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Motor City Region SAAC / Re: Need help documenting my GT350H
« on: July 22, 2021, 05:57:17 PM »
I definitely recommend Ken Costella - he knows his stuff, and especially Shelby Mustangs.   I used to have him appraise all of my collector cars when I lived in Michigan.  Always wise to keep current photos and appraisal on file with your insurance company.

Jeff

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Regional Shows and Events / Mustangs at Daytona
« on: June 11, 2021, 07:22:13 PM »
Big show coming up July 11-17 in Daytona Beach, Florida.  Car show, performance vendors, laps of Daytona International Speedway.  Check out “Mustangs at Daytona” on Facebook for details.

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SAAC-44 / Re: cobra Jeffs pics
« on: July 24, 2019, 06:43:26 AM »
Probably not...just happened to be up in a "VIP" spectator parking area....and, of course, it's a timeless design   :)

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Regional Shows and Events / Re: MCACN 2018
« on: November 20, 2018, 09:40:15 PM »
Whoever told you guys that the Bordinat Cobra and Cougar II were never running cars doesn't know what he is talking about.   The cockpit dimensions were not changed, the bodywork on both cars was extended ahead of the radiator and behind the rear wheels.   Both of these cars ran back in the sixties.
I spent many hours working on them myself back in 2003, preparing to reveal then together for the first time ever at SAAC 29.   I talked to a lot of the people who built these cars, and even some that had driven them.   The engines were stripped of their cylinder heads and induction systems by Ford before they were donated to the Henry Ford Museum to make them non-functional.    We are so very fortunate that they decided to make them into push cars rather than crush them.   Dan Case very graciously offered some vintage Cobra parts to help restore the engines, and I volunteered to perform the installation, but the Detroit Historical Society was not interested in having the cars made into running vehicles.   They probably face fewer liability concerns if the cars cannot be driven.

 

 


Jeff Burgy



 



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Los Angeles Region SAAC / Re: Tony Sousa show 2018
« on: October 08, 2018, 06:39:21 AM »
My pictures from the 2018 Tony Sousa/LA SAAC Show.


https://www.flickr.com/photos/31256891@N08/albums/72157671494972997


Jeff

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Regional Shows and Events / Re: Ford Carlisle 2018
« on: May 15, 2018, 06:34:35 AM »
I'll be there.   Told myself last year I wouldn't come back this year - not very many Retro T'Bird parts in the swapmeet  :(   ;D
But a Shelby friend from Ohio said he's never been, so we're going to meet up there, and then drive over to Hershey to see the AACA Museum (I've never been there before).   The AACA Museum has two special displays going on this summer - one of Mustangs, and one of Thunderbirds - gonna check it out!

https://www.aacamuseum.org/mustangs-six-generations-americas-favorite-pony-car-opening-night-reception-program/

Jeff

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CSX 2000 Series / Re: FANTASTIC CSX 2075 in Retromobile 2018
« on: March 30, 2018, 06:08:12 PM »
CSX2075 at SAAC 42 last year


CSX2075 at Cars & Coffee, Irvine, CA, August 2009


Jeff

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The Lounge / Re: Pictures of Carroll Shelby
« on: March 29, 2018, 06:10:00 AM »
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What year is that pic?

If you are referring to my pictures in Post #38, the picture of Diane Burgy with Jeanne Shelby is from SOA III in Wichita, KS in 1974.   The picture of me in my cowboy shirt with Carroll Shelby is from SAAC 6 in Monterey, CA, in August 1981.

Jeff

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CSX 3000 Series / Re: CSX 3015 super snake on craigslist ????
« on: March 28, 2018, 10:07:24 AM »
Factory automatic Cobra brake pedals....

This is Shelby's SuperSnake, CSX3015


and this one is Shelby's 289, CSX2589


Jeff

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The Lounge / Re: Pictures of Carroll Shelby
« on: March 28, 2018, 08:21:24 AM »
Jeanne Shelby with Diane Burgy


"this is my pal cobrajeff".... ;D  ;D  ;D


Jeff

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The Lounge / Re: Models with Shelbys, Mustangs and Fords
« on: March 28, 2018, 08:09:29 AM »
My old Shelby (6S 1206) and my wife Diane in the Shelby dress that she made


William's Shelby (5 012) and model in an updated version of Diane's Shelby dress.


Jeff

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SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Random car pictures
« on: March 28, 2018, 07:43:29 AM »
That RHD red 289 slabside replica is a Hawk replica out of England



Belongs to a guy in Detroit that I knew with a Hertz car way back in the 70's   :)

Jeff

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Looking Back / SAAC 1
« on: March 16, 2018, 06:59:41 AM »
























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Looking Back / SAAC 1 Oakland, CA, August 1976
« on: March 15, 2018, 11:02:01 AM »
Here are some of my pictures from SAAC 1.   I have many more, but it will take time for me to scan them and prepare to post (so much easier thses days with digital cameras).

Mike Shoen's Daytona Coupe, CSX2602


Mike offered to let me drive it


Gordon Gimball's Cobra that I missed out on (better that he got it and put it to good use)


Rick Bawden's Cobra


Royal Kreiger's Cobra


Mark Hefte's Cobra


Tomb of the Unknown Cobra




Legends in the parking lot

Tom Payne, Carroll Shelby, Al Dowd, Allen Grant

That's all for now...gotta fire up the scanner again

Jeff












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Regional Shows and Events / Amelia Island Concours 2018
« on: March 14, 2018, 12:40:58 PM »
Some really interesting Shelby iron (and aluminum) at this year's Amelia Island Concours.   First unveiling of the long-lost Shelby Lone Star; first showing of the 2003 Cobra roadster prototype now owned by the Ford guy who made it happen; concours Cobras on display, and Barn Find Cobras in the Auctions.

In the Concours...            https://www.flickr.com/photos/31256891@N08/albums/72157666625333008

Up for Auction...         https://www.flickr.com/photos/31256891@N08/albums/72157666625652638

Cars and Coffee....https://www.flickr.com/photos/31256891@N08/albums/72157691333863752

Jeff

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