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 on: September 22, 2017, 02:29:13 PM 
Started by OldGuy - Last post by TOBKOB
The sign says Bargain Basement  Grin


 on: September 22, 2017, 02:24:42 PM 
Started by CorvetteMike (formerly mikeljgt500kr) - Last post by A-Snake
The snow was mainly in the passes, above 6000 feet. At other times we were in the rain. For the first time on the Cobra 1000 route plans had to change. We were to go to Seeley Lake, MT but the forecast was too bad and we detoured to Butte.
The wide tired cars were to follow the others through the snow. A couple cars with race Avons had a tough time.

The YouTube video show the amount of ice that formed quickly on the windscreen.

 on: September 22, 2017, 02:23:06 PM 
Started by CorvetteMike (formerly mikeljgt500kr) - Last post by CorvetteMike (formerly mikeljgt500kr)
Here is what my friend said the weather was like:   "The first day was nice sunshine. The next two days were very heavy rain. The fourth day was snow, snow and more snow.  "IT WAS A BLAST""

And there were some "traction" issues............... Chug a Lug

 on: September 22, 2017, 02:22:45 PM 
Started by Coralsnake - Last post by gt350hr
   +1  It's a "lower" rpm engine than the 289 and has a "modern" belt on it.  The "original" belts supplied to SAI were loaded with nylon/rayon cord. I shredded one because of belt slippage. Pete's design will not have that problem and the belt looks plenty happy. I can't wait to see it finished. Popcorn

 on: September 22, 2017, 02:19:27 PM 
Started by ITHERTZ - Last post by stickshift
I hope they sell them all. It should help maintain the value of the originals and desire to own one.

As the expression goes, "a rising tide floats all boats". What I get upset about is when the "continuation" cars bring more then the originals do. However, that isn't really caused by the continuation cars themselves, it is caused by the type of person who buys them.

Eleanor is a perfect example. So you think Eleanor is a real '67 Shelby GT500 because Nicholas Cage said so in a movie? Hum. There is definitely a case to be made for cross circuitry of certain individuals brains? Why can't I find wealthy, gullible customers like that?

Who says alchemy doesn't exist in reality?

 on: September 22, 2017, 02:15:04 PM 
Started by CorvetteMike (formerly mikeljgt500kr) - Last post by gt350hr
 Several without heaters , a couple without windshield wipers and some on "fat tires" with "race clutches". Not THE best for inclement weather. Makes 90* So Cal weather "nice"  Chug a Lug

 on: September 22, 2017, 02:13:49 PM 
Started by Wood27man - Last post by stickshift
There is more than one flood car that is still running around and has been saved.

I personally have saved two.

Yes they are usually a mess with a silty mud and require the interior panels to be removed so you can clean the muck out of them.

Sometimes the upholstery is still good. All those vinyl interiors are pretty resistant if you clean them.

It's all about some sweat equity and not worrying about your Gucci loafers getting moist.

Most of those cars are going to get auctioned off and most are going to survive for many years to come.

 on: September 22, 2017, 02:04:24 PM 
Started by Wood27man - Last post by Poor Ron
Understand that Dr John Craft lost some cars, and his reference material. Sad

 on: September 22, 2017, 01:43:33 PM 
Started by johngalt - Last post by johngalt
The 1st Race (1962 Riverside) between the new Cobra (CSX2002) and the new Stingray.

Before the late, great Dave MacDonald drove for Shelby American, he honed his racing skills in his own Corvettes.  Dave driving style on asphalt was similar to how you drive a sprint car on dirt - he was into “drifting” decades before it was cool. 

Dave’s widow Sherry & son Rich have done a great job preserving Dave’s racing legacy (both Cobra & Stingray).  A couple of links are attached highlighting the 1st race (1962 Riverside) between the new Cobra and the new Stingray.  The race was a much anticipated event with a huge crowd turnout and some of the best drivers of the day:  MacDonald, Krause, Bondurant, Grant, McLaren, Titus, Brabham,Thompson, Hooper, etc.  Both Shelby & Duntov were there to personally oversee the race and what would eventually lead to a decades long rivalry between two Marques. 

Link to some interesting pics leading up to the 1st race between the Cobra and the Stingray:

Link to video of Dave & his wife Sherry picking up the 1st Z06 at St. Louis factory before driving it back to California to prep it for the 1st race:

Fortunately, both of the featured cars survive today,  The Cobra (CSX2002) is @ The Miller Collection and the 00 Stingray (#0684) is @ the Jaeger Collection.  Bill Murray takes care of the Cobra and restored the 00 Stingray.  Maybe someday a friendly re-union of the two cars will occur… Chug a Lug

 on: September 22, 2017, 01:40:38 PM 
Started by Wood27man - Last post by 2112
There was a Picture of a Porsche on a rubber raft floating around somewhere (pun intended).

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