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SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Ford Station Wagons
« on: January 24, 2022, 12:34:51 PM »
If Rader Wheels, American Sunroof and a customized car are concerned, there's a good chance George Barris was involved.

- Phillip

1968 Shelby GT350/500/500KR / Re: Concourse Displays
« on: January 23, 2022, 04:46:53 PM »
Here is the signboard in an easier to read configuration -

- Phillip

Up For Auction / Re: Mecum Kissimmee 2022 - Shelbys
« on: January 15, 2022, 02:59:11 PM »
I spy with my little eye Mr. Meyer -

- Phillip

CSX 3000 Series / Re: Can anyone ID this museum car?
« on: January 14, 2022, 07:58:44 PM »
It's interesting when a car for sale or at auction is described as having "no stories"...

Now THAT is an f'ing story!

- Phillip

1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: 1965 GT350 Barnfind
« on: January 11, 2022, 09:48:15 AM »
Story just gets better and better - I really appreciate you going to the trouble to share it with everyone.

- Phillip

1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: 1965 GT350 Barnfind
« on: January 10, 2022, 08:42:23 AM »
Would love to see it in person at Carlisle this summer.

Hope you can make that happen!

- Phillip

Shelby American History / Re: Coralsnake Updates
« on: January 08, 2022, 02:41:48 PM »
Loved the wheel and tire info -

Didn't know that Keystone made the wheels for the '69s!

- Phillip

I hesitate to give advice on a forum - so this is worth what you paid for it  ;D

I've been in this business for over 40 years (graphics, illustration, graphic design) and am getting to the point to where I find myself more and more frustrated with technology which is constantly changing - but I digress. My experience has been:

I've had my business website on Godaddy for years and have not had a good experience. My site has gotten hacked several times where clients and potential clients click on my page only to be redirected to a porn site. Word is Godaddy's security isn't up to snuff. Currently if you try to go to my biz site with Godaddy you will get an error.

So I am in the process of finding a new solution.

I will probably go with Behance;

They seem to be at the forefront concerning creatives promoting and marketing their artwork and services on the web.

Since I am in the graphics biz I use the Adobe Creative Suite and therefor regularly receive emails from them with tips and tutorials, etc. Below is a link they sent me on how to put your portfolio on Behance. I haven't done this as of yet so I can't report on how it went, but if you want to explore it yourself -

I do have a business Facebook page:

Facebook is super easy to use and it occasionally generates work for me but it really isn't the best, most professional look IMHO. Just a place to post samples of my illustration work that I can point potential clients to plus I can comment on my process - like "here is a project I am working on and this is how I do it"...

If you click on "Photos" on my biz FB page you'll see what I mean.

Hope this helps some and good luck!

- Phillip

Concours Talk / Re: NOS fog light? C8ZZ 15200 D Lucas later service part?
« on: January 04, 2022, 05:05:18 PM »
And 1968 XR7-G Cougar.

But those style of lights weren't what was used.

- Phillip

1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: vintage photos of a 65
« on: December 27, 2021, 03:56:20 PM »
Where in Virginia?

- Phillip

CSX 2000 Series / Re: CSX2410 - from Barn to Concourse
« on: December 23, 2021, 11:25:42 AM »
Fascinating story and interesting that this Cobra sold new at Universal Ford here in Richmond.

My uncle, who was an aeronautical engineer at NASA (Langley Research Center, Hampton VA) from '57 until '88 was a big British sports car fan and drove to Richmond and test drove a new 289 Cobra.

He felt it was a bit "hairy" for him and settled on an MG, which he still had at the time of his passing in 2012.

Wonder how many 289 Cobras were sold new in Richmond?

- Phillip

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Random car pictures
« on: December 18, 2021, 01:25:15 PM »
Propayne, this one's for you, '66 Texas State fair.

(photo: The Old Motor web site)

Thanks Mike!

Looks like Mercury re-used that display at the '67 Auto Show in Detroit to display the XR7-S show car.

- Phillip

GT40 - Original/Mk V / Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. IV photos
« on: December 18, 2021, 11:08:31 AM »
And now gentlemen back to our regular program  ;)

Propayne & Rich, re: the photo of the GT40 at the Texas show, I believe that is the Ford Magic Cruiser 11 on the right, with what

 could be a prototypical grill which then found it's way onto the '66 production cars, in this image we can just see the nose of the

GT on the left. Magic Cruiser also has those Rader wheels mentioned by propayne.

I've also included the link where I found that photo of the GT40, also some other neat Ford & Mercury cars there.


Thanks for that link Mike - what great info and pictures.

Article says that the "Magic Cruiser II" was built by Barris - so that explains the Raders! Don't know if there was some sort of business arrangement between Barris Kustom and Micky Thompson/Wheel Corp. of America/Trans-Am Products Ltd., but Barris seems to have almost exclusively used those wheels.

- Phillip

GT40 - Original/Mk V / Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. IV photos
« on: December 15, 2021, 10:22:56 AM »
I believe this was at the Texas State Fair auto show, 1966.

Great pic Mike - wheels on the right are the Trans American Products made Rader wheels that Shelby Automotive originally spec'd for the XR7-G Cougars in 1968.

Ultimately they were recalled due to poor quality. Looks like Ford designers had their eyes on those wheels as early as 1966.

- Phillip

Southeastern Virginia Region SAAC / Re: Shelby Drive to Afton VA Today
« on: December 07, 2021, 07:53:40 PM »
Been driving over Afton mountain my entire life.

Beautiful and bucolic.

- Phillip

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