With a title like, Mercury Cougar-Rama Muscle Car-‘Splosion what's not to love? In case you haven't heard, Neko Case is auctioning off her 1967 Mercury Cougar featured on the cover of her 2009 album, Middle Cyclone.
The auction in itself is exciting, but the auction supports the non-profit organization 826 National, an organization helping children ages 6-18 become better writers. With sponsors like Case's record label Anti and The New Pornographers label Matador on board there are other awesome prizes the ticket holders may win as well. See the news release for more details on the auction.
As an owner of a 1967 Mercury Cougar and a music fan this is very exciting! I grew up with a next door neighbor that owned a 1967 Cougar very similar to this one and always thought they were cool cars. Over 40 years later the cars still look modern, menacing and fast at the same time. I just have one criticism, the front of the car looks much better with the eyelids (a.k.a. headlamp covers) flipped down. If you're a gear head you can check out my personal car at my other blog.