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Who better than Peter Brock to provide a condensed history of this car? This is the story of CSX, a Cobra that has remained a daily driver for its entire life. Submissions from members of items of interest, collectibles, advertisements, geegaws and doo-dads relating to these cars. Nothing is too obscure to escape our interest. Ever wonder how public relations photos are taken and then find their way onto sales brochures? But there were a few who deserve a little more praise than the rest.
And there was one who stands out above and beyond everyone else. This interview was printed in August, in The Shelby American Does it seem like an awful lot of new Ford GTs have been wrecked or damaged during their short time on earth? Jeff Burgy, the Ford GT Registrar takes a look at the problem along with a bunch of very sobering horror pics. Everything you need to know to identify an original from everything else.
And what those numbers mean that are stamped into the air horn. Bill Heinson has been researching Holleys for years. And you thought YOU knew a lot about these carburetors He modified the car for long distance, high speed running and added some features that would make James Bond jealous. He can change the taillight configuration by flipping a few switches. Owners of Shelbys and Cobras never miss an opportunity to photograph their cars with airplanes.
But the pictures are terrific. Some pictures are just too good not to use. Items of interest, editorial comments, current events, interesting questions and thoughtful answers. Like this jet-powered Cobra. There is just something very special about a picture of a Shelby and a warbird. To get this shot the photographer stood on the wing of a KC refueling tanker. Tom Conley bought a Cobra in and it was stolen in San Francisco and never recovered. He went through the next twenty-five years with crossed fingers, hoping it would surface and he would get it back.
Not every story has a happy ending. It was a black-and-gold Hertzfest. One GT has a pretty unique history: It has been driven by a grandfather, a father, and a son. Shelby literature and memorabilia collectors have always complained about the lack of stuff available when compared to Cobras and early Shelbys. Fifteen Cobras showed up for the once yearly driving tour, this year through West Virginia and Virginia back roads.
Think you know a lot about California Specials? Think again. Oh yeah — Danica Patrick posing for the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. All sent to us by members. They all went across the block — most on Friday evening. He took some pictures and filed this report. He went on to become a legend in race car engineering and competition preparation. But from the outside, it looks bone stock. Doug Cresanta discovered that the original owner of 6S was still living in Montana — where he had purchased the car some forty years ago.
Fred Simeone has collected an amazing group of cars for his museum in Philadelphia. Once a month they have an open house on a Saturday and take a few cars out back to exercise them. When word got out that the Coupe and two GT40s would be opening their pipes, about 50 interested parties materialized. He files this report.
His report and photos are the next best thing to being there. The story about a stolen Shelby spotted by its owner at a car show and eventually returned. How much does a rebody hurt the value of a Shelby? A little more history on CSX And some other neat stuff. Ken Miles was driving CSX This is the first time this photo has ever been published.
There is a little more to it than that. We transcribed it and printed it in The Shelby American back in September, Back when the earth was cooling and the first Shelby club was taking shape, four Cobras and a handful of Shelbys parked in front of the U. Capitol for a photo. Wonder how that happened?
In they really did rent GTs. But did anybody really race them? Our intrepid Hertz registrar, Greg Kolasa, does some research and shares the results with you. Part 1 of a part series on SAAC national conventions. We set the Wayback Machine to Sit up and pay attention. The first GT, a prototype, was used by Shelby American in promotional photos which were used in ads and showroom literature. Everyone got caught up in the spirit — even Chuck Cantwell. And who was that model? The SAAC race report. A picture of every car in the big race along with our super slick lap chart which shows you exactly what happened and when.
Also a look at the SAAC convention record book. Also, those all important concours statistics and comments about the event by our esteemed concours co-chairs, Paul Zimmons and Joyce Yates. Did you miss SAAC? It began with Clyde Masden sending us a photo of 5S for the registry. We review the latest Shelby and Cobra books to hit the market. A new Mustang magazine.
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Can those Dynacorn unibodies be passed off as originals? And a few more tidbits. We knew it was a cover photo the minute we saw it. How appropriate. In Shelby American investigated the possibility of including a notchback and a convertible into its product line. One prototype of each was built. The notchback was powered by a big block which eventually became a rolling test bed for twin Paxton superchargers. Where is the car today? Sadly, it went to the crusher. Everybody watches the Barrett-Jackson Auction on television.
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But what is it really like to run a car through the Big Show? But in , things were different. A bolder styling statement was needed. Shelby sent a request to Ford for a designer to make some magic. Chuck McHose was the man and the Shelby was his magic. In this interview he explains exactly how everything was done, in-house. Shelby American had a contingency plan to homologate the models in case there was a demand. Number 2 in a series.
