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Shelby American Racing / Re: Summer 1967 King Cobra chassis photo at LAX
« on: September 02, 2018, 11:42:05 PM »
Who can I.D. all the stickers on the tool box?

All American Racers
The rest I can't ??

Shelby American Racing / Re: Vintage Racing Images
« on: September 02, 2018, 02:13:23 PM »
Nice photo. Do we dare ask what was inside the box?

Chili...whiskey...and Carroll's little black book?

Pete, your site is awesome, and has helped me tremendously with my KR and knowledge of '68s in general.

That's the type of "for good purposes" use that I was referencing to.

As the author and photographer of about a thousand car articles over the decades, it always makes me smile when someone posts an old pix or article of mine.

Yes, I understand the value of copyrighted material, et al.  But when used for good purposes (on club sites like SAAC) and not for evil (meaning: someone trying to sell something using my work product, without my knowledge)  that's the difference for me.

The Lounge / Re: Self Parking from 1933?
« on: August 31, 2018, 10:46:26 PM »
I saw an old film of a mid-1950s Cadillac with the same sort of setup.
I'd love to see the mechanicals that drop the spare tire and power it.  A second driveshaft that only operates in reverse?  Or something like a PTO?

Or, a little guy in the trunk with Popeye arms? 

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: How Amazing Is This Guy
« on: August 30, 2018, 11:05:07 PM »
What a great American!!  Wish I could shake his hand.

The Lounge / Re: Area Car Show Promotion Feaures '67 GT350
« on: August 29, 2018, 04:39:02 PM »

Appeals / Re: Removing Undercoating but Not Paint
« on: August 28, 2018, 05:10:59 PM »
Great info, thanks!

Appeals / Re: Removing Undercoating but Not Paint
« on: August 28, 2018, 04:46:42 PM »
My KR (original California-dealer car) didn't have much/any undercoating. Was relatively easy to get to the red-oxide underbelly with just a few days' of clean-up.

On the '68 Shelbys, was undercoating (meaning the Ziebart type stuff) only a dealer add-on option?   

What was applied at the factory?

How about the other years?

San Jose vs Metuchen differences? 




The Lounge / Re: More evidence of the end...
« on: August 25, 2018, 08:02:58 PM »
I road tested one of those 1984 GT350 convertibles for Popular Hot Rodding magazine, back in the day.  Had the 5.0 4-barrel, and 5-speed stick.

Ran pretty OK for a sled with only 175 hp. I seem to recall 1/4 mile in low 15s at about 90 mph.
(Yes, that was what we had to get excited about at the OEM level, back in the early '80s, kids.) 

I think the car in the above photo has non-factory wheels installed.   The TRX wheels were tri-spokes.

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: Little Red
« on: August 19, 2018, 08:19:09 PM »
Only 187 miles from Weatherford to Pittsburg, TX.

The Lounge / Re: Would you rather have the car or the watch?
« on: August 14, 2018, 03:02:59 PM »
I read somewhere that Newman gave the watch to the guy who was dating his daughter, back in the '80s sometime.

Wonder who owns it now?
Quite the payday for somebody. Even though I can't imagine the watch getting close to that kind of ask $$$.

I'd rather have a really sweet collection of cars than a watch. Any watch. 

And yes, I do own a Rolex, but I won it in a race.  (True.) 

Shelby American History / Re: LeMans 66 the movie coming soon!
« on: August 10, 2018, 08:47:25 PM »
I was worried also until they hired Daryl Deino as the hot dog vendor.

That made me laugh out loud!

The Lounge / Re: Checkered Flag -- Don Pike
« on: August 08, 2018, 10:51:58 PM »
More interesting stuff on   Man, he did a ton of movies!

The Lounge / Re: Checkered Flag -- Don Pike
« on: August 08, 2018, 10:39:10 PM »
Cool you have the tank.

I like how the obituary mentioned that in movie/TV stuntwork "He had to do the very opposite of what was required in racing. He had to purposely get into accidents."

Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the obit to see the long quote from the Shelby American magazine article, Winter 2013. 

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