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Poster Signature Identification
« on: November 18, 2023, 02:55:37 PM »
Hi all!  Long time since I've posted on the SAAC forum.  In 1995 I drove down to Sears Point for a Cobra event, I forget the details.  While there I bought a poster and waited in line to have it signed.  Never did anything with it, but put it in an old picture frame to protect it, and shoved it in the rafters of my shop.

Anyway, I was thinking of giving it to my grandson, who's a big Shelby fan.  I'd like to at least tell him who signed it, but I forget who did. 
I see Carroll Shelby, Bob Bondurant, Jack Sears, and Bill Neale. 

Who are the other 3 signatures from?

Thanks, Ken

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Re: Poster Signature Identification
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2023, 07:40:03 PM »
Allan Grant is under Carrolls signature, dont know the others ones

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Re: Poster Signature Identification
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2023, 08:54:45 PM »
I'd guess that the signature next to Bill Neale's is William Motta's.

Motta was the long-time art director of Road & Track, and a contemporary in the Automotive Fine Arts Society (AFAS) with Neale.

https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2020/02/14/remembering-william-a-motta-automotive-fine-artist-and-40-year-road-track-veteran
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Re: Poster Signature Identification
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2023, 09:12:00 PM »
I think the last unidentified signature is by John Whitmore.
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Re: Poster Signature Identification
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2023, 10:49:43 PM »
Thanks all!  Appreciate it!

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Re: Poster Signature Identification
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2023, 12:12:29 AM »
Nice gift!

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Re: Poster Signature Identification
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2023, 09:48:28 AM »
I was there, below Neale was probably Alan Mann , they were all lined up at a table and you just went down the line one signer after the other. I think the
other comments on this thread were all correct.  Mark

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Re: Poster Signature Identification
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2023, 01:02:40 PM »
Mark, I think you're right, it is Alan Mann's.  It kinda matches the same poster and signatures found here.  At least for someone doing a gazillion signatures in one sitting.

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Re: Poster Signature Identification
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2023, 11:03:04 PM »
The Von Dutch artwork on Johnís helmet is very cool, mentioned in the link above.

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Re: Poster Signature Identification
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2023, 11:10:14 PM »

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Re: Poster Signature Identification
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2023, 12:15:26 PM »
Worthpoint, pricey, but probably worth it if buying and selling a lot.  I started my 5 minute subscription to check, then cancelled.   8).  Thanks!

There's a short video of John telling the story of the Von Dutch helmet, and other interesting stories about Steve McQueen.

Love the picture of Alan Mann throwing a skinny tired GT40 through a curve at the above link:

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Re: Poster Signature Identification
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2023, 04:07:14 PM »
Cool photo...hanging it out.   

Funny how that low angle makes the car look kind of like a UFO.  Or, like the suspension is jacked up to Baja 500 level.
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Re: Poster Signature Identification
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2023, 11:27:43 AM »
Cool photo...hanging it out.   

Funny how that low angle makes the car look kind of like a UFO.  Or, like the suspension is jacked up to Baja 500 level.

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