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SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: the Shelby GM Scagliette, what if ?
« on: March 30, 2022, 08:08:42 PM »
The Scaglietti-designed Ferrari 250 SWB (short wheel based berlinetta) is, IMHO, one of the most beautiful vehicles ever designed.  It has been said that it was a major design influence for the Mustang 2+2.

1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: 6S289 - The Family Car - 50+ Years
« on: March 26, 2022, 08:26:03 AM »
I especially like the "passie".  If more drivers were to use 'em, I bet there'd be far less road rage!

The Lounge / Re: Happy birthday to the King of Kool !
« on: March 25, 2022, 09:24:55 AM »
"LeMans" is my favorite movie and "Bullitt" is right behind it. 
Footnote: We just lost Vic Elford, one of the greatest endurance racers ever, who did many of the high speed driving scenes in "LeMans".

The Lounge / Re: Hydrogen cars
« on: March 06, 2022, 11:30:42 AM »
If we could only harness the hot air generated from politicians, we'd have no energy shortage at all. :)

Appeals / Re: Enclosed Car Trailer Minimum Length
« on: March 06, 2022, 10:52:47 AM »
I know you don't want to hear this but, even if it did fit in the trailer, how would you expect to get to the tie-down at the front driver's side?  At best, an 18 foot trailer is going to be "snug".  Buy the best, longest trailer you can afford the first time.  That way, you won't have to buy a second one.  I know from experience because I'm on my second one and it's a 20 foot FEATHERLITE.

The Lounge / Re: Solutions to rising fuels costs
« on: February 27, 2022, 09:35:51 AM »
You forgot to include his personal jet aircraft!  Tipper saw through him when everyone else thought he was brilliant.  In reality, he's  an "empty suit" just like John Kerry.

The Lounge / Re: Today fuel prices
« on: February 27, 2022, 09:28:54 AM »
The U.S. lives on wheels and most of them burn fossil fuel.  This is a temporary (but nevertheless painful) situation.  Anyone who lived through the '74 gas crisis knows that you just have to be patient.  It will get better because the current administration must either change direction or suffer the consequences in November.  No, I'm  not making a political statement...Just a fact.

The Lounge / Re: Solutions to rising fuels costs
« on: February 24, 2022, 09:04:00 AM »
I realize that this thread is meant to be light-hearted but, in reality, the rise in fuel prices will not go away in the near future and, because of it, will severely affect the hobby we love, not to mention those who earn their livelihoods from it.  While we may rationalize and pay the higher prices for fuel, there are those who can't afford to do so.  Vacations will be curtailed, trips to visit family and friends will not be so frequent.  Hotels, motels, restaurants and venues will suffer.  Air fares will increase.  Freight charges will rise and, because of that, any product that's delivered anywhere will increase.  Any product containing petroleum will increase in price.  Sadly, it didn't have to be this way and it doesn't have to stay this way.  Perhaps, this will be the trigger to make people come to their senses...about a lot of things.  As Forrest Gump so aptly put it..."That's all I've got to say about that".

The CHEERWINE Festival is in Salisbury that same day but I can easily forego that to be with SAAC people and their cars! :)

Carolina Region SAAC / Re: New to forum
« on: February 18, 2022, 08:49:59 AM »
Welcome!  Hope we can have another get-together sometime this year.

Wanted to Buy / Re: WTB 66 Hertz Distributor
« on: February 02, 2022, 05:51:54 PM »
Sending you a PM.

Concours Talk / Re: 1966 Wheels
« on: February 02, 2022, 05:38:38 PM »
When all else fails for show purposes, go to "Rent-a-Wheel".  Seriously, I know of instances where fellow concours "nuts" have loaned out their correct wheels and tires to those entering a show when the "loaner" isn't showng at the same time with the "Loanee".

Brant, that's really the point of my question:  Just how many of the "first batch"?  Surely, not all 100+.  Can we hear from those with the early cars? Please indicate if you have a "bent stick" or a "curved stick".   Sorry, it's just a great way to describe this. :)

On Brant's recent blog showing the details of the restoration of an early (VIN unknown) '65 GT350, he mentions and shows that this particular car has the early version '64-1/2 abrupt bend shifter handle.  I'm curious as to just when that was phased out.  I've been unable to find any information in cyberspace that answers this question so I'm posting it here. 

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