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Up For Auction / Re: 5R213 - Bring A Trailer
« on: April 22, 2022, 03:57:23 PM »
Fees...well let's see, there's is usually a sellers fee of around 10% "+ or -" per auction house (depends if you are an active seller/buyer with that specific auction company), extra fees sometimes charged for a "prime time" TV spot or selling date (Friday or Saturday is preferable, but hopefully not next to another car that is similar), hotel and lodging fees, shipping or transport fees, etc. etc.  Just think of fees, fees and more fees.

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SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: 66 T/A coupe,
« on: April 22, 2022, 12:54:12 PM »
Are there any drivers or drivers associated with the car?

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The football stadium is the old Kesar stadium in SF.

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1967-Sebring 4 Hour-Trans-Am race #2:

#33-13th oa/started 13th on the grid-Bob Johnson/Don Sesslar-Ford Falcon

https://www.racingsportscars.com/photo/1967/Sebring-1967-04-01t-033.jpg


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CSX 2000 Series / Re: Shelby Guru's required, who's the driver & CSX number
« on: November 21, 2021, 10:46:04 AM »
February 13-14, 1965....Green Valley races (Texas)....Bob Bondurant is at the wheel learning the track due to mechanical difficulties on SA's 3002 Cobra (broken camshaft in Saturday's practices).  The Cobra, as Ned mentioned is 2164.


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Shelby American History / Re: Name the event and players?
« on: September 01, 2021, 12:53:55 AM »
1966 24-Hours of Le Mans....no Ken Miles or Carroll in the initial photo posted, but the gentleman in the red jacket is Alan Mann.

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CSX 2000 Series / Re: When was the Cobra's first race
« on: June 04, 2021, 08:30:18 PM »
The first race to actually have a Cobra on the track for a "road racing event" was at Connellsville (August 25/26, 1962).  The entry was by Ed Hugus and the Cobra is 2001....it broke in practice due to teething issues (overheating?) and did not race on the weekend.

"Hill Climb racing" Cobras seem to appear around mid-1963.

"Drag racing" Cobras seem to appear around early-mid 1963.

"Autocross, Slalom, Gymkhana, etc." Cobras seem to appear around the mid-later part of 1963.

There could possibly be earlier events, but newspaper articles, etc., only reported the top finishers for events.

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CSX 3000 Series / Re: Let's post some CSX3000 pictures!
« on: May 27, 2021, 06:13:22 PM »
All three photos are from the August 1968 National at Riverside....and the yellow 427 Cobra (3020) is Dave Dralle's as Silverton-Ford had noted.

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CSX 3000 Series / Re: unidentified Cobra race #162
« on: April 04, 2021, 12:13:00 PM »
3004-Gwer Reichen, accident at Naters Hill Climb, Valais, Switzerland, June 1969....

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CSX 2000 Series / Re: CSX2011 - Anyone have other photos of the Cobra?
« on: March 22, 2021, 12:13:24 PM »
I have this in my files, I believe ? ? that is CSX 2011 #97 on the left, with CSX 2017 #11 ??  at Green Valley Texas in '67.

Stand to be corrected on the CSX #s & date,  some info on CSX 2017, in my 2008 registry is missing, the newer registry probably

 has more info ?

Kranky ? ?

Mike

The #11 Cobra driver is noted as Ed Tucker (Lotus driver...is he the owner, I don't know the answer to that one.).  Ed Dnf'd the race as he was involved in an accident with a Mustang.  The #97 driver is Ron West in 2011, result unknown at the moment.  The race is the June 1967 Sunburn Nationals.

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CSX 2000 Series / Re: Formal Cobra Birthday?
« on: March 17, 2021, 05:49:16 PM »
As A-Snake had mentioned....one of the first official viewings to the public was the New York Auto Show in April 1962.  The first prototype arrived via TWA (air) around February 22, 1962 (sans engine) and one of the earlier public showings was at the March 1962 Riverside Cal Club Road Races, where the Cobra was used as the official "Course Marshall"....so when was the official release date?

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CSX 2000 Series / Re: Lets get some cobra pictures back up!
« on: February 16, 2021, 11:20:13 PM »
It's also known as Camp Stoneman....an ex-Army base in Pittsburg, Calif.

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CSX 2000 Series / Re: Lets get some cobra pictures back up!
« on: February 16, 2021, 08:07:39 PM »
The photo caption is incorrect....Dave Ridenour is at the wheel in the modified race as #14 (2196)....Ridenour finished 1st oa/1st C-modified....Don Pike was originally scheduled to drive.  Roland Marzolf (3039) also raced his 427 Cobra under the #14 in the production race....Marzolf finished 2nd oa/2nd A-production.  Ridenour did pass away a few months later in a sprint car accident.  Ridenour was running under the S&C sponsorship for the race.

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Shelby American Racing / Re: Vintage 60's Riverside Raceway video
« on: January 21, 2021, 10:27:32 AM »
The Dick Guldstrand accident looks pretty vicious....I guess the later fix was the roller skate on the roll bar.....and the Bob and Allen show for 1963...."rubbing is racing."

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Hallo again,

i found two pics on a FB Site "GT350Lady" but without any source or Infos...



we can clearly see the GT/108 with blacked hood and Racestripe
and luckywise we can see a GT350R, a Daytona, a GT40, a Cobra
and a Lotus Ford ?

because of Richstang we know that the GT40 was P/1004, thx for that Info

but where or when was the Pic made ???





The first two photos, posted by Stephan, with this group of Shelby's is a fantastic site and find!!!
At first I didn’t think it was at Watkins Glen, but there too many coincidences pointing to that location.

Looks at the collection of cars here;
The Cobra CSX3011 no98 to the left in the first photo
The GT40 P/1004 in front of the Cobra
The GT350 R model is what I believe to be 5R213 in front of the GT40
The Daytona to the right of the GT350 R model appears to be CSX2287 (note the no10 on the rear)
The Roadster GT/108 with the blackout hood

This appears to be a preview of the cars that would become part of the ‘Cobra Caravan’ that toured the country for a month, starting November 17 through December 17th, 1965. 

-The Daytona csx2287, went on to the Bonneville Salt Flats November 6, 1965. It needed to be refreshed afterwards, so it was replaced for the start of the Cobra Caravan tour with CSX2286.
-The previous rear view photo, posted in this thread of the lone ’65 GT350 R model, was said to be a pace car at the October 2-3, 1965 Watkins Glen US GP race.
It certainly matches in appearance (no rear bumper or sponsors) and the timing fits. The R model in the Caravan has been said to be 5R213.
-Finally the Grand Prix car race no7, Brabham BT11, was in Watkins Glen for the US Grand Prix. That matches perfectly in timing.

A little bit more information on the Watkins Glen event....October 1, 1965 (Friday)....It was set up as a 3-hour seminar and demonstration with Jim Clark, Stirling Moss and Juan Manuel Fangio.  Jim Clark used the first hour to explain "the racing skill and knowledge which have led him to two world titles."  Stirling Moss spoke "on race techniques, strategy and gamesmanship."  Fangio was there to show "driving techniques in sports cars."  Carroll Shelby provided the cars and "lectured on the construction and driving of a race car."  "Three team drivers, Skip Scott and Tom Payne of Michigan and Bob Johnson of Ohio, showed their techniques in Shelby built cars." (quotes are from the The Boston Sunday Globe-October 3, 1965)

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