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Title: NorCal SAAC event Up close and personal with the Fliptop Cobra CSX2196
Post by: SFM5S000 on March 01, 2018, 09:39:10 PM
This is one of the luxuries of being in the NorCal region of SAAC. How can you not love it. This was also a few years back on a gorgeous day, Mini Nats 25 I think it was. Anyway, enjoy the photos from my perspective, as it's rare to have a car like this in front of you to freely photograph.

Cheers,
~Earl J

p.s. pardon the multiple posts. moderator please advise if it's too much
Title: Re: NorCal SAAC event Up close and personal with the Fliptop Cobra CSX2196
Post by: SFM5S000 on March 01, 2018, 09:40:29 PM
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Post by: SFM5S000 on March 01, 2018, 09:41:48 PM
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Post by: SFM5S000 on March 01, 2018, 09:43:14 PM
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Title: Re: NorCal SAAC event Up close and personal with the Fliptop Cobra CSX2196
Post by: SFM5S000 on March 01, 2018, 09:46:37 PM
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Title: Re: NorCal SAAC event Up close and personal with the Fliptop Cobra CSX2196
Post by: SFM5S000 on March 01, 2018, 09:48:30 PM
The last image is my favorite.

Cheers
~Earl J
Title: Re: NorCal SAAC event Up close and personal with the Fliptop Cobra CSX2196
Post by: Richstang on March 01, 2018, 11:28:55 PM
Another great sequence of photos for a very unique Cobra. (No pardoning needed for multiple posts sharing great photos! Thank you)

It must be tough getting into or out of with the drop down gullwing doors.
CSX2196; I see an all out purpose built race chassis with a couple of hinged body panels that look similar to a Cobra. I do not see a "turd".
Nice!
Title: Re: NorCal SAAC event Up close and personal with the Fliptop Cobra CSX2196
Post by: 98SVT - was 06GT on March 01, 2018, 11:39:47 PM
Royal Kreiger drove it to SAAC 1 in Oakland. If I remember it was silver then and called the Pelican. It really wasn't a hero drive since he lived nearby.
Title: Re: NorCal SAAC event Up close and personal with the Fliptop Cobra CSX2196
Post by: SFM5S000 on March 02, 2018, 07:56:56 AM
Royal Kreiger drove it to SAAC 1 in Oakland. If I remember it was silver then and called the Pelican. It really wasn't a hero drive since he lived nearby.

Yes, you are correct. It was at SAAC1, but I saw it parked. Rich Rodeck painted it from the silver it was back to Guardsman blue at Jack Schroll's shop in Oakland. Speaking of Jack, 6S001 (who owned it at the time) was at SAAC 1 as well but only as a painted white shell on a trailer.

Cheers
~Earl J
Title: Re: NorCal SAAC event Up close and personal with the Fliptop Cobra CSX2196
Post by: 98SVT - was 06GT on March 02, 2018, 12:09:56 PM
Royal Kreiger drove it to SAAC 1 in Oakland. If I remember it was silver then and called the Pelican. It really wasn't a hero drive since he lived nearby.

Yes, you are correct. It was at SAAC1, but I saw it parked. Rich Rodeck painted it from the silver it was back to Guardsman blue at Jack Schroll's shop in Oakland. Speaking of Jack, 6S001 (who owned it at the time) was at SAAC 1 as well but only as a painted white shell on a trailer.

Cheers
~Earl J
Jack owned it then. He had just finished painting it. One of these days I'll dig out the slide I have of it on the trailer. The only other car that was on a trailer was a CSX3000 series with a 3 window coupe body on it. For the ridiculous price of $6,000 but that included another 10 wheels that were in the bed of the truck. Duane Bowers had his 427 there fresh from it's Gumball Rally repaint - someone leaned on it by the rollbar and left a dent. He was not happy.
Title: Re: NorCal SAAC event Up close and personal with the Fliptop Cobra CSX2196
Post by: SFM5S000 on March 02, 2018, 12:14:47 PM
I have some pics I took at SAAC 1, not many but some. I'll see what I too can dig up.

