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I was just informed that Steve Hall the founder and Executive Director of the North Carolina based Mustang Owner's Museum just recently passed away.  Steve was a good man, and did a huge amount for the Mustang/Shelby community.  He thought he had beaten his liver cancer, but I'm told it came back with a vengeance.  God rest his soul.

FYI Mustang Owner's Museum, a great place to visit if you find yourself in the Carolinas:

Here is an obituary I found about him online:

Stephen Hall Obituary Death –  Stephen Hall, the man who founded and led The Mustang Owner’s Museum, has passed away, and it is with great sorrow that we share this news. Steve created this incredible organization out of his undying love for the Ford Mustang, which he considers to be the center of his being. His dedication to the Mustang community throughout his life has left an indelible legacy that will live on in perpetuity.

Steve’s love for the Mustang was undying, a powerful force that propelled him to pursue his goal of opening a museum dedicated to showcasing the car’s illustrious past for the benefit of future Mustang fans. He saw the Mustang as more than just a car; it represented independence, creativity, and the best of America. His vision for the museum made it a location where people of all backgrounds could come together to learn about the Mustang’s fascinating history. We remember Steve as more than just a leader; he was a true enthusiast, a friend, a mentor, and a source of inspiration, all of which come to mind as we grieve.

His unwavering devotion to this legendary car has united many others who share same passion, turning The Mustang Owner’s Museum into a group of kindred souls. We, the Mustang people, are united in the face of this terrible tragedy. We promise to carry on Steve’s vision and maintain the museum so that future generations can benefit from its rich history, vibrant culture, and undying love. His legacy will act as a beacon, illuminating our path as we honor the unmatched history of the Mustang.

In the near future, I will be in touch with you about the plans being made to commemorate Steve’s extraordinary life and pay tribute to a life well-lived. Mischelle, his wife of many years, and his entire family are profoundly touched by the outpouring of sympathy and support they have received since learning of his passing. Let us honor Stephen Hall’s memory by recalling his undying devotion to and enthusiasm for the Ford Mustang. His legacy will live on, influencing future generations of fans. Although Steve is no longer with us physically, his passion and commitment to the Mustang cause are immortalized in the museum he founded, the Mustang Owner’s Museum. Let Steve rest in peace. We may move on, but our memories of you will remain steadfast.

What I can say that hasn't been said the previous eleven other times?  How about every person who registers their car at the upcoming event will receive a genuine gold Rolex watch.  (Wait, I might have that wrong, I think they say 'Rolix' on the face, oh well).

But seriously folks, this Car Show/Rib Fest has grown quite nicely over the years, with the average attendance being about 80 cars, yet it isn't a circus like your local GoodGuy's event is.   It happens concurrently with the town of Pittsboro's annual street fair, so if you get bored at the show, you still have lots more to see. 

This event is sponsored by Columbus Lodge no. 102, the Masonic Lodge of Pittsboro,   You know the Masons,  the same guys who are running the world, except we obviously aren't doing a very good job of it.   But seriously, I donate the awards and make sure that there are numerous opportunities for people to snag something nice to go home with.  You won't find one car wining multiple categories here, I mean what's up with that anyway?  If folks are going to put the effort into prepping their rides and coming all that way, they certainly deserve something better than a two dollar piece of plastic that looks like it came out of a Cracker Jacks Box (Does anybody still remember that sugary feast?)

I have an automotive artisan off of Etsy fabricate a handmade 'Best of Show' award utilizing an engine piston and other car parts.  It is truly one of a kind.  The other awards are hefty resin based spark plugs, pistons and gasoline pumps, and I also do something very unique for the 'Top 20' winners.  Another fellow off Etsy makes beautiful bottle openers out of used spark plus, which we mount to wooden bases, that way they might actually find a use for it besides just collecting dust on the shelf. 

This is all probably more information than you wanted to know, but please tell everyone you can in the Carolina area to please come out on Saturday, October 28th for a good cause.  I'll be the one in the Shelby sweatshirt.

So for the record, here are the details:

Columbus Lodge No 102, the Masonic Lodge of Pittsboro, will be holding it's 12th annual Columbus Lodge Day, Car Show and Rib Fest on Saturday, October 28th, 2023.  (The rain date is Saturday, November 4th, 2023.).  All makes and models are welcome, and all registered cars are eligible for very unique trophies.

