A long long time ago, in a far far away place, lived a Street Dominator roaming the streets and hidden escape roads of Southern California looking for it’s next unsuspecting prey. People feared the growl of the 1968 Mercury Cougar, that would even make Dyno Don smile, known simply as “Da Thrill Seeker”. This Sharp Street Machine could stalk down week Buicks and Chevies and lose it’s brakes and spontaniously combust into a huge ball of flames, all in the those challenging runs at the same time. Children would run away crying and mothers would hide there daughters when the XHD-822 Seeker came calling.

But, something happened quite suddenly in late 1990 after a short nitros filled run around the block to stretch it’s legs and show off a bit, this Sharp Cougar was put in hibernation, like a big bear up here in the High Sierras. But alas, we have now found the Thrill Seeker’s Den in a non-descript and secret location, and we as a team are geared up for the challenge of bringing the nasty cat back to life and out of a long hibernation to once again play and rule the wild streets again…..

We are dubbing this dangerous,and highly explosive mission, “Operation Thrill Seeker” with the highly ambitious goals of at least getting this true Muscle Machine out from under cover to make a few runs through the old neighborhood and scare some people, including it’s owner, and to also get this vintage quintessential 1970’s/’80’s Street Dominator up to Reno for a Hot August Nights Event with NO runs,drips or errors and in one piece for a proper unveiling of the Sharp 1968 Thrill Seeker Cougar………growl or maybe just a meow!

Please come back for this continuing saga of the mission as it’s dramas continue to unfold. So until next time……

TACH IT UP………!!!



Da Thrill Seeker back in the day awaiting it’s next call into the wild…. Love those polished Centerlines that we had on may of our old machines.




The Seeker’s weapon/engine of of choice. A Pink “Sharply” built  351 Ford Cleveland . Classically equipped with those ACCEL Hi-Po Yellow plug wires and Super Shops/Moroso valve covers………just bitcin’….Ya Baby!!



The view most of it’s prey saw back in the day baby……a rear shot of the machine know as  The “XHD-822 Thrill Seeker Cougar”……..sounds like some kind of secret weapon,don’t it?   I think it really is a “Blast from Da Past”………


A recent find of “Offerings to the Speed Gods” from the Thrill Seeker back in the day. Nice big domed pistons for the 351 that got toasted pretty good with a “TACH IT UP……!!”




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