~E
Title: Re: NorCal SAAC event Up close and personal with the Fliptop Cobra CSX2196
Post by: gt350cs on March 02, 2018, 12:31:42 PM
When posting pictures like this, you post ALL you want!

I am looking forward to seeing pictures from SAAC1 as well.
Title: Re: NorCal SAAC event Up close and personal with the Fliptop Cobra CSX2196
Post by: Shelby_r_b on March 02, 2018, 03:30:46 PM
Yes, please DO NOT stop the flow of pics...PLEASE!
Title: Re: NorCal SAAC event Up close and personal with the Fliptop Cobra CSX2196
Post by: silverton_ford on March 02, 2018, 06:46:45 PM
Somewhere in a box in my closet I have a photo of this car after it hit the wall at the Portland (PIR) historic races in the late 1990's.  Something happened to the brakes and the front corner hit into the wall pretty hard.  The car also tangled with one of the Edelbrock sister's 66 GT350's during the accident.  He was able to limp it to the pits on it's own power.  I didn't get the full story at the time.  I just remember it limping through the chicane on it's way to the pits because I was sitting in the grandstands across from the chicane. Once I made it to the pits the car was loaded up in the enclosed trailer and I wasn't able to see it up close.  The Edelbrock car had some new dents as well but nothing as major.
Title: Re: NorCal SAAC event Up close and personal with the Fliptop Cobra CSX2196
Post by: Migge on March 05, 2018, 08:44:44 AM
Yes please,

Let the pics come from SAAC1
Title: Re: NorCal SAAC event Up close and personal with the Fliptop Cobra CSX2196
Post by: Migge on March 12, 2018, 08:52:28 AM
No pics  :(
Title: Re: NorCal SAAC event Up close and personal with the Fliptop Cobra CSX2196
Post by: 6s2055 on April 09, 2018, 05:16:35 PM
I was fortunate to drive the car at Thunderhill with Scott Hirose as a passenger! Rich Mason who owned the car is a close friend.
Title: Re: NorCal SAAC event Up close and personal with the Fliptop Cobra CSX2196
Post by: SFM5S000 on April 09, 2018, 06:28:58 PM
I was fortunate to drive the car at Thunderhill with Scott Hirose as a passenger! Rich Mason who owned the car is a close friend.

Hi Terry,

Long time pal. You were there when I took these photos. Look closely at the last picture in the series. To the right side of the hood in the background....

Cheers,
~Earl J
Title: Re: NorCal SAAC event Up close and personal with the Fliptop Cobra CSX2196
Post by: csxsfm on April 09, 2018, 10:55:23 PM
I saw this car driven at an SCCA race at Pittsburg, California by Dave Ridenour in 1966.  I believe it had only recently been sold by Shelby.  It was wicked fast on that little track but very hot and a real handful for the talented Ridenour.
Title: Re: NorCal SAAC event Up close and personal with the Fliptop Cobra CSX2196
Post by: Migge on April 17, 2018, 06:12:08 AM
Please load pictures  :)
Title: Re: NorCal SAAC event Up close and personal with the Fliptop Cobra CSX2196
Post by: cali_kr on May 03, 2018, 02:41:05 PM
Incredible pix Earl!

Damn, you guys talking about SAAC-1 must be OLD! Just kidding fellas...my history only goes back to SAAC-9
Title: Re: NorCal SAAC event Up close and personal with the Fliptop Cobra CSX2196
Post by: SFM5S000 on June 15, 2018, 12:10:02 AM
Incredible pix Earl!

Damn, you guys talking about SAAC-1 must be OLD!

Tom D aka cali_kr,

Remember someone called me an OAG, but I ain't the only one...

~Earl J (OAG)
Title: Re: NorCal SAAC event Up close and personal with the Fliptop Cobra CSX2196
Post by: CSX2259 on June 15, 2018, 12:23:41 PM
Great photos Earl, thank you for posting them!
The last time I saw 2196 was at the "100 Years of Ford" Laguna Seca Historics. 2196 was just exiting the last turn onto the front straight and it's right front headlight was pointed to the moon. I believe it was Dick Smith's 427 that went into the corner, lost an oil cooler hose and created one of the most expensive chains of events that I had ever seen! I believe that I have photos somewhere.