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  • Birthday 06/01/1965

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  1. A great time in my life at Barrett Jackson auto auction,2013 Was a blast to drive my old Hurst SC/Rambler over the block ! I tried to do AMC "Loud & Proud" !!!! Videos are great by Speed channel. http://youtu.be/JqHuThIYhqE http://youtu.be/_riejE5HVN0
  2. lol.... heck I could never keep gas in that fine 460 Ford van these days. Total sale is listed as the SC/Rambler sold for $66,000.00 !! To best of my knowledge that makes this the highest priced SC/Rambler to ever be sold at a public auction. Very cool indeed, Auction results and data for 1969 AMC Rambler Hurst S/C | Conceptcarz.com Was great too drive my old SC/Rambler over the block at Barrett Jackson !!! I tried my best to do AMC "LOUD" and proud for all of us. Part of Valeri's and my own soul are in that SC/Rambler for all time. It was a blast to share the history of this car again on the big stage with all makes Now I go back to driving my 69 Cougar XR7 but the key ring is now the Johnny Lighting diecast of my old special SC/Rambler. This SC/Rambler has done it all and did it as a unrestored car that has always been driven like it was 1969 for the last 44 years Looking forward to seeing the TV coverage of this evening as I have not yet and had no way to record it. Thanks and hope you all had fun watching, Matt Wilson Thanks Doug for offering me to drive the SC/Rambler over the block. Yes I am even wearing a AMC bolo tie I had made...lol Fun stuff for sure.
  3. Thank you so much for the kind words. You all in the AACA were fantastic to me and Valeri. I sold the SC/Rambler a few years ago as not the same without her and I needed the cash to start over. I moved to Phoenix and drive a bus to help cancer patients get where they need to go I have a great girlfriend now and a 1969 Cougar XR7 I use as a daily driver The owner of the SC/Rambler let me drive the car over the block as if it were still mine. Pictures of Val in the car and Johnny Lighting diecast with our names on it. Our last ride together and over the big stage was fantastic ! I so enjoyed sharing the history with all today. New owner is local and wants to get the SC/Rambler on the track and wants me to be part of it Thanks again and will post more pics and info soon. Tired I am but was a nice day with great thoughts. Matt Wilson
  4. Took the Cougar XR7 out to enjoy a early New Year dinner this weekend. Took this picture of Tracy with the Cat for fun. 69 Mercury Cougar XR7 | Tracy Middleton This Cougar is the first car daughter has ever driven, We took the Cat out for a family dinner here in the far west valley of Phoenix. I will be at BJ auction in a couple weeks as my old 69 Hurst SC/Rambler is lot #500 and I look forward to seeing the car again. It was a blast and very fast with a great history. What is really great about all this is I was able to get 20 tickets for the first day of the auction and will be driving the work bus over with cancer patients looking at my old Hurst SC/Rambler and the Cougars that will be sold. Hurst SC/Rambler history, AACA race car class, 1512 HURST SC/Rambler Registry member - Matt & Valeri Wilson My old 69 Hurst SC/Rambler in front of C.T.C.A. I sold this car a few years ago as it was just not the same without my late wife. The car is still giving me much enjoyment as it is lot #500 at BJ auction this year. I'm so pleased that we have put together a guest outing to take patients over to see this car and enjoy all the fun at the auction. http://<wbr>www.barrett-jackson.com/<wbr>application/<wbr>onlinesubmission/<wbr>lotdetails.aspx?ln=500&aid=<wbr>466 Thanks, Matt Wilson
  5. Two weeks ago we took a motorcycle and saw these fine rides up it the mountains of AZ.
  6. A few new pics I thought I would share with old friends here. my 69 Cougar XR7, 351 performance group. I was told these pics look like they could have been old promo photos,sweet. I use the Cougar as my daily driver and have a blast with it. Hope all is well and the storm going your way is not that bad. Thanks, Matt & Tracy
  7. Auto artist , Danny Whitfield turned my 69 Cougar XR7 to fantastic art !!! Now you can see it and many more Cougars in print at his site, Autovision, The Automotive Art of Danny L Whitfield / OFFICIAL SITE /. My Cougar, He had done my old Hurst SC/Rambler and 4sp Ambassador wagon in the past. Thanks, Matt & Tracy Tracy Middleton How about this, He now has many more and 67 & 68 as well !!.
