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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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Re: Shelby American; Transporters and Service Vehicles
« 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.

Mike

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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Re: Shelby American; Transporters and Service Vehicles
« 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?

(If you add " =width 999" after the text "image " in the BB code, it should allow the photo to fill the screen without the annoying scrolling bar.

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Re: Shelby American; Transporters and Service Vehicles
« 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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Re: Shelby American; Transporters and Service Vehicles
« 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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Re: Shelby American; Transporters and Service Vehicles
« 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.