The SHELBY AMERICAN
Fall 2016 17
Young spotted this small ad in
Hemmings for a company that will
relocate (transport) your car, door-
to-door between any two locations
in the fifty states and Caribbean. Of
course, the car they use in their ad
is something that will catch your
eye – like a 289 Cobra.
Hutchinson caught this unique
snake umbrella holder in a
Jonathan Adler catalog. It offers
chic home furnishings, accessories
and other decorative objects. It’s
enough to make you start carrying
Warren sent this photo of a SAAC
show in Louisiana which had, as part
of its display, a Shelby bicycle. They
were offered a few years ago, produced
by someone with SC’s permission
(read “royalty”). We’re surprised that
somebody actually bought one (we re-
call they weren’t exactly giving them
away) but they make good wall-hang-
ers, as this one demonstrates.
You can probably be forgiven for not
knowing about William Randolph
Hearst’s nineteen-year old grand-
daughter Patty Hearst’s kidnapping in
1974 in Berkeley, California by the
Symbionese Liberation Army and her
staged participation in a bank robbery.
After all, that was over forty years ago.
But Jim Hutchinson spotted this pic-
ture of her in a
Hutchinson alerted because the SLA’s
emblem was a seven-headed cobra.
Leave it to Young to catch this ad
for car care products that used a ‘65
GT350 to underscore a passion for
cars. It is an attention grabber and
the car needs no explanation.
That’s why some other car like, say,
a Plymouth Valiant, Ford Pinto or a
Studebaker Golden Hawk wasn’t
Warren claims he was looking on a
website called “ebags” to see if they
had the Carroll Shelby luggage
that came out in 2007 for the new
GT500s. It seems that a famous de-
signer named Ann Shelby had
purses, but not the ones Warren
had in mind. That did not stop him
from taking great pains to explain
that he was
ladies’ purses. Ok, if you say so...