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Title: Chuck Cantwell GT 350 book
Post by: markko67 on May 25, 2017, 04:03:53 AM
Got an email from David Bull Publishing yesterday regarding this, it's supposed to be out the middle of next month:http://www.bullpublishing.com/shop/item.asp?itemid=2190 (http://www.bullpublishing.com/shop/item.asp?itemid=2190)

-Regards, Mark.


Title: Re: Chuck Cantwell GT 350 book
Post by: GT350Lad on May 25, 2017, 04:29:28 AM
Looks good, will take a look  Chug a Lug


Title: Re: Chuck Cantwell GT 350 book
Post by: csheff on May 25, 2017, 04:40:26 AM
Wonder if he will be at Saac next month to sell and sign?


Title: Re: Chuck Cantwell GT 350 book
Post by: Brant on May 25, 2017, 05:16:23 AM
Wonder if he will be at Saac next month to sell and sign?

Yes...if the books come in in time.


Title: Re: Chuck Cantwell GT 350 book
Post by: Illinicane on May 25, 2017, 06:19:53 AM
Yes...if the books come in in time.

Hope the book and Chuck make it!!

 Chug a Lug



Title: Re: Chuck Cantwell GT 350 book
Post by: silverton_ford on May 25, 2017, 06:20:05 AM
Awesome!!  I just pre-ordered a publisher's edition.   :)


Title: Re: Chuck Cantwell GT 350 book
Post by: GTBULLITT on May 25, 2017, 08:08:44 AM
A little birdie just told me that Chuck maybe signing new books at SAAC convention
but you didn't hear from me


Title: Re: Chuck Cantwell GT 350 book
Post by: Bigfoot on May 25, 2017, 09:25:36 AM
Chuck is a good dude.


Title: Re: Chuck Cantwell GT 350 book
Post by: car 26-JD on May 25, 2017, 12:20:30 PM
Looking forward to getting one (hopefully) at SAAC 42 with Mr. Cantwell's autograph!



Title: Re: Chuck Cantwell GT 350 book
Post by: johndoe on May 25, 2017, 01:46:19 PM
I can't wait to get my hands on a copy!  Written by the man himself!

Nice choice for a cover photo Chuck :)


Title: Re: Chuck Cantwell GT 350 book
Post by: Don Johnston on May 25, 2017, 07:47:57 PM
I hope he brings trailer full of them. 


Title: Re: Chuck Cantwell GT 350 book
Post by: chad on May 25, 2017, 08:35:20 PM
I just ordered both versions!  You have to support the man that made it happen.  Thanks Chuck!


Title: Re: Chuck Cantwell GT 350 book
Post by: gjz30075 on May 26, 2017, 02:34:49 AM
Looking forward to getting one (hopefully) at SAAC 42 with Mr. Cantwell's autograph!



Right in line behind you.  :cool1


Title: Re: Chuck Cantwell GT 350 book
Post by: Steve McDonald (formally mcdonas) on May 26, 2017, 05:56:56 AM
Ditto, he's a wealth of knowledge and a great guy to talk to. A book that I will add to the collection


Title: Re: Chuck Cantwell GT 350 book
Post by: Chris NOS on May 26, 2017, 01:30:07 PM
I ll get one too  :partyon


Title: Re: Chuck Cantwell GT 350 book
Post by: 06 GT on June 23, 2017, 11:13:31 AM
Took my Lane diecast 5R001 to sell along with the SCG issue that introduced the GT350. The grandson was enjoying helping out at the autograph table so much that they are now in his collection with suitable autgraphs adorning each. He'll get the book when I'm finished with it. This was his 3rd convention - first without his mother so he also got some track time. Only problem he quickly threw me under the bus when he facetimed his mom - "I got to ride in the front seat on the track we went really fast".


Title: Re: Chuck Cantwell GT 350 book
Post by: Don Johnston on June 23, 2017, 11:49:46 AM
Grandson was a great volunteer helping at the table. 

