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 I don't recognize the track, since it's mixed classes I assume it a local or regional race?

With the AMX / Javlin I would thing no sooner than 1968.

#18 has unique side pipes & it's A/P so a street / semi comp CSX3xxx car converted to race?

Any ideas as to race & car ID's?


Looking Back / Re: SAAC4 June 28 - 30, 1979
« on: February 21, 2018, 12:37:30 PM »

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Random car pictures
« on: February 21, 2018, 12:30:15 PM »
Looks like a non-running design exercise.

- Phillip

That is a clay styling design model covered in Nyloc to simulate a painted surface.
taken in Ford's Styling Studio sometime around Nov ~ Dec 1965.

photo #1 & 2 are also in the Ford Design Studio, same clay model, #3 is J-1 build at Kar Kraft.


Looking Back / Re: SAAC4 June 28 - 30, 1979
« on: February 19, 2018, 04:35:07 PM »
Yes, the same car. Color reproduction on 39 year old negatives sketchy at best. That's Larry in the jean jacket behind the car at the Utica test track in your picture.

 The banking is evident in my photo, I didn't get more than 1/2 way up at 110 mph in 6S283.
Larry un-corked the side pipes and really opened up CSX2550, the 1st time I heard a small block cobra at full throttle,
I don't know what speed he hit on that track but he was really moving.

The only regret was XGT-3 was taken around at a leisurely pace, I would have loved hearing that 7 liters wide open,
I do remember it didn't like to idle under 2,000~2,500 rpm.

Thanks for the photos

Looking Back / Re: SAAC4 June 28 - 30, 1979
« on: February 19, 2018, 11:54:00 AM »
This is CSX2550, it is what I think of when I think of a Cobra.

I believe CSX2550 is the same car present at the MCR group at 1977 Carnival of Cars at the Packard Proving Grounds.
The red paint shows up different in this photo.
XGT-3  (#3) is alongside with Don Eichstead standing behind the MK-II.


Another set, this looks like a magazine photo shoot, location given was Bridgehampton, NY.

Albert R. Bochroch Photograph Collection


The Lounge / Re: Bullitt Mustang story
« on: February 02, 2018, 12:12:38 PM »
Well I cancelled my piano lesson for Saturday.  Rachmaninoff's G sharp minor Prelude will have to wait.  Seems my brain is set on autopilot to lead me to Traverse City.  I will take a lot of pictures to post should I choose to accept the mission.  Better pack my automotive prayer mat.

If you're going up I-196 & US 131 I assume you'll see lake effect snow, no tire chain stations like out west!
They're calling for 2-4" Fri ~ Sat.

check out the breweries

jp  (SE Mich)

The Lounge / Re: Another Ford GT showed up at The Henry Ford Museum
« on: January 29, 2018, 12:47:11 PM »
Also if anyone missed this newstory out of the Detroit North American International Auto Show:

Raj Nair, President of Ford North America and the man who spearheaded the GT project and Ford's return to Le Mans, today placed a Gurney tribute on the flanks of the Ford GT gracing the automaker's stand at the Detroit Auto Show.

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The Lounge / Re: How manufacturer resentment is created
« on: January 29, 2018, 12:34:42 PM »
Every manufacturer builds some good cars, and some bad.
Vega, Pinto, rusty Honda's......

However Ford took the tough road and didn't take government bailout $'s,
I have family members that got shafted in the GM bonds that were turned to worthless paper in violation of 200 yrs of US bankruptcy law.
I'm not trying to go into political issues, just that there was a decision to take a very different path out.
I'll give Ford props for not following the herd.

Great read is Alan Mulally's book ! " American Icon: Alan Mulally and the Fight to Save Ford Motor Company"


The Lounge / Re: '65 Ford VIN Not Shelby related
« on: January 27, 2018, 03:44:46 PM »
Does anyone know the approximate Ford vin of the earliest fastbacks that were built. I have a friend, who's vin ends in 154081, I think. I might be missing a 0 in the middle. I think when San Jose started Mustang production, they started with 100001, but since fastbacks started much later, there were a lot of Mustangs already built. His car has some odd features, and he has been told it was a very early fastback. Thanks for any help with this. Ron

Earliest Dearborn, San Jose or Metuchen fastback?


The Lounge / Another Ford GT showed up at The Henry Ford Museum
« on: January 27, 2018, 03:37:38 PM »
Stopped by the Henry Ford today while the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona was just getting started and was surprised to see this displayed alongside J5 !
also noted the tribute placed alongside J5


CSX 2000 Series / Kranky's Cobra Race History - update
« on: January 26, 2018, 04:58:12 PM »
I've been using Kranky's Cobra race history posted on the now defunct Forum a while back.

I found an update to 1964 Daytona Div SCCA " Whiteman Challange Trophy" race - Sept 6th 1964
per the document found on flea-bay it shows CSX2154, Don Russell is race number #29

see attached


Shelby American Racing / Kranky's Cobra Race History - update
« on: January 26, 2018, 12:23:42 PM »
 I've been working off your extensive Cobra race history posted a while back on the now defunct Forum.

came across an update based on an flea-bay item.

1964 Daytona Div SCCA "Whiteman Challange Trophy" race 9/6/64
CSX2154 Don Russell ( Comumbia, SC ) entry #29

see attached source doc


SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Random car pictures
« on: January 24, 2018, 12:14:32 PM »
I think this is the coolest period photo!!  I would love for this to be 1969 and I'm standing right in the middle of all these cool Fords under those fluorescent lights!!!

Looks like the old Cobo Hall in Detroit, so likely the 1969 Detroit Auto Show.


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