The judged categories include: Best of Show, Master’s Award (2nd Place), Chairman’s Award (3rd Place), Best Ford, Best GM, Best Mopar, Best Chevrolet, Best Corvette, Best Mustang, Best Camaro, Best Truck, Best Convertible, Best Paint, Best Survivor, Best Interior, Best Engine Bay, Best 4-Door, Best Themed Vehicle, Best Foreign Car,  Best Non-Traditional, Best American Graffiti, Best Masonic Owned, Best Unique, along with top 20 show participants.

Registration is from 8:00 am to 10:00 am, judging from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm with awards announced at 2:00 pm. The donation to show your car is $25. Money raised helps support the North Carolina Masonic Charities.

The delicious Rib Lunch costs $15, and is considered to be the best BBQ in Chatham County, come see for yourself!

For further information, Please contact Brian at 919 265-4081 or email:

*******Important News: We have had a last minute venue change.  The event is being held exactly one mile north at the Lowes Home Improvement Center at the corner of Hwy 64 and Route 15/501.  Much more room and a much nicer location! ******************

SAAC-48 / Question about Pete Brock’s key note talk
« on: May 19, 2023, 03:56:52 PM »
What night is Pete Brock’s talk?  Is it the Friday night dinner on the registration website?

Parts For Sale / Freshly Rebuilt 289 HIPO Engine Dated 6K17 For Sale
« on: February 26, 2023, 11:27:02 PM »
I have a freshly rebuilt (zero hours) 289 HIPO engine for sale.   It was completely overhauled by John Callis, who has an excellent reputation as a top Ford classic engine builder.  He took over a hundred photos during the rebuild process.  It has a casting date of 6K17, and the heads are dated 6K27.  It is stamped 7F07K2752, but it's extremely faint and can only be seen when the paint is stripped off the engine block. 

It has a brand new Holman Moody 289 HIPO factory spec Camshaft and Lifters installed.  The cylinders are .020 over. 

It has a restored HIPO harmonic balancer C50E dated L6.    It also comes with a restored set of exhaust manifolds C30E-9431-B and C4ZE-9430-A respectively.  I have a nice set of early service replacement 'fanged' Cobra Valve Covers that will be included.  The Cobra intake is a brand new Blue Thunder replacement, and the carburetor is not included.

More information and pictures are available.


Well, it's that time again.  The air is starting to get cooler, the leaves are starting to change to their beautiful hue of amber and coral and the Masonic Lodge of Pittsboro, North Carolina will be hosting it's 11th annual Car Show and Fib Fest.  This year it takes place concurrently with the Pittsboro Street fair, so you'll have two fine events to peruse.  Without a doubt, this show garners the participation of some of the most unique cars in the Triad as we have multiple award categories and the trophies trump what you would find in most local events.  If you are anywhere close by, try and stop by and say hello.


Columbus Lodge No 102, the Masonic Lodge of Pittsboro, NC will be holding it's 11th annual Columbus Lodge Day on Saturday, October 29th, 2022. (Raindate: Saturday, November 6th, 2022) This event includes a Car Show, and a Spare Rib lunch. 

All makes and models are welcome, and all registered cars are eligible for very unique trophies.

Judged categories include: Best of Show, Chairman's Award, Best Ford, Best GM, Best Mopar, Best Foreign Car, Best Orphan (Non-Big 3), Best Truck, Best Paint, Best Convertible, Best Survivor, Best interior, Best Engine Bay, Best 4 Door, Best Non-Automobile, Best Masonic Owned, Best Themed and the American Graffiti Award, along with top 25 show participants. 

Registration is from 8:00 am to 10:00 am, judging from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm with awards announced at 2:00 pm sharp. The donation to show your car is $25. It is free to be a spectator, and a delicious rib lunch is  only $15!

Please contact Brian at 919 265-4081 or  for more information.

***Please Note: Same as last year, this event will be held at the new location, the old Pittsboro Chevrolet (now the Alpha Center) at 697 Hillsboro Street, Pittsboro, NC.    We look forward to seeing you there! ***

So you've saved up for years to purchase your dream Shelby, but one thing is missing when you cruise to your local Cars and Coffee.  Carroll knew what that was. Not only do you need to look cool driving your car, you've gotta smell good too!  That's why 'Ol Shel came out with his iconic "Real Man's Deodorant".  It's said that the designers of this 'possibly pheromone laced concoction' based the unique fragrance on the smell of Ken Miles' racing jumpsuit after winning the 24 hours of LeMans in 1966.  This of course can't be proven, but does it really matter? 

