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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.
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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?

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Re: Shelby American; Transporters and Service Vehicles
« Reply #198 on: May 19, 2018, 05:37:47 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.
What years are we talking about?

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Re: Shelby American; Transporters and Service Vehicles
« Reply #199 on: May 19, 2018, 09:54:56 PM »
Rich, here's a tighter image of the address on the truck.

Mike