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Re: Shelby American; Transporters and Service Vehicles
« Reply #195 on: May 16, 2018, 06:18:03 PM »
didn't Shelby have a race tire business ?
That's what kept him alive. All his other businesses had ups downs and went bust on many occasions. The tire biz was steady and kept food on the table. When CS got the Goodyear franchise he was renting space at Dean Moons. Moon was the Firestone dealer. Firestone & Goodyear didn't like that arrangement and made CS move out.
Update: Saturday we were on our way to NorCal and passed a truck, van and trailer. They were the support vehicles for Goodyear Airship Operations. The Goodyear blimp is based by CS's warehouse on land he is said to own with Goodyear making lease payments to him. Heard it in the 80s while at CS's. Anybody know if it's true? I'd suspect the opposite that CS was leasing the warehouse from Goodyear.
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« Reply #196 on: May 19, 2018, 12:28:06 PM »
Rich, here's a shot of the Shelby/Wallis turbine unloading at Indy '68. you can see some of the transporter here.

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http://www.saacforum.com/gallery/426-150518200149.jpeg

Nice find Mike...we can see the three side stripes on the box trailer.

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« Reply #197 on: May 19, 2018, 12:32:49 PM »
Rich, here's another one, this is at Laguna Seca for the Can-Am race in '68. I'm not sure if Shelby had a entry in this race ? or if this a support truck, didn't Shelby have a race tire business ?

sorry 'bout that Chevy guy on the left, Dick Guldstrand   ;)

   (Dean Lester photo)

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about the size I fiddled around and that's what came up, at least I'm able to get a pic on the forum   ::)

Another interesting later photo Honker. What the address on the cab door?

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« Reply #198 on: May 19, 2018, 09:54:56 PM »
Rich, here's a tighter image of the address on the truck.

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« Reply #199 on: May 21, 2018, 09:42:46 PM »
Thanks Mike,


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« Reply #200 on: July 01, 2018, 12:42:19 PM »
Don't know if this one has been posted, but cool 8)


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« Reply #201 on: July 01, 2018, 07:45:58 PM »
Don't know if this one has been posted, but cool 8)



Still a cool photo...larger version on page 12. I don't know if anyone ever figured out what the silver car's CSX number was.

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« Reply #202 on: July 19, 2018, 08:04:24 PM »
Were there any 64 or 65 Falcon Sedan Delivery Shelby support vehicles? I know there was a 63.  I have a 65 and I was thinking of doing it up like that 63. White with the blue stripes.
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« Reply #203 on: July 20, 2018, 09:15:25 AM »
Were there any 64 or 65 Falcon Sedan Delivery Shelby support vehicles? I know there was a 63.  I have a 65 and I was thinking of doing it up like that 63. White with the blue stripes.

Only the '63 Falcon sedan delivery was used that I'm aware of. The school switched to the Econoline van shortly afterwards.

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« Reply #204 on: July 22, 2018, 05:57:40 PM »
Oh well. I might have to build a one of none 65!😉
68 1/2 CJ Mustang GT FB auto 3.91s, 68 1/2 CJ Torino GT FB 3.91s, 2 57 T Birds. 1 has 68 GT500 428 PI & 4Spd, 58 T Bird, 61 T Bird, 64 Falcon Sprint conv. 4Spd, 65 Falcon Sedan Delivery, 67 Fairlane 500 SW 428 4Spd, 68 Torino 4dr, 95 T bird SC. I guess I'm a Ford guy? :)

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« Reply #205 on: October 28, 2018, 10:24:52 PM »
Quiet here for a while, here's a pic of one of the Shelby Toyota 2000GTs, you can see the hauler in the background. My files say this is Mid-Ohio 1968.
Rich hope this isn't out of  sequence, you had some order to your posts.

(date corrected to '68  ::)  thanks Rich !
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« Reply #206 on: October 29, 2018, 08:56:48 PM »
Nice find Mike, definitely the Shelby trailer with those stripes.
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I might have to look up the Mid-Ohio '67 events to see what other Shelby Team cars were there.

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« Reply #207 on: October 29, 2018, 11:34:57 PM »
Did some hunting.
The photo of the Shelby Toyota in race trim was most likely taken in 1968 (not 1967). Toyota only raced the team cars in 1968 in the US. The Mid-Ohio SCCA event was September 7th-8th 1968. I did not find any race results for any of the weekend races in any class.
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« Reply #208 on: October 30, 2018, 10:02:52 PM »
Rich, thanks again for correcting me on the date for the 2000 GT at Mid-Ohio, her's another pic I have, only shows the ramps from the transporter, but what is that red car lurking in the far left of the photo ? could it be a Cobra ?

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« Reply #209 on: October 30, 2018, 10:28:03 PM »
Rich, thanks again for correcting me on the date for the 2000 GT at Mid-Ohio, her's another pic I have, only shows the ramps from the transporter, but what is that red car lurking in the far left of the photo ? could it be a Cobra ?

Nice!! a second photo from the opposite side too!

Yes, it sure looks like a red Cobra.
Kranky's race results show csx3028 with Jack Hurt was there. I don't know if was painted red by 9/68. I have photos of it in white 11/66.