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« Reply #30 on: April 08, 2015, 12:32:30 PM »

Looks like it may have a larger roll bar?

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« Reply #31 on: April 10, 2015, 12:57:52 AM »

Looks like it may have a larger roll bar?

Yes, a very large roll bar . . .



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« Reply #32 on: April 10, 2015, 01:42:45 AM »

Here are the remaining Cobra images from Proof Sheet #4:

CSX2259:




CSX2287:




CSX2260:




CSX2301:


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« Reply #33 on: April 14, 2015, 10:01:16 AM »

Check out Photo Sheet #2 - upper left corner!

I had never seen this photo of CSX2259 at Sebring '64 anywhere before. It is the best (unpublished, to my knowledge) photograph of it that I've ever seen. I believe the photo below it is of the poorly illuminated Alfa GTZ that Bob Johnson collided with in the 11th hour. The enlarged view of '2259 is a good resolution photo that shows some nice details. You can even read the stickers on the fender, and check out the angle of the windshield!

Also, I found ironic humor in that the photographer has crossed out the Grand Sport Corvette and has written "NO" on it!
You can't make this stuff up . . .





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« Reply #34 on: April 16, 2015, 08:51:48 AM »

Well, I had fun poking a stick at the photographer's red penned, 'X'd out' Corvette Grand Sport on the last photo sheet, but it bit me on this one (Photo Sheet #3). This is an excellent resolution photo of CSX2287 at Sebring, in a large format which would be excellent for cropping to one's taste, except for . . .  the dreaded red pen.

For reasons unknown, he has drawn this red square closely around it, and it really limits the flexibility of what you could do with it.
It's still an awesome photo though, and the hi-res scan of it puts you right inside the cockpit.

Notice the 'can-opener' vent on the roof again:



 



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« Reply #35 on: April 16, 2015, 11:38:00 AM »

What a magnificent crop & enlargement! Very sharp and clear. You must have a really good scanner.

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« Reply #36 on: April 16, 2015, 11:55:48 PM »

What a magnificent crop & enlargement! Very sharp and clear. You must have a really good scanner.

Steve

Thanks!
AND, I have been tutored by the Grand Master.



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« Reply #37 on: April 21, 2015, 09:11:25 AM »

Here's the cover of the Daytona, Feb 1965 race program with gorgeous artwork of CSX2287 at the same event in 1964.
What caught my eye immediately was the 1" masking tape that is so well depicted, just the way it was applied in the 1964 photos.
Look at the photo below the cover, you can see how they used pieces of tape to follow the contours of the gaps as best they could.

The infancy of aerodynamics on the Shelby American race cars has always been really interesting to me:





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« Reply #38 on: April 21, 2015, 01:41:36 PM »

 These are beyond terrific !  HeadSpin Especially for a history crazy like me.I saw my first Cobra close -up as a HS. Junior at a SCCA race, Vineland, NJ 1964. R. Penske was there in a Corvette.
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« Reply #39 on: April 22, 2015, 08:47:01 AM »

Inside this race program are a couple of interesting things - an article about "Carroll Shelby's New Creation" and a great close up detail photo of Tommy Hitchcock's CSX2155 at the 1964 Daytona Continental:





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« Reply #40 on: April 23, 2015, 09:20:46 AM »

In this October 1966 Monterey race program was an article in memory of Ken Miles:





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« Reply #41 on: April 25, 2015, 07:53:23 AM »

In this 1964 Sebring race program are several things of interest:



I spliced together these portions of the entry list to show the Shelby American entries:



I had never seen this humorous article by John Christy (the Editor of Sports Car Graphic magazine) about the birth of the Cobra.
I found it quite funny & thought you might too. Even the name of the article & the illustration cracks me up:





COBRA - The Official Car of Sebring 1964:



And the announcement of the new FORD "GT":



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« Reply #42 on: April 25, 2015, 08:23:43 PM »

Interesting that they listed the street GT350 at 285 hp and the competition model at 300. Was this due to the engine not being dynoed yet?

Great thread!



Inside this race program are a couple of interesting things - an article about "Carroll Shelby's New Creation" and a great close up detail photo of Tommy Hitchcock's CSX2155 at the 1964 Daytona Continental:






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« Reply #43 on: April 28, 2015, 09:35:29 AM »

A couple things in this October 1965 Riverside race program:




Check out the "Yamaha Riverside 60." The rear tire on the Daytona Coupe looks the same size as those on the bike!


The "Inland Empire" - it sounds like a pretty exotic place doesn't it?



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« Reply #44 on: April 29, 2015, 09:44:20 AM »

Some Silverstone race programs & images from Jim's collection:







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