Posted 15 October 2009 - 05:12 PM
Just want to remind everyone that Dave Friedman, the Shelby American Official Photographer, also has a book out titled: Shelby GT40 published by Motorbooks.
I got in soft back form and it is wonderful. He has included some truly remarkable pictures and his notes are a good source of inside information about what was going on at Shelby American. It also has interesting insights into the other teams like Holman Moody and Jim Hall's Chaparral. If you haven't read the book and are interested in the Ford Ferrari 1960s rivalry, I highly recommend it.
Finally, Ferrari supporters always like to mention how much Ford spent. Even Jay managed to get in a comment about how small Ferrari was and how huge Ford was as a company. I still think it is amazing that Carroll and company took the failing GT40 program over and in less than a year were beating Ferrari. Ferrari had more than twenty years of development behind their racers and for a company to overcome that handicap no matter what the investment was, is an engineering and racing masterpiece. My hat (black of course) is off to Carroll and the team at Shelby American and especially to Ken Miles.
2007 GT premium covertible, alloy clearcoat, interior upgrade, premium trim, black/chamois, charcoal panel, side airbags, active anti-theft, shaker 500, autotranny
status: ordered 10/06, serialized 11/16, segment 12/4, locked 11/27, bucked 12/4, released from plant 12/8, shipped week of 12/28 ETA week of 1/7, picked up 1/9
mods: 18" Shelby Cobra GT500 rims and Michelin Pilot Sport 255/45/ZR18, Webelectrics sequential tailights, Steeda upper control arm, FRPP 5230-5GT axleback mufflers, FRPP drag pack w/ 3.73 gears, shorty headers, and CAI. FRPP handling pack with dual rate springs, front and rear swaybars with new urethane bushings and links, tuned Multimatic dampers. GT500 rear spoiler and CS front fascia. Saleen Speedlab Series VI supercharger - 475 hp version with JDM tune.
next mods - brakes