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cob4ra

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Shelby Owners Club
« on: June 24, 2019, 09:18:41 PM »
Hi everyone! Iíve always been curious about the drivers side window decal found on my Shelby 1680 ; itís from the San Diego airport and sold through Drew Ford in San Diego; I found it in 1997 in a San Diego inland town called Ramona ? Shelby owners Club ?? History? Era ?? Anyone here ever a member ?   I love the logo !!
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1966 Shelby GT350 Hertz 1680 ( previously 6s1842;6s1818)                                                  2000 Saleen S281 Speedster.                              Previously two sunbeam tigers and have owned 24 mustangs ; 4 Mercury Cyclones and one 1960 Fiat 600!

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Re: Shelby Owners Club
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2019, 09:29:16 PM »
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Re: Shelby Owners Club
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2019, 09:40:25 PM »
Hi everyone! Iíve always been curious about the drivers side window decal found on my Shelby 1680 ; itís from the San Diego airport and sold through Drew Ford in San Diego; I found it in 1997 in a San Diego inland town called Ramona ? Shelby owners Club ?? History? Era ?? Anyone here ever a member ?   I love the logo !!

Here are two versions of another SOA sticker.

One on the rear window of a '68 KR 500 and the other on the rear bumper of a '67 GT350.  The one may have been trimmed out of the blue rectangle.

(Also, Is your car a '67 Shelby?)
'67 Shelby Headlight Bucket Grommets https://www.saacforum.com/index.php?topic=254.0
'67 Shelby Lower Grille Edge Protective Strip https://www.saacforum.com/index.php?topic=1237.0

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Re: Shelby Owners Club
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2019, 10:08:06 PM »
Cool decals JD ! When were they a Club? Built April 1966 !!
1966 Shelby GT350 Hertz 1680 ( previously 6s1842;6s1818)                                                  2000 Saleen S281 Speedster.                              Previously two sunbeam tigers and have owned 24 mustangs ; 4 Mercury Cyclones and one 1960 Fiat 600!

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Re: Shelby Owners Club
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2019, 10:22:45 PM »
I drove through Ramona this past Sunday, heading up to the mountain town of Julian.  Nice twisty roads, and fresh locally-grown apple pie as a further reward. 

Didn't see any Shelbys, though.  :(
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Re: Shelby Owners Club
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2019, 10:45:24 PM »
Man I love that story and drive to Julian ď so cal dry oaks hills and apples! No potholes in the smooth roads ( thatís probably why my Shelby still has original shocks) ! In 1964 with my best friend Jim Best we played in the hills overlooking Julian as his uncle owned ď Best Garage ď(now a converted trinkets store for tourists) !he told us of many stories to use his wrecker ď to pull out corvairs with ď swing axles out of the canyons!  How was I to know that 34 years later I would buy my 66 Shelby with low miles on it Just down the road in Ramona!! Small world sometimes (  and Ben Deness ď that owned my Shelby was a member of the ď Shelby owners club ďso whatís its story ) ??
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1966 Shelby GT350 Hertz 1680 ( previously 6s1842;6s1818)                                                  2000 Saleen S281 Speedster.                              Previously two sunbeam tigers and have owned 24 mustangs ; 4 Mercury Cyclones and one 1960 Fiat 600!

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« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2019, 07:59:20 AM »
I think that club is the forerunner of the current one from Kansas/Oklahoma that is the founder and organizer of the current Mid-America meets?

I think the SOA came first, then when that died SAAC filled the void and the "Mid-America" was the basic function of that organization?

In a way it exists because of this central, "fly over us" resentment of the coasts, also unwittingly contributed to by SAAC, with it's national convention location formula, so to speak and formed their own "convention" as the Mid-America meet. Very successfully.

Basically, the Jim Wicks group.
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Re: Shelby Owners Club
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2019, 08:58:14 AM »
Here are photos of The Shelby Tale from January 1983 for your viewing pleasure! This was the official newsletter of the Shelby Owners of America, Inc. and includes a photo of my car back when John Barnes owned it. John found this and sent it along to me last year to keep with the records of the car.






1968 Shelby GT350
1968 Mustang GT S-code
2009 Mustang Bullitt