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The Lounge / Re: Ferrari - the movie
« on: December 07, 2023, 05:39:56 PM »
A ha! That information makes all the difference!  He’s probably right.

The Lounge / Re: not sure what they are working on here
« on: December 07, 2023, 03:16:03 AM »
Photo at a dealer who sold hop-up parts?

Note white Mustang right behind the first car, with steel wheels/ no covers.  And another white ‘65 behind that.

Coincidence that the mechanics are dressed in white,  like Shelby’s guys?


The Lounge / Re: Ferrari - the movie
« on: December 07, 2023, 12:35:40 AM »
What a ridiculous comparison...was that Patrick Dempsey?   

I drove the Porsche F2 car from 1960-ish that was Dan Gurney's car in Targa Florio or Monaco, or similar (haven't looked it up recently.)

Porsche took it out of their museum for me to drive at their 50th anniversary event at Laguna Seca in 1998.

With just about zero instruction, they sent me out on the track. Narrow-gate crash box, rock-hard museum tires, leaking brake cylinder on the floor by my feet...all kinds of fun stuff to deal with, on track, with my learning curve that was 100% vertical.

Fortunately, I didn't crash, lag behind, or make an idiot out of myself.  Amazing opportunity and memory. Kudos to Porsche for trusting me.

Now, that's a race car!   I could drive any new Ferrari with one hand tied behind my back.

The Lounge / Re: Gas station photos
« on: December 07, 2023, 12:27:08 AM »
XR7G Cougar looks bitchin with the driving lights illuminated. IMO, that's the perfect mounting location for those.

Looks integrated and badazz at the same time.

The Lounge / Re: wise words from the past
« on: December 07, 2023, 12:24:45 AM »
I'm still in. Been here since Forum 1.0.

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Random car pictures
« on: December 06, 2023, 01:21:00 AM »
Just FYI:
The Vette with McQueen is a '66 427 coupe. 

The one crossing behind the Bullitt car is a '65 fuelie convertible with hardtop on.

The Lounge / Re: Gas station photos
« on: December 05, 2023, 11:36:30 PM »

Word-balloon thought of the guy looking into his pants...

"Oh, man! Miracles do happen! One fast drive in a Mustang made it grow back!" 

CSX 2000 Series / Re: Cobra and Carroll Shelby's secretary Terry Bagley
« on: December 03, 2023, 03:20:54 PM »
Cool pix. Looks like RIR.

I can hear Carroll’s voice: “Get yer azz off the car now, honey, and get back to work.”

The Lounge / Re: Restored Michigan Central train station, nice job FMC!
« on: December 03, 2023, 02:14:37 AM »
Brett, informative article. Thanks for the link. 

I agree with you 100%. What a waste of cash when the EV part of Ford is hemorrhaging money at a deadly rate.

I appreciate the desire to preserve and restore historic architecture, but this is located in a sh!thole area, and wasn’t even a Ford building in the first place.

You can’t save them all.

PS: That is a cool photo of everything lit up in Ford Blue.  But, how many cars will they have to sell to amortize out the cost of this boondoggle of a good deed project?

The Lounge / Re: early convertible testing
« on: December 03, 2023, 01:45:43 AM »
Neat photo! Check out the amount of frequency numbers on that AM radio dial. 

Steering wheel center looks unique too.

What are the gauges monitoring?

The Lounge / Re: 68 in showroom
« on: December 03, 2023, 01:39:26 AM »
The style of that guy’s wife’s shoes says it all. No woman with those shoes would be attracted by a Shelby.

Exactly what Carroll and FoMoCo wanted!

The Lounge / Re: Which person are you?
« on: December 01, 2023, 12:05:56 AM »
^^^ +1

The Lounge / Re: If the EU makes this law
« on: November 30, 2023, 09:51:30 PM »
Brett:  Thanks for posting. I did not know about that.  Was it proposed by France?

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: period detail shot
« on: November 29, 2023, 11:07:37 PM »
Wasn't George Elliott the guy who started Project X?

Yes, he was. I just reminisced with him on the phone about how that project got started.  It was around 1965 and they wanted to do an affordable project car. Arch-rival Hot Rod would do the occasional mega-dollar high end project, but PHR's readers were more into stuff they could build themselves.  George saw the '57 Chevy with a for sale sign on it, as he drove past it on some street in the San Fernando Valley. He bought it for something like $350.

That began the multi-year series of build-up articles, which then carried forward (after long jumps in time) to the era I was there, and until they ruined it by converting it to full EV for display at SEMA about 6-8 years ago. Apparently, Chevy did (or paid for) a lot of the work, I guess trying to make EVs seem cool.  Uh...

I have heard that it's been put back to proper Chevy V8 carbon-propulsion.

I think that when George retired from Argus Publishers, after something like 35 years of helping build the company from one magazine into a pretty powerful independent publisher & producer of car events & TV shows, he should've been given Project X.  But, the tight-wad owners couldn't see past the dollar signs.  Sad.

I hope whoever has it, fully appreciates its long and unique history. Gotta say, to drive it on the street, the couple of times I did to car events, when it was still a very famous icon of hot rodding, was pretty bitchin'.   

Never got it to do a wheelstand, though.  That was the earlier PHR crew. 

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: period detail shot
« on: November 29, 2023, 06:27:39 PM »
That definitely is not Lee Kelley.  I worked for him too.  He died a few years ago.   

That's George Elliott in the photo, wearing that shirt.

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