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Title: SAAC-17 Portland
Post by: s2ms on October 12, 2021, 07:08:57 PM
Cleaning the attic last weekend found some pics taken in 1992 at SAAC-17, here's a few...
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Post by: s2ms on October 12, 2021, 07:10:09 PM
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Post by: s2ms on October 12, 2021, 07:10:44 PM
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Post by: s2ms on October 12, 2021, 07:11:19 PM
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Post by: s2ms on October 12, 2021, 07:11:58 PM
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Post by: s2ms on October 12, 2021, 07:12:37 PM
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Title: Re: SAAC-17 Portland
Post by: S7MS427 on October 12, 2021, 07:50:06 PM
Wow, 29 years ago, cool stuff.  Didn't make that one but would have liked to.  The Super Coupe was good to see.
Title: Re: SAAC-17 Portland
Post by: ndpace@att.net on October 12, 2021, 08:39:58 PM
I ran the autocross fund raiser.  Here are some pictures I took of the preproduction 93 Cobra.  I purchased mine new about a year later and still have it.
Title: Re: SAAC-17 Portland
Post by: s2ms on October 12, 2021, 09:35:07 PM
I remember that car and the brief talk given by (I think) someone from Ford SVT.

Wonder if the car still survives?
Title: Re: SAAC-17 Portland
Post by: ndpace@att.net on October 12, 2021, 10:38:18 PM
I am in a 93 Cobra Facebook group and someone there says they have it.
Title: Re: SAAC-17 Portland
Post by: Wedgeman on October 13, 2021, 12:19:43 AM
yep, he was there.... 8)
Title: Re: SAAC-17 Portland
Post by: texas swede on October 13, 2021, 08:21:34 AM
Hi Dave.
I was at Portland in 1992 and met the late Walt Walls there. He owned 5S127 and had a very interesting story about his car and
it's drag racing history to tell. His original tach had broken and Shelby sent a 66 type as a warranty replacement. Walt and I were talking to a guy in front of a 65 GT350 and the guy said he had some original parts for a 65. Among other thinks an original tach
he got in with a truck he had bought. Walt almost wet his pants and asked with both his legs and fingers crossed if he could buy it. The answer was yes, and Walt asked how much and the guy said $200. Walt opened his wallet and started to give the seller his address to ship it to and was told it was in his truck at the parking lot. The rest is history. Walt was a great and gentle guy.
Texas Swede
Title: Re: SAAC-17 Portland
Post by: 68blk500c on October 13, 2021, 10:18:28 AM
Regarding the "1-c" photograph: 

If anyone that was in attendance at Portland has photo(s) of the Aqua '69 with white interior that is seen in the lower right foreground of the 1-c photograph, just to the left of the two guys standing......... please post here or send me a PM. 

Thanks in advance!!
Don
Title: Re: SAAC-17 Portland
Post by: s2ms on October 13, 2021, 01:04:48 PM
Regarding the "1-c" photograph: 

If anyone that was in attendance at Portland has photo(s) of the Aqua '69 with white interior that is seen in the lower right foreground of the 1-c photograph, just to the left of the two guys standing......... please post here or send me a PM. 

Thanks in advance!!
Don

Don,

Don't think I have any other pics of that car but here's the highest resolution of the photo my wimpy scanner can do...

Dave
Title: Re: SAAC-17 Portland
Post by: 68blk500c on October 13, 2021, 02:59:36 PM
I appreciate your efforts on that resolution.  Hopefully, someone else in attendance may remember other photos of this particular car.
Title: Re: SAAC-17 Portland
Post by: gbart14 on October 14, 2021, 01:29:44 PM
Hello, All. I would like to pull copies of these photos for our SAAC Northwest archives. Anyone have an objection? Thanks
Gary Bartman
President, SAAC Northwest.
Title: Re: SAAC-17 Portland
Post by: s2ms on October 14, 2021, 05:14:15 PM
Gary,

No objection from me, available for anyone to use. Hopefully the CEO of FE Wedgequarters agrees...

Dave
Title: Re: SAAC-17 Portland
Post by: Wedgeman on October 14, 2021, 07:58:58 PM
the  "WEDGEQUARTERS " is honored to be included !.. ::)
Title: Re: SAAC-17 Portland
Post by: pbf777 on October 15, 2021, 11:15:13 AM
     Man, you SAAC guys let those little foreign cars into your meets?  This as in photo '1d', the little TVR.

     But it would appear you guys wouldn't let him participate as he's parked over in a corner  :( ; if so, to bad, as by the appearance I suspect there might be a V8 under the bonnet  :o , and might have proven to be a bit of a challenge if allowed to play!  ::)

     Scott. 

