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Author Topic: Pics of a Shelby Meet in 1982 from a New Guy  (Read 7478 times)
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« on: July 14, 2014, 08:14:12 AM »

Greetings,

First post from a long time Shelby admirer. I have been reading this forum for about three months and am constantly amazed by the knowledge and polite demeanor of the members. I find myself checking it several times a day to try and learn something new. The amount of information and the detail provided are unmatched anywhere. The George Watters thread is hypnotic. If I have any questions about authenticity I come here first.

Been around Shelby's for over 30 years and I am becoming more active. I'm reacquainting myself with Shelby's and this site has motivated me. I've been hunting for a GT 500 Drag Pack Convertible, '66 Carryover and/or a 67 GT 500.

I went to college at Texas A&M University and attended a Shelby meet there in 1982 (I think it was '82) at Texas World Speedway. It was amazing the number of cars that showed up for a get together in the boonies of Central Texas. The highlight was when a GT-40, a Daytona Coupe and a '67 GT 500 were on the track together for a couple of laps. The sound was incredible. I was too dumbstruck to take any pictures. I haven't heard of this happening again, but I don't have a bunch of experience with Shelby meets.

I recently scanned some of the pictures I took and am posting them below. Some people on this forum probably own one of the cars in the pictures.

The GT 500 in the background was on the track with the Daytona Coupe and the GT-40.

Left Rear Quarter

Right Rear Quarter

More pics follow.

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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2014, 08:19:40 AM »


GT-40 with R Model in background

GT-40 Right Side

GT-40 Engine Bay

GT-40 Coming off the trailer. I don't know what was in the trailer but (incredibly) it was more interesting than the GT-40.

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« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2014, 08:24:11 AM »

Great pics!   Chug a Lug

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« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2014, 08:24:52 AM »


Parking Lot Pic #1

Parking Lot Pic #2

Parking Lot Pic #3

Paxton car

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« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2014, 08:29:38 AM »


Beautiful '68 KR Vert

I think this is the engine of the KR. Can't remember.

'70 GT 350


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« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2014, 08:33:55 AM »


Cobra

Same car, different view.

Cobra #2

I think this is the engine in the white Cobra.


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« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2014, 08:39:31 AM »


R Model Engine

Boss 429



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« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2014, 08:46:27 AM »

Decent chance that the red 67 is j bottles car given the shows location.....

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« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2014, 08:59:41 AM »

Meant J Bittles..... Head knock

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« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2014, 09:07:59 AM »

Meant J Bittles..... Head knock

Good call. It was jay Bittle's car. He was fortunate to get a ride in the GT-40 during their track time.

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« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2014, 09:16:11 AM »

That thing is abeast I talked to J. A few times when I was going to college in San Diego....I believe he was running a427 sohc or tunnel port.".crazy!!!!Also the only guy at the open track at willow during the 84 convention doing burn outs out of the pits.....most entertaining.....

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« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2014, 09:31:56 AM »


GT-40 with R Model in background

GT-40 Right Side

GT-40 Engine Bay

GT-40 Coming off the trailer. I don't know what was in the trailer but (incredibly) it was more interesting than the GT-40.


Looks like Jeff Burgy with the camera  and the 65GT350 is Dave Fershstands race car

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« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2014, 11:33:08 AM »

A 66 Shelby Paxton car with A/C ?

Noticed the shaft length on the Paxton was the early long version, and it is black?
Later Paxton's seemed to have short shafts, and were blue?
John

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Is this the first futuristic Exotic Supercar in the world.
No higher, longer, heavier or wider than a AC Cobra.

http://www.harrisspeedster.com/harris.html
http://www.autopuzzles.com/forum/index.php?topic=11958.0
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« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2014, 05:00:05 PM »

I started the Daytona Coupe when Rick Nagel could not get it going. The R model is a street cat named Venum with a weber Boss302. Fun times. Gig Em Aggies. Rick

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« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2014, 05:32:54 PM »

427 Tunnel Port in the GT40...Love It !!!.................. PeelOut

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