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To my pleasant surprise, my first Book:  “The Last Shelby Cobra” was selected as one of three finalists by the Motor Press Guild for the Best Book division of the 2019 MPG/Dean Batchelor Award.  The Book is available through Amazon, Quorto and Veloce
 
It’s an honor to be included as a finalist with renowned authors Don Emde, “The Speed Kings, The Rise and Fall of Motordrome Racing,” and Karl Ludvigsen, “Porsche: Excellence Was Expected.”

The MPG awards dinner will be held on Feb. 23 at the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles.
For those in the LA area, Don Emde and I will be available for book signings at Autobooks in Burbank, CA on Saturday, Feb. 22 from 10:00 – 2:00 https://www.autobooks-aerobooks.com

I’d like to thank all who helped me with my first book: providing stories, photographs and proof-reading multiple times – and thanks to all who have purchased the book.  I hope you enjoy it!

Two new reviews have been published:
•   https://www.lacar.com/the-last-shelby-cobra-my-times-with-carroll-shelby/
•   https://www.rcnmag.com/garage/the-great-one
Regards,
Chris Theodore

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Re: New Shelby Book: The Last Shelby Cobra, my times with Carroll Shelby
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2020, 06:40:15 PM »
Congratulations Chris!
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Re: New Shelby Book: The Last Shelby Cobra, my times with Carroll Shelby
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2020, 10:03:20 PM »
Nice!  I'm buying a copy.
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Re: New Shelby Book: The Last Shelby Cobra, my times with Carroll Shelby
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2020, 10:44:14 PM »
Great news, Chris...and very much deserved!    And not just because you mentioned me in it. ;)

It is an interesting and informative book throughout, and captures the part of Carroll's life that had not previously been well documented in any one book.

Best of luck for a big MPG win,
Van
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Re: New Shelby Book: The Last Shelby Cobra, my times with Carroll Shelby
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2020, 07:41:33 AM »
As an Advanced Engine Technology stock holder :'(, I enjoyed the section on the OX2 engine. :D
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Re: New Shelby Book: The Last Shelby Cobra, my times with Carroll Shelby
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2020, 12:39:07 PM »
................ I enjoyed the section on the OX2 engine. :D


     I'm not well versed in these types of engines, but I had some exposure thru a friend who was in Naval Engineering, where the as sometimes referred to as a "Wobble-Plate" but probably more correctly identified as a "Swash-Plate" engine was used as a power plant for torpedoes; this engine (OX2) I believe is termed more accurately as perhaps of a "Cam-Plate" type, of these "axial" engine family units.

     Interestingly, this "cam" type engine was under development by persons within Studebaker Corporation before W.W.II, although I'm not knowledgeable as to Studebaker's depth of involvement, but my point is that this just really isn't a new engineering idea.        :)

     Scott.
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Re: New Shelby Book: The Last Shelby Cobra, my times with Carroll Shelby
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2020, 05:44:02 PM »
Got the book last week and I've really been enjoying it. Nice work Chris.