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  1. As a fine artist, I usually paint Ferraris and Porsches but have revisited Shelby cars periodically from '65 when I met Shelby and visited the LAX plant and count seven paingings on those themes. I'll have some 11" x 17" prints of my paintings of Cobras , GT40s and Shelby himself that I'll bring to Los Angeles when i attend the annual Shelby celebration May 4th at the Gardena plant. E-mail me at mendoart7@gmail if you want a preview of what's in stock. Any of this size can also be ordered as a 20" x 30" giclee printon canvas and re-embellished. I'll send pictures of what a giclee print looks like front and back.
  2. from Road & Racecar magazine Carroll Shelby Tribute Weekend, May 3–4 0 BY VR STAFF ON APRIL 23, 20192019, APRIL '19, CURRENT ISSUE OF RACECAR, NEWS–RACECAR, NORTH AMERICA, REGION, VINTAGE RACECAR ARCHIVES, VINTAGE RACECAR ARTICLES The second Team Shelby Movie Night and 7th Annual Carroll Shelby Tribute Car Show on May 3 – 4, 2019, will deliver a high-octane celebration worthy of the talents, energies and legacy of the great Carroll Shelby. The two-day event will include a display by Shelby American, a Ford-powered performance car show, entertainment, automotive celebrities and gathering by all facets of the Shelby community, including many brand partners at the headquarters of Carroll Shelby International in Gardena, California. The family-friendly weekend is hosted by Carroll Shelby International, the Carroll Shelby Foundation, Shelby American, Carroll Shelby Licensing, Team Shelby and Carroll Shelby’s Store. With Shelby’s Cobra serving as this year’s honored marque and a significant number of historic Cobras on display, Shelby brand partners will make important contributions to the weekend. “Carroll Shelby was truly a visionary,” said Joe Conway, Co-CEO of Carroll Shelby International, CEO of Shelby American and Board member of the Carroll Shelby Foundation. “He is internationally famous for winning races and founding Shelby American. He created communities through his dynamic car clubs and started a charitable foundation that has impacted the lives of thousands of young people. He also pioneered the development of branding partnerships that helped sustain these communities with products and events worldwide. We plan to celebrate all those facets of this incredible person at our global headquarters in Southern California.” The weekend festival begins on Friday night, May 3rd, with a free showing of Spinout, starring Rock-n-Roll legend Elvis Presley and featuring a Shelby Cobra as a lead movie role. The evening event will have a carnival atmosphere of games, food and all things Shelby. The weekend’s primary beneficiary is the Carroll Shelby Foundation. Hank Williams and his original 1964 Shelby Cobra 289. On Saturday, May 4, the Tribute car show will feature many current and historic performance vehicles. Anchored by Shelby American and Shelby Legendary Cars, the goal is to feature a significant number of Shelby Cobras in one spot. “Mr. Cobra” Lynn Park, original roadster owner Hank Williams and others have committed to showing their Cobras. One of the most anticipated cars will be CSX2154, a Shelby Cobra roadster presented by the Cobra Experience of Martinez, California. This special 1963 Shelby Cobra was built specifically for competition and was the first race car sold by the factory when new. Shelby American will both display its complete line of current cars and trucks, as well as present an overview of the models. In addition, they will deliver a pair of continuation 1967 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snakes to their new owners. The presentation will include the first and only original 1967 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake, which returned to the United States in January. “We host the annual Tribute to give fans from around the world an opportunity to honor an automotive hero,” said Neil Cummings, Co-CEO of Carroll Shelby International, CEO of Carroll Shelby Licensing, Co-President of the Carroll Shelby Foundation. “His success story embodies the power of talent, tenacity and grit that makes America great. In the eyes of many enthusiasts, the Cobra was an automotive moonshot, winning on tracks where no American car had won before. For as long as fans remember Carroll, we’ll commemorate him with incredible vehicles, parts, merchandise and events worldwide.” Team Shelby, the Orange County Cobra Club, the Los Angeles Shelby American Club, the Superformance Owners Group and the Mustang Club of America are among the organizations scheduled to be part of the event. Shelby American, the Original Venice Crew, Shelby Legendary Cars and the Carroll Shelby Foundation will provide riveting presentations throughout the day. Admission is free for spectators, while proceeds from car show participants will benefit the Carroll Shelby Foundation. To learn more about the event, please visit http://CarrollShelbyTribute.com/.
