When I started this thread 1 1/2 years ago, I knew what I was in for. As Craig and many others have said who have met me, I tell everyone that I built this car and it is not a real Shelby. I have done a ton of car shows and cruises, as well as daily driving my car (I have almost 110k miles) and I get comments and they are pretty much all positive, at least to my face. The one surprising thing I have run into is the number of SGT owners who have either sent me a PM or email asking me what it cost me to do my car, because they are considering it themselves. I even sent in a poster print of my car from the 45th Anniversary for the MAN himself to sign, though I didn't get any kind of comment about my car. Bill, as well as everyone on TS, has the right to their own opinion. I enjoy talking to people, whether on here, or on the Legend Lime Registry or in person. If you think I am a poser for doing what I did, that is your opinion and right to say that. Like I said, I knew what I was in for when I started this thread.
First of all, your car looks great. Second, the forum you posted in is the 2005 + mustang forum and not the Shelby GT forum. Third, you stated that it is a tribute. Finally, Mr. Shelby said that TS is for everyone. Even non Shelby owners like myself. As a 65 GT350 Clone/Tribute owner, I get positive comments about mine. I am always honest about the clone thing, and still get smiles. If it were not for classic clone aftermarket companies like Tony Branda, I do not think the classics would have hung around for this long. Mr. Shelby approves of Branda selling parts. I do not understand why people get so upset. Are they worried that they will lose to a clone for a first place trophy? Usually cars are segragated at shows now a days. Why does badging and stripes upset the purist. The're cars have CSM#s, so why care what the next guy has. What I am trying to say is oppinions are like @#sh&*%$. Everyone has one, not all of them smell like roses. And to add a note, even thouh my 65 is a clone, it hits the pavement as my DD, unlike the purist that hide them because there worth a lot of money. It is an automobile, ment to be DRIVEN! If mine was real, I would be the only soul on this planet that would drive one on a daily bases. The way I look at it, life is to short, and some things are more important than money. Life is like a highway, and I plan on using my car to make memories along the way, and hopefully pass on the history of a legend named Carroll Shelby! So my friend, keep those tires spinning and keep on grinning.
Edited by Denstang65, 15 March 2011 - 06:09 PM.