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46 years ago, this Shelby was built for high-speed stealth
« on: June 23, 2022, 01:52:05 PM »
  Here's a little story about a man,  his Shelby and a event that went from the east coast of  America to the west coast Enjoy! 

Full story at     http://www.powerperformancenews.com/features/confessions-of-a-cannonballer/
These cars are meant to be driven so enjoy the hell out of all of it. Not just the look of it when its all cleanCS

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Re: 46 years ago, this Shelby was built for high-speed stealth
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2022, 02:50:27 PM »
Tony, thanks for posting.  As you know, I wrote that article.  It's been discussed on the forum a couple of times previously.

RPM still owns and drives it. Great guy and very mechanically talented. As his profession for 45 years, he's built every kind of power generation plant there is: Nuke, steam, hydro, gas, solar, etc.

He looks kind of like a 20-years-younger Clint Eastwood, but with a more-humble personality. Plus he lives & breathes 1967 Shelbys rather than cops and bad guys.

For the rest of you who haven't read the article, please have a look. 
Van
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Re: 46 years ago, this Shelby was built for high-speed stealth
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2022, 03:10:25 PM »
Tony, thanks for posting.  As you know, I wrote that article.  It's been discussed on the forum a couple of times previously.

RPM still owns and drives it. Great guy and very mechanically talented. As his profession for 45 years, he's built every kind of power generation plant there is: Nuke, steam, hydro, gas, solar, etc.

He looks kind of like a 20-years-younger Clint Eastwood, but with a more-humble personality. Plus he lives & breathes 1967 Shelbys rather than cops and bad guys.

For the rest of you who haven't read the article, please have a look. 
Van

By golly you did write it, most excellent  !


It's a great article,  a great car and the owner sounds like a great guy
These cars are meant to be driven so enjoy the hell out of all of it. Not just the look of it when its all cleanCS

A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs.It's jolted by every pebble on the road

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Re: 46 years ago, this Shelby was built for high-speed stealth
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2022, 03:20:48 PM »
Thank you, sir!  I'll pass that along to RPM.
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Re: 46 years ago, this Shelby was built for high-speed stealth
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2022, 06:14:39 PM »
I was waiting for Bob Key and Rick Kopec at the Portifino when they ran Key's 65 in the Cannonball. I was also there when Needham and Brock ran the ambulance which became the basis of the movie and killed Brock ever hosting a true Cannonball again due to liability.

My idea of using the boat sling to get the ambulance off the flatbed worked. They picked it up slid it out over the water, backed the trailer out then brought it back onto the dock.
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Re: 46 years ago, this Shelby was built for high-speed stealth
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2022, 11:03:31 PM »
I remember that article, Van.  Some things just stay with you, yah know.
"Low she sits on five spoke wheels
Small block eight so live she feels
There she's parked beside the curb
Engine revving to disturb
She's the princess from his past
Red paint gold stripes damned she's fast"

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Re: 46 years ago, this Shelby was built for high-speed stealth
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2022, 07:26:40 PM »
Van
Now ur officially famous.
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Re: 46 years ago, this Shelby was built for high-speed stealth
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2022, 07:49:03 PM »
 where is that ambulance now?
Some where some one is driving their collector car for the last time but they don't know it . Drive your car every time like it could be the last memory of it .