I cannot wait to spend time with Chuck's book.  Chuck and I sat and talked at IND departure while waiting for our flights. He grew up and went to school not far from the speedway.  He had not been back to visit for some time.


Title: Re: Chuck Cantwell GT 350 book
Post by: GT350Lad on June 24, 2017, 06:22:00 AM
Awesome well done, has the book been released for sale online yet?
 Chug a Lug


Title: Re: Chuck Cantwell GT 350 book
Post by: SFM6S087 on June 24, 2017, 10:59:25 AM
You can order it through the link that was in the first post on this topic. I copied it below for convenience.

http://www.bullpublishing.com/shop/item.asp?itemid=2190

Steve


Title: Re: Chuck Cantwell GT 350 book
Post by: GT350Lad on June 24, 2017, 12:33:44 PM
Thanks Steve, just ordered one  Chug a Lug


Title: Re: Chuck Cantwell GT 350 book
Post by: kingchief on August 04, 2017, 05:04:12 AM
Hi all!  Just received my book yesterday...Publisher's Edition.  WOW, what a swell book.  A MUST have to all who own a 350.  Wonderful reading and nice pictures.

Cheers,

Steve


Title: Re: Chuck Cantwell GT 350 book
Post by: Rodney T on August 04, 2017, 06:50:03 AM
  My daughter gave me the book as a late father's day gift.  Interesting read.  I wish I knew at the convention that Chuck grew up just outside the Brickyard in Speedway.  Could have asked some interesting quetions about the neighborhood during the mid-day seminar.


Title: Re: Chuck Cantwell GT 350 book
Post by: SFM6S087 on August 04, 2017, 08:50:25 AM
Hi all!  Just received my book yesterday...Publisher's Edition.  WOW, what a swell book.  A MUST have to all who own a 350.  Wonderful reading and nice pictures.

Cheers,

Steve

That's great to hear. I ordered my copy as soon as I learned about it in this thread on the forum. Hopefully it will arrive soon.

Steve


Title: Re: Chuck Cantwell GT 350 book
Post by: car 26-JD on August 04, 2017, 09:26:46 PM
Hi all!  Just received my book yesterday...Publisher's Edition.  WOW, what a swell book.  A MUST have to all who own a 350.  Wonderful reading and nice pictures.

Cheers,

Steve

Mine arrived today - very impressive and looking forward to being in it this weekend !

Glad this book happened


Title: Re: Chuck Cantwell GT 350 book
Post by: A1965GT350 on August 08, 2017, 08:30:56 AM
I just received my birthday gift this weekend and can only say, Thanks Lisa! When you get old (believe me, I know first-hand,  ;)), birthdays now are pretty much low calorie salads and a pack of white socks  (one size fits …none ;-). . But this is years BDay is a lot more enjoyable and memorable thanks to Chuck Cantwell and Greg Kolasa, herculean efforts in writing and publishing a new book on the GT350 years. I am sure that most of us have one or have heard of the book. I wanted to make a few personal remarks to them about their creation. If I miss state any facts, its probably because I have not finished reading the book because I am still looking (with a magnifying glass) all the cool photographs.

Reading this first-hand account of the GT350’s real history with all its events, facts and decisions, puts it all in a perspective that really make me appreciate even more the amount of mental and physical sacrifices and effort that when into the creation and production of this truly iconic automobile. If there is any truth in the saying that there is no gain without pain or that the higher the risk the greater the potential reward, then Chuck and the entire Shelby American team put it on the line every day to the amazement and  appreciated of all those watching the GT350 become “An American sports car legend”. And of course, it has given past, current and hopefully future owners , unending and lasting memories. Memories that will be relived over and over at every family and friends gathered. For myself, I get excited even more today than I did back in the day (1965), whenever I see a Shelby American product. 

There are only a select few automobiles that had  and continue to have an impact to the past, current and future car enthusiast market. The GT350 is one of those rare cars that can lay claim to this fact some 52 (I can’t believe its been that long  :o) years later as it continues its production into 2017. I wonder what the entire Shelby American race and production team would have said if you told them in December 1964 that whatever assembly and manufacturing techniques they are using, would be studied, analyzed, debated and duplicated in 2017.         

