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The Lounge / Re: Older Drivers
« on: July 02, 2020, 07:52:42 PM »
I do like this quote

You almost get the impression that the MR2 is really ambivalent as to whether you make it  :D

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1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: Does Color Matter $$
« on: June 22, 2020, 07:57:11 PM »
I thought more would respond, of course color matters... Everything matters in life. 4

Agree, also think its changed over time

Early days, ex rentals were seen as a 2nd choice (so painting the black cars was a thing) - then it went the other way (mine is originally an Ivy green, was painted to black/gold in the 80s by a previous owner), to now where originality is seen as the most important

If/when I do a full resto, will take it back to Ivy purely because it is rarer/original (although I do admit, I find the black/gold combo hard to beat)


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Indiana SAAC / Re: Non owners but enthusiasts
« on: June 14, 2020, 07:39:01 PM »
Note sure I fully understand your points, but my 2c

I have no issue with clones/tributes as long as everyone is honest with what it is (ie not trying to pass it off as the real deal)

I have both, prefer the clone for track/fun as its a lot less stressful  ;)

cheers


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1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: 6S1698
« on: April 14, 2020, 08:53:22 PM »
In the old forum I posted the pic from the movie (in the "Shelby's in the movies thread" of the car catching fire) - and the actual owner of the H in the movie chipped in and explained that their real car was used for the normal shots and a quick/dirty clone was used for the fire shot.

I know you are after history the of that scene (in terms of "was is based on a true story")  - he is a member here (can't remember who sorry) but maybe he has some more of the back story given he was somewhat involved in the movie

cheers

greg

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trying with another article

edit - still uploading with reduced quality/size  >:(

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OK - file size gets reduced to the point that its not readable (and I cant work out how to fix - will post on our FB group)

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All

Sorry if this has already been posted, but I picked up a bunch of car mags (1966) - looking for Shelby ads/stories to decorate the man cave

3 Page article (hopefully the quality is still OK)

cheers

greg

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The Lounge / Re: Netflix- The 24 Hour War
« on: November 24, 2019, 07:16:06 PM »
Also noticed that a new documentary "Shelby American" just appeared on Netflix https://www.netflix.com/au/title/81218074


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The Lounge / Re: Fords new EV crossover Mustang Mach E
« on: November 21, 2019, 06:27:40 PM »
Coming soon to a Ford dealer near you, the new Mustang Mach-WT (Work Truck), the new Mustang Mach-DV (Delivery Van), the new Mustang Mach-L (Limousine), and the highly anticipated Mustang Mach-SB (School Bus). And... (we can't forget the farmers)... the new Mustang Mach-T (Tractor).

Finally, a Mustang for every purpose! Why waste a good nameplate on stupid "pony" cars?

Steve

Wait till SA get hold if it - the GT120 (and us in AU will get the GT240)

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The Lounge / Re: Ford v Ferrari
« on: November 18, 2019, 07:19:06 PM »
Same - enjoyed it (big screen) and this weekend we will do the "drive in" with the cars

Probably mentioned already, but the Netflix doco "24 Hour War" is worth watching - covers a little bit before/after the movie and some great interviews with some living (and sadly, some passed) greats

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Up For Auction / Re: What is this thing a "67" Gt500 or a 65
« on: November 17, 2019, 06:47:24 PM »
I have no idea what that is?

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Up For Auction / Re: 1975 Ford Classic car hauler
« on: November 10, 2019, 06:45:58 PM »
looks great, interesting that the speedo is in KPH

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on dealer signs - I picked this up some time ago

Evidently it was a dealer sign, can't be sure of course - but seems well made and has ford embossed in the metal sides-  regardless, lights up the cave nicely

is pretty large - 10ft x 2ft approx

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The Lounge / Re: Just in case you need to feel a bit cooler, Hi from OZ
« on: August 14, 2019, 08:38:00 PM »

Roos are fine, just don't corner one in the wild....

Agree, it's the drop bears you need to worry about


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Appeals / Re: Good wood Festival of Speed questions
« on: August 08, 2019, 09:01:58 PM »
Out of the ordinary, but has anyone from SAAC ever been to the world known Goodwood Festival of Speed?

If so, as a driver, car owner or spectator?
We have a factory backed race car that may qualify.
Looking for any information before we submit a request for Invitation for the 2020 Event.
Thanks in advance,
John

We went in 2018 as spectators (but would love to take a car one day)

You could try talking to the members, from what I understand if they want your car then they will bring it in for you (cover costs) but as others have mentioned, needs to be pretty special or relevant.

On relevancy, each year there are different themes (and sub themes) as well as major publicity type events - on 2018 there was a celebration of DG's career with many cars that he had been part of represented - real ones, no clones (even a Boss from Australia was shipped in, a few from the US). There was also Fords release of the Bullet so they also bought in the one remaining original movie car

Was also a milestone for Landrover (70 I think), so they have car #1, #2 etc etc there as well. People we were with had a car there as well (on display at the main house, not on track), was not a race car but a lovely period light truck

Summary - needs to be real, needs to be relevant/unique/special

cheers


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