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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. IV photos
« Reply #75 on: November 27, 2021, 05:10:35 PM »
As a Navy Pilot with around 400 catapult shots, I can confirm that he had no idea. Cat shots are cool but 200+ down the Mulsanne in a MKII would beat it every day and twice on Sunday. Once you go off the pointy end of the ship there is very little reference of speed. The eyeball height of fhe MKII/MKIV (about 36") with the terrain whizzing past has got to be magical.

I'm often impressed by the big drop on the "Dragon Coaster" going no more then 30or 40mph.

It's the ridiculous rickety hirky jerky motion that is out of my control that gets to me.

In a race car or sometimes even in a real high performance street car, the giggling of the steering wheel and the inability to focus your eyes because of the vibrations is a pretty good treat at speed on the track. It isn't about the g-forces.

Having faith that your tires are gripping traveling through this sideways motion, aka cornering, with your helmet rattling against the door window will tend to get you to believing in God really fast also.

Of course I didn't say anything about jumping out of a plane and getting skin burn from the air friction. No I did not. 8)
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« Reply #76 on: November 27, 2021, 05:45:57 PM »
This beauty was at a Shelby meet at Texas World Speedway in 1982. I was an Engineering student at Texas A&M University with an affinity for all things Ford and fast. They opened the track for the GT-40, a Daytona Coupe and Jay Bittle's '67 GT-500. Those three were blasting around the track in close formation and the sound was making the hair on the back of my neck stand up.
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« Reply #77 on: November 27, 2021, 06:18:18 PM »
I was there and got to start the Daytona. That ‘65 in the background is David Ferstand’s “Venum”, a highly modified GT 350.
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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. IV photos
« Reply #78 on: November 28, 2021, 03:22:19 PM »
I was there and got to start the Daytona. That ‘65 in the background is David Ferstand’s “Venum”, a highly modified GT 350.

Rickmustang,

Any idea as to the VIN for Venuom?  I took a couple of shots of a '65 at SAAC 5 in '85 with flares, what looks to be a Boss 302, and a spoiler trunk lid.  I would love to positivity identify the car.  It really attracted my attention back then.  Could it be the same car?
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« Reply #79 on: December 14, 2021, 11:47:57 PM »
I believe this was at the Texas State Fair auto show, 1966.

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« Reply #80 on: December 15, 2021, 08:05:27 AM »
 I posted this a while back-  Speaking of Nagle's XGT-1 and the other cars; namely Fersthand's Venom; (he put the Maier flares on it and it was running a Boss 302 with Webers at the time).  Enjoy this, just fast forward to 3:01. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYorxErdOD.
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« Reply #81 on: December 15, 2021, 08:52:04 AM »
I was there and got to start the Daytona. That ‘65 in the background is David Ferstand’s “Venum”, a highly modified GT 350.

Rickmustang,

Any idea as to the VIN for Venuom?  I took a couple of shots of a '65 at SAAC 5 in '85 with flares, what looks to be a Boss 302, and a spoiler trunk lid.  I would love to positivity identify the car.  It really attracted my attention back then.  Could it be the same car?

The Registry shows 3 '65's LKO as Fersthandt. 247. 262. 387.

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« Reply #82 on: December 15, 2021, 09:26:08 AM »
I was also at that Texas meet.  Watching Shelby unfold himself from the Daytona was funny (Carroll was laughing and making pure Texan comments).
I bummed a ride from Fersthandt in Venom at Hallet one year.  That car could RUN. Not even driving it in "anger" (parade laps with ride-alongs) you could tell the thing would haul. 
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« Reply #83 on: December 15, 2021, 10:22:56 AM »
I believe this was at the Texas State Fair auto show, 1966.

Great pic Mike - wheels on the right are the Trans American Products made Rader wheels that Shelby Automotive originally spec'd for the XR7-G Cougars in 1968.

Ultimately they were recalled due to poor quality. Looks like Ford designers had their eyes on those wheels as early as 1966.

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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. IV photos
« Reply #84 on: December 15, 2021, 04:33:10 PM »
GT40, Falcon wagon & I think that's the Tasca AF/X Mustang at right rear.

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Those triangle shaped hood vents are usually found roadsters.
They do not match up with any of the prototype coupes that I'm aware of.

Any more info with this picture...such as where or when it was taken?
I assume it was 1965 since the car is painted in blue like when Shelby American took over the program
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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. IV photos
« Reply #85 on: December 15, 2021, 04:50:57 PM »
I believe this was at the Texas State Fair auto show, 1966.

Since the Ford GT is white, not blue I'd think it was prior to 1965, but...
the grille of the Ford Galaxie appears to be a 1966 models with the horizontal split.
So, maybe the photo was taken after August 1965...
It seems the state fair was an annual event in October
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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. IV photos
« Reply #86 on: December 16, 2021, 08:44:04 PM »
I was there and got to start the Daytona. That ‘65 in the background is David Ferstand’s “Venum”, a highly modified GT 350.

Rickmustang,

Any idea as to the VIN for Venuom?  I took a couple of shots of a '65 at SAAC 5 in '85 with flares, what looks to be a Boss 302, and a spoiler trunk lid.  I would love to positivity identify the car.  It really attracted my attention back then.  Could it be the same car?

The Registry shows 3 '65's LKO as Fersthandt. 247. 262. 387.



Doug,
I looked those numbers up too.  Came up with the same thing.  Looks like time frame wise, 387 fits the bill as it was purchased in 1985, the same year as SAAC 5.

I posted this a while back-  Speaking of Nagle's XGT-1 and the other cars; namely Fersthand's Venom; (he put the Maier flares on it and it was running a Boss 302 with Webers at the time).  Enjoy this, just fast forward to 3:01. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYorxErdOD.

The pictures I took show a '65 Shelby with flared fenders and a Boss style engine topped by Webbers.  Any one want to venture a guess that this car is indeed SFM5S387?  I would think it is pretty conclusive.  That and the Texas license plate that reads VENOM...

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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. IV photos
« Reply #87 on: December 16, 2021, 09:34:47 PM »
You could ask Howard.
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« Reply #88 on: December 17, 2021, 10:22:29 AM »
   I believe Dave had it at the SOA convention in Witchita KS in '75. My 6S240 was in the same class at the soloII event at the airport. I got the trophy that day.
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« Reply #89 on: December 17, 2021, 03:02:12 PM »

Yes, Ferstands car was a SAAC 3 Pasadena in 78. Myself and the other 65 owners were in awe of it and the modifications. Now, I'd imagine the market would high frown on it, value wise (?).
Is it still around?