MID-OHIO VINTAGE GP: SNAKE BITE & SPORTS CARS!

Chronicles’ Mike Matune is trackside at the SVRA vintage GP, held in conjunction with one of the hobby’s most exciting single-marque club events – SAAC 41. The Shelby American Automobile Club held its 41st convention in concert with SVRA’a Mid-Ohio GP. In addition to shows, open track events and dinners there was an SAAC-only race. Curt Vogt would take top spot home in his 1970 Mustang Boss 302, top, followed across the finish line by pole sitter, Scott Hackerson’s ‘67 Mustang. Here they le...
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ROY LUNN: GODFATHER OF THE FORD GT40!

Ford GT & Cobra owners, racers and Roy Lunn’s friends and family gathered at the Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club in Sarasota, FL to celebrate the legendary engineer and designer, known as the Godfather of the GT40. His accomplishments led to Ford’s domination of international sports car racing in the mid-late-1960s.  On June 19th, 2016, racing enthusiasts, friends of the Blue Oval, automotive journalists and historians, and the Ford Motor Company, will celebrate the 50th...
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SHELBY DAYTONA COUPE: 2015 GOODWOOD REVIVAL!

One of the world’s rarest Cobras, CSX2287, will 'cross the pond 'next month for the prestigious Goodwood Revival.  The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum’s ‘64 Shelby Daytona Coupe will  be featured at the Goodwood Revival from September 11-13 2015. This annual festival is a celebration of historic motor racing which attracts over 150,000 spectators. It features priceless racing cars displayed in historically accurate themed dioramas, with the 50th anniversary of the Daytona Coupe...
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FORD GT40s: LEGENDS OF LE MANS!

Seven GT40s are amongst legendary racecars lining up for this year’s  Le Mans Legend event. The extended age range for this year’s Le Mans Legend race on Saturday June 13th has allowed seven Ford GT40s to join the spectacular historic grid that will race on the full Le Mans circuit. It all happens just a few hours before the start of the modern 24-Hour endurance race. 61 iconic cars, dating from 1949 to 1968 and representing 26 different marques, will take to the track in an outstanding...
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VINTAGE RACING AT INDY: BRICKYARD BASH!

Our Mike Matune is trackside at one of the most anticipated events on this year’s  vintage racing calendar. The inaugural Brickyard Vintage Invitational at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway drew a field of over 700 cars to contest three days of racing around both IMS’s road and oval courses. Rick Mooney’s ‘68 Corvette negotiates Turn 9 with the “Pagoda” in the background. The event was well received by spectators and competitors alike. This year’s race hopefully signals the birth of an...
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RALLY FOR KIDS: SANTA BARBARA, CA!

Jim Palam covers car guys doing good, rallying for the United Boys & Girls Clubs. Benefiting the United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County, this past Saturday’s Rally For Kids was co-chaired by Dianna Starr and Montecito "Cars & Coffee" founder, Monte Wilson. Monte's wicked red Ferrari Challenge Stradale was the event’s lead car. 
There were some 35  cars competing, including Michael Hammer's Lincoln, the 2005 La Carrera Panamericana class winner. A growling...
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SHELBY COBRA DAYTONA COUPE: FIRST IN HISTORIC VEHICLE REGISTRY!

Designed by Peter Brock and developed by Shelby American in 1964, the Cobra Daytona Coupe helped USA capture first and only FIA world championship. The prototype Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe (CSX2287) is the first automobile recorded under the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Heritage Documentation. The Historical Vehicle Association announced that honor recently, unveiling the car in its “survivor” state at a press conference in Washington DC. At the Simeone Foundation Auto Museum...
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SHELBY FIA COBRA: IT’S GOLDEN!

Shelby American celebrates the 50th anniversary of the 289-powered Cobras with a limited run of 50 289 FIA models. In 1964, Carroll Shelby and Shelby American introduced the FIA version of the small-block Cobra, which competed in the 1964 World Manufacturers Championship series against Aston Martin, Jaguar and Corvette. To celebrate the birth of the 289 Ford powered roadsters, Shelby American is offering 50 limited edition Continuation (CSX7000) Shelby 289 FIA Cobras. Each will be painted ...
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SHELBY 427 FLIP-TOP COBRA: CSX-2196!

There was only one Shelby 427 Cobra in 1964, a car that Ken Miles and Shelby techs built to beat Zora Duntov’s Grand Sport Corvette. And it did, sort of! When legendary driver Ken Miles saw what Zora-Arkus Duntov had accomplished at GM working under the radar, building the Corvette Grand Sport racecar, he saw an opportunity to fuel the Ford vs. Chevy wars. Working as a driver and Competition Director at Shelby American, he set out with Carroll Shelby’s blessings, to try and one-up the new ...
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