  3. I have about 30 11" x 17" prints of my paintings of Shelby related cars like 289 Cobras, 427 Cobras and Ford GTs. When I go to early morning events I took note of the jackets people wear and out here in Calif. they seem to like denim jackets. so I bought sm e and had my paintings put on cotton and sewed the image on the back. But the most think a denim jacket sells for is about $45. These would include a marque patch on the front or the shoulder.By the way the denim ones have a small caption telling where one an order a print. LEATHER INSTEAD But then I saw these ads from Ralph Lauren's RLR ranch, with jackets that look very aged, even the patches. He's charging $950 for these. I was thinking more like $450. The first ones I am making will have Ferraris but I could do some Shelby related cars if anyone's interested.I won't have any caption on the leather ones. I can't bring myself to besmirch the patches like he does, hey, he's been doing clothing for 50 years! Let me have your opinion. By the way I haven;t seen his aviator bomber jackets in person but I don't like the stiff surface of some real flight jackets, would rather have soft leather. And would rather have brown than black. Let me know if there's interest and in which material? By the way better to write mendoart7@gmail.com then sending a PM, Thanks Here's a picture of one of the previous ones done on denim as well as a Shelby related image. ralph flight jacket.webp
  4. This is the college high in the hills above the Rose Bowl that teaches about 70% of the world's car designers. The cool thing is, while the show is going on you can wander around and actually see classes being conducted. It's pretty pricey for a ticket and youhave to park at the Rose Bowl and take a shuttle but it's worth it to see what designers think is notable and a lot of their alumnus will be there at this event. Here's their press release 2012–2017 Archive Behind every beautifully designed car, from the 1938 Opel Kapitan to the 2018 Tesla Model 3, stands an innovative designer—one most likely educated at ArtCenter College of Design. Join auto enthusiasts, car collectors, history buffs and weekend adventurers at Car Classic 2018, where we will be celebrating the 70th anniversary of the College’s Transportation Design program. • Get up-close-and-personal with rare automobiles, motorcycles and stunning concept cars representing seven decades of ArtCenter’s influence in transportation design • Meet the innovative designers who brought these visions to life • Hear the stories behind some of the most iconic vehicles of our time • And much, much more! More than a high-profile car show, ArtCenter’s annual Car Classic honors the very best in industrial design, showcases the College’s strong ties to industry, and celebrates the indelible mark ArtCenter alumni have made on the world of transportation, all in a friendly environment and beautiful location. JOIN US Exhibitor Application Sponsorship Inquiries Become a Patron Media Inquiries Registration Now Open FOR MORE INFORMATION carclassic@artcenter.edu 626 396-2304
  5. Sounds like a whole lotta cars to me, but what the hey, they are the Kings of selling Fords, and this is their 7th year. Off of Roscoe in the San Fernando Valley. Here's the text from their announcement but I would find their website for more facts: We hope to see you at the 7th Annual Galpin Car Show! In just 6 years, the Galpin Car show has grown into one of the biggest car shows in the San Fernando Valley. As such, we are making some improvements to this years show that we believe will make it even more enjoyable for car show entrants and spectators. The footprint for this years show will be expanded over the entire Galpin Campus. We are expecting nearly 1000 vehicles that will be on display. In addition, we are also featuring more fun activities for kids like carnival games, paint-the-truck, live entertainment and delicious food. Time & Date 9AM-2PM. Sunday, October 7 at Galpin Motors. Vehicle Registration We have completely revamped how we are handling vehicle registration for this years show. In lieu of first come first serve, we are organizing vehicles this year so we can better communicate to spectators what they can expect to see and where. Vehicle Classification Show Car Registration is FREE! We welcome all: Hot-Rods, Classic VW’s, European and Imports, American Muscle Cars, Classic Cars, Customs, Antiques, Race Cars, One-Off Rides, Off-Road Vehicles, Super Cars and Exotics. If you are interested in displaying a specific vehicle, please e-mail us a picture of your vehicle at carshow@galpin.com or call 818-778-2116. PLEASE NOTE: In order to have your vehicle displayed at our car show, you must pre-register online by filling out the Vehicle Registration Form.
