Author Topic: 1965/01/27 - Introduction Event of the GT350 (New 26.12.19: Mr. Shelby arrived)  (Read 3232 times)

Bill Collins

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1965 / 01 / 27 - Introduction Event of the GT350 ( 25.12.19 - 2 new Pics)
« Reply #30 on: December 26, 2019, 12:58:32 PM »
Here are some other photos taken at Riverside on that day.
« Last Edit: December 26, 2019, 01:11:28 PM by Bill Collins »

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Re: 1965 / 01 / 27 - Introduction Event of the GT350 ( 25.12.19 - 2 new Pics)
« Reply #31 on: December 26, 2019, 05:56:32 PM »
Thanks for the Pics, truly from the Event

I found some more ...

the first struggle me for a long time in my research time...

I found it on the Web, and it was named that it was on the Introduction Event,
but for some unkown Reason i won´t believe that.

On the web everybody can write anything.



but for 2 Days i found a 100% Time correct Proof that the first Pic was taken
on the Event...

in the Autoweek / Competition Week Issue from 27 February 1965 there was a
pretty similar Pic from C.S. on the Event
---  same Jacket, same fleet, same bracelet, same
haircut and of course the same snake ---

but i think this time that was taken on the grass and not on the hood from the "R"...

Also notice that report about the hot bus lap and there was about 50 Reporter.

Again Autoweek / Competition Week was the first who has a Pic and a report from
the Event...

of course in a newspaper the news come faster as on magazine like Road & Track
or others.

but at this point in my research the AW was the first who drives in a GT350, post
a pic from the GT350 and write about the RIR Event...



the hole article as PDF

https://s3-prod.autoweek.com/s3fs-public/19650227-NEWS--0013-NAT-CCI-AW_--_3976525.PDF
« Last Edit: December 26, 2019, 06:01:40 PM by Szabo »

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Nice photos everyone. It looks like the snake charmer is working his magic on the hood of 5R002. (I don't see a vent window on the door)

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I hit it just right - 1950 in Michigan son of GM tool maker and midget racer nephew of engineer at Ford's Cleveland foundry. Grandson of builder of many prototype trucks and racer of motorcycles who was Amer Motorcycle Assn member #12. Moved to SoCal 1952 father worked as aerospace engineer and bought me a 1/4 midget at 5. I traded that for a 1928 Dodge in 8th grade. Our Boy Scout troop took posters all over town for races at Riverside and we got in free. The first GT350 I saw was a 65 parked next to a snack bar in the esses. Love at first sight/sound. I remember going to see the GM Parade of Progress with the Futureliners. Getting my dad to take me to see the new Sting Ray (my grail car at the time). Seeing and hearing the Chrysler Turbine car at the local shopping center. Seeing the Mustang at the NY Worlds Fair and taking the Ford ride. Gas Ronda's car and he at the Ford dealer. Big time drag racers and cars visiting high school at the dawn of the AFX and Funny Car era. Seeing GT350Hs while passing Hertz store taking dad to LAX for work trips - never could get him to rent one for me. I guess the best part was the cars were being used as intended and not trailered anywhere. They were rode hard and put away wet. Day two mods were the norm not a sin.
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+ 1 Beautifully expressed

I was born at the wrong time.   :-\
I hit it just right - 1950 in Michigan son of GM tool maker and midget racer nephew of engineer at Ford's Cleveland foundry. Grandson of builder of many prototype trucks and racer of motorcycles who was Amer Motorcycle Assn member #12. Moved to SoCal 1952 father worked as aerospace engineer and bought me a 1/4 midget at 5. I traded that for a 1928 Dodge in 8th grade. Our Boy Scout troop took posters all over town for races at Riverside and we got in free. The first GT350 I saw was a 65 parked next to a snack bar in the esses. Love at first sight/sound. I remember going to see the GM Parade of Progress with the Futureliners. Getting my dad to take me to see the new Sting Ray (my grail car at the time). Seeing and hearing the Chrysler Turbine car at the local shopping center. Seeing the Mustang at the NY Worlds Fair and taking the Ford ride. Gas Ronda's car and he at the Ford dealer. Big time drag racers and cars visiting high school at the dawn of the AFX and Funny Car era. Seeing GT350Hs while passing Hertz store taking dad to LAX for work trips - never could get him to rent one for me. I guess the best part was the cars were being used as intended and not trailered anywhere. They were rode hard and put away wet. Day two mods were the norm not a sin.
Right time right place all the stars aligned etc etc etc.
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Is the same event ? from a French magazine L'Automobile, April 1965, not sure if there are any new images

  from what Szabo has already posted ?

Mike
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