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Title: Shelby's Sky Terrace Motel Ads
Post by: SFM66H on November 30, 2021, 02:53:22 PM
More MCACN scores!

These newspaper ads for Carroll Shelby's motel in Lake Tahoe show a later version of himself on the left and a vintage version of him on the right. The combo ad on the left also has a nice shot of CSX2345 in a cool ad for Autosport Products, Inc. It mentions a "revised 1971 Cobra Parts Book" and the ad on the right had race results on the back that I was able to Google date as April 24, 1970 - so it's nice to be able to have a date for these two ads.

Kieth

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Title: Re: Shelby's Sky Terrace Motel Ads
Post by: Side-Oilers on November 30, 2021, 04:23:18 PM
Speaking of Shelby in Tahoe...here's a Tahoe Quarterly article written in 2015.

Not a bad piece. But they missed the part about his replacement heart & kidney.

https://tahoequarterly.com/winter-2015-2016/carroll-shelby-the-myth-and-the-man

Title: Re: Shelby's Sky Terrace Motel Ads
Post by: 98SVT - was 06GT on November 30, 2021, 07:02:51 PM
It was right down the street from his Ford dealership.

https://www.tahoedailytribune.com/news/south-shore-motors-has-muscular-history/

The dealership is now a home improvement store and I suspect the motel has been torn down as it was close to the state line and most of that has been redeveloped.

The last one is Shelby's ad in a Swedish expat paper.
Title: Re: Shelby's Sky Terrace Motel Ads
Post by: Side-Oilers on November 30, 2021, 09:29:02 PM
Brett, can you please scan the newspaper ad a little larger?  I can't read most of it.   

Great find, BTW.
Title: Re: Shelby's Sky Terrace Motel Ads
Post by: honker on November 30, 2021, 09:34:16 PM
Brett, can you please scan the newspaper ad a little larger?  I can't read most of it.   

Great find, BTW.

+1
Title: Re: Shelby's Sky Terrace Motel Ads
Post by: 98SVT - was 06GT on November 30, 2021, 09:56:37 PM
Just a clip of the ad. I suspect it was placed by Shelby's managers and not himself.

Also the sign on the postcard is probably the second one. First it was just Sky Terrace, 2nd Carroll Shelby's Sky Terrace and 3rd was down at ground level - probably into a response by the city to clean up sign clutter in the view.
Title: Re: Shelby's Sky Terrace Motel Ads
Post by: Side-Oilers on November 30, 2021, 09:58:16 PM
Thanks!     

If that motel's "party room" could talk...
Title: Re: Shelby's Sky Terrace Motel Ads
Post by: 6s341 on November 30, 2021, 10:53:29 PM
I'm curious, as we get up to that area on occasion, does anyone know what the actual street address was of Shelby's motel?  There are still a number of vintage motels in the area, as well as more modern ones.
Title: Re: Shelby's Sky Terrace Motel Ads
Post by: 6s1640 on November 30, 2021, 11:37:19 PM
I believe it was just south of Stateline Ave on Highway 50 or Lake Tahoe Ave.  I'm pretty sure it is long gone last I checked.  See below street view very near the motel site.

Cory
Title: Re: Shelby's Sky Terrace Motel Ads
Post by: 6s341 on December 01, 2021, 12:44:09 AM
Thanks Cory,
I thought it was in that general area, but I will look closer next time I'm up there.  I think you're right about it being long gone, but that's a great location.  Cheers!
Title: Re: Shelby's Sky Terrace Motel Ads
Post by: 98SVT - was 06GT on December 01, 2021, 01:20:59 PM
Last time I remember seeing it was in the mid-late 80s. There has been a lot of development in the past 20 years close to the stateline some of the older places still exist further west.
Title: Re: Shelby's Sky Terrace Motel Ads
Post by: 6s2055 on December 02, 2021, 08:03:31 PM
In 1968 I sold my Cobra..csx2192 & Ď67 gt500Ö0962 to by my first home in Tahoe. The Sky Terrace had quite a display of Carrollís trophyís. Also in the parking lot was his flat bottom boat. I actually raced it by chance in 1970 as I had a Sanger with a 427. Did win, but Carroll was not driving, and was lucky as I pulled a good start!
Title: Re: Shelby's Sky Terrace Motel Ads
Post by: Side-Oilers on December 02, 2021, 11:21:02 PM
6s2055:  Very cool story!

Anyone have pix of CS in that boat?
Title: Re: Shelby's Sky Terrace Motel Ads
Post by: 6s2055 on December 03, 2021, 12:21:14 AM
I donít, but the name on the boat was El Cobra!
Title: Re: Shelby's Sky Terrace Motel Ads
Post by: 6s2055 on December 03, 2021, 12:53:20 AM
The Sky Room was on US 50 between Ski Run Blvd. and Stateline. Believe the cross street was Wildwood & US 50. Wildwood and US 50 was subject to flooding with heavy rain and spring runoff from Heavenly Valley. During redevelopment believe the Sky Lounge and the restaurant next door, Two Guys From Italy were demolished and are now runoff/ retention ponds along with a memorial park for missing children. This was set up sometime later after Jacee Duggarís was kidnapped who some 20+ years later was rescued.
Am getting senile but pretty sure this is all correct.
Title: Re: Shelby's Sky Terrace Motel Ads
Post by: 6s2055 on December 03, 2021, 12:59:46 AM
Also, the car adds in the Tahoe Daley Tribune ran some great classifieds for Shelby Ford. About 15 years back was looking for an old article and came across them on microfilm!
Title: Re: Shelby's Sky Terrace Motel Ads
Post by: 98SVT - was 06GT on January 14, 2022, 09:31:18 PM
6s2055:  Very cool story!

Anyone have pix of CS in that boat?
Somewhere on one of my backup drives I have an article in an old ski boat magazine of the manufacturer building a boat for CS with a 427 he supplied. I've googled a bunch of possibilities and can't find it now.
Title: Re: Shelby's Sky Terrace Motel Ads
Post by: honker on January 14, 2022, 09:51:42 PM
Is it this one ? Looks like a Shelby Ford pick up towing.

Mike
Title: Re: Shelby's Sky Terrace Motel Ads
Post by: 98SVT - was 06GT on January 14, 2022, 10:07:13 PM
Is it this one ? Looks like a Shelby Ford pick up towing.

Mike

That's the boat I remember in the article - but it's not CS's so we're back to square one. https://www.motortrend.com/news/cream-puff-saga-craziest-1960s-marathon-boat-history/
Title: Re: Shelby's Sky Terrace Motel Ads
Post by: 6s2055 on January 15, 2022, 12:50:10 PM
Thatís does not look like the boat i raced at Lake TahoeÖ.then again Iím getting old and forgetful!
Title: Re: Shelby's Sky Terrace Motel Ads
Post by: 6s2055 on January 15, 2022, 01:17:48 PM
Also, if Iím looking at the picture right it has two 427ís, the Tahoe boat was a single engine. Am I looking at the photo right?
Title: Re: Shelby's Sky Terrace Motel Ads
Post by: 98SVT - was 06GT on January 15, 2022, 04:13:22 PM
Also, if Iím looking at the picture right it has two 427ís, the Tahoe boat was a single engine. Am I looking at the photo right?
Yes you are the link I posted is a newer article on that boat and mentions the twin engines. I imagine the Shelby truck was a PR shot for maybe pitching engines to boat guys or a catalog shot for SA or the boat company. In period a Shelby hook to your product would help it sell - unless it was deodorant.