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« on: May 31, 2016, 10:51:03 AM »

A patient of mine named Andy Stoy graciously shared these photographs with me recently.   He grew up around the Ohio area and took them back in the 'golden age' of American racing.  All them were taken at Mid Ohio in 1964.  The following information was written by Andy from back in the day.


The first picture is of No. 33, Bob Johnson's 289 powered Cobra leading "A" Production Race in his personal car.

The second is of a local Ford dealer who brought 2 stock 289's for sale (new).  The list price $5,995.00


$5,995.00 was equivalent to what one might pay for an entire college education back then, but knowing the current prices which was the better investment?



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« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2016, 11:00:12 AM »

The Third picture is Bob Johnson's personal 289 Cobra No. 33.  Bob was the No. 2 driver for Carroll Shelby and drove Factory race car No. 99 in 1964 USRRC.

The fourth is No. 99 in front of the Shelby team transport truck.

Next is another view of No. 99, driven by Bob Johnson and Ken Miles.  Ken Miles was killed racing a Cobra in 1967.


If anyone is interested, Johnson's No. 33 is currently in the Legendary Motorcar's private collection up in Canada.

http://www.legendarymotorcar.com/inventory/1964-shelby-289-cobra-1440.aspx



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« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2016, 11:03:32 AM »

Incredible stuff - thanks for posting!  Chug a Lug

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« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2016, 11:20:48 AM »

The first photo is the end of the back straight, now on the outside of the track the tree line is back about 100 yards and a huge gravel trap with a wall before the trees.  On the inside from where that corner worker is toward the camera there is a wall and two fences.

Overlaid two more recent images, but can't find one of the short straight where the cars are in the '64 image.  I cleared where the corner worker is so he shows in the newer image.  The newer image off to the right just shows where the track goes.  (Brian hope this is OK)

I believe Ken Miles was killed testing a variation of the GT40's (breadvan/GT40 MkIV)

Great stuff, thanks for posting...






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« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2016, 12:29:22 PM »

What a fantastic group of vintage pictures!!! Thanks for posting these!!!
 Chug a Lug

Based on Kranky's road race results, I believe these were taken at the August 30, 1964 USSRC event round 9 of 10.

The 1st photo shows a hint of John Everly’s #21 csx2011, just behind #33 csx2189 driven by Lew Draper.

Anyone else notice the two #99 cars with different font styles on the numbers?
The rear view photo with the bold font letters should be csx2488. It was there testing during practice.
The front view next to the team trailer should be csx2494 who finished 1st oa.

 Party on


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« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2016, 12:37:21 PM »

What a fantastic group of vintage pictures!!! Thanks for posting these!!!
 Chug a Lug

Based on Kranky's road race results, I believe these were taken at the August 30, 1964 USSRC event round 9 of 10.

The 1st photo shows a hint of John Everly’s #21 csx2011, just behind #33 csx2189 driven by Lew Draper.

Anyone else notice the two #99 cars with different font styles on the numbers?
The rear view photo with the bold font letters should be csx2488. It was there testing during practice.
The front view next to the team trailer should be csx2494 who finished 1st oa.

 Party on


YES, and the rearview mirrors in different locations in those two images.



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« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2016, 01:29:53 PM »

My final update:

These last two pictures, although not technically Shelby or Ford related, are still pretty cool. 

According to Andy:

The first picture is the No. 66 Chaparral with Jim Hall Co-owner/ Driver USRRC - 1964.  It had the 1st Chevy automatic racing transmission coupled with a Chevy V-8.  Chaparral's were one of the first race cars to use adjustable rear wings, spoilers and ground effects.

The second photo shows the Wilson Racing support truck and James "Hap" Sharp, also Co-owner / Driver.  Both taken at Mid Ohio back in 1964.


Thanks to JD, the unsung hero of this forum for cropping and editing these pictures for me. 



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« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2016, 02:43:40 AM »

Great shots!  Thanks for sharing.    Give the man a discount on his next teeth cleaning Grin

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« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2016, 09:17:52 AM »

Wow, I can't believe the dreaded 'black box' has already reared it's ugly head.  If there is a way to upload to this forum and not encounter this complication, I would sure love to be education as to how.  It goes without say that this forum is an invaluable free resource for anyone interested in Shelby automobiles, yet this one basic feature is such a weak point for most people who come here.  When is this going to be fixed??

In the meantime, I re posted the scans here:

https://imageshack.com/a/EPKM/1


Sorry for the rant, but I can't tell you how many times I have searched for a particular subject and then been excited to see that one of our resident experts like Bob, Peter, Jim, etc.. has already discussed it but the accompanying photos have been lost to all eternity...

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« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2016, 09:19:08 AM »

TEAM COBRAS! These two are knockouts - Thanks for sharing!
The Bob Johnson #33 photo opens as The Dreaded Black Box for me though . . .





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« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2016, 09:23:31 AM »

MyShelbyDream - Got it (#33) - Thanks for posting the new link!

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« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2016, 09:26:03 AM »

My final update:

These last two pictures, although not technically Shelby or Ford related, are still pretty cool. 

According to Andy:

The first picture is the No. 66 Chaparral with Jim Hall Co-owner/ Driver USRRC - 1964.  It had the 1st Chevy automatic racing transmission coupled with a Chevy V-8.  Chaparral's were one of the first race cars to use adjustable rear wings, spoilers and ground effects.

The second photo shows the Wilson Racing support truck and James "Hap" Sharp, also Co-owner / Driver.  Both taken at Mid Ohio back in 1964.


Thanks to JD, the unsung hero of this forum for cropping and editing these pictures for me. 

The guy on the right in this picture  of  is CS  with the goober hat

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« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2016, 10:14:10 AM »

  Give the man a discount on his next teeth cleaning Grin

The entire $7 that goes to you as the investor/Biz owner/owner of all liability!   Cheesy

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« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2016, 04:57:49 PM »

The entire $7 that goes to you as the investor/Biz owner/owner of all liability!   Cheesy

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