All kidding aside, here we have a nice example of Shelby's Pit Stop deodorant. the condition is very good considering that most of these were used up and thrown into landfills back in the day.  The label has some light water damage, and the cap has a crack in the top.  It still retains over half of it's original contents, which will still spray on demand.  It's a great addition to anyone's Shelby collection.  Please see additional pics for condition.

$1200 plus shipping.

Appeals / 1967 wood steering wheel resto
« on: July 20, 2022, 12:33:58 PM »
I was using Jeff Stephens to restore my steering wheels, but he doesn't seem to be answering his email.  Does anyone have an alternate person to this this kind of work? 

Thanks so much!


The Lounge / Another 'Rare' Shelby from Dennis Collins
« on: July 16, 2022, 01:00:05 AM »

You can just jump to about the 16:00 mark to see the '67 Shelby GT500.  I'm not trashing Dennis, I generally enjoy his videos (although his taste in primate friends is questionable), but only he can call a lime gold '67 with factory magstars "rare"!

"It's a grail car!"  :o

The Lounge / At least it isn't a Shelby.
« on: July 01, 2022, 01:01:29 PM »

Joe Biden's 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Selling for $1.2M


Somebody thought they had a AC Ace and read Carroll Shelby's autobiography too many times.  Lot's of question here, is that a HIPO?  Does it come with a signed glove box?

1960 Austin healy
Steel body with 289 shelby cobra engine
Car runs and . Drives. Taking offers. 23k was offered so far.

The Lounge / Saw this 2022 Bronco today
« on: June 24, 2022, 01:29:04 PM »
I was at the dealer today and saw this for sale.  Love the colors, but those rims, yikes!

I do have to say that in person (maybe not in pictures) the green color of this Big Bend Bronco matches pretty closely to 1967 Dark Moss Green.  Price....$75K used, Holy Cow!

Well, I managed to top that one.  How about $11,000 for a signed glove box for your '67?  Sounds like a bargain to me:

Used 1967 & 1968 Ford Mustang Glove Box Door, Carroll Shelby Autograph Authentic

Used 1967 & 1968 Ford Mustang Glove Box Door With Carroll Shelby Autograph. Signed by Carroll Shelby. Free Shipping in USA. Authentic Autograph by Carroll Shelby / “not a decal.”

Free shipping in USA.Note: Confirmation/Authenticity of Carroll Shelby signing items for my Father standing to the right of Carroll Shelby

Note: examine pictures closely, there are smudges in the front surface of the glove box door.

See eBay seller antdec4206 for more Thunderbird parts

$11,000, No Bids Yet

But he does include 'free shipping", pretty big of I'm, don't you think?  :o

I really love when he says, "If you have a Shelby and want to make it correct this is for you."  That statement couldn't farther from the truth.  And the $7,000 asking price, why not considering the crazy prices we keep seeing on everything lately.  For the record, I have ten of these and I'll sell each for only $5,000 a piece if anyone is interested... ::)

Mustang Vintage 1968 mustang Shelby 500 Shifter Knob original used antique rare
1968 mustang Shelby gt 500 shifter knob

Original used 1968  mustang  Shelby   500 shifter knob. This item is in restored and un cleaned original condition. It's worn in just the right places in the wood finish, so it's visually correct in the driver's position. Good slightly worn is what it looks like and way better in person. Beautiful wood grain is amazing. This item has been in my collection for over 40 years so I know it's correct and not a repo. If you have a Shelby and want to make it correct this is for you. thanks for looking.

$7,000 Buy It Now

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Car no. 666?
« on: May 22, 2022, 06:32:47 PM »
My brother was out in Massachusetts on Saturday and came across this car at a local car show.  They're not the greatest quality pics, but I think they show car no. 666.  Anyone know this car?  Would the owner's name happen to be Lucifer Morningstar, or does he only drive a '62 black corvette?

The Lounge / 5 Greatest Missing Car Mysteries Ever!
« on: April 05, 2022, 03:36:49 PM »

And no Tony, I don't believe the Blue Lady is a bunch of cans of tunafish.

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