The biggest difference between then and now: More original Cobras it was before replicas were invented and there were very few trailers everyone drove their cars. We never cease to be amazed at how clever SAAC members are and that is especially demonstrated around Christmas when it comes time to put together a holiday card.
But here comes a remembrance — with pictures — from someone who happened to be there at the time and who saw the car. And took photos. Which he shared with us. Cool stuff. This story begins there and follows his enthusiasm A master modeler creates a work of art Items of interest but not enough to make a fullfledged article. Trish Jensen is no shrinking violet behind the wheel of her GT vintage racer In this case, we got the article first. SAAC member Mark Hartle sat down and wrote about his experiences with Shelbys, beginning with the first one he ever saw in It takes more than just snapping a quick picture.
He employed the photographic talents of David R. Godwin in St. It was definitely habit forming, as conventions after that have proven. He also watched parts of it that were carried live on the Speed channel. He unpacks a few of his memories for us. For instance, he used this car as a daily driver, even in the snowstorms that are a part of the winter in Connecticut.
The usual cornucopia of contemporary Cobra collectibles copiously culled from a complex and convoluted collection of common correspondence. Included are book reviews, pictures and information about slot cars and baby Cobras. An outside legal opinion about cars with duplicate serial numbers Wake us up when this is over All is not as it seems. We have the story. And what about that Bonneville GT? You tell us. It was the first open track at a national convention, and a taste of things to come.
There was a Daytona Coupe, Carroll Shelby showed up, the track was the new Ontario Motor Speedway and a bunch of ex-Cobra drivers, crew members and Shelby employees joined us. Hard to believe it was thirty-two years ago He bought two GTs and a Cobra back in the s — something many of us now dream about.
In the beginning they were daily drivers and as the years passed, the stories accumulated. Now the cars have passed to new owners but the memories are still his. He shares some of them. Those were the days. Yes, the rumors were all true. There was a clandestine newsletter for R-Model owners published between and How it remained a secret all these years is as great a mystery as what became of SFM5R If you want to know about Mark Donohue during his R-Model days, this is the place.
The latest owners? The still-missing cars? Bob Bondurant at the wheel of 5R at Laguna Seca, circa The car uses a new, second generation front apron which has the larger, elongated inlet holes instead of the early, round ones. For some reason, it never got LeMans stripes. How do we describe this one? Gerald Roush edited the Ferrari Market Letter for half of his life. In an editorial last year, he described his thoughts on that milestone.
Someone sent it to us and suggested we read it because there were a lot of parallels. There were more than a lot. That is spooky. GT40 J-Car production continues. Say what? Seven of them, continuing after the last original car, J, and built with the help of ex-Kar Kraft and Ford guys. A lot of people scoffed and doubted that it would ever happen.
Well, fooey on them. Check out these pictures! The convention started the day before, when the early arrivals were just pulling into the hotel lot and the departing guests were leaving. He then tried to drive off and was cornered by witnesses. Kei and Miki IInuma have criss-crossed the U. Their trips make for some very interesting stories.
SAAC had a convention-within-a-convention. We asked him to put his impressions into a brief article and this is what he came up with. We suspect we made some SAAC converts that weekend. How will we know? Complete convention coverage: Everything from behind-the-scenes planning to day-by-day narratives.
Publishing online means never having to edit anything good out of the article. We can use everything, so you get the full story. This one will keep you up late. Longtime automobile photographer and SAAC member Curt Scott spills his guts with the secrets to good automobile photography. And a bunch of other neat stuff that just makes you shake your head. We scour the globe and the Internet for items of interest in the world of Cobras and Shelbys. How about some pictures of the retrieval of a Cobra that landed upside down in a creek in Texas.
It was all over the forums and blogs for about fifteen minutes after it happened but we dug a little deeper. Two Dragonsnakes The drag racing portion of SAAC attracted a number of noteworthy cars, but none more so than a pair of original Cobra Dragonsnakes. The two cars had faced off on the strip in and Park and Serb recreated that scenario on the Friday afternoon of the convention, much to the delight of the crowd of spectators who lined the wall. It was another one of those once-in-a-lifetime convention moments that you have to be there to experience. Stuff like this only happens in the movies.
Guy buys Cobra. Goes through divorce but manages to keep Cobra. Then sells Cobra and regrets it forever. But forever ends when he starts looking for a new Cobra. He wants one just like his old car. And then through a strange confluence of unexplanable events, his original Cobra is offered to him. He buys it and lives happily ever after. A lot of fairly recent owners had a hard time believing that there was a time when the cars were just cars.
