Category: Cobra History
American Speed Festival – September 30, October 1 and October 2
GLCC Friends, We have arranged several ways for members to participate in the American Speed Festival! Following is a summary of the daily activities for the ASF (click here for details) First, discount tickets for daily passes (Dine and Drive, Checkered Flag Ball, Art Expo, etc are extra – see M1 site) To buy[…]
Meet the Guy Who Had His Shelby Cobra Trashed by Taylor Swift
Check this out – Click Here.
Winter Weekend Showcase – Shelby Daytona Coupe History
Now that we have several Daytona Coupes in the Club I don’t feel so bad sharing cool videos! Here’s a few that have been around but thought you’d enjoy:
Great GT40 Articles…back then and now…
The Story of the GT40 told through very rare photos – click here. And Ford’s Jim Farley lives out his GT40 racing dream – click here.
One Of A Kind Shelby Cobra
Jazz icon Herbie Hancock owns a one-of-a-kind 1963 Shelby Cobra. But he might not have bought it, if it wasn’t for a rude salesperson.
EXACT FIA-LEGIT 1964 COBRA DAYTONA COUPE RECREATIONS INVADE EUROPE
GERMANY – Fast on the heels of the historic agreement between Peter Brock and Shelby Legendary Cars to reproduce one of the most iconic race cars in history comes word out of Europe that supercar builders are pushing the envelope again with an exact 1964 Cobra Daytona Coupe recreation for enthusiats across the pond. Two companies, Daytona Coupe[…]
A day at the workshop with Shelby American legend Allen Grant
05 June 2018 Classic Driver A man with a racing career intrinsically linked to the Cobra, Allen Grant was part of the fabled Shelby American driver line-up during the 1965 championship victory that wrote Carroll Shelby and his ‘hot rods’ into the history books. Rémi Dargegen spent the day with him at his Palm Springs[…]
Flat Out in a 2008 Shelby Cobra 427 Continuation Car
(reprise from Hagerty): Some things are too good to let die, and the AC Cobra is one of them. Though the fast-moving 1960s made obsolete the various iterations of the Cobra after only five years of production, the ticking clock of mortality that the rest of us live under has never really affected the[…]
What It Means to Drive a Cobra (from Dan Mroz)
My friend Dan Mroz gets credit for this article… <p> </p> Driving a Cobra Replica “If you want to just gas and go, and never have to worry about replacing an alternator, or snuggling down the header bolts, or getting a wet leg driving in a rainstorm, or learning how to set your carb float[…]
Original 1965 Shelby 289 Cobra test drive
CSX 2328 is a great unrestored example of the 289 Cobra breed. It is very rare in that it has its completely original drivetrain, body and chassis. 2328 is a fully documented car where its complete ownership history is well known. As an unrestored car it handles and feels unlike any restored Cobra, giving the[…]
The Ferrari, the Cobra, and the crickets in the garage
From Tom Cotter: <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> he first thing I notice when I lift the garage door (likely the first time it had been opened in decades) was a rather pedestrian mid-1980s BMW 325ix. That and the crickets. The Bimmer is cool, but I was lured to[…]
How Ford Beat Ferrari at Le Mans
Given the passing this week of Dan Gurney it is appropriate to reminisce his impact on the sport. This is a good article about his improbable 1967 Le Mans victory with A.J. Foyt in the GT40 Mark IV. Click Here!
Ferrari 250 GTO & Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe: Comparison
Here is a comparison video showing the differences between 1964 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe #CSX2287 and 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO #3387. These are undoubtedly 2 of the world’s most important and historically significant race cars, and they were built for 1 purpose only: beating each other on the race track. It is interesting to see[…]