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1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: Original owner story and photos - #0738
« on: January 24, 2021, 08:20:38 PM »
If this is what you are referring to, I honestly don't think that is a reflection.

- Phillip


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1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: Original owner story and photos - #0738
« on: January 24, 2021, 01:28:42 PM »
Here is the pic full size, sharpened and with what's in the shadows lightened up a bit.

- Phillip


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SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Random car pictures
« on: January 24, 2021, 07:33:09 AM »
Holy flukem schmidt - that is gorgeous!

Thanks for posting.

- Phillip

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1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: Original owner story and photos
« on: January 23, 2021, 02:44:42 PM »
Nice story and great vintage engine bay shot.

Thanks for posting!

- Phillip

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SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Random car pictures
« on: January 21, 2021, 03:39:04 PM »
Looks like a Falcon 'vert?

Terrific photo.

- Phillip

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SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Random car pictures
« on: January 21, 2021, 10:20:29 AM »
Ahhhh, I had assumed Suzuki was running in a GT race, didn't think that it was the Continental - thanks.

- Phillip

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SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Random car pictures
« on: January 21, 2021, 08:58:06 AM »
Here is Suzuki with his BME Cougar at Daytona in '68.

This pic is credited as being from the Michael Mulcahy collection and is from the book "Fast Mustangs" by Alex Gabbard.

- Phillip


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SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Random car pictures
« on: January 21, 2021, 08:55:04 AM »
The Paul Revere 250s were at Daytona. According to a flyer I have - "The race starts at midnight, following a dazzling fireworks display, and the cars thunder round the 2.5 mile high banked trioval and then swoop into the flat and winding infield road."

The very first Paul Revere 250 was held in '67 (as sort of a trail run by NASCAR I suppose) and was basically the 1967 Trans-Am field and was won by Parnelli. Not a TA race so no points scored towards that series which the Cougars lost by what, 2 points? Hey, no hard feelings there  ;D

Here is a pick of PJ's Cougar in the pits, running the Torque Thrusts (they were TA cars after all) plus the results. You can see that Titus came in second in his Shelby notchback which begs the question, is this the only NASCAR sanctioned race that Shelby vehicles participated in?

Seiichi Suzuki also had Torque Thrusts on his BME Cougar at the GT race at Daytona in '68 that Ruby won, so maybe the choice of wheels is linked to Daytona being a partial road course? I have a great color pick of Suzuki that I'll post in a separate reply.

- Phillip


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SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Random car pictures
« on: January 20, 2021, 05:55:02 PM »
Here are some more pics of Ruby at the Paul Revere 250 race - scanned by me from one of my racing programs.

Notice that his BME Cougar is sporting Torque Thrusts.

There was an argument on another social media platform where some were saying NASCAR never allowed those wheels and perhaps this was not a NASCAR sanctioned race.

Anyone here have any knowledge on that subject?

- Phillip


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SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Random car pictures
« on: January 20, 2021, 11:07:37 AM »
I was waiting for Randy to answer  ;D

Cougars won 12 of 19 races during the 1968 Grand Touring (later Grand American) season, with Tiny accounting for 9.

I believe all of those winning Cougars were Bud Moore Engineering cars, either ex Trans-Am cars or one or two that were purpose built for NASCAR.

- Phillip

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SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Random car pictures
« on: January 19, 2021, 08:20:49 PM »
1968 NASCAR Grand American Series championship winning Bud Moore Engineering built Mercury Cougar driven by the great "Tiny" Lund (it's time for a movie about him).

Built from one of the 1967 BME Trans-Am Cougars.

- Phillip


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1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: When did OTT LeMans stripes become a thing?
« on: January 19, 2021, 08:22:19 AM »
The (George Bartell?) illustrations used for marketing when the cars were new have been referenced but not posted on this thread, so here they are.

Scanned and cleaned up by me from my stash of vintage magazines and race programs.

- Phillip


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Fantastic! Haven't seen those before.

- Phillip

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SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Random car pictures
« on: January 12, 2021, 08:46:22 PM »
Looks to be a '67 or '68 Cougar in the scrapyard in front of the Torino.

Do you have any info on it?

- Phillip

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SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Random car pictures
« on: January 12, 2021, 08:41:07 PM »
That Chevelle pic posted in reply 2641 reminded me of the remains of a Chevelle race car that was in a junkyard near Richmond International Raceway.

The junkyard and car are long gone now.

- Phillip


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