  8. Cool ! Sounds as he did great and enjoyed it. Wish I could fit in a go-Kart these days....lol If a boyfriend one day tells her he learned in a Wal-Mart parking lot driving a old Honda Civic she can just smile and laugh .....LOL !!!! I mean nothing against a nice stock Civic .
  9. 400 + mile vacation trip in the 69 Cougar XR7. I passed the keys off to my girlfriends daughter for her first ever driving lesson,Skull Valley,AZ. Largest lot I could find was in the graveyard parking lot...lol !!! We wanted her to always remember this day. Skull Valley is very old Indian country. Town got it's name from the fact one tribe killed off another and stacked their heads in piles around the valley. White man came and found the sun bleached skulls . Drove the Cougar down 10 miles of old dirt road to get to our cabin. The Cougar ran great and got 17 mpg ! She cleaned up just fine when we got home so it was well worth taking this car on our vacation and making some great memories. We will do it again. Thanks, Matt & Tracy Tracy Middleton
  10. Had a great Easter weekend at church and more. Even had some car fun and took a few videos of a GTO and SC/Rambler and a nice pic of Tracy with the Cougar, GTO JUDGE I passed on the way home, GTO Judge convert !!!! - YouTube A friends Hurst SC/Rambler , like my old JL car, Hurst SC/Rambler - YouTube AMC !!! - YouTube Hope you had a great Easter also, Matt & Tracy 69 Mercury Cougar XR7 | Tracy Middleton
  11. Thanks and your nephew will be in my thoughts and paryers. I hope to be working on getting a nice car show put together and held at the center this fall. Would make for a nice day here. Almost forgot that is a cool video of the Cougar and Camaro racing:D. I'm still not sure if that was out of a movie or what?
  12. My girlfriend built a site for my Cougar as well as other cool cars from my past, Johnny Lighting Hurst SC/Rambler,1970 Challenger 440 six pac, 4spd, 1972 Chevelle, 65 Mustang,71 T-bird with 429 and many more Wills ST Clair , Packards. These pics are at bottom of the page. Hope you like them, 69 Mercury Cougar XR7 | Tracy Middleton C.T.C.A. wrote up a piece about the Cougar and some cancer patients getting to enjoy the car. No pictures of patients out of respect for their privacy, I took some for rides and others got to drive the Cougar. We all had a blast !!! Thanks, Matt & Tracy
  13. Thanks, we really enjoy how the Cougar rides and drives. Hard for me to stay out of it. Ragtop would be way out of my price range but would be nice !! Sounds like you really like yours. I will be putting the Power Dome hood stripe back on the car at some point. I will put the black one on . 1969 was a transitional year for the Mercury Cougar, as new engines were made available and others were discontinued. One of the new engine options was the 351W, and Ford wasted no time giving the Cougar a performance package all its own. Called the “351 Performance Group,” it included a 351 4-V engine, appearance upgrades including the “power dome” dual hood stripes in black or silver, and the competition handling package that added front and rear sway bars, heavy duty springs, and “high performance” tires. The original Cougar XR7 with the 351 Performance Group is pictured below. Follow the jump to continue reading... Here's where things get fuzzy: on the oft-cited Kevin Marti reports, the 351 Performance Package shows up as the "GT Equipment Group." Check an original sales invoice, like mine below, and you won't see this verbiage used. As this has been the case for many years now, the 351 Performance Package has sort of morphed into the GT Performance Group myth. All 351 4V cars received the "M" VIN code, but the 351 Performance Group was a separate package that not all 351 4V cars came with. Its a desirable and relatively uncommon option. A quick look at "Cougar by the Numbers" shows that of the 23,914 1969 XR-7 hardtops, there were 6,803 with the "M" code 351 4V, and only 1,200 with the 351 Performance Group. It was also ordered on 1,466 standard hardtops, 251 standard convertibles, and 347 XR-7 converts (3,264 cars out of 100,085 total '69 Cougars, or right around 3%). That may or may not qualify as "rare," but it's certainly not common.
  14. Thanks much ! Really glad you like the car. I put 500 fun miles on the Cougar last week,yeah !!!
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