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Re: Times have Changed
« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2020, 01:15:03 PM »
Duesenburgs,Cord,Pierce Arrow,Twin Aix Packards, nothing there?

No, not really. Even now that I am an old guy.


Yeah, but back then you had cool timeless Muscle cars. Gary

Exactly.
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« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2020, 01:25:24 PM »
No way boy's - I agree with Eric that's a S#!% show vs a car show. I would venture to guess the currant demographics in Houston does not help matters  ::)

Looks like you have 853 and I have 889 -- almost family.

Yes - btw is 889 an over-ride car also?

Yep.  Over-ride, Ray Brown, button top fuel pump and aluminum case trans.  My car was even sold new with the ten spokes and it still rides on those wheels. 
1967 GT500 #2714
2005 Ford GT #157
1999 Ferrari 355 Spyder
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1969 XKE Coupe
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« Reply #17 on: October 20, 2020, 04:36:26 PM »
Beautiful collection, and I guess you like the color red, me too..................Thanks for posting Eric!

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« Reply #18 on: October 20, 2020, 11:42:11 PM »
No way boy's - I agree with Eric that's a S#!% show vs a car show. I would venture to guess the currant demographics in Houston does not help matters  ::)

Looks like you have 853 and I have 889 -- almost family.

Yes - btw is 889 an over-ride car also?

Yep.  Over-ride, Ray Brown, button top fuel pump and aluminum case trans.  My car was even sold new with the ten spokes and it still rides on those wheels.


Very interesting - factory stripes as well? If so they are almost twins..
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« Reply #19 on: October 21, 2020, 07:33:47 AM »
No way boy's - I agree with Eric that's a S#!% show vs a car show. I would venture to guess the currant demographics in Houston does not help matters  ::)

Looks like you have 853 and I have 889 -- almost family.

Yes - btw is 889 an over-ride car also?

Yep.  Over-ride, Ray Brown, button top fuel pump and aluminum case trans.  My car was even sold new with the ten spokes and it still rides on those wheels.


Very interesting - factory stripes as well? If so they are almost twins..

Factory stripes as well.  Paid the extra $50.  See attached
1967 GT500 #2714
2005 Ford GT #157
1999 Ferrari 355 Spyder
1969 Shelby GT500 Conv
1969 XKE Coupe
1965 XKE Convertible
1966 Shelby #889
1963 Corvette Split Window FI
1978 Mustang King Cobra
1984 Aerostar 700P N702RJ
1999 Lear 31A N338CW
1944 Beech Staggerwing N666TX
1955 Beech Bonanza F35 N435W

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« Reply #20 on: October 21, 2020, 09:45:00 AM »
As the great prophet Dylan sung "For the times they are a-changin"

Took the 69 Shelby Convertible to a Mustang Club of Houston show this past weekend.  There was a very nice 68 Shelby Convertible, a 68 Shelby Fastback and a 67 Shelby Fastback.  Oddly the Shelby was in a group of Shelby's which included several 2007 - 2019 versions.  There was a first, second and third place for the judges and nothing older than 1978 got a trophy.  I knew I was in trouble when the Judge asked me if a GT500 has 500 horsepower.  The real tragedy was that they gave first place in the Shelby class to my 1978 King Cobra because they did not believe that it was a Mustang >:(
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Re: Times have Changed
« Reply #21 on: October 21, 2020, 11:36:52 AM »
No way boy's - I agree with Eric that's a S#!% show vs a car show. I would venture to guess the currant demographics in Houston does not help matters  ::)

Looks like you have 853 and I have 889 -- almost family.

Yes - btw is 889 an over-ride car also?

Yep.  Over-ride, Ray Brown, button top fuel pump and aluminum case trans.  My car was even sold new with the ten spokes and it still rides on those wheels.


Very interesting - factory stripes as well? If so they are almost twins..

Factory stripes as well.  Paid the extra $50.  See attached

They are almost the identical...
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« Reply #22 on: October 21, 2020, 01:55:41 PM »
I have 1078, a Red one with under rides.
Shelby's and Fords from Day 1

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« Reply #23 on: October 22, 2020, 11:30:43 AM »
When I was 18 to 27, I cared about the trophy. I would polish and clean my car and picked up my trophy at the end of the show and go home, nobody cared.

I have not gone or brought a car to a show since that time. Maybe it will be fun again someday soon, if I go today, I would prefer not to be judged, voted, for any such thing. I just assume park it in the parking area.

Don't need a trophy. I got one from SAAC years ago and its all good. Got many from regional Mustang/SAAC events......I'm good, thanks!

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« Reply #24 on: October 22, 2020, 02:10:33 PM »
I love driving my '68 Mustang GT coupe but I'm not all that into bringing it to static shows (but I do like a good car cruise/driving event).  It has various dents, dings and scratches, needs bodywork and paint, it's missing various pieces of trim, the rear quarters are in primer, the hood is black (the rest of the car is yellow and the paint job sucks), it squeaky, loud and generally less than pleasant but bearable on a trip over about 50-75 miles.  But it seems to draw a crowd when I have it out and I like talking to folks about it.  Not sure I'll ever do much more with it cosmetically.  Just happy to be in the hobby that has brought my joy for almost 50 years now.