  6. Some files exceeded their allowable size but if interested parties email me I can send group shots of available prints.My email is photojournalistpro2@gmail.com
  7. Before I posted any I wanted to get the defination nailed down to separate this art from mass produced handout posters. Originally for these there was a painting made and then from those these 11" x 17" prints on a variety of paper were printed, the most unusual being a paper called Krome coat that is high gloss. The paper is heavy (80 to 100# weight) to further diffentiate them from mass produced posters. Each signed. Subject area--99% Cobras and GT40s. Price is $45 ea. Please let me know if there's interest and I'll post some.
  8. Will it include a way for memorabilia collectors to sell their stuff, like a swap meet? I didn't go to the Bash so don't know if it had such a feature. Also if they are going to Knottsberry they have to leave at about 6"30 am or so because I think most of the cars are in place at Knottsberry around 8 a.m. Andit's about 20-25 miles away from Pomona
  9. I liked Michael Mann's films since he did Miami Vice on TV (the movie Miami Vice I thought was too darkly lit, but that's another story). anyhow read in the trade papers like Hollywood Reporter that he is mulling over whether to do a gangster movie (despite the sore reception to his last one, with Johnny Depp) or A.J. Baime's "Go Like Hell" a book bought by 20th Century Fox. That was months ago but each time I check the net, it says he is still trying to decide. Anybody got any updated news? Casting? film locations? etc. (Ps it's great that someone replicated the body of the J-car as that could make an interesting sequence. Don't know what chassis it's on.
  10. the author of SHELBY The Man The Cars The Legend and COBRA & SHELBY MUSTANG Photo Archive will be signing his books at this event. Also introducing his new suspense thriller at the AUTOMOTIVE AUTHORS BOOK FAIR at the Petersen Auto Museum Saturday, October 29, 2011, 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. in the Grand Salon.
  11. Back around 1965 Bruce McLaren was loaned the tub of an aluminum chassied GT40 with a big block Ford and hewland gearbox. He supervised the building of it into a roadster Can Am car I think it was pretty unsuccessful. so my first question is: why, when , with an alloy tub, it must have weighed a lot less than a regular GT40. But the story gets more interesting. The car got back to SA and they put a Mk. II nose and tail on it, (plus revised the suspension) painted it red and entered it at Sebring where it won. So is this car occupying pride of place in a museum? No, it was reportedly cut in half and tossed into a landfill in Torrance,CA. My question is: has anyone found it? does anyone know what year? will a metal detector detect aluminum? I am ready to play Indiana Jones if I can get pointed in the right direction....
  12. In some custom hot rod magazine on the newsstand now, they have a several page article on Dean Jeffries including some pictures of the time he painted the pale yellow CSX2000 Cobra.In the article they say Shelby paid him with a hotted up Cobra engine. I thought at that time the engine would be a 260 but maybe by the time Shelby sent the engine he had 289s. Anyway my question is, in the article they say Jeffries built the Cobra body but before that I heard that Phil Remington had quite a few things to change on the car's evolution from the AC-Zephyr (the long nose AC that came after the Bristol) but I didn't know who did those modifications. Even though Jeffries built the incredibly curvy Manta Ray (powered by that same Cobra engine) I doubt he built a whole Cobra body. Does anyone think he did? I'd call him up but last time I talked to him, his memory of 40-plus years ago was a little spotty.
