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« Reply #840 on: May 11, 2017, 01:53:15 AM »

Okay, Thanks for explaining how that worked Randy.

No, I didn't mean that they were "dumped on dealers" - it's just that the words "shipped to" about my car in the Registry caught my attention.

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« Reply #841 on: May 11, 2017, 04:40:10 AM »

Did dealers request used Hertz cars from Shelby American, and that's how/why they got shipped wherever they went?

At least here on the east coast, many were sold at wholesale auto auctions just as used rental cars are sold today.

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« Reply #842 on: May 11, 2017, 07:43:02 AM »

  Agreed Brant. The fact that SAI was "here" ( in So Cal) was the reason local cars were returned there. Hertz hadn't started selling cars "themselves" at that time and used commercial auctions to sell off used cars.
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« Reply #843 on: May 11, 2017, 09:14:56 AM »

In addition to these two recent photo location finds by George,

The Bullock's Fashion Square location:



and the 1967 postcard location on Newcastle Avenue:



...he recently sent me an email titled:

Another original Shelby American 1966 photo location found!

Here are his words:

“I decided to go back and look at a few magazines that I had not read in 40 plus years. One in particular that I always liked was the September 1966 Motorcade article titled “Rent-A-Tiger“ by John Lawlor. It was a road test with many photos comparing the 1966 GT 350H and the 1966 GT 350. Both cars were automatics. Basically they were trying to see if there was any difference in them, thinking that the H was maybe inferior to the regular GT 350. After all was said and done, their conclusion was that there was no difference in cars except for their colors!

I had always thought that their photo location was very interesting but yet strange and could not figure out where it was shot. It really looked like some type of a Fort. As I looked at the picture below the background, the rock formations seemed familiar. I had never in the past really paid attention to them. All of a sudden it came to me. This was some type of a motion picture set at Vasquez Rocks, a very famous Hollywood movie and TV location that had been used hundreds of times since the 1930’s. It's about 25 miles or so North of the San Fernando Valley and I would guess about 50 miles North of the Shelby American LAX Factory. I have been there a couple of times thru the years and it is now a California State Park.

Below is the original picture from Motorcade magazine with a current shot of this same exact spot:




and a 1966 shot showing this same location during a episode of the TV show “The Wild Wild West" starring Robert Conrad:"





I could hardly believe it! I told George that I've been looking at that GT 350H article for decades, and had no clue where those photos were taken. I also told him that I always thought that the location was a really odd one for a road test article. I mean, some dusty lot by some old “fort”? But it turns out that it was chosen as a photogenic location that had a really unique background.

And, another bonus for me. That GT 350H article was from a magazine that is not identified at the bottom of the pages. So I've had it since the 1970's but had no idea what magazine or issue it was in. Well, George's magazine is complete so he knew exactly what issue it was from.

Another mystery solved for me – Thanks George!










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« Reply #844 on: May 11, 2017, 01:03:03 PM »

That Rock Formation is where Capt. Kirk fought the Bad Ass Lizard man.



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« Reply #845 on: May 11, 2017, 01:53:01 PM »

Going back to the Cutter Ford dealership in North Hollywood photos, I have shared them with the Cutter family here that has a number of different auto dealerships (Dodge, Jeep, Fiat, Mazda, GMC) and a Cutter Ford.  The North Hollywood location was their first Ford dealership. Cool

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« Reply #846 on: May 12, 2017, 01:03:31 AM »

That Rock Formation is where Capt. Kirk fought the Bad Ass Lizard man.

Seen here:


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« Reply #847 on: May 12, 2017, 02:53:27 AM »

Brilliant Kieth, but I really laughed out loud that Michael knew the trekkie trivia question of the year.  Nothing reminds me of the '60s more than Shelby's and Star Trek!

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« Reply #848 on: May 12, 2017, 06:50:40 AM »

Kirk versus the Gorn...

It must have been the place to go...another nice location find George, well done!!!


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« Reply #849 on: May 12, 2017, 08:50:00 AM »

LOL!

Nice find Keith!

I think I have seen that episode 6-7 times. Looks like I wasn't the only one. Chug a Lug

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« Reply #850 on: May 12, 2017, 09:11:13 AM »

Everything leads back to Shelby...its like Kevin Bacon

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« Reply #851 on: May 12, 2017, 11:41:16 AM »

you can see the rock formation and the fake rubber head

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJ-ATwRq5KY

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« Reply #852 on: May 12, 2017, 04:02:50 PM »

Nice find Keith!

George sent that photo to me.

AND he just sent (gave) me the September 1966 issue of MOTORCADE (among others) with the GT 350H photo/article in it.

Who does that??

Thanks George



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« Reply #853 on: May 12, 2017, 04:08:23 PM »

you can see the rock formation and the fake rubber head

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJ-ATwRq5KY

To be honest, I was never a Trekkie. Yeah, I'm that guy.

But when Jim showed me this video clip filmed at the Vasquez Rocks, I have to say it was pretty darn funny to me!

Cool because it was so nerdy, you know?


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« Reply #854 on: May 12, 2017, 05:57:04 PM »

you can see the rock formation and the fake rubber head

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJ-ATwRq5KY

Hah! I had not seen that in years. Somehow I remembered it being more realistic. Then again, I probably saw it last around 1973.

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