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The Lounge / Re: Los Angeles car registration....
« on: April 21, 2018, 10:27:55 PM »
Yes, Montana works well.  Except if you get hassled by a fussy LEO in CA, over the plate not matching your driver's license state.

I realize that many people do this with their high end cars/RVs, etc. (I have too) and never get hassled.

My CPA told me that the CA State Board of Equalization (AKA the Tax Man) isn't too happy about it, however. 

I chose to register my Kirkham, my KR, and three of my pricey Brand X sports cars in CA.  Paid the $$ and can thus rest easy.  (Plus, then those cars are eligible for original CA YOM plates or the new black and yellows. I have both kinds.)   

The Lounge / Re: Is the Parts worth more than the complete Car?
« on: April 20, 2018, 09:27:53 PM »
IMHO, parting out a "very nice original" Cobra is so wrong to even contemplate.

Hmm, I don't know which one to choose. So difficult. Maybe an Ecoboost Mach 1.  That sounds awesome.

What's next, a hybrid B9?

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: THE RAILROAD CARS
« on: April 14, 2018, 03:54:01 PM »
I am interested in seeing any pix of the train crash.

And maybe a few factual bullet points for those of us just now coming up to speed on the topic.


I believe the COCOA @ Willow Springs days are May 12-13.   (Already mailed in my entry form.)  Peel out.

+! on the great looking Cougar GT-E!

Was that a production color scheme?

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: THE RAILROAD CARS
« on: April 11, 2018, 06:53:26 PM »
Imagine the amount and variety of swear words that came out of CS's mouth that day!

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: THE RAILROAD CARS
« on: April 11, 2018, 01:47:59 PM »
I am very interested in learning more about the crash, the location, the date, and the serial numbers of the cars involved.

Also, if anyone knows the numbers of the undamaged Shelbys on the same train.   

1967 Shelby GT350/500 / Re: 67-68 Shelby de Mexico GT350 (hardtop)
« on: April 11, 2018, 01:39:56 AM »
Not that I have any proof, but those rear bumper guards remind me of the generic aftermarket type seen on some taxicabs of that era.

SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Barn find
« on: April 02, 2018, 10:34:57 PM »
Trivia about the above '67 GT500 photo:
That's George Elliott, then-Editor of Popular Hot Rodding, with the "I'm just casually wrenching on the engine" pose typical of car mag writers the world over.

Years later (1982-87) he was my boss during my time at PHR.  (By then, he had become Executive VP/Publisher.)

George is an accomplished drag racer, motorcycle racer, tech writer, photographer, editor, former president of SEMA, and great all-around guy.  He's still in the car biz, today.   

I looked through all the 1966-67 season episode info about "The F.B.I." on IMDbPro for any mention of Los Angeles Airport (and anything else possibly Shelby related that I could think of) in the synopsis, and found these two that sound promising.

Season 2, Episode 24: Flight Plan
Original airdate: Mar 5, 1967

A painting worth $500,000 is stolen from a Washington museum. A former U.S. government official is seriously injured trying to stop the theft. The thief flies to Los Angeles, intending to sell it to a collector the thief has done business with before. The thief, though, gets more than he bargained for when he meets a woman who falls for him. Erskine and Rhodes don't have much to work with. The FBI men begin to put pressure on the collector. Meanwhile, the thief concludes he'll need to kill the woman to ensure her silence.

Season 3, Episode 2: Counter-Stroke
Original airdate: Sep 24, 1967

An Eastern Bloc courier is shot and captured at an airport while entering the U.S. The courier had hidden tape intended for a mysterious operative known only as "Alexander." Erskine goes undercover, taking the place of the courier. He quickly discovers the situation is more complicated than he imagined. The FBI inspector is now in the middle of an espionage ring with conflicting allegiances. Alexander is loyal to Moscow, while other members now are loyal to China. On top of that, the courier Erskine is portraying was hired to kill Alexander. Colby and other FBI men can only keep track of the FBI inspector from a distance.

Good info, Stephen, thanks! 

Richstang: I definitely appreciate all the little details that you and the other guys on here regularly share. 
And it's always fun to see new things in an old photo.
Please continue!

Kiwi broiling in the hot Arizona sun, during the MT top speed test. 

105 degrees in the shade.  Crazy hot in the sun. 

Thus Kiwi's nifty aluminum foil hat liner. 

Pix from the aforementioned Motor Trend top speed shootout, circa 2000. 

Venue is Ford's Kingman AZ Proving Grounds banked oval. (4.5 miles IIRC.)

Gary Patterson in red helmet.
The one-off supercharged Series 1 had red stripes. The one in the auction has blue.  So I'm assuming it is not the same car. But, yes, it could've later been painted.

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