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SAAC Forum Discussion Area / SCAM ALERT - Notice for ALL members
« on: August 22, 2023, 01:01:55 PM »
SCAM ALERT - Notice for ALL members

We have been aware of a particular SCAM that has been prevalent on enthusiast forums and Facebook groups,
mostly in areas for enthusiasts with requests for "Wanted to Buy."

I've recently been made aware of these potential SCAMS occurring on our forum several times in the past few weeks.

The way this game works is ---> a poster is contacted about his request for parts, usually through a private message,
and is told to contact another individual who is "known" to have the parts that are wanted.

This friendly "referral" by a "good samaritan" is meant to add credibility to the advice.

The message may look like this" "I recently purchased some items from XXXXX , he's willing to sell..."

The SCAMMER will then give the email of the contact who supposedly has the parts in question.

Also, look for obvious grammar and spelling errors in the message as an additional red flag

NOTE - it appears that the referred email ALWAYS has the format--->a generic first+last name + 3 or 4

We have seen the referred name to be a stranger... OR even the name of another forum member, but with the bogus email address.

This is not a new SCAM, but one that is relatively new to our Forum

BE smart, BE alert

"Trust, but verify"
ALWAYS verify the seller and the actual existence of the parts.
Use Facetime or Video Chat to validate the items
Ask for a "hostage" photo that shows the item and indicates the current date.

Remember, emails with a format "first+last name + 3 or 4" can be a burner, free, throwaway email addresses

and... always report ANY suspicious activity to us!

SAAC-48 / Call for Volunteers - SAAC-48
« on: July 06, 2023, 04:23:19 PM »

Looking for folks to step up and help at SAAC-48 / Pittrace

You all know our conventions are built on a foundation of helpful volunteers who want to make it the best experience possible.
There are many areas that use our folks to administer and organize… Taking tickets, checking credentials, helping setup and tear down, etc.

Paddock / Load-in - Wednesday           
Howard Pardee

Registration – all three days       
Alicia Russel
Merchandise Tent -– all three days   
Jay Talbott

Thursday Social             
Jim Dolan 

Friday Dinner Program
Ron Richards

Open Track / Parade Laps
Howard Pardee

Car Show / Saturday                           
Bill Caron 

Parking / Swap Area
Jim Dolan 

If you would like to help for a few hours (or more) to make the event run smoothly…
Send an email to the address listed next to the above areas  …and note “SAAC-48 VOLUNTEER” in the subject line

Please include your name, cell number and any area/day/time of preference

Please copy your email to  …we will maintain a master list

Currently, all club members have access to the quarterly issues on the Members Only site.
The archive has each volume packaged with special page turning software that allows you to flip through the pages online.
You also have the ability to download the issue as a PDF and read it offline.

The page-turning software is a complex and expensive feature; we'd like to evaluate its importance for the new version of the website.

How do you access the issues? Let us know...

Do you use the page reader online? ...or do you download the file?


Concours Talk / SAAC Concours Judges - SAAC-48
« on: June 04, 2023, 03:26:52 PM »
Here is a list of the Concours Judging Team at SAAC-48

Concours Talk / SAAC Concours Judging Photo Submission
« on: June 04, 2023, 03:23:04 PM »
SAAC Concours Judging requires the submission of photos, to allow the Concours Committee to evaluate the entry. Click on the image to download a Photo Guide.

Concours Talk / SAAC Concours Judging Application
« on: June 04, 2023, 03:17:50 PM »
Registration for Concours Judging requires an advance request for entry. Click on the image to download the entry form:

Concours Talk / SAAC Concours Judging Guidelines
« on: June 04, 2023, 03:12:38 PM »
SAAC Concours Judging is the recognized pinnacle of achievement for originality and authenticity. Click on the image for the full details:

SAAC Concours Judging Guidelines

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / SAAC Sweepstakes - Homestretch
« on: November 20, 2022, 05:37:58 PM »
It’s Thanksgiving week and we’re just two weeks away from the close of our sweepstakes.

Here at SAAC HQ, we’ve got a lot to be thankful for, most of all our passionate community of Shelby enthusiasts. As a way of saying thank you, we’ve got some sweepstakes news to share:

We’ve lowered the minimum needed to award the car to a winner. We desperately want to hand the keys of this incredible car to a fellow enthusiast and watch them burnout into the sunset.

For these last few days, we’re offering a special 35% bonus ticket offer to our loyal enthusiast community. This is the highest bonus we’ve ever offered.

One more thing, enjoy this short video from SAAC’s very own Melissa…Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

SAAC-48 / 2023 National Convention - SAAC-48
« on: October 17, 2022, 12:50:45 PM »
2023 National Convention - SAAC-48

Pittsburgh PA

July 13-15, 2023

The Shelby American Automobile Club returns to PittRace for SAAC-48, with three full days of activities.
Open Track, Concours Judging, Car Show, Parade Laps... plus a few extra fun activities.

This event will be a key component in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix (PVGP) Race Week, July 14-23.

The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix is the nation’s largest vintage street race and the largest vintage race event, spanning 10 days with two race weekends, car shows, parties, parades and motorsport events. The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Association raises funds for autistic and IDD charities, donating over $6 million since their founding in 1983.

Initial Schedules, Online Registration, Hotel Information and the SAAC-48 website will be available in the months to come.

