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1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: Fresh find GT500KR
« on: July 28, 2020, 09:31:49 PM »
looks, like she might have done some street racing in her day .

Most of 'em probably did.  8)


Goddamn Little Hunk of Shit?

 ;D ;D
I think that's probably pretty close to the truth.

They were fun to drive though.  Especially to blow the doors off the guys in IROC Camaros. 

1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: Fresh find GT500KR
« on: July 28, 2020, 01:52:18 AM »
That's a treasure trove of Mopars!  Nice finds.

The stories I saw and heard in the late 60s don't match a lot of the "facts" that were spouted from the same lips 30 years later.

I've not met many men whose stories don't get "better" with time.  ;D

I was at Indy in 91 on a practice day. I remember the announcer saying, "CARROLL SHELBY ON TRACK RIGHT NOW" as he wheeled the new Viper around the track. There was a problem with the Dodge Stealth not being a USA built car and the Viper became the pace car.

True.  And other machinations from behind the scenes.

The Lounge / Re: Muscle Bikes
« on: July 27, 2020, 06:00:43 PM »
I will be uploading a video on YouTube on how correctly to mount the baseball card to the bike spokes

Oh and make sure it's  a rookie card because we don't know how good this guy really is.....

I seem to recall more than a few Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale cards being given the "V8 treatment" on my Schwinn.

Probably no Mickey Mantle, as every kind on my block was a Dodger fan.

^^+1 Steve^^

I hope the next thing, in our politically-correct & humorless society, isn't to want to desecrate CS because of his often colorful language and down-home sayings. 

The order he gave me (when I was his personal PR man at the '91 Indy 500) about how clean he wanted the Viper Pace Car still makes me laugh:

"I want that car as shiny as a kernel of corn in a goat's ass."

Tell me that isn't priceless.

As Doug said, "warts and all".  I spent a lot of time with Carroll over the years, worked for him, wrote about him, traveled with him, etc.

I loved the guy.  He was one of a kind, and literally the most interesting man I've ever known.

Yes, he got more irascible as he aged. He did some things that I don't agree with.  But my admiration of what he accomplished with those early cars and racing has never diminished.

None of us would be doing these Shelby car things we enjoy so much if not for CS. Because there would never have been any Shelby cars to do them with.  I'd probably be a Corvette guy instead. (I've owned a C1, two C2s, two C3s and a C6, but I'm still first and foremost a "Shelby guy.")

Pick at his bones if it makes you feel better.  That's not how I care to spend my time.  Plenty of other things on earth these days to be concerned about. 
Anything "Shelby" for me is part of my fun.

The Lounge / Re: Muscle Bikes
« on: July 26, 2020, 01:25:45 PM »
I wanna wheelie bar......Will that thing fit a sears space liner??? ;D

I'm waiting for someone to mount one on their Shelby.

1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: Fresh find GT500KR
« on: July 25, 2020, 04:40:21 PM »
Congrats on your find. Great to see another KR get rescued from prison.

Yes, lots of top experts on here.

Refreshing to see a newbie not get eaten for a change. 

s2ms:  Thanks for the link!

Super cool car and famous photo, without a doubt.

Among what's interesting about the whole "Flying Mustang" lore is we have that one excellent photo to drool over. 

But, was it a one-time-only flight, or did Miles do that same feat lap after lap, at the same rise in the track at Green Valley? 

I'd guess more than once.

There are probably a few old photos taken by spectators with a very blurry image of the same thing. Would be fun to see.

The Lounge / Re: Pictures of Carroll Shelby
« on: July 17, 2020, 03:00:42 PM »

CS to photographer: "Take the G*d***n picture, already! I can't stand here all ******* day!"

CSX 2000 Series / Re: Amazing 289 sold
« on: July 17, 2020, 02:53:30 PM »
I have heard Carroll use the term.  Not sure when that first was, but that might mean something.

Beautiful Hialeah a mall

What time do the Cobra "figure 8" races start?

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