For two decades, the Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance has showcased 100 two and four-wheeled examples of design and engineering excellence. Our ‘dynamic duo’ Maureen and Mike Matune, bring you highlights of the 2016 event. Twenty years ago Michael Tillson had the idea of holding a Concours on the grounds of the historic Radnor Hunt. Limited to just 100 distinctive and varied cars, the Concours would combine an idyllic setting with landmark cars and motorcycles. Today sees the event, not just...Read More
’66 Shelby GT350 Mustang
2015 LAGUNA SECA: SHELBY MUSTANGS RULE!
Real 1965-1966 Shelby GT350 & GT350R Mustangs are showcased in this year’s Heritage Display for the track’s Featured Marque. Today, when John Atzbach of Seattle drove his ‘65 Shelby GT 350R Mustang through the turns and straights of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, it was not because he was rehearsing for the upcoming weekend of racing at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. Rather, he was accommodating a special photo shoot - squeezed between practice sessions for 15 groups of historic ca...Read More
BARN FIND: SHELBY GROUP 2 SCCA MUSTANG!
Stephen Cox blogs about the sixteenth ’66 Mustang A/Sedan racer built by Shelby, but never raced. Originally painted in Ford's familiar Wimbledon White, the car was loaded with go-fast equipment during a lengthy process when it was converted from assembly line stock into a professional racing machine. Like the fifteen cars that preceded it, a K-Code 289/271 small-block powered this Shelby Mustang. In reality, it probably had far more power than that since Shelby's small block Fords ...Read More
SHELBYS & FORDS: SAAC NE REGIONAL MEET!
Mike & Maureen Matune bring us highlights of the Northeast Region Shelby Club annual celebration and road tour. After my article “Mustang A Born Winner” appeared in Vintage Racecar, October, Dan Reiter of the Lehigh Valley Region of SAAC (Shelby American Automobile Club) invited Maureen and I to the NE Regional Meet in Gettysburg, PA, where I spoke on early Mustang racing. The event was three days of all things Shelby and Ford. Here Bonnie and Glenn Hill prepare to leave on Saturday...Read More
VIR WILD HARE RUN: SPRING KICKOFF!
Mike Matune is trackside at Virginia International Raceway for the start of the VDAC & VRG historic racing season. For an even dozen years VDCA & VRG have been kicking off the Spring racing season with their Wild Hare Run. This year’s event at VIR (VIRginia International Raceway) in Southern VA contributed to that heritage. About 150 cars answered the call and VIR was ready to show off its new track and paddock paving. Scott Cracraft’s Shelby GT350R clone, above, is one of ...Read More
AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS D’ ELEGANCE: 19 YEARS STRONG!
‘Early March brings Spring and one of the more significant events on the show calendar, the Amelia Island Concours,’ blogs Mike Matune. Top photo shows why the Amelia Island Concours is considered one of the top events of its kind in the world: Spectacular setting, important cars and an appeal for serious as well as casual spectators. Jim Glickenhaus’ Ferrari 330 P3/4, above, is radiant in the early morning sun on the fairway. Irwin Kroiz’s ‘62 Corvette Sebring racer returns to its s...Read More
’66 SHELBY GT350 MUSTANG: RARE PONYCAR!
With a paper trail from Day One, this Shelby Mustang has covered just 35,397 documented miles since new. And, it’s for sale. Shelby Mustang GT350, #SFM6S439, was one of 1,365 built in the 1966 model year as a standard "Normal Street Specification for Retail Sale & Road Registration" model. Built in early-1966 for internal Shelby American Inc. use, the Mustang was initially invoiced to Shelby's lawyers, Scott, Rifkin & Wilson, Inc. It was then re-invoiced to Scott Rifkin/Rappaport I...Read More