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Corey Bowcutt

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Re: 2018 Ford Nationals Carlisle
« Reply #15 on: June 01, 2018, 05:14:08 PM »
I just got back from there.  Turned out to be a beautiful day.  Saw a lot of great cars.  Surprisingly few classic Shelby.  I think I counted 7 in total.  There were 3 beautiful KR's, 2 67s, one GT350 and one GT500, a regular 68 GT500 and a 69 GT500.

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Re: 2018 Ford Nationals Carlisle
« Reply #16 on: June 01, 2018, 07:50:25 PM »
It was a really great day and the rain held off!  Bought some hard to find parts and saw a lot of rare stuff. 
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Re: 2018 Ford Nationals Carlisle
« Reply #17 on: June 04, 2018, 11:51:35 AM »
This year was a great example of how you really never know what the weather will be till you are there!
Was there Thurs am to Sat afternoon.
Saturday kicked my butt with the heat and humidity!
Drove all the way back to GA Sat 11 hours (after dropping my buddy at home in VA)

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Re: 2018 Ford Nationals Carlisle
« Reply #18 on: June 04, 2018, 02:58:53 PM »
weather was great, lots of stuff to see and do, only sad thing was that there only 6 Early cars in attendance and I think one was a clone. Got a nice start on a sunburn
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Re: 2018 Ford Nationals Carlisle
« Reply #19 on: June 04, 2018, 04:48:03 PM »
Without a doubt people stayed away due to the dire weather forecasts but the rain stayed away until late Saturday night.

Saturday afternoon and early evening were really pleasant back at the hotel parking lot.

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Re: 2018 Ford Nationals Carlisle
« Reply #20 on: June 05, 2018, 09:36:54 AM »
Phillip, went looking for you a few times, sorry I missed you.

I'm sure you saw the CJ Cougar in building T...

« Last Edit: June 05, 2018, 09:38:54 AM by JD »
'67 Shelby Headlight Bucket Grommets http://www.saacforum.com/index.php?topic=254.0
'67 Shelby Lower Grille Edge Protective Strip http://www.saacforum.com/index.php?topic=1237.0

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Re: 2018 Ford Nationals Carlisle
« Reply #21 on: June 05, 2018, 09:44:06 AM »
The Early Shelby's that were there...

Steve's was the only '66 I saw, (Steve thanks for the conversation on planes)

One '68 GT500

One '69 GT500

One '67 GT500 Roy's car

One '67 Clone, nice car. The owner was very up-front that it was his way of getting a '67 Shelby-like car, he did a lot of work to get it this way.






« Last Edit: June 05, 2018, 09:48:17 AM by JD »
'67 Shelby Headlight Bucket Grommets http://www.saacforum.com/index.php?topic=254.0
'67 Shelby Lower Grille Edge Protective Strip http://www.saacforum.com/index.php?topic=1237.0

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Re: 2018 Ford Nationals Carlisle
« Reply #22 on: June 05, 2018, 09:53:25 AM »
Saw a nice set of '67 T-Bird wheel covers, used - not perfect but vey nice.  The guy was not at his space but the guy next to him was and gave me his cell number.  No price was shown.

PM me if you want the cell number, I think the vendor was from Virginia.

« Last Edit: June 05, 2018, 10:00:18 AM by JD »
'67 Shelby Headlight Bucket Grommets http://www.saacforum.com/index.php?topic=254.0
'67 Shelby Lower Grille Edge Protective Strip http://www.saacforum.com/index.php?topic=1237.0

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Re: 2018 Ford Nationals Carlisle
« Reply #23 on: June 05, 2018, 09:53:32 AM »
LOL! that's me on the left in the pic you posted - I would loved to have had the chance to chat with you JD.

Oh, yeah, I had the keys to that CJ in my pocket the whole show.

I shouldn't post this, I look such a fright in this video. I got to Carlisle early on Thursday to position the CJ GT-E and I had just finished cleaning it up when Lou from "My Car Story" asked to video it and ask me some questions.

