The SHELBY AMERICAN
268 Fall 2015
We’re guessing it will only be a matter of time before these Cobra wheels show
up on a car at a convention. They’ll probably be on a replica first, but if they
catch on, look for the owners of original Cobras to jump on the bandwagon. If
you want something more than chrome, they also come painted so you can re-
ally bring out the color of your car. Howard Pardee spotted these on
website and was reportedly researching to see if they would fit on his R-Model.
Cory Hitchcock of Granite Falls, Washington demonstrates what it takes to be
an eagle eye. He spotted a guy wearing a CS t-shirt walking through this sea
of Corvettes. We’re guessing this photo was taken at Riverside Raceway (due
to the mountains in the background), probably during a driver’s school or open
track. We enlarged the picture and were able to count no fewer than six Cobras
in the background but no GT350s. That would pin the date as sometime before
January 1965, because after that date at least a few GT350s would have shown
up at an event like this. Hitchcock found this image while searching on the In-
ternet for a picture of James Garner in a GT350.
A cobra was found in a Houston apart-
ment building. The USA today online
news item was spotted by eagle eye
Colleen Kopec, something of an ama-
teur herpetologist herself.
If this is the type of advertising we can
expect for the 2016 Ford Shelby
GT350R, we can hardly wait to see the
full campaign. College-age kids should
be worried. Be very worried.
Mary Sue Powell of Englewood, Col-
orado was cruising along the South
Coast Highway in Laguna Beach, Cal-
ifornia and spotted this Cobra frisbee
in rack of frisbees at a Chevron sta-
tion. When you’re located near a
Southern California beach, frisbees
are necessities, just like sun-block and
We like Wilwood’s advertising. This
full-page ad from
shows a healthy Solo-1 GT350.
A previous ad used a 427 Cobra.