Mark you 2023 calendar and watch for more details as they are announced

Cars For Sale / Shelby GT500 2014
« on: August 20, 2022, 09:40:22 PM »
(posting on behalf of the estate of a prior member... email for contact info)

For Sale - Shelby GT500 2014
  • Leather Recaro Seats
    Customized Fuel Door-installation
        Silverhorse Racing
    662 Horsepower Supercharger
    Corsa performance exhaust
    Roll Bar-Backseat Removal

Asking Price $125,000

SAAC-47 / VIP Basement Tour - Night at the Museum
« on: June 03, 2022, 12:39:46 PM »

We have arranged a very special add-on to our Thursday Social at the IMS Museum - The Basement Collection Tour

This Basement Collection features the rare and rarely seen. Make plans to visit today....we now have exclusive access that evening

The Basement level of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum is a repository of rare, priceless, and one-of-a-kind racing and automotive artifacts and vehicles. Including modern-era Indy cars, Indy 500 Pace Cars, winning sports cars, pre-war motorcycles, and Indiana-built automobiles.

Until 2021 only VIPs were granted access to The Basement, but now, you can enjoy an exclusive 30-minute, private tour of the Museum’s collection.

This tour is run exclusively by the Museum and carries an admission price of $150 per person
We are not selling the tickets, but NEED to have a head count of those that wish to take the tour

If you have purchased a Night at the Museum ticket and wish to take this tour during the visit, Go to your Registration on Motorsportreg and add it to your reservation (no charges applied at that time)

VIP Basement Tour admission will be paid directly to the Museum during your visit. Spaces are limited, so make your request soon.

SAAC-47 / Call for Volunteers
« on: June 01, 2022, 10:42:38 AM »
Call for Volunteers – SAAC-47

Looking to beef up our crew at Indy.
You all know our conventions are built on a foundation of helpful volunteers who want to make the best experience possible.
There are many areas that use our folks to administer and organize… Taking tickets, checking credentials, helping setup and tear down, etc.

Paddock / Load-in Wednesday
Thursday Social / Night at the Museum
Friday Dinner Program
Parade Laps
Car Show
Golf Carts / Swap Area

If you would like to help for a few hours (or more) to make the event run smoothly…
Send an email to  …and note “SAAC-47 VOLUNTEER” in the subject line
Please include your cell number and any area of preference

Please note the days and times you are available and a feature preference

1969-1970 Shelby GT350/500 / 1969-1970 Registry Project
« on: May 07, 2022, 06:01:22 PM »

SAAC is getting ready to publish the long-awaited updated 1969 – 1970 Registry.

As you know, SAAC's Registry is known throughout the world as the definitive authority on the cars from Shelby American from 1962 – 1970. But our 1969 – 1970 Registry is only as good as the information which you provide.
So what does this mean for you? If you have a 1969 or 1970 GT350 or GT500, it is time to make sure that the registrar has the most up-to-date information on your car. The place to update your information is:

The 1969 – 1970 registrar is Vincent Liska, and his contact information is:
ISELIN, NJ 08830
PHONE: 732-634-1044

We have set up a website for you to send us pictures of your car for use in the Registry. That website is:

The passcode is SAAC2022
The form requires all boxes to be filled out before you can upload an image. We want only the LAST 4 DIGITS of your VIN.
You may upload a maximum of 4 images. If, in the process of uploading an image, you decide you do not like it, you may delete it and upload another one in its place.
You will not be creating an account on this web site, so you cannot go back and modify your information.

What do we expect for pictures?
•   They have to be in sharp focus. Blurry pictures won’t get used. With today’s digital cameras and iPhones you almost have to try to take a bad picture. If you have an iPhone, try the Portrait mode when taking the picture. That will put the car in sharp focus and subtly blur the background.
•   Hood closed. We know your car has an engine. There’s no need to prove it. Shelby Mustangs have beautiful lines. Why ruin them with an open hood?
•   Distracting backgrounds. When you look through the viewfinder all you see is your car. We get it – you love that car. But look at what else is in the picture behind the car: a mail box, a telephone pole, garbage cans, other cars, laundry hanging on a clothesline.
•   Shoot the whole car. Standing too close can chop off the front or rear fender. Don’t be afraid to take a few steps back. We can enlarge the image. Stand too close and you may cut out part of the car.
•   Be aware of where the sun is. If it’s overhead it can wash out the car’s color or reflect off of the windshield. Professional photographers shoot in early morning or late afternoon sun. It is the softest. Mid-day sun is harsh. Try to park the car so the sun is behind you.
•   A little elevation never hurts. Standing on a box, stepladder or the bed of a pick-up will provide a nice angle and will eliminate a lot of unnecessary background clutter.
•   Resist the urge to be in the picture. We want to see your car – not you and your family. Save that for your Christmas card.

Now, go out there and take some pictures

SAAC-47 / Secondary Hotel now available
« on: May 04, 2022, 08:58:44 AM »
Our Host Hotel is sold out... we have arranged group rates at a second hotel in the same complex, walking distance from the Wyndham.
Parking with security is still available at the main hotel.

Address:   La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Indianapolis
                2650 Executive Dr.
           Indianapolis, IN 46241

Price:   $135/day plus taxes

Room Block Code:  SAAC

Phone:   317-244-8100

News from HQ / Help Wanted at SAAC HQ
« on: May 04, 2022, 08:23:25 AM »
So much to do...and so little time.   8)

We are looking for a few eager enthusiasts to join the Tech Staff at SAAC HQ.
Volunteers are needed to help maintain existing programs and work with a few short term projects.

Registry Photo Editor - using our online app, the Editor will collect, select, process and submit member photos for upcoming Registries and publications. Must have Photoshop or any quality photo editing software. This position is immediate, as work has begun on the 69-70 Registry. Apply via email: - use "SAAC Photo" in your subject line.

Social Media - Need contributors to handle tasks and maintenance on various platforms: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, SMF Forum and Websites/Direct Mail. Programming knowledge not required; super user experience is expected. Apply via email: - use "SAAC IT Department" in your subject line.

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