The SHELBY AMERICAN
Fall 2015 265
Automotive artist Dana Forrester
specializes in illustrations depicting
cars parked in front of dealership
brick walls. He uses one on his busi-
ness cards, which Young grabbed as
soon as he recognized the red ‘68
Young has the eagle eye. He picked
the 427 Cobra out of this full-page
Car Quest ad in record time.
We were going to describe this car as
a “new Ford GT” but Holy Mack-
erel – they’re ten years old already!
Young won’t win any eagle eye acco-
lades for this one: the car is front
and center in a full page ad in
. It is, nonetheless, interest-
ing that Continental chose this car
for their ad.
Young spotted this picture in one of
the street rod magazines that provide
him with so many of his wet dreams.
Sometimes he sees these eagle eye
sightings and gets so flummoxed that
he sends them to us without any infor-
mation. Like he’s expecting us to have
ESP and fill in the blanks. According
to this picture’s minimal caption, it’s
an original 427 Cobra that was com-
peting at a Good Guys autocross.
Where? When? Who knows, thanks to
Does Warren find Cobra stuff or
does it find him? This was on the
back of a roofing contractor’s truck.
Don’t ask us what it is...
Young saw this 1/32-scale slot car set
that has a Cobra and GT350 to burn
up twenty-feet of track. Fifty years ago
just about every car-kid had a set up
like this but the cars were nowhere as
We’ve seen a couple of magazines
with Ford’s new 2016 GT either
mentioned or pictured on the cover,
so this one, eyeballed by Warren on
a newsstand, isn’t the first one. And
it’s not going to be the last one. Es-
pecially next year when Ford fields
a team of GTs in the complete FIA
series of endurance races like Day-
tona and LeMans.We’ll have details.
Warren got an online email from a
company offering things you don’t nor-
mally see for sale, like speakers for
various events. This picture was in the
email but it had nothing to do with
anything they were selling.