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I don't care the reason. Anyone willing to pay that for stripes is foolish.

Those cars depreciate very significantly. Buy a 60s Shelby with stripes and watch it appreciate.

My dealer wants 82 for a '19 R model. 10 over sticker. I just saw a '17 with 6,000 sell for 47. How are they a good deal?

+ 1 we agree

The Lounge / Re: Draft book cover art
« on: September 13, 2019, 05:12:40 PM »
Not finished yet by my artist. Here is a draft of my proposed book cover. Thoughts?

looks great!

My old Grabber Blue GT 350

must say that is a beautiful vehicle  !

Ton of typos on my last reply. Sorry. I was waiting in court so I didn't keep as close an "eye on the a.i."

if you need bail money,  you know we are just a phone call way...

back to the subject at hand 10geeeees...

all we have to say is ...indeed

Florida Region SAAC / Re: Vintage Car & Bike Show September 14, 2019
« on: September 13, 2019, 10:07:37 AM »
poc is hector v.

this weekend not attending

will be in the keys, adios

rain or shine on your own

yup, we viewed that its beyond ridiculous...committing automotive neutralization

Florida Region SAAC / Re: Movie, Ford vs Ferrari
« on: September 12, 2019, 10:20:51 PM »
so it has your approval,  looks like we have a winner !

64 days to go...

We saw it with Christian Bale, Matt Damon, and the director and some of the cast in the balcony next to us. Movie got a standing ovation. Roy Thomson Hall was filled to the roof.

Matt Damon played a passable Shelby. There were times he got the accent and voice just right. I closed my eyes and thought I was listening to Shelby giving a speech at a SAAC dinner. He's too short and we only knew Shelby as an old man, but I think I think he would approve. He had lots of balls in the air in '64 and '65 and they capture how he had to deal with all that. Some of the original crew can comment.

I never met Ken Miles but from all I've read, Chritian Bale nailed it. He lost 70 pounds after his role in "Vice" to play on older, skinny British race car driver who did not suffer fools gladly. He must have spent a lot of time speaking to the Miles family.

Leo Beebe is portrayed as the villain. We met him one year; I'm not sure if he gets a fair shake in the script but it makes a better story. Same with HF2 Ferrari etc. But they do tell the whole story about the attempt by Ford to buy Ferrari.

The biggest mistake is everyone sits in Cobra fenders and hoods and jump over doors etc. which  no one ever does but it looks cool. The audience howled when Shelby takes Ford for a ride in  a Mk2. The racing scenes were fantastic.

Yes I will see it again, I'm taking my team from work to see it and I'm buying the blu Ray version as soon as I can get my hands on it.

It will make you all feel very proud. I wore my white and black"CobraCobra,Cobra shirt and everyone looked and pointed at my muttering in hushed tones. Dig yours out in November!

Florida Region SAAC / Re: Movie, Ford vs Ferrari
« on: September 12, 2019, 05:14:44 PM »
^^^ Thanks for the detailed report!  :) :)

fantastic review

Florida Region SAAC / Re: Movie, Ford vs Ferrari
« on: September 12, 2019, 05:14:09 PM »
Yes, thank you very much for your synopsis. I hope the movie wins several awards. How cool is that to be sitting in such close proximity to the actors?!


Richard E.

+ 1

Florida Region SAAC / Re: Movie, Ford vs Ferrari
« on: September 12, 2019, 05:13:33 PM »
its going to be great !

Glad to hear it's at least a non-embarrassment of a movie, from a Shelby car owner's perspective.

Also glad that there's a film that brings Carroll, Miles, et al, into the consciousness of the general public. They deserve the recognition.

But, it would have been very interesting if the old man had been alive during the production, and got to be a consultant, if not a producer.

If Damon actually got to talk with Carroll at length, he probably would have been able to do a better job portraying him. And, it would've been fun to hear about Carroll's comments on everything to do with the film.

Does Damon swear as often and as creatively as CS did?  When I worked for him, he once told me "I want that car as shiny as a kernel of corn up a goat's ass."   That's Carroll.

Florida Region SAAC / Kessler Collection November 8, 9, 2019
« on: September 12, 2019, 05:11:57 PM »
non car event preview of the gallery private dinner contact the venue directly

Florida Region SAAC / Re: Fast Lane Fridays September 13, 2019
« on: September 12, 2019, 07:41:18 AM »
meet at track

tommorow night,  we are not attending

be safe

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