Posted 09 January 2012 - 08:49 AM
What a great show. Perfect weather, a really nice 1,000 car show at a great venue. Got to talk to a lot of TS members and the Shelby classes was loaded with cars. NPD does a nice job with this show and they make no pretenses that this is a "trophy driven show". The first 1000 entries got 2 free passes to Silver Springs, and our families got a nice two days of fun. With all good things, there is one negative point I observed. I had never stayed for the trophy presentation before, so this was a first experience. I couldn't help notice that 10% (5 of 44 trophies) of the trophies went to "cars" with radical "blowers" sticking out of their hoods. As I off loaded my trailered race car I couldn't help but note that these "puffer" "blower" trailered cars barely run and are clearly garage queens to the ultimate max. Just MY opinion, but do these "cars" with all their polished chrome even qualify as a "car" or are they just a shiney work of art. I totally enjoyed the car show, but honestly, the "blower cars" don't belong in the same competition with nice original cars, they are just works of one person's opinion of art and present an aura that they are fast, when in fact, they barely run in most cases. OK, now I'm ready for your opinion. Please please , I'm not putting anyone down that likes these "cars", just presenting an alternate point of view, regards, Larry
DRIVEN DAILEY White SGT with Painted Stripes, CS-6 Hood, GT-500 Spoiler, Ford Racing Chrome Valve Covers, Shelby Engine Dress Up, Red CS Wheel Centers, CS Faux Gas Cap, Steeda Carbon Fiber Air Inlet, Tiffany style Cobra Steering Wheel Center, Shelby Gauges
2006 Hertz GTH coupe, car number 457. Ex-Shelby American Titled car used by Shelby executives in Las Vegas. Used by Carroll and Cleo Shelby at the 2008 Terlingua event. Modifications by SAI includes factory GT-500 Wheels / Tires, Lower valance fog light / brake duct bezels, rear bumper cover Stripe Delete.
1971 Ford Bronco, HP 302 V-8, 3peed manual, 4" lift, 33 inch tires. AKA "the Beast" is used for off-road forest and swamp fun. Never restored, she ain't so pretty, but always gets you to the dance!
2008 FR500S Mustang Race Car. Built by Ford Motor Company and raced by Winkler Automotive ( Gaithersburg, Maryland) in the Miller Mustang Challenge series. Red with white stripes.