Modified Mustangs & Fords Editor's Choice
'70 Cougar Eliminator
As we have in years past, Modified Mustangs & Fords had the honor of picking an editor's choice vehicle from the display field. This year we bestowed our award to Scott Jewett's stunning '70 Cougar Eliminator. Everyone knows about the Shelby GT350H from the Hertz "Rent-a-Racer" program, but did you know that Hertz had other cars in that specialty program? Scott's Eliminator was one of only 100 specially equipped (note the automatic and sunroof options) Cougars sold to Hertz for the program. Besides our editor's choice award Scott's Eliminator earned him the Best Cougar award as well.
National Parts Depot's Lee Iacocca Award
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For the third year in a row National Parts Depot has bestowed the Lee Iacocca Award for Dedication and Preservation of an American Automotive Tradition upon some very deserving people-people who tirelessly spend their personal time promoting and growing our hobby. This year the award was presented to a close personal friend of ours, Patricia Rego. Pat and her husband Merv actually saw their first Mustang at the New York World's Fair when the car was introduced to the world in 1964 and have been involved ever since. From restoring Mustangs for their daughters to drive, to opening their own restoration and parts business and starting their own Mustang club in New Jersey, Pat has been a part of it all.
Since relocating to Florida she has been on the Mustang Club of America board of directors and has been the show chairperson running (almost single-handedly) the annual Mustangs & Mustangs car and airplane show (the second largest Mustang show behind Silver Springs) at Fantasy of Flight in Polk City, Florida, for more years than we can remember. While currently driving a '90 "7-Up" Mustang convertible, she has a big-block '67 Mustang convertible waiting in the wings for her next restoration project.