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propayne

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Leno and Herbie Hancock Cobra
« on: February 19, 2021, 07:24:51 PM »
They've finally posted the entire interview.

Love Herbie, love the Head Hunters and gotta love his story.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1SQn4stkXA
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Re: Leno and Herbie Hancock Cobra
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2021, 07:40:04 PM »
Back in 2007 I was in the LA area on business. A friend suggested we go to the Shelby annual show at Newport Pier. There were maybe 20 - 25 cars there all Shelby Mustangs. It started raining, light at first, then a bit steadier. Just then the white 260 Cobra pulls in and parks pretty much in the middle of the show. Herbie and his daughter got out. She was driving. Even though it was raining she opened the hood for all of us to see.

It was a great car then and now. Always enjoyed Herbie's music. I have a couple of his albums on 8 Track tape. They get played regularly in the shop.

BTW the other car that was truly remarkable at that show was an unrestored 1967 GT500.
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Re: Leno and Herbie Hancock Cobra
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2021, 07:49:04 PM »
Phillip, thanks for posting ! this might have been up on the old forum ?   8)

Mike

(image: Road & Track/Ken Dallison) might have been part of an article by Peter Egan ?
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Re: Leno and Herbie Hancock Cobra
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2021, 08:11:10 PM »
When that Cobra finally does go up for sale (auction?) I bet it brings more than 2 million.

As a teenager in the early/mid '70s I was a BIG progressive rock and jazz fusion fan. Loved the Head Hunters, and Return to Forever (RIP Chick Corea), Tony Williams Lifetime, Mahavishnu Orchestra, etc.

I would be up in my room, crank that up on my turntable and draw and paint all night long.

Love the AC badge on the back and the early steering wheel.

Also just love those wire wheels!

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Re: Leno and Herbie Hancock Cobra
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2021, 08:13:22 PM »
Back in 2007 I was in the LA area on business. A friend suggested we go to the Shelby annual show at Newport Pier. There were maybe 20 - 25 cars there all Shelby Mustangs. It started raining, light at first, then a bit steadier. Just then the white 260 Cobra pulls in and parks pretty much in the middle of the show. Herbie and his daughter got out. She was driving. Even though it was raining she opened the hood for all of us to see.

It was a great car then and now. Always enjoyed Herbie's music. I have a couple of his albums on 8 Track tape. They get played regularly in the shop.

BTW the other car that was truly remarkable at that show was an unrestored 1967 GT500.

Very cool story Royce!

- Phillip
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Re: Leno and Herbie Hancock Cobra
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2021, 10:01:23 AM »
Even cooler - they were using the side curtains and had the top up. You never see even a kit car Cobra being driven in the rain.
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