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Re: 6S289 - The Family Car - 50+ Years
« Reply #60 on: August 07, 2018, 01:35:51 AM »
I had a good time at the Sears Point SAAC-43 event with 6S289.

One of things on my to do list was to drive on the track and take a photo from inside 6S289 at the location dad took a photo 50 years prior in 6S289. Check this item off the list...

1968 - Dad in 6S289
 


2007 - Me in 6S289 - 39 years after Dad's photo



2018 - Me in 6S289 - 50 years after Dad's photo



6S289 - Good times in the family car continues.....51 years and counting.
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« Reply #61 on: August 07, 2018, 04:55:11 AM »
I love 'early / later' pictures.   Thanks for posting!
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« Reply #62 on: August 24, 2018, 11:19:44 PM »
Good stuff! Thanks for sharing.
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Re: 6S289 - The Family Car - 50+ Years
« Reply #63 on: August 25, 2018, 04:11:16 PM »
My wife and I celebrated our 30th Anniversary last week in British Columbia with these two dear friends - the original owners of 6S289. They took delivery of 6S289 on November 5, 1965 from their good friend, Carroll Shelby.
We heard great stories of their adventures with Carroll, auto racing and of course, 6S289.
My parents bought 6S289 from them in August, 1967.

 



Photos with 6S289 from 2016 at the Cobra Experience

PS - thanks all for the kind words about our family car....

Mark

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Re: 6S289 - The Family Car - 50+ Years
« Reply #64 on: September 04, 2018, 12:37:14 AM »
After 28 years of sitting completely idle in mom's garage, 6S289 began its latest phase of "life" in 2005. That is when my then 12-year old son and I attended SAAC-30 at Fontana. 6S289 was still in mom's garage when the first photo below of myself, Carroll Shelby and my son was shot. It was a month after this photo was taken, that we begun the restoration of 6S289.

Now in 2018, 13 years later, my now married son (in the second photo below) is 25 years old. This means I can now add him to the insurance for 6S289. If that wasn't (gulp) scary enough, I will be adding my married 27 year old daughter to the insurance as well.

Just a little prepping for the next generation with 6S289 - though Lord willing I will keep going, showing and enjoying 6S289 for quite a while.







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Re: 6S289 - The Family Car - 50+ Years
« Reply #65 on: October 07, 2018, 09:00:22 PM »
Please allow me to honor and pay tribute to my Mom, who I lost last year, and my brother, Rick, who I lost this past week.
Though they both loved 6S289, I am thankful that they loved Jesus even more.



More photos of Mom and Rick prior in this post.

Thanks for reading - Mark
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« Reply #66 on: October 07, 2018, 10:08:37 PM »
Please allow me to honor and pay tribute to my Mom, who I lost last year, and my brother, Rick, who I lost this past week.
Though they both loved 6S289, I am thankful that they loved Jesus even more.



More photos of Mom and Rick prior in this post.

Thanks for reading - Mark

Iím so sorry for your loss and supremely grateful that they both loved the Lord!
Nothing beats a classic!

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Re: 6S289 - The Family Car - 50+ Years
« Reply #67 on: October 22, 2018, 12:42:02 AM »
To add to the Sears Point photos - I found the two photos below, which are more photos of Dad racing 6S289 in December 1968 at Sears Point. I asked Dad why is there a truck on the track. He doesn't remember exactly why it was there. I then asked, why is the truck in front of you - he said he lapped it soon after the photos was taken.

The photo reminded both of us of the scene in the original Italian Job movie where the Mini-Coopers lined up behind a truck and drove into the truck to get away from the police. Good thing Dad did not attempt that stunt.

The second photo shows Dad gaining on the Corvette - soon to pass.




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Re: 6S289 - The Family Car - 50+ Years
« Reply #68 on: November 17, 2018, 01:05:30 AM »
Around 1969 - unique photo of 6S289 nose to nose with a Corvette chassis in our driveway.





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« Reply #69 on: November 17, 2018, 07:11:46 AM »
Sounds like you have had a rough year. My best to you and your family. My prayers are with you. Mike G.

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Re: 6S289 - The Family Car - 50+ Years
« Reply #70 on: December 07, 2018, 11:37:14 PM »
This week marks the 50th anniversary of my dad exhibition racing 6S289 at Sears Point. Talking with dad today, he told me that it was the first race weekend, which was December 1, 1968 - an SCCA Enduro event. He was invited to participate in the race by the RDC (Racing Drivers Club), which he was a member. He was also an SCCA member. In addition, he said that part of the day, 6S289 was parked next its sister car, 6S290. There may be more evidence forthcoming about this... These two GT350s were the two "stablemates" owned by Competition Press & AutoWeek. Both cars were purchased from CP&A about 18 months earlier. This day at Sears Point would have been the last time these two cars would have been together - 50 years ago.

Photo of that day just one more time below.
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Re: 6S289 - The Family Car - 50+ Years
« Reply #71 on: December 14, 2018, 01:18:19 AM »
The link below is to a short video clip I shot of 6S289 heading to Hot August Nights in 2007, soon after the restoration was completed.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1SwfOFVDd0

Here, 11 years later, I still enjoy driving the family car.
- Mark

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Re: 6S289 - The Family Car - 50+ Years
« Reply #72 on: December 17, 2018, 12:51:19 AM »
It was a nice day on Saturday so I took 6S289 for a little drive into the hills.
Need to take advantage of the sunny days as we head into winter.

 
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« Reply #73 on: December 17, 2018, 06:30:29 AM »
I'm really enjoying the stories and pics.   Thanks!
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Re: 6S289 - The Family Car - 50+ Years
« Reply #74 on: January 16, 2019, 12:15:01 AM »
Last Saturday had a little break from the rainy periods, so it was a perfect time to take 6S289 for a little drive. We have to keep those wheels turning and the fluids flowing.
Steer clear of the puddles.



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