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« Reply #255 on: September 08, 2020, 06:19:24 PM »


in my other thread and here also we struggle about the red front stripe that are different from pics

here i found another pic from the bus showing the front stripe and a little round emblem,
maybe a Cobra Emblem or so ...

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Re: Shelby American; Transporters and Service Vehicles
« Reply #256 on: September 09, 2020, 12:34:45 PM »
Here it is at Riverside with the mobile school trailer. We can see the school's Econoline van in the background.
Anyone have a photo of the license plate of the school trailer?

Hello Rich,

after a long time i was not activ i was research similar new sources and found this Pic with the License plate,
dont know if the Question is asked bevor, but still a cool pic anyway.

Stephan from Germany



Hi Stephan,
Did you mean "I don't know if the question has been answered before"?   If so, then NO, the question was not answered.

Thanks for helping to find another piece of the history puzzle with this photo from the back of the CSSHPD trailer!
We can see the license plate digits clearly in that photo.
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Re: Shelby American; USA Transporters and Service Vehicles
« Reply #257 on: September 09, 2020, 12:38:52 PM »

in my other thread and here also we struggle about the red front stripe that are different from pics

here i found another pic from the bus showing the front stripe and a little round emblem,
maybe a Cobra Emblem or so ...



Yep, that sure looks like a Cobra emblem that the red painted stripe drops down and around.
Another nice photo from the Petersen Archives...THANKS for sharing.
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« Reply #258 on: September 09, 2020, 12:47:06 PM »
One more of the Econoline CSSHPD van. This one is sneaking into the photo (likely before it was cropped out of any published version).

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« Reply #259 on: September 10, 2020, 01:06:59 PM »
i am always glad and lucky to share some proofed information and help in this
epic Thread from you.

thanks for understanding my bad english also :-D

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« Reply #260 on: October 24, 2020, 03:15:39 PM »
Here's one I just found of the Shelby School van, new to me, don't know if it's been seen here before ? notice the name on the door

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« Reply #261 on: October 24, 2020, 04:30:20 PM »
Wow

Great pic,  i love the little van,

The Name is JOHN TIMANUS
He rans the Driving School for a while

Where you find it ?
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« Reply #262 on: October 24, 2020, 04:39:36 PM »
The name on van is John Timanus. He taught and raced Cobras for Shelby.  Later became chief tech inspector for the SCCA.

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« Reply #263 on: October 24, 2020, 05:39:50 PM »
Neet to see the other Fords, like the 63 Thunderbird. Wouldn't have been cool for Shelby to hop up and build "special T-Birds" also?
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« Reply #264 on: October 27, 2020, 02:08:01 PM »
The name on van is John Timanus. He taught and raced Cobras for Shelby.  Later became chief tech inspector for the SCCA.

+1 Good driver too.
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« Reply #265 on: November 16, 2021, 03:56:54 PM »
re the Falcon(s).  I interviewed Don Pike for The Shelby American.   And I also interviewed Wally Peat for the same magazine.   The Falcon Don bought(for $1) was the white Falcon originally built by Holman Moody and was confirmed to run at Daytona in I believe in '64 (at the same time H/M ran the white 427 powered Fairlane).  After the Daytona event the white Falcon went back to Charlotte and drivetrain was removed.  After the '65 Daytona event, the Shelby transporter had a spot and this car was picked up and taken to Venice and prepared by Don and his brother for West Coast sedan events--it was painted a dark shade of blue--a Packard color, and eventually white again with red accents.......the car still exists in a collection in Peru.

The Guardsman Blue Falcon, seen in the photo above, was indeed the prototype IRS car.  Wally Peat was the crew chief on this car--although, depending upon who you speak with, others have claimed that title as well.  Ford built, Shelby modified.  Tested by Miles, Ginther and Lew Spencer.  Proof on concept and the parts were transferred to a Mustang in late '64 or early '65.  The disposition of this car is unknown...possibly sent back to H/M as a Ford asset and lost to history.............

...I'd be happy to hear other points of view and history
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« Reply #266 on: September 08, 2022, 07:43:43 PM »
Caption read:
Carroll and Sue Shelby (Dave MacDonalds wife Sherry just climbing out of the passenger side) - Photo taken by David Friedman in 1963 at the Nassau Governors Cup Race in the Bahamas

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« Reply #267 on: September 08, 2022, 08:35:29 PM »
Thanks for posting, not seen this image before ! Here's another, I think been seen here before ?  same rig offloading '63 Nassau.

Mike