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Confessions of a Shelby Cannonballer
« on: June 23, 2021, 11:45:00 AM »
 Here's a little story about a man,  his Shelby and a event that went from the east coast of  America to the west coast Enjoy!  Full story at     

http://www.powerperformancenews.com/features/confessions-of-a-cannonballer/
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Re: Confessions of a Shelby Cannonballer
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2021, 02:56:24 PM »
But wait there's more !
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Re: Confessions of a Shelby Cannonballer
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2021, 03:36:39 PM »
I saw this car in person at the very first SAAC Does Vegas meet put on by the Shelby American Automobile Club in 1996, so the car hasn't been tucked away quite as long as the article makes it sound. I have video of the car and all of it's electronic additions, it was pretty crazy. Linda Vaughn is in the video walking around the car asking the owner a few questions. Pretty fun to watch after 24 years!

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Re: Confessions of a Shelby Cannonballer
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2021, 04:14:47 PM »
I know the guy who wrote the article  ;D.   

The "hidden away " mention referred to the time since the last magazine article.  That was in 1985 in Popular Hot Rodding.  I may know that writer too.   8)

RPM visited me last week.  He still makes the occasional fast run to "circulate the oil."  Great guy.
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Re: Confessions of a Shelby Cannonballer
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2021, 06:16:57 PM »
What was his finishing position?

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Re: Confessions of a Shelby Cannonballer
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2021, 06:38:09 PM »
The car wasn't completed in time to do Yates's original Cannonball.  But it competed in the similar US Express.  Can't recall the finishing position.   
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Re: Confessions of a Shelby Cannonballer
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2021, 08:01:53 PM »
Isn't that '67 #1541 ?

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Re: Confessions of a Shelby Cannonballer
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2021, 08:05:26 PM »
More air
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Re: Confessions of a Shelby Cannonballer
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2021, 08:25:36 PM »
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Re: Confessions of a Shelby Cannonballer
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2021, 11:24:46 PM »
Could you download the video or snippets of tge video please

Would be kool to view

I saw this car in person at the very first SAAC Does Vegas meet put on by the Shelby American Automobile Club in 1996, so the car hasn't been tucked away quite as long as the article makes it sound. I have video of the car and all of it's electronic additions, it was pretty crazy. Linda Vaughn is in the video walking around the car asking the owner a few questions. Pretty fun to watch after 24 years!
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Re: Confessions of a Shelby Cannonballer
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2021, 12:01:18 AM »
Great Story!

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Re: Confessions of a Shelby Cannonballer
« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2021, 12:19:12 AM »
Well written article, great car and owner!   I remember reading another story about this car and a "midnight run" about ___years ago! 

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Re: Confessions of a Shelby Cannonballer
« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2021, 12:30:55 AM »
Thanks, guys. 

The first two articles I wrote about it were in Popular Hot Rodding, in 1982 and '85. 

RPM kept adding more components. 

The '85 article chronicled the midnight run to Wyoming.

Running in black-out mode, with the infra-red lights and night-vision goggles was a scary-cool experience.
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Re: Confessions of a Shelby Cannonballer
« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2021, 01:53:07 AM »
Anyone have a copy of the fictitious story that came out in the mustang magazine in the mid 80's?

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Re: Confessions of a Shelby Cannonballer
« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2021, 08:07:59 AM »
the engine
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