They were driven almost every day and when it came time to repair them, the goal was to get them running again and use whatever was available — not chase original parts. What is it about SAAC-5 at Dearborn that consistently puts it at the top of the list when people talk about their favorite convention? Was it the room Hyatt Regency? Or all of the above? Have you ever sold your Shelby with that thought in your head?
Ron Richards was going through a issue of the SAAC magazine and saw an article written by Marv Neeley who won the sales contest in , selling more used Hertz GTs than anyone else. Ron was entertained by the thought of what dealing with these cars was like back then and as opposed to what it is like today. Vern Estes not only did that but he sent us a bunch of photos of some of the treasures he has uncovered over the past few years. Registrar Howard Pardee received info locating the block and he put Bradner together with its present owner in the s.
After a decade of back-and-forth, the engine changed hands. Bradner went to SAAC and got the engine, and then sweet-talked it onto a transporter heading back east. Today the engine is back with the right car. The owner had passed away. Does this sound like a Nigerian email scam to you? It was like something out of a script for a James Bond movie. Rather than charge blindly into the market with a fistful of Franklins, he wisely started studying up, so he would know what questions to ask. Then he found the right mentors — Peter Disher and Tim Lea — to ask them to. They came through and he ended up with the car of his dreams.
This is a brief story of how KR ended up in his garage. He slipped into town incognito and hobnobbed with the VIPs, snapped some pictures, and generally acquitted himself well. On his best behavior, he backed off on the booze, picked up his share of the tabs and kept his hands in his pockets.
As soon as he got back he submitted his report. This is his story and he is sticking to it. If the Cobra is the ultimate high performance sports car, and the Ford Single OverHead Cam engine is the ultimate engine, what happens when you combine them? Jeff Burgy collected a bunch of photos and we fashioned them into a short article which is sure to start your imagination freewheeling.
The recipe might say: Combine, shake gently, and stand back for the nuclear explosion. Everyone knows about the Monterey Historics weekend. Ted came through in spades. All this culminated in the purchase and restoration of 6S This could get bloody, folks. The latest news in the world of Shelbys and Cobras, most of it fit to print.
Or the sad stories of Shelbys rusting away in Puerto Rico. And Peter Brock is called in to consult on a King Cobra restoration. It took more than forty years for the planets to come into perfect alignment so Chuck Cantwell could become the owner of a GT He is making up for lost time: The car has undergone a full mechanical once-over after sitting dormant in a garage for twenty years.
And it is no show car. Cantwell has become a road warrior, driving the car every chance he gets. All new for Art Evans was a close friend of Ken Miles, and during the late s and s he photographed most of the sports car races that were run in Southern California. He witnessed Miles' driving career from the earliest days through his time at Shelby American.
For most of us, a barn find is an urban legend. But not all of them. Those are the ones you jump on. Ted Warren got a tip and moved on it. So far, so good The only thing missing is Kato. The Antique Automobile Club of America is the largest automotive enthusiast organization in the world, boasting more than 50, members. As you might expect, that many members results in enough jing to build and maintain a serious museum. Come with us while we take the nickel tour. Shelby American had a lot of secret weapons which resulted in their racing successes. Not all of them were cars or drivers.
Al Dowd was hired at Shelby American as a mechanic but quickly demonstrated that his military experience twenty years in the Coast Guard was just what an international race team needed. He knew how to get things done. He was an amazing guy. We went to Monterey in and it was a terrific convention.
The open track was something enthusiasts on the West Coast were used to. We were getting experience on how to run an open track event so that when we went back east we would be able to put on a convention that would be the envy of other clubs. We also wanted East-Coasters to get used to participating in the open track at national conventions.
And they did. Conventions would never be the same again. With the convention on the West Coast, a few SAAC members from Pennsylvania decided to put together a regional event on their side of the country. It was a great way to spend an October weekend. It could become habit forming. These guys are as consistent as sunrise and high tide. Learn about a little known George Lucas film starring Peter Brock.
Was he the model for Luke Skywalker or Han Solo? If your eyes seem a little out of whack it might be time to visit Dr. Or maybe not. Ever seen those chrome pot-metal dealer badges? How about stripes on your everyday driver?
