The SHELBY AMERICAN
REPRO TRUNK BRACKET
ARE COBRAS GOING TO THE DOGS?
2015 CARMEL “CONCOURS ON THE AVENUE “ TOP WINNER
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The elves at Virginia Classic Mustang
apparently never sleep. Brant Halter-
man reported VCM’s latest repro item
is the ‘65-‘67 Mustang fastback
bracket assembly for the trunk lid tor-
sion rod spring. These are also used on
‘65-‘66 Shelbys and early ‘67 Shelbys
with metal frame deck lids. It comes
complete with the correct bracket, rub-
ber insulator and a pair of screws.
Price is $16.95 – probably the cheap-
est thing on your restoration grocery
list. Find an NOS piece? Forget it. A
useable take-off? Ha! It will cost you
more in gas going to a few swap meets
if you can find one. We get the feeling
that sooner of later Virginia Classic
Mustang will have every single piece
needed to build an exact specification
Mustang or Shelby. Their website is:
We received this cute picture in an email from our friends at the Shelby Amer-
ican Collection in Boulder, Colorado. They were advertising their annual party,
scheduled for September 5th. Upon seeing the picture, we immediately under-
stood how seriously this event was being taken. The heading was, “
had his car washed, waxed and ready for the annual party and car show.
a 50th Anniversary celebration of Shelby American’s winning the 1965 World
Manufacturing Championship. This is an appropriate celebration because the
museum has an amazing collection of historical cars and rare memorabilia and
that, alone, makes it worth a visit. Throw in mouth-watering food and an open
bar with wine, beer and Margaritas as well as a ‘60s band and it’s party time.
And don’t forget their traditional silent bid auction. And, we’re guessing that
George will be there.
Monterey car week begins on Tuesday
with a free car show in Carmel, a
quaint town of about 4,000 that was
originally established as an artist’s
colony. The place has charm in spades.
To encourage residents to paint their
houses different colors, house numbers
aren’t allowed. All mail is delivered to
the post office downtown. About a
dozen GT350 race cars were invited to
caravan to a car show in the center of
town. It was fitting that an R-Model
won the top award.