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That must be farmland humor from the midwest. Yes, it's wasted on us suburbanites in the northest.
My family in Cunningham, PA has a horse farm with acres of corn fields, but cows are not familiar to me.

Is that supposed to be related to Dan Gurney?

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I don't recognize that name either. What is the CSX number so we can look up the history

Don't the car manufacturers use 'Dynock" for covering the clay models n glossy paint colors.
Is that what we are seeing in this photo with the peeling paint?
I've never run into any photos like that before from Shelby American.

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SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Scammers on our site
« on: September 24, 2022, 11:13:46 AM »
The scammer must have had success with some poor souls and are now running wild,


Any WANTED ads should include a line.

"Newbies with no posts or established trust (you earn trust with posts of substance) should not reply!"


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Shelby American History / Re: LAX video - looking for the source
« on: September 12, 2022, 12:14:16 PM »
Pete,
That is a fantastic video from the french website you found.
I have never see that extended version with all those segments
I particulary like the LAX production hager and the race hanger clips!

BUT,
It does not containt the 2 still shots from the LAX video I was asking for.
The hunt is still on!

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GT40 - Original/Mk V / Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. IV photos
« on: September 11, 2022, 03:59:52 PM »
sd427 thanks for that image of Bill Wonder's GT103, new to me.

Rich, I'm pretty sure thats's Bridgehampton in the pit lane, with the sand and the sea in the distance, here's a pic from '63 at
Bridgehampton with a Cobra pace car, and a couple of other Cobras on the grid, you can see that bridge in the background here as
well, it was labeled at different times "Lowenbrau" and Chevron. Looks to  be pretty empty, could have been a test session
between other races.
Couldn't find a pic of a GT40 at that track in my files.
Mike

Good catch
Where else do we see sand near a race track with that stepped brigde and water in the background?

I have trouble with that #7 shown in the photo. He doesn't show up with that number until the WG race in 1967 (July 14th)
He never raced it before that date that I'm aware of.

Wlliam Wonder was noted as racing 1 time at Bridgehapton as #11 in 1966.
It is the only time he was there, that I found.

He started racing GT/103 in 1966 after SAI was done with the car.


Maybe that photo was taken at a test day of some kind but, I'm guessing it was later in 1967 or in 1968.

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Shelby American History / LAX video - looking for the source
« on: September 11, 2022, 02:35:35 PM »
Looking for this LAX video source  ?

Years ago, I saved a few still photos from a LAX video, but now I can't find the video source.
We can see many vertical lines in the still shots so it might be an old worn out copy.

Does anyone recognize it that can help share a link to the video to watch again?
Please help


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Up For Auction / Re: 67210F7A01067 - on Bring A Trailer
« on: September 11, 2022, 12:58:24 PM »
Thanks for posting

That car was Lime Green not long ago.

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GT40 - Original/Mk V / Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. IV photos
« on: September 11, 2022, 12:54:23 PM »
A friend of mine sent me this screen grab, I don't know what website he found it on.  My friend knew all of the guys named, Joe Stimola was a friend of his from high school on.  He thinks this photo is from the late '60s or early '70s, taken at Bridgehampton.

Thanks for posting.

This photo might be at Watkins Glen July 14th 1967 or 1968.
I also have it noted as Bill running that number '7' at Daytona on February 1st 1969.

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SAAC-47 / Re: Saac 47 pictures anyone?
« on: September 10, 2022, 10:16:48 PM »
The Nightmist recently sold on BAT.

Thank you Rick!

The Nightmist Blue GT500 with small letter Goodyear tires was #01043 auctioned on BAT.
It matches in details.

I see there were six different Nightmist Blue cars at SAAC 47. (I found ID's for two others #02577 and #00492.
I'm still trying to find the IDs of the other three Nightmist cars and the Brittiany Blue car above.


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SAAC-47 / Re: Saac 47 pictures anyone?
« on: September 10, 2022, 11:12:17 AM »
Can anyone ID this Brittany Blue GT500?
It appears to be an early car with the slaned grille, but not very early since it has small letter Goodyear tires.

