be determined?
The winner will be decided by a panel of 5 judges we’ve selected from among you, the Classic Cougar Community. They represent a wide range of Cougar owners and restorers, with an emphasis on the first-generation big-block Cougars. When selecting the winning essay, they will take into account their own experiences as well as the public’s opinion. All of this will take place here on the forum. Who are the judges, you may ask? They will be revealed soon, with more info about why they were chosen.
- The winner will be announced during the WCCC Open House event in August.
More Info - Watch the Video!
We made a short video to outline the basic contest rules and also to show what the car looks like. Check it out here!
We will soon be posting more details about the car, the judges, and any additional info that comes up or gets asked about. Good luck to everyone, and stay tuned for more updates!
Fine Print: One entry per household. No purchase necessary. Contest is not open to WCCC employees, family members, or suppliers, but is open to everyone else worldwide. Must be 10 years or older to enter. Winner must be tall enough to see over the dashboard. Entries must be submitted to this forum thread no later than 7/4/2013. Winner will be decided by the judge panel, which is subject to change. Winner to be announced by August 15, 2013. Winner is responsible for transport, licensing, fees and taxes where applicable. Car must be picked up within 365 days of contest ending. WCCC is not responsible for theft, damage, injury, pestilence, or acts of God while the car is in our possession. Side effects may include obsessive compulsive disorder, divorce, financial ruin, chronic bloody knuckles, alcoholism, and diarrhea of the mouth. Consult your physician before entering.