I tried to defer and told him one of THE Cougar and GT-E experts was going to be at the show the next day but Lou films these before the official open when there are no crowds or background announcements.

He also does them all in one take, with no editing.

So -

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=8zV71PwYSKY
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Re: 2018 Ford Nationals Carlisle
« Reply #24 on: June 05, 2018, 09:58:51 AM »
Saw only two early Boss's, one each '69 and a '70...

I think the threat of weather must have kept some away.

Was my first time there, past years there was always a work conflict.  Very well run, biggest parts vendors grouping I've seen in years.

Saw a few SAAC people and missed a few too.

« Last Edit: June 05, 2018, 10:00:36 AM by JD »
'67 Shelby Headlight Bucket Grommets http://www.saacforum.com/index.php?topic=254.0
'67 Shelby Lower Grille Edge Protective Strip http://www.saacforum.com/index.php?topic=1237.0

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Re: 2018 Ford Nationals Carlisle
« Reply #25 on: June 05, 2018, 10:05:47 AM »
LOL! that's me on the left in the pic you posted - I would loved to have had the chance to chat with you JD.

Oh, yeah, I had the keys to that CJ in my pocket the whole show.

I shouldn't post this, I look such a fright in this video. I got to Carlisle early on Thursday to position the CJ GT-E and I had just finished cleaning it up when Lou from "My Car Story" asked to video it and ask me some questions.

I tried to defer and told him one of THE Cougar and GT-E experts was going to be at the show the next day but Lou films these before the official open when there are no crowds or background announcements.

He also does them all in one take, with no editing.

So -

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=8zV71PwYSKY


OH! Then we did talk and I didn't realize it (was you).  I took those images Thursday during set-up, you were taking some photos in the trunk.  You talked to me about the car.  (I was the old guy with white hair - wait that was half the guys there!)

Your Art on the Tee-shirts and posters for the Cougars looked great!



« Last Edit: June 05, 2018, 11:37:09 AM by JD »
'67 Shelby Headlight Bucket Grommets http://www.saacforum.com/index.php?topic=254.0
'67 Shelby Lower Grille Edge Protective Strip http://www.saacforum.com/index.php?topic=1237.0

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Re: 2018 Ford Nationals Carlisle
« Reply #26 on: June 05, 2018, 10:35:21 AM »
LOL!

Well dang! I'm pretty sure I stopped and talked to you about your Shelby at the SAAC convention at VIR one year also.

I am running around so much at Carlisle, I can get wigged out sometimes (the Cougar guys can attest to that).

I saw Dave Redman (I always seem to bump into him in a vendor isle) and I stopped by Ed's to say hey but he is always gone so I said hello to Donna instead who is always a delight.

And thank you for the complements on my work  ;D

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Re: 2018 Ford Nationals Carlisle
« Reply #27 on: June 05, 2018, 12:05:36 PM »
JD,
Thanks for posting the Shelby photos. These looks like the die-hard enthusiasts who display their cars year after year at Carlisle. Better weather would have brought out a few more than the low numbers you saw there.

propayne,
One of these years we'll cross paths at Carlisle. Now that I know what you look like, I can keep an eye out for you in the field and vendor areas.
Don't sweat the video you did just fine pointing out several of the GT-E details. I was caught off guard at the NY auto show a few years back. The news crew picked me out of the crowd to interview. ugh.

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Re: 2018 Ford Nationals Carlisle
« Reply #28 on: June 05, 2018, 12:17:19 PM »
^^^ hopefully you won't recognize me next time because I'll be 30 pounds lighter, lean and muscular with a full head of hair!  ;D

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Re: 2018 Ford Nationals Carlisle
« Reply #29 on: June 05, 2018, 05:26:38 PM »
That GTE with the 428 CJ was a car I could really lust after, saw a Yellow Boss 302 Cougar "over the hill". Did anyone see that wacky 1970 Ranchero with the plaid interior, 429 with Shaker 4 speed.
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