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Up For Auction / Re: 1969 GT350 on Bring A Trailer
« on: May 30, 2020, 08:25:36 AM »
That car has a terrific look/personality.

An observation and a couple of questions: Looked to me like the fog lights had the "spotlight" glass in them, which would not be original.

Also I noticed when he took off the air cleaner that the intake had "SHELBY" cast in it. Is that how the the GT350 came in '69?

He also says that the rear scoops were open/functional. While I know that the brake cooling claim is dubious when they were open, did Smith go to the trouble to open and duct those on the '69s?

I do seem to recall that maybe the coupes were open but the 'verts were not.

- Phillip

The Lounge / Rockin' Down the Highway
« on: May 28, 2020, 09:08:23 PM »
Cars and music - two great tastes that taste great together.

Don't know how I'd missed this one, but heard it on the radio today and it made me chuckle.

Be patient and listen to the lyrics -

- Phillip

The Lounge / Re: COBRA?
« on: May 23, 2020, 07:55:57 PM »
I love their work.

I wonder if that Galaxie still exists?

- Phillip

The Lounge / Re: Detailed look at Holman-Moody '67 Mustang Race Car
« on: May 20, 2020, 10:50:57 PM »
According to the vid - a Peru built street Mustang was modified by H-M in '71 to Trans-Am specs.

I too didn't realize they built Mustangs in Peru in '67.

Apparently only notchbacks.

Have I mentioned how I love those '60s era NASCAR steel wheels?  ;D

The set on this car certainly look genuine.

- Phillip

The Lounge / Detailed look at Holman-Moody '67 Mustang Race Car
« on: May 20, 2020, 07:55:10 PM »
If you like '60s era NASCAR style Grand American/Trans-Am race cars and you've got 30 minutes to kill -

- Phillip

Buckets, console and 4 speed add a bunch to the cool factor also.

- Phillip

Fascinating episode - Jay actually drives the concept.

- Phillip

The Lounge / Re: The car was the one!
« on: May 14, 2020, 02:06:58 PM »
Knopfler has released a ton of quality music as a solo artist, including several great car related tunes.

Check out the song "Speedway at Nazareth" off of his "Sailing to Philadelphia" album and be sure to read the lyrics.

One of the best songs about racing ever IMHO.

- Phillip

Up For Auction / Re: John Atzbach Collection going to Mecum Indy
« on: May 12, 2020, 09:59:30 AM »
That original artwork is tha bomb!!

If I had the means I would go for all of that big time, plus any Dan Gurney stuff.

And if John purchased a lot of John Barnes' collection then chances are good some of my father-in-laws Hertz stuff is present - which if it is, is very, very cool.

- Phillip

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Random car pictures
« on: May 11, 2020, 09:18:40 PM »
Poster a friend of mine (and Pantera owner) has.

- Phillip

1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: Rolling again after 15 years
« on: May 11, 2020, 08:24:12 AM »
Congratulations, that's exciting!

And love it's Cougar stablemate  ;D

- Phillip

Interesting that the paint scheme is similar to the "Super Mach 1", a '68 Mustang fastback prototype built at KK.

Again, I reference the awesome book "Kar-Kraft, Race Cars, Prototypes and Muscle Cars of Ford's Specialty Vehicle Activity Program" by Charlie Henry.

Photo below is a scan from my copy.

Look closely at the blacked out hood with what looks like a very cool hood scoop.

According to the book, this was a 428 Cobra Jet Mustang that, among other things received fuel injection and a custom four-wheel-drive system that was installed in England.

As of the time the book was published, no one could remember what became of it.

- Phillip

Shelby American Racing / Re: Vintage Racing Images
« on: May 09, 2020, 09:51:52 AM »
Speaking of Dan Gurney....

Here is one of his old Trans-Am rides kicking butt on the NASCAR Grand Touring (changed to Grand American in 1970) circuit.

Yes, this photo was shamefully pilfered from the internet, but it was so cool I had to share.

A client sent this to me for reference, I have recreated all of the decals for him to use on a tribute BME Grand Touring Cougar he has built.

That #16 on the roof is huge!

Back to this photo - it is Seiichi Suzuki at Daytona. For some reason there seem to be quite a few high quality photos taken of Suzuki and his Cougar at Daytona.

- Phillip

Does he have a build thread or pictures posted anywhere? I would love to see it.

No build thread that I know of. He has been sending me some progress pics. With his permission and when the Cougar is done I may start a dedicated thread here.

- Phillip

1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: 68 500KR s-tube
« on: May 08, 2020, 09:23:56 PM »
Thanks Royce and Scott -

Obviously, this has been something I've had trouble pinning down.

I needed an S tube for my G, and bought one from Hank Huisman at Carlisle one year after explaining to him what I was looking for.

It works, but I've wondered what exactly was used originally.

- Phillip

Wanted to Buy / Re: Chuck Cantwell T shirt
« on: May 08, 2020, 09:16:41 PM »
Sure would like to see what one looks like.

- Phillip

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