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Steve McDonald Formally known as Mcdonas

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A great group of folks
« on: August 13, 2019, 03:45:08 PM »
I go to a lot of cruises, car shows, etc. and I have to say that Shelby contingent is the best. They are always willing to help, they offer suggestions, they do not criticize. If you break down or have an issue with your car, they open their trunks, trucks, tool boxes, whatever and all jump in to help. When you are looking for some odd ball part or some OEM piece that will help you make your car "better than perfect" you always have more than a few chime in with, " i think i got one" or "I know someone that does". I know some other groups and to say they look down their noses at cars that don't meet their perception of "the standard", they turn and walk away muttering that the owner "does not get it"
All of them are cars, they were built and designed to be driven, some people like originals and won't change a thing, some are on that quest for concurs and without them we would be able to compare cars, some just enjoy owning and driving a half century old classic. Yeah they don't ride or drive like the new ones, but without the "old ones" we wouldn't be talking about the "new ones".
The recent SAAC 44 with both SAAC and Team Shelby to me was refreshing, new blood, old knowledge, classics and newer models, all came together to showcase the cars. The knowledge base of our members is beyond belief, with the older cars the amount of records that have appeared is amazing and the later models all have documentation out the wazoo. I hear some grumbling about the membership cost, but not too much about the membership value, and that is the point, anyone can get together and showcase the cars, but go to a SAAC meet, either regional or national and someone is there to help you in what ever question you have and congratulating you for the stewardship of the car and admiring  your ride
and isn't that what's it all about
Thanks to all of the members who make this happen
Owned since 1971, driven over 239,000 miles, makes me smile every time I drive it and it makes me feel 21 again.😎

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Re: A great group of folks
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2019, 03:52:40 PM »
I could not agree more.

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Re: A great group of folks
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2019, 04:01:29 PM »
Nothing beats a classic!

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Re: A great group of folks
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2019, 04:16:52 PM »
'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: A great group of folks
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2019, 08:52:08 PM »
well said
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Re: A great group of folks
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2019, 05:54:55 AM »
Agree, well said
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Re: A great group of folks
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2019, 08:58:49 AM »
Well said + 1

I go to a lot of cruises, car shows, etc. and I have to say that Shelby contingent is the best. They are always willing to help, they offer suggestions, they do not criticize. If you break down or have an issue with your car, they open their trunks, trucks, tool boxes, whatever and all jump in to help. When you are looking for some odd ball part or some OEM piece that will help you make your car "better than perfect" you always have more than a few chime in with, " i think i got one" or "I know someone that does". I know some other groups and to say they look down their noses at cars that don't meet their perception of "the standard", they turn and walk away muttering that the owner "does not get it"
All of them are cars, they were built and designed to be driven, some people like originals and won't change a thing, some are on that quest for concurs and without them we would be able to compare cars, some just enjoy owning and driving a half century old classic. Yeah they don't ride or drive like the new ones, but without the "old ones" we wouldn't be talking about the "new ones".
The recent SAAC 44 with both SAAC and Team Shelby to me was refreshing, new blood, old knowledge, classics and newer models, all came together to showcase the cars. The knowledge base of our members is beyond belief, with the older cars the amount of records that have appeared is amazing and the later models all have documentation out the wazoo. I hear some grumbling about the membership cost, but not too much about the membership value, and that is the point, anyone can get together and showcase the cars, but go to a SAAC meet, either regional or national and someone is there to help you in what ever question you have and congratulating you for the stewardship of the car and admiring  your ride
and isn't that what's it all about
Thanks to all of the members who make this happen
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 clean. Carroll Shelby

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Re: A great group of folks
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2019, 11:28:43 AM »
I agree with the above as Iíve been a recipient of the SAAC assistance. Have to add that Iíve also made some good friends through the SAAC.