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2A Carroll Shelby Memorial Classic – Blackhawk Museum – Saturday May 9, 2015

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Count us in, Jim! Just the blue monster for now :shift:

 

Les and April,

 

Great to have you with us this year for the 2A CSMC @ BAM on May 9th! :happy feet:

 

Jim

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Team Shelby – Pacific Coast Region can now confirm some really exciting news!

 

Working with Tim McGrane, Executive Director of the Blackhawk Automotive Museum in Danville, we have been able to arrange for CSX2299 – one of the original 6 Shelby Daytona Coupes – to be present for designer Peter Brock’s presentation at the 2A CSMC at BAM on May 9th.

 

Here is a video clip of No.13 followed by a brief description of its historical significance.

 

 

CSX-2299 (blue No. 13 Daytona Coupe): Shelby wanted to race Cobras in Europe in 1964, but the Cobra roadsters hit an aerodynamic “wall” at about 150 mph and were unsuitable for the long, high-speed European circuits. Shelby had designer Pete Brock pen a fastback coupe body. Brock’s handiwork allowed the cars to go 20 mph faster just based on more efficient aerodynamics. Six coupes were built, and they were nicknamed the “Daytona Coupe.” CSX-2299 was the second one built, and it had the best racing record of the six examples. It finished first in the GT class and fourth overall in its debut race at Le Mans with Dan Gurney and Bob Bondurant (handing Ferrari its first defeat in the GT class at Le Mans since the class was established in 1959), and took the same result in the season-ending Tourist Trophy at Goodwood in England with Gurney. It also took first in GT and second overall in the 1965 24 Hours of Daytona (Jo Schlesser/Hal Keck) and first in GT/fourth overall in the 1965 12 Hours of Sebring (Bondurant/Schlesser), helping Shelby become the first (and, to date, only) American manufacturer to win the FIA GT World Manufacturers Championship. CSX-2299 is considered the most valuable Cobra in existence.

 

This rare appearance is made possible by the generous donations of Miller Motorsports, Reliable Carriers and AIG Insurance. We hope you can join us to enjoy this very special addition to the Memorial Classic!

 

http://www.millermotorsportspark.com/larry-h-miller-total-performance-museum.html

 

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http://www.reliablecarriers.com/

 

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http://www.aig.com/overview_3171_417614.html

 

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Team Shelby – Pacific Coast Region can now confirm some really exciting news!

 

Working with Tim McGrane, Executive Director of the Blackhawk Automotive Museum in Danville, we have been able to arrange for CSX2299 – one of the original 6 Shelby Daytona Coupes – to be present for designer Peter Brock’s presentation at the 2A CSMC at BAM on May 9th.

 

Here is a video clip of No.13 followed by a brief description of its historical significance.

 

 

CSX-2299 (blue No. 13 Daytona Coupe): Shelby wanted to race Cobras in Europe in 1964, but the Cobra roadsters hit an aerodynamic “wall” at about 150 mph and were unsuitable for the long, high-speed European circuits. Shelby had designer Pete Brock pen a fastback coupe body. Brock’s handiwork allowed the cars to go 20 mph faster just based on more efficient aerodynamics. Six coupes were built, and they were nicknamed the “Daytona Coupe.” CSX-2299 was the second one built, and it had the best racing record of the six examples. It finished first in the GT class and fourth overall in its debut race at Le Mans with Dan Gurney and Bob Bondurant (handing Ferrari its first defeat in the GT class at Le Mans since the class was established in 1959), and took the same result in the season-ending Tourist Trophy at Goodwood in England with Gurney. It also took first in GT and second overall in the 1965 24 Hours of Daytona (Jo Schlesser/Hal Keck) and first in GT/fourth overall in the 1965 12 Hours of Sebring (Bondurant/Schlesser), helping Shelby become the first (and, to date, only) American manufacturer to win the FIA GT World Manufacturers Championship. CSX-2299 is considered the most valuable Cobra in existence.

 

This rare appearance is made possible by the generous donations of Miller Motorsports, Reliable Carriers and AIG Insurance. We hope you can join us to enjoy this very special addition to the Memorial Classic!

 

http://www.millermotorsportspark.com/larry-h-miller-total-performance-museum.html

 

ScreenShot939_zpshxsiusja.jpg

 

http://www.reliablecarriers.com/

 

ScreenShot937_zpsuo9wplwt.jpg

 

http://www.aig.com/overview_3171_417614.html

 

ScreenShot938_zpsjbyoocpz.jpg

WOW, what a treat! Very nice Jim. Great job.