I'm also looking for the ID on this Nightmist Blue GT500.
I couldn't find any rear view or interior photos of it. That might help with the rear license plate number.

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Mr. Szabo:

Your investigation continues to be brilliant.

Two questions: Do we have a list of Ford executives that attended the press function?

Also have you searched the Petersen photo achives for images? I have to believe that an editor(s) from Hot Rod/Motor Trend/Sports Car Graphic was in attendance. Or not.

In addition, I enjoy looking for the everyday details, since like a historical excavation, these are details of daily SA jobs.

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i look for help for the last Pic to get a good timecode, or a higher resolution to read the Numbers
on the Windshield Papers, maybe someone here who reads and want to help can share someting

In that photo of unfinished GT350s, there's three rows there's 54 cars I can see in the photo, although it might be 76 (26x3).
And in a observation that's unlikely to mean anything, in the second row, the second car has Le Mans stripes unlike the other 75. Why was it parked there? Another lost detail of SA historical minutiae.

Not quite a list of FORD antendees, but...

I found a list of the FORD Board of directors in July 1965 with a photo



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Mr. Szabo:

Your investigation continues to be brilliant.

Two questions: Do we have a list of Ford executives that attended the press function?

Also have you searched the Petersen photo achives for images? I have to believe that an editor(s) from Hot Rod/Motor Trend/Sports Car Graphic was in attendance. Or not.

In addition, I enjoy looking for the everyday details, since like a historical excavation, these are details of daily SA jobs.

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i look for help for the last Pic to get a good timecode, or a higher resolution to read the Numbers
on the Windshield Papers, maybe someone here who reads and want to help can share someting

In that photo of unfinished GT350s, there's three rows there's 54 cars I can see in the photo, although it might be 76 (26x3).
And in a observation that's unlikely to mean anything, in the second row, the second car has Le Mans stripes unlike the other 75. Why was it parked there? Another lost detail of SA historical minutiae.

I can't spear for Szabo, but every known stone had been turned over looking for LAX photos.
Stephan, myself, and a few others have looked repeatedly for anything we could find.

Pertersens' Archives has nothing for LAX such as the open house.
The Henry Ford Collection has some photos, but nothing was noted about who was there.
Revs Digital Library does not seem to cover the event either.
There is NO LIST of the Ford excutives who attended the open house on June 7th, 1965.
A few different books and magazines have some captions that note a few Ford Execs who were there.

There are a few photos of theFord execs watching CS give his presentaion.
Ony Henry Ford II, Leo Beebe, Ray Geddes, with the board of directors have been identified.

Henry Ford II was sitting in the prototype Ford GT roadster with Carroll Shelby.
It is not clear if they drove the car around.


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Becuase of the April 23rd date for the twin in front of the hanger with that Daytona Cobra...
We are still in discussion of which Daytona is in the photo.
Does anyone have info to lock it down for us (everyone looking)

It don't believe it is;
2287 had the different cowl with straight narrow cut lines between it and the door...it also has a flat ended rear spoiler
2601 and 2602 were noted as racing in Monza on April 25th.
2300 had the larger rounded left hood vent at Sebring (before) and at the Nurburgring (after) the 4/13 date.
2299 also appears to have a larger rounded nose left vent at Sebring that hangs over further on the left side

2286 sounds like the best option, but the twins photo shows the Daytona with white painted wheels and the 'Daytona' white script above the side rectangle vent. Photos of it at the open house in early June show dark painted wheels and no 'Daytona' white script.   ?




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Stephan (Szabo) is hard at work. This time he found a MFG plate in a known photo I never noticed before.
I will update the list in the first post shortly (in red ink for the latest changes).
Close up supplied from Szabo / Stephan. Thank You!




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1991-93 SAAC Mk1, Mk2 Mustang / Re: MK1 #50
« on: August 14, 2022, 11:29:27 PM »
Welcome to the forum M,

Congrats on getting the MKI. I talked to the previous owner back in 2013.
I have a photo of it in front of his house in Staten Island
It's a nice car with low mileage.
Enjoy!

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