     Oh, and the 'Battle Bird' is cool to!  8)
Title: Re: SAAC-17 Portland
Post by: J_Speegle on October 15, 2021, 05:25:36 PM
A couple to add to the thread

6S2237 after Drew's restoration. Typical of the time period.

(https://www.concoursmustang.com/forum/gallery/16/6-151021172417-16187901.jpeg)


5S341 after we finished it. First SAAC show I had shown at. Could not enter it in the Senior class, of the period, since it was first time at SAAC, but happy with a first in our class

(https://www.concoursmustang.com/forum/gallery/16/6-151021172504-161881094.jpeg)

Sure I have others but can't identify them by show. Do recall taking one of the Blue 66 with 10 spokes
Title: Re: SAAC-17 Portland
Post by: 67350#1242 on October 15, 2021, 06:44:23 PM
1242 Portland SAAC - 17
Title: Re: SAAC-17 Portland
Post by: s2ms on October 23, 2021, 09:06:13 PM
Also found my VHS tape copy recorded by Bossbill, and had it digitized. Here's a short clip of me trying to catch the yellow Mach1 and Cobra during an OT session...

https://youtu.be/dLqzLR-J64Y (https://youtu.be/dLqzLR-J64Y)

Tried to embed the video but nothing worked, anyone know how to do it for this forum?
Title: Re: SAAC-17 Portland
Post by: silverton_ford on October 23, 2021, 10:31:07 PM
Really cool Dave!   

I love this thread!  Thank you for putting it together!
Title: Re: SAAC-17 Portland
Post by: 69mach351w on October 23, 2021, 11:38:46 PM
Regarding the "1-c" photograph: 

If anyone that was in attendance at Portland has photo(s) of the Aqua '69 with white interior that is seen in the lower right foreground of the 1-c photograph, just to the left of the two guys standing......... please post here or send me a PM. 

Thanks in advance!!
Don
Looks like a '70 to me with the black hood stripes.
Title: Re: SAAC-17 Portland
Post by: silverton_ford on December 14, 2021, 11:51:00 PM
Here is a video of SAAC 17 that I converted from VHS to digital.

Made by Don Alexander.   Thanks to Fred Gehring for finding this in his rafters and giving it to me to convert.

https://youtu.be/s0PVk4r7OSw (https://youtu.be/s0PVk4r7OSw)
Title: Re: SAAC-17 Portland
Post by: FL SAAC on December 15, 2021, 09:30:10 AM
Great video,  great selection of panteras, tigers and snakes.
Most cars driven in to the event and put on the track. Amazing magical times

Thanks for posting
Here is a video of SAAC 17 that I converted from VHS to digital.

Made by Don Alexander.   Thanks to Fred Gehring for finding this in his rafters and giving it to me to convert.

https://youtu.be/s0PVk4r7OSw (https://youtu.be/s0PVk4r7OSw)
Title: Re: SAAC-17 Portland
Post by: Special Ed on December 15, 2021, 01:39:02 PM
Ken Bramblett and i drove to portland saac 17 from indy in his new long van back in 92 when i finalized my devorce settlement. I had planned this trip to get away for awhile after dealing with lawyers over whats hers is hers and whats mine is half hers also. I been  to most old ford dealerships in midwest but not far northwest and southwest US so i planned this month long trip up to washington and down west coast to mexico border and back thru southern states back to indy in time for the big mustang show  and swap meet that used to be at the indy 500 track. When we got to washington on the way out we had a full load so we went to Estes ford obsolete and traded and sold the big parts so we had room in van to finish trip and by the time we got to indy we had a full load and we were broke but we had obsolete ford parts under seats and on top of dashpad. On sundays we would unload van and repack parts tightly together to make the most room possible. We sold parts at saac 17 swap meet and had traveled 10.000 miles and spent $10.000 on the  month long trip but back in 92 that was alot of $.  The good ole days before cell phones and internet when u had to go out and travel and beat the bushes to find parts and go to the many swap meets that were all over the USA.
Title: Re: SAAC-17 Portland
Post by: ndpace@att.net on December 15, 2021, 01:43:45 PM
Here is a photo Fred found as well.

Title: Re: SAAC-17 Portland
Post by: Cobra Ned on December 15, 2021, 05:30:14 PM
I note the driver there has white hair. Did anyone check his credentials?
Title: Re: SAAC-17 Portland
Post by: ndpace@att.net on December 15, 2021, 07:15:56 PM
I remember when Carroll was giving rides at the open track he was passing anywhere on the track and the rules were only on the straights.  There was a group trying to decide who was going to tell him to stop  ;D
I dont think anyone ever did
Title: Re: SAAC-17 Portland
Post by: s2ms on December 15, 2021, 09:25:26 PM
He blew by me on the back straight, his passenger just happened to be my wife. She rode with me on the next session, I asked how her ride with Carroll was, she said "a lot faster than you".