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That car is getting common place at our events

 

Here it is being unloaded for Mini Nats last year -

 

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Miller also brought it to the Tribute last May in Gardena

 

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Maybe they should just give it to the Pacific Coast region to use at events!

 

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That car is getting common place at our events

 

Here it is being unloaded for Mini Nats last year -

 

attachicon.gif2014073095114815#1.jpg

 

attachicon.gif10409298_10204747800368278_4542422728923654512_n.jpg

 

Miller also brought it to the Tribute last May in Gardena

 

attachicon.gif10448233_10203144562048322_1826918875162863465_n.jpg

 

Maybe they should just give it to the Pacific Coast region to use at events!

 

 

I agree 1000%

 

We can shuffle it between the cave and my place...both being very secure.

 

On the bottom pick, its interesting to see the size difference between the KR and the two race cars, and the KR isn't large by any means

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That car is getting common place at our events

 

Here it is being unloaded for Mini Nats last year -

 

attachicon.gif2014073095114815#1.jpg

 

attachicon.gif10409298_10204747800368278_4542422728923654512_n.jpg

 

Miller also brought it to the Tribute last May in Gardena

 

attachicon.gif10448233_10203144562048322_1826918875162863465_n.jpg

 

Maybe they should just give it to the Pacific Coast region to use at events!

 

Hey, now that I am retired I am willing to travel with it. In the drivers seat that is :)

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When I went to the Boss Track Attack they had a dinner for us in Larry Miller's museum. Really a cool place to have a dinner!!!!! They also gave you a little history on Larry and his collection.

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Sign me up. 07 Shelby GT

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I'm ready to have a great time.

 

Kenji,

 

Good times this year my friend!

 

Best,

 

Jim

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When I went to the Boss Track Attack they had a dinner for us in Larry Miller's museum. Really a cool place to have a dinner!!!!! They also gave you a little history on Larry and his collection.

 

Mark,

 

BTA was a great program for new Boss owners. It would be fantastic to see Ford do the same thing for the next generation GT350 owners.

 

I don't know who your instructor was at Miller Motorsports, but Bill will be with the Daytona Coupe.

 

See you at Cal this Sunday.

 

Best,

 

Jim

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Sign me up. 07 Shelby GT

 

Lynno,

 

Welcome aboard for the 2A CSMC at BAM. See you (and your NorCal edition SGT) on May 9th!

 

Best,

 

Jim

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Looking forward to this event! should be a great day!

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I probably wont be able to bring my car. Im running into a dozen of issues and you know how 2.2 dodge/2.5 engine parts are scarce ......Would I be able to get a T-Shirt?

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spycker,

 

We'll hold your reservation for now and wish you all the best getting the parts you need in time.

 

We were really looking forward to having you and your Dodge Shelby this year.

 

I wasn't planning CSMC event T-Shirts this year, but that's an interesting thought for next year...

 

Best,

 

Jim

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Our TS-PCR 2nd Annual Carroll Shelby Memorial Classic event now appears on the Blackhawk's home page along with details of Peter Brock's Daytona Coupe presentation.

 

http://www.blackhawkmuseum.org/

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Our TS-PCR 2nd Annual Carroll Shelby Memorial Classic event now appears on the Blackhawk's home page along with details of Peter Brock's Daytona Coupe presentation.

 

http://www.blackhawkmuseum.org/

 

AWESOME, :clapping:

Edited by Cali_KR

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Are we going to meet up in the southbay or is it every man, woman ( or car) for themselves?

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We could band together - any suggestions? (San Jose Mercury News lot maybe)

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Cali KR, Torch 40 and I will be on the road by 7AM.

 

We can stop by the Mercury News at 7:15AM.

 

Please post if you want to join us

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Jim,

 

We'll be there :-)

 

Tom

 

Tom,

 

I just updated the roster at Post #2. Wow - three 45th Anniversary GT350's!

 

See you 2 this Saturday at BAM.

 

Best,

 

Jim

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Hi all,

 

Just joined the forum...if the South Bay group is still planning to meet at the SJ Mercury News lot I'd love to join for the ride up to Blackhawk!

 

Are you guys still meeting there at 7:15am?

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