One of the best things to read was that most , if not all, of the early planning and production decisions were made after careful research, testing, evaluation and coordination with suppliers, with everything that formed the new GT350. Some of the current “stories” or written narratives of this car almost implies that the car was a result of a hand building process that took on an attitude of “whatever happens – happens”. I am glad to read that there was ongoing monitoring and control of all the parts/supplies/ man hours being used per car.  This type of attention to detail  shows me that this GT350 team was developing the car and overcoming manufacturing challenges, while keeping a big  picture view of creating a larger automobile company for the future . 

I am looking forward to finding even more great insights in to the GT350 story, now if I could only put away the magnifying glass 


Title: Re: Chuck Cantwell GT 350 book
Post by: MyShelbyDream on August 16, 2017, 04:35:48 PM
Just unpacked my Publisher's edition, wow is all I can say.  To Greg K, thanks for writing this.  Way too cool.


Brian


Title: Re: Chuck Cantwell GT 350 book
Post by: 6s1802 on August 16, 2017, 05:42:39 PM
For hardcore early G.T.350 guys Chuck is the man


Title: Re: Chuck Cantwell GT 350 book
Post by: jk66gt350 on August 16, 2017, 08:13:45 PM
Just got the publishers edition that my son & daughter got me for father's day.  Looks awesome and I can't wait to read through it.


Title: Re: Chuck Cantwell GT 350 book
Post by: GT350Lad on August 17, 2017, 01:54:42 AM
Just got my book today. I agree it looks great; the pics alone on first skim look awesome  Chug a Lug


Title: Re: Chuck Cantwell GT 350 book
Post by: AndrewB on August 17, 2017, 10:14:50 AM
My publisher edition (#121) got delivered yesterday.  It looks fantastic and I can't wait to dig more into it this weekend. 


Title: Re: Chuck Cantwell GT 350 book
Post by: 6s1802 on August 17, 2017, 01:53:57 PM
Just ordered it on Amazon, at a discount!


Title: Re: Chuck Cantwell GT 350 book
Post by: car 26-JD on August 23, 2017, 06:09:49 AM
read mine, most interesting, informative and "new" images too.

The racing side of the cars up through '68 and the street cars through the '67's and touching on the '68's.

Some early clay styling images of what the '67's could/would be.  Amazing how Ford messed-up the '68 Trans-Am season with "their" engines, a real shame.

Glad this book got done - thanks Mr. Cantwell and Greg!!


Title: Re: Chuck Cantwell GT 350 book
Post by: 06 GT on August 23, 2017, 07:49:59 PM
Amazing how Ford messed-up the '68 Trans-Am season with "their" engines,
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Rick Titus has a good story about a Ford engineer accusing his father of over reving and blowing up a motor on the pace lap. The guy apologized after he got grabbbed and stuffed through the window to see the tattle tale on the tach at 4800.


Title: Re: Chuck Cantwell GT 350 book
Post by: caspian65 on September 04, 2017, 06:51:05 PM
Received publishers edition (#135) today for my birthday.  Read through some sections, amazed at the amount of detail that is recounted. 


Title: Re: Chuck Cantwell GT 350 book
Post by: GT350Lad on September 05, 2017, 12:44:57 AM
Received publishers edition (#135) today for my birthday.  Read through some sections, amazed at the amount of detail that is recounted. 

I agree mate, it's pretty cool isn't it. Great read.


Title: Re: Chuck Cantwell GT 350 book
Post by: Texas Swede on September 05, 2017, 06:34:39 AM
I am reading the Publisher's Edition #131 just now and love the book.
Texas Swede


Title: Re: Chuck Cantwell GT 350 book
Post by: Doug C on September 05, 2017, 03:15:53 PM
Just ordered it on Amazon, at a discount!

What was the price?  Thanks


Title: Re: Chuck Cantwell GT 350 book
Post by: 66S285 on September 06, 2017, 05:15:39 PM
Around 60 bucks for regular book including delivery