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Ever seen the original Cobra Caravan in color? LeMans There is just something about this race that stays with us over the years. Maybe it was the Ken Miles debacle, when Ford attempted to manipulate the finish by choreographing a photo finish, pushing Miles out of Victory Circle. Or maybe it is because this was the year that the powered MKIIs became the factory standard. Or because Holman-Moody was brought in because of their experience with engines. Or it could be all of these. A non-numbers-matching interior!
Was that the case for all GTs that needed their interiors disassembled to have override traction bars installed? Or just these two cars? Cresanta examines the question. Art Evans counted Phil Hill as one of his good friends. He lived a full and storied life. He loved anything mechanical and one of his hobbies was restoring vintage musical instruments — including player pianos.
His passing was a loss for all motorsports enthusiasts. Evans recaps his career. John Timanus. He joined the Cobra Team as a Daytona Coupe team driver, did some vehicle testing and even posed for some public relations photos. He was another one of the talented multi-taskers who went to work at Shelby American. John Timanus was an amazing guy. It is aimed at the first-time Shelby buyer who has the desire but not the jing. And Shelby American will have it. Ever wonder what those 1,mile rallys are all about? Cana Comer provides a little insight. What is it? A bunch of classic cars seventy-five in the case of the Copperstate being driven briskly for 1, miles on back roads through some of the most scenic landscape Arizona has to offer.
The drives are punctuated by interesting meal stops and first class overnight accommodations. And lots of camaraderie. The behind-the-scenes of our 7th annual national convention. Back in the day, before screen multiplexes, DVDs and 2, theater openings, one movie at a time played in one theater at a time, and a kit of movie posters and lobby cards accompanied the film from theater to theater.
Eventually they ended up in specialty shops that specialized in movie memorabilia. And this was before eBay, when you had to find these places and spend a little time going through thick folders of glossies. Oh, the good old days. Once you start tracing the history of a car you can never tell where it will go. Then, as usually happens, he married, settled down and parked the car. Second owner happens along looking for a engine. He is only 17 years old. He sees the car and it is love at first sight. Fast forward through three more owners to the present owner. And believe it or not the car still has the block that owner 1 drag raced it with.
Forty-two years later he sees the same car at the convention. Between then the car went through a couple of owners and a complete concours restoration in Oklahoma. The ultimate Cobra and Shelby T-shirts; surfing the web for non-Cobra Cobra movies; and the next chapter of the Young-Hutchison eagle eye war. Ever hear about the Goliath? Interested in reading more? The usual potpourri of interesting tidbits, unusual photos and amazing factlettes. We start with an explanation of why there are nonoriginal Cobras in the registry.
Then Jeff Burgy uncovers a bogus Shelby in Florida and unmasks it. This issue was just about finished but we had yet to find an acceptable cover photo. Hanna shared the photo with Howard Pardee, who sent it on to us. The next cover. I saw the first one. What are we talking about? Read it and see. We start up the way-back machine and set the date for July , and Dearborn, Michigan.
The early Dearborn conventions are the ones long-time members often describe as the best. Part of that probably stems from the giant, room Hiatt Regency hotel which was convention headquarters. It was also a time when we were all still climbing the Shelby learning curve. Seeing a parking lot filled with 1, or more cars was too much to handle when you were lucky to see a handful of Shelbys or Cobras in a year. Go back with us. How to get it to the track? Single-car open trailers are the bare minimum, followed by enclosed trailers.
If you really want to make a statement when you arrive at the races the way to go is a ramp-back truck. Better yet if it matches the period in which your car originally raced. And best of all, if you can find the truck that originally hauled your car. Or, there is the 6-car transporter. We take a look at all of these. It was the car he had been looking for ever since he saw his first one. He kept the car all these years, putting about 88, miles on it, before deciding to restore it using all of its original pieces.
He shares the details of what he did and how he did it. There are only two Nightmist Blue GTs that are still in the possession of their original owners. This is one of them. That just might be because he owns one, himself. The five owners were excited to compare notes about early cars and inspect the unique features on each of them. He put together an article on some of these special features, prevalent mostly on the first couple of hundred cars. Probably the most photographed GT40 at the convention was a red one. It was easy to spot because it was half-scale.
But what very few people knew was that it raced at more LeMans races than any other GT Do we have your interest yet? Mike Teske found the car at LeMans where it was in storage. He bought it with the intention of restoring it for his son, Theo, to drive. And drive it he did. Except one: Can you make it go any faster? The pop vote show is always a great way to spend an hour or two on Sunday morning.
Seeing so many cars in one spot at one time sure beats trudging through the paddock or parking areas for three days, trying to see every car. If you have an eye for detail, this is the place to exercise it.