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« Reply #210 on: April 27, 2015, 09:43:54 AM »

Also in the January 11, 1967 issue is the announcement of the Terlingua Racing Team being formed:





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« Reply #211 on: April 28, 2015, 10:10:26 AM »

Details of Shelby American's Support Program for the 1967 Trans-Am series was in the February 1, 1967 issue: 



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« Reply #212 on: April 29, 2015, 09:32:03 AM »

Here's a date to go with the announcement of Fred Goodell's promotion to Shelby American Chief Engineer - Feb 22, 1967.

As we all know, he was responsible for the two '68 Notchback Prototypes, "Green Hornet" and "Little Red" (shown here).
GT-EXP was Fred's personal vehicle at Shelby American.
Little Red has to be the best looking notchback ever created (the 10-spokes work on that car!)  - if only it would surface someday . . .

If anyone has better photos of it, I sure would appreciate hearing from you & posting them here.
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« Reply #213 on: April 30, 2015, 09:16:55 AM »

Yes, I definitely want some more F.P.M.*, and the March 8, 1967 issue tells me how - by seeing my Shelby Dealer P.D.Q.
Also, another list of Shelby American Dealers with this same date:





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« Reply #214 on: April 30, 2015, 08:03:30 PM »

Kieth,
Thanks for your continued efforts to share all these vintage articles.
 Chug a Lug

I find both snipets from reply #210 and #211 interesting with statements made to give support to private owners teams rather than Ford or Shelby American competing against them.  Roll Eyes The Terlingua Team creation makes no mention of SA behind the scenes other than building the car to professional spec.

Great stuff here from 1967!

...Is there even a color photo of "Lil Red" in existance? I've only seen the front left and front right 3/4 views and the right rear 3/4 views all B&W.




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« Reply #215 on: May 01, 2015, 02:40:05 AM »

...Is there even a color photo of "Lil Red" in existance? I've only seen the front left and front right 3/4 views and the right rear 3/4 views all B&W.

Rich,
There's not a color photo to my knowledge, only this image that I extracted from a 'SHELBY AMERICAN' pdf.
But I recognize it as a b&w photo from Riverside Raceway that has been 'bucket filled' with color using a photo editing program.

It's hard to believe, and just a darn shame, that there isn't a nice color image of this great car.
At this point, I would even be happy with a good quality b&w photo to scan & post, instead of just the grainy magazine photos that I have.



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« Reply #216 on: May 01, 2015, 09:49:36 AM »

Also in the March 8, 1967 issue is this photo of J-1, the Prototype J-Car testing at Daytona in its short-nose version.

The caption also mentions "a new bodied version, with a sloping rear deck" - that is referring to J-2, the Prototype Can-Am J-Car that was completed 5 months later.

 



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« Reply #217 on: May 01, 2015, 06:39:17 PM »

 re: "Lil Red" not to side track this thread,  but last year (2014) at the vintage races at Mosport there was what I would call a tribute to "Lil Red" running in one of the groups. the car was from eastern Ontario, here in Canada. if it is of interest to the forum,PM me, and  I could send them. maybe there is a thread where the pics would fit ? I am not able to post on the site.

Mike Scott (honker) in Canada

edit: maybe tribute cars have no place on this forum ?   Head knock

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« Reply #218 on: May 04, 2015, 09:51:18 AM »

Mike,
Well, there is a 'Replicas and Tribute' section of this Forum, so I think it would be appropriate to post them there.
Especially if the car is done well and the photos are good.
I think it's just such an interesting car that the photos would be enjoyed/welcomed here.

I'll PM you & see if you would send them to me to post.

Thanks,
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« Reply #219 on: May 04, 2015, 09:58:30 AM »

I was really happy to see an article like this about Phil Remington, considering how crucial he was to the success of Shelby American.
What impressed me so much is that he was receiving recognition while he was making history, not not just later, when seen thru the perspective of history.

From the March 29, 1967 issue:



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« Reply #220 on: May 07, 2015, 11:57:45 PM »

I'm really glad the June 14 issue was in the 1967 pile, as it is about the big win (again!) at Le Mans, with a definite emphasis on the All-American aspect of it.

FYI - This issue is a good example of some of these NSSN papers that have outside front & back pages that are reddish (rather than the usual yellowish tone on the inside pages) due, I gather, to light exposure. So do not adjust your monitor settings, it's not that.









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« Reply #221 on: May 12, 2015, 09:05:43 AM »

Why yes, yes it is a good way to sell an automobile - at least it works for me!

This cut-away illustration was in the June 21, 1967 issue, and it's interesting because of the differences between it and the illustration in the 1967 Shelby brochure.
Note the outboards / inboards, Monte Carlo bar & Export Brace, fan & radiator, under-dash gauges, rear view mirror, battery, etc. etc.

The cute blonde is another good way to sell an automobile!







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« Reply #222 on: May 14, 2015, 08:55:26 AM »

In the July 19, 1967 issue is this ad that we're all familiar with. I've included it here because . . . . well . . . . it's a Shelby!
 
Seriously though, I like it in this thread because it's a cool ad and it has a date and that nice patina that matches all the other NSSN posts here:



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« Reply #223 on: May 22, 2015, 12:42:32 AM »

The "United States Automobile Industry's 1967 Man Of The Year" was featured in the September 27, 1967 issue:



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« Reply #224 on: May 27, 2015, 08:39:25 AM »

The last 1967 article is in the December 6, 1967 issue, with the awarding of the Trans-Am Championship trophy to Carroll Shelby:



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