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« on: October 12, 2015, 04:46:00 PM »

For anyone who might be interested, I've put up some old photos from the first five conventions I attended.  They are:
  • SAAC-2, Hershey
    SAAC-4, Downingtown
    SAAC-5, Dearborn
    SAAC-7, Great Gorge/Pocono
    SAAC-8, Dearborn

The link is here: http://S-TechEnt.com/Shelby_Web_Pages//Galleries/SAAC_Conventions/Conventions.htm

So far I've scanned about 1500 negatives and slides from my collection. Not all of them are from SAAC conventions, there are many from other shows. I'll be posting more, time and motivation permitting.  Enjoy.

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« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2015, 05:04:25 PM »

1584 was at all of those, did not see one shot with it in the background. Oh well, appreciate you posting them though.  Chug a Lug

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« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2015, 05:18:53 PM »

I might have taken a shot of it, some of the negatives and slides have been destroyed or have deteriorated past the point of recovery. Maybe it will show up in a future set.

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« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2015, 05:28:06 PM »

I might have taken a shot of it, some of the negatives and slides have been destroyed or have deteriorated past the point of recovery. Maybe it will show up in a future set.

Thanks, appreciate it  Chug a Lug

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« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2015, 08:07:42 PM »

Those are Awesome pictures! Back when the cars were used and enjoyed and Values far from most people's minds.

Love the aftermarket Wheels and tires, lowered suspensions, chin spoilers, rolled fenders, and even the SOHC in the Cobra!

The golden years for sure!

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« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2015, 10:05:59 AM »

Well you never know when you are going to be delightfully surprised by something posted here. I can identify the unknown '65 GT350 in one of the photos from SAAC 2 in 1977 - It is a shot of me driving 5006 into the parking lot!

I recognized it immediately by the Cragar SS wheels, hood held on by 4 pins (I used to lift it off) and peeling paint on the front valance. I was also into wearing reflective aviator style sunglasses at the time (which my then girlfriend hated) but they helped in my frequent confrontations with law enforcement while driving the car.

006 made only one other Convention appearance (at SAAC 4 Downingtown in 1979) over the next 35 years, until I took it to SAAC 37 at Watkins Glen in 2012, still wearing the same paint but now with a proper set of Shelby Cragars.

Thank you for taking the photos, preserving them and now sharing them with all of us here!   Party on



* 5006 Arriving at SAAC 2 Hershey 1977.jpg (51.55 KB, 800x534 - viewed 201 times.)

* 006 at SAAC 37 Watkins Glen 2012.jpg (95.55 KB, 800x532 - viewed 136 times.)
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« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2015, 01:17:25 PM »

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Well you never know when you are going to be delightfully surprised by something posted here. I can identify the unknown '65 GT350 in one of the photos from SAAC 2 in 1977 - It is a shot of me driving 5006 into the parking lot!

I recognized it immediately by the Cragar SS wheels, hood held on by 4 pins (I used to lift it off) and peeling paint on the front valance.


Bill,

You are very much welcome. I'm glad you enjoyed the trip down memory lane. This is exactly the type of information I was looking for. I'll revise the caption ASAP.

Oh, and thanks for bringing that shock for me to the convention. It's on the car and back on the road!

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« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2015, 01:26:42 PM »

Well you never know when you are going to be delightfully surprised by something posted here. I can identify the unknown '65 GT350 in one of the photos from SAAC 2 in 1977 - It is a shot of me driving 5006 into the parking lot!

I recognized it immediately by the Cragar SS wheels, hood held on by 4 pins (I used to lift it off) and peeling paint on the front valance. I was also into wearing reflective aviator style sunglasses at the time (which my then girlfriend hated) but they helped in my frequent confrontations with law enforcement while driving the car.

006 made only one other Convention appearance (at SAAC 4 Downingtown in 1979) over the next 35 years, until I took it to SAAC 37 at Watkins Glen in 2012, still wearing the same paint but now with a proper set of Shelby Cragars.

Thank you for taking the photos, preserving them and now sharing them with all of us here!   Party on


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« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2015, 02:22:31 PM »

Awesome photos, the 36th photo from the 1977 Hershey conv. was my recently purchased SFM6S2295.  White/blue stripes with cutout on the front splash pan.  I took a lot of photos but neglected to get one of my car at the convention.  This made my day. Thanks

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« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2015, 06:00:27 PM »

Those Hershey pictures brought back memories, I was 19 years old me and my girlfriend now wife, flew up there and bought a 66 Shelby and drove it home with no license plate. I paid 5750.00 for 6S770. That was the best Shelby meet I ever went to, I think there was like 75 plus 66 Shelbys there unless I'm dreaming. I was having a hard time finding a 66 I liked and almost bought a 68-500 with 17K miles for $7500. At this meet there were several cars sold and the market was going up. I remember a 66 with low miles selling for 9K or 9500 and that was a lot at that time. That was the same year I sold my 70-GT 500 SCJ with 26K miles for $6350. Later that year my dad bought our 67 Shelby with 4K miles for 9500 and that was a price unheard of.

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