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Interview by Donald Osborne with excellent, original race footage of Dave MacDonald and fully restored with David Donahue driving at Goodwood.

All the great ones and the great cars...including Dan Gurney, Augie Pabst, Lance Reventlow, Pedro Rodriguez, Graham Hill, Steve McQueen, Dave McDonald, A.J. Foyt,..Awesome stuff.

Shelby American Racing / Ford Total Performance 1963
« on: March 27, 2023, 07:49:06 PM »

Shelby American Racing / Lotus Cortinas (and Cobras) at Sebring 1964
« on: August 16, 2022, 08:06:33 PM »
Great video with excellent footage of drivers and cars. Oldtimers like me will fondly recognize Jesse Coleman with the checkered flag at just after the 7:00 minute mark. 

The Lounge / Here's a novel idea: Share your Shelby!
« on: July 28, 2022, 04:21:36 PM »
Sure, no problem! You don't need that extra car sitting in your garage. Let the kid down the street use your Shelby to go on a date. How about the little old lady who just needs to go to the grocery store and pick up a few things (no mention of the cart that slammed into the passenger door)....Or the "Bro" who just needs to deliver some packets of white powder downtown.  (So sorry, man!  I got busted and your car got impounded).  Welcome to the new world order!

On Brant's recent blog showing the details of the restoration of an early (VIN unknown) '65 GT350, he mentions and shows that this particular car has the early version '64-1/2 abrupt bend shifter handle.  I'm curious as to just when that was phased out.  I've been unable to find any information in cyberspace that answers this question so I'm posting it here. 

Sure hope so. Over 1,000 homes destroyed and now, snow and freezing temps make it worse. :(

The Lounge / "Cats Rule!"
« on: December 21, 2021, 04:02:44 PM »
Just discovered we've got a bunch of cat people on the Forum and the least we can do is to start a thread.  My wife and I are "Siamese rescue cat" people. We've also had a few show up on occasion because there's an invisible sign on the door that only cats can read that says "Suckers live here!"  Our current resident is a Snowshoe Siamese named Sugarfoot.  She's in charge...We're just her staff.

The Lounge / Garage Door Security
« on: October 07, 2021, 09:42:33 AM »
While on the subject of garage doors, keep in mind how easy it is for a burglar to trip the release lever:
You may not want to zip-tie the release lever but there are a variety of products and DIY methods to block access to it.

The Lounge / Speaking of garages...Safety Alert!
« on: October 05, 2021, 09:00:06 AM »
deathsled's dissertation on garages and leaves reminded me of my close call with death last week.  I had the garage door open and released from the opener mechanism while working outside.  As I re-entered the garage, I pulled down on the door to lower it.  All of a sudden, I heard this loud "bang" and the door came crashing down, narrowly missing my head.  Had I been under the door, I wouldn't be around writing this.  The torsion spring had broken!  Fortunately, I got a very capable repairman over the next day.  He informed me that  torsion springs are good for maybe 10-12 years at best.  I'd hate to think of the potential damage if the spring were to break while a car was underneath.  If your torsion spring is old and your garage door is getting somewhat heavier than normal to lift manually, it might be a good time to get that spring replaced.

The Lounge / Racing as it used to be back in the late '50's
« on: July 25, 2021, 08:36:06 PM »
The above thread about the Reventlow Cobra caused me to remember crewing for a race at the Louisville Fairgrounds where Augie Pabst was driving one of the Scarabs, The Meister Brauser Special. For you folks old enough to remember him, the Chief Starter was Jesse Coleman. I found this on the internet:

Up For Auction / 1965-1966 Trunk Mat
« on: July 18, 2021, 07:52:38 PM »
Just saw this:
Looks legit.  Don't know the seller.  Seems like a reasonable price for a hard-to-find item.  I have two NOS and wouldn't sell mine for that!

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