  13. Amazon.com and other sites are already advertising a book called Carroll Shelby:the authorized biography by Rinsey Mills, a british writer who has written at least three other books on the Cobra and AC in general Here's the publisher's specs: Carroll Shelby: The Authorized Biography Author: Rinsey Mills Format: Hardcover , vertical, 464 pages Publish Date: April 2012 ISBN-10: 0760340560 ISBN-13: 9780760340561 List Price: $35.00 The cover is a close up of Shelby shot around 1965. Even though that's the list price, some bookstores give up to 30% off on new books. Apparently it was first expected to be printed in Jan., and now that's pushed off until April.Anybody with more info?
  14. There is some confusion on books which I might be able to clear iup. The 57,000 word book SHELBY The Man The Cars The Legend is a "stand alone" book, not a sequel or rewrite of Shelby's Wildlife, the Cobras & the Mustangs, by the same author, an out of print title that goes back to 1977 when it was published by MBI. That book came in hardbound originally, then softbound, the softbound including the Dodges by Shelby. SHELBY The Man The Cars The Legend is an all new book, styled more along the lines of a business bio, such as you might read in Forbes' FYI magazine, delving into each of Shelby's s automotive business ventures chapter by chapter, including the racing ventures. It goes right up to 2007. It resembles a regular biography in that the first couple chapters are about Shelby's career as a race driver, which ran from about 1952 to 1960 then goes into the first car business, the Cobra. The book is available at most chain bookstores. Here's the order info. Paperback: 208 pages Publisher: Iconografix, Inc. (April 27, 2007) Language: English ISBN-10: 1583881824 ISBN-13: 978-1583881828 Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.1 x 0.7 inches For bulk ordering for swap meets, the publisher can be reached at Iconografix Inc. 1830A Hanley Rd., Hudson , WI, (800)289-3504, (715)381-9756 fax For those who prefer pictures to words , there is a "companion" book by the same author consisting of only pictures and captions and no running text called COBRA &SHELBY MUSTANG Photo Archive.Here's the skinny on that: Paperback: 128 pages Publisher: Iconografix (August 14, 2007) Language: English ISBN-10: 1583881980 ISBN-13: 978-1583881989 Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 8.6 x 0.5 inches It features both color and black and white, a mix of pictures from archivial photographs shot in the Sixties to photos shot at Shelby events and vintage races as late as 2008. There is also a new book from Colorado on Cobras at the Shelby Collection but since I haven't had one in my hands yet, can't give you much info or opinion. This one is more your typical "coffee table book," hardbound and impressive studio-shot photos and pricetag over $100. Of course the ultimate Cobra book to own is one called Daytona Cobra coupes published by Stauffer Publishing, Blue Mounds Wisconsin which came out at $100 or so but, due to not being re-printed , is now running around $750 on ebay. Here's the Table of contents from Stauffer Classics website: 1 THE STARTING GRID Histories, Orgins, People 2 THE CONCEPT Something Old, Something New 3 CONTROVERSY A Plague of Experts 4 CONSTRUCTION Executive Compromise 5 TESTING Truth in the Morning 6 DAYTONA Trial by Fire 7 SEBRING The Twelve Hours 8 THE COMPETITION Ferrari, Jaguar, AC, and the GT 40s 9 ITALY Old World Education 10 SPA Franchorchamps Aerodynamic Reality 11 LE MANS Ohlsen's Miracle 12 REIMS The Best Laid Plans 13 GOODWOOD The Tourist Trophy 14 MONZA AND THE TOUR DE FRANCE Enzo's Suprise 15 TYPE 65 The Le Mans 427 Cobra Coupe 16 DAYTONA '65 The Steamroller Starts 17 SEBRING '65 Different Attitudes, Different Conditions 18 THE NEW TEAM Monza, The TT, Spa, and the 'Ring 19 LE MANS '65 Money Talks; Sometimes 20 THE CHAMPIONSHIP Reims '65 21 THE SALT Last Dance For A Champion 22 AFTER 1965 The End of an Era, By George Stauffer
  15. I heard there was a Germanlanguage book on the history of the Cobra. Anybody know the title, author or publisher? Maybe it's on German eBay? I found a French language book (Cobra 260 289 427, P.Hazan) but it doesn't have m,uch I haven't seen in the English language books so now I'm hoping the German one will have "new" material
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