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« Reply #225 on: June 03, 2015, 09:47:40 AM »

The first NSSN ads from Shelby American in 1968 were in the February 12 issue.
While they are familiar to us all, I did notice different captions, etc. than what SA used in their magazine ads.
And it's always nice to have a date associated with the list of Dealers:





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« Reply #226 on: June 09, 2015, 08:52:13 AM »

"In a move calculated to solidify Shelby American's position as the world's number one independent automobile racing company"...

...the following two articles are about Carroll Shelby reuniting with Peyton Cramer and their formation of a new partnership in the Group 7 racing company.


In the February 28, 1968 issue:



And in the March 6, 1968 issue:



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« Reply #227 on: June 10, 2015, 12:41:36 AM »

I love that, ôRace Promotions and Management (RPM). How appropriate.

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« Reply #228 on: June 10, 2015, 06:40:05 PM »

Is Peyton Cramer still alive?

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« Reply #229 on: June 18, 2015, 12:46:02 AM »

Well, it's been pretty slow going for articles in these 1968 issues, so I decided to go back and post one that I hadn't originally intended to.
But hey, it's Carroll Shelby, Riverside International Raceway - and Babes - so what the heck!

Here's a photo from the April 10, 1968 issue:



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« Reply #230 on: June 18, 2015, 11:27:53 AM »

Kieth, interesting post with the Shelby Toyota 2000 GT, I was always intrigued by them.  don't want to sidetrack this thread, is there a separate thread on these cars ? ? there is not to much info on that effort by Shelby that I've come across. was there a press kit and has any one ever seen one ?

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« Reply #231 on: June 19, 2015, 12:38:22 AM »

Mike,

I personally don't know much at all about the Shelby Toyota GT's and also don't know if there's any thread about them somewhere on the Forum.
Someone here may know more and chime in with some info though.

Good luck!

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« Reply #232 on: June 19, 2015, 07:48:10 AM »

I was at an event one time and a guy had one of the Toyotas there and I was wearing a Shelby T shirt and the first thing the owner said to me is well,  I suppose you are going to tell me that Shelby was the reason that they started being successful on the race track.  Major attitude by the owner.   Angry

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« Reply #233 on: July 28, 2015, 05:10:29 PM »

The Cobra strikes!

Well, 1969 has been a pretty slow news year (so far) for Shelby American in NSSN, but I would have included this ad no matter what, even though it is not about SA, because it's so awesome!
Awesome in both the illustration itself and the facts about what it's advertising - Richard Petty's first road racing victory at Riverside International Raceway.

This Cobra logo has always been one of my favorite's of all time, and it's so HUGE in this ad from the February 12, 1969 issue!
It's actually 11 1/2" x 17" tall, so I had to scan it in two halves and then join them together and then reduce the size to post it here.

I also have this in a much larger size if anybody wants a copy emailed to them:






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« Reply #234 on: July 29, 2015, 01:00:58 AM »

Scanning in two parts, then splicing, dicing and resizing. And the end result looks great... as always.

They don't call you KOP (King Of Pictures) for nothing!

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« Reply #235 on: July 29, 2015, 05:52:09 AM »

That is a beautiful Torino Cobra illustration.

Same art was used for this ad that was printed on blue paper and included as an insert in a racing program.

- Phillip



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« Reply #236 on: July 29, 2015, 09:16:19 AM »

Phillip,

It looks good in blue too - Thanks!

Kieth

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« Reply #237 on: July 29, 2015, 10:10:59 AM »

Yeah, cool stuff Kieth.

I'll look for that issue that you have so I can get a better scan of the illustration. I keep an archive file of vintage car illustrations  Chug a Lug

- Phillip

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