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. One of the most difficult things about

buying an ‘05-‘06 Ford GT is making the initial decision. Then, you have to decide

on the details: color, options, mileage, etc. Once you’ve done that it’s just a matter

of plotting a course and then sticking to it. SAAC member Rick Thompson shares

his story with us, and it’s an interesting one. It’s a lot different from going to a

used car lot or sitting in the bidder’s area at an auction. If you want a GT there’s

an intelligent way to get one. At this level you don’t want to leave much to chance.


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. Shelby’s 1999 Series 1 was touted as CS’s first

“clean sheet of paper” sports car. On a personal level, it was supposed to be proof

that he still had what it takes. But times had changed and while the Cobra had

been a magical story, it was matter of being in the right place at the right time.

With the Corvette emerging as a state-of-the-art American sports car and the

Viper a step behind it, Shelby’s sports car wasn’t a slam-dunk. Here’s the story,

and there’s a lot that isn’t well known.

Fall 2016

JEFF BURGY – SAAC’s Ford GT Registrar.

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. We’d be hard-pressed to

find someone who is more of a “car guy” than Jeff Burgy. He was there when the

earth started to cool; has had more cars than most of us including GT350s, a Pan-

tera, ‘57 T-Birds and an ERA Cobra FIA; has been to every convention; and

worked for FoMoCo for over 30 years. He is our go-to guy on the 2005-2006 Ford

GTs, and we get him to recall how he became the Ford GT Registrar. Among other



2 pages

. This show was only a cou-

ple of hours away, and it was a terrific day so we decided that, yes, we needed a

car fix. And there was also that ‘66 GT350 at the auction that was lighting the

Internet forums up like a runaway Christmas tree. It was basically a car that

was driven until the early 1970s and then parked and left to rust. The owner

passed away and the family wanted to get rid of it. Imagine their surprise when

that rusted derelict fetched more than $150K. Yikes!


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. As the value of original Cobras continues to

increase, we’re seeing fewer and fewer of them being vintage raced. Ernie Naga-

matsu seems to be on a one-man crusade to keep Cobras in the public eye, so vin-

tage race spectators don’t forget what they are. He has raced the car all over the

U.S. as well as in England, Australia and New Zealand. And it’s not just any

Cobra: it was used in the Disney movie “The Love Bug” and the Elvis Presley

films “Spinout” and “Viva Las Vegas.” Hooray for Hollywood!

A Remembrance of SAM SCOTT, A Founder of Bolus & Snopes.

3 pages.


other founder of one of the best known SCCA racing teams in the 1970s provides

his thoughts on the passing of his best friend. If you’re not sure who Bolus &

Snopes were, we won’t leave you hanging. We’ve included a brief history of the

team that fielded a GT350 Hertz car, had a team dirigible and a steamboat, and

brought some well-needed fun to amateur sports car racing. Their team mascot

was a mule who may or may not have been kidnapped.


3 pages.

Wherein the owners of fifteen

original Cobras spend a few days driving through some of the most scenic back-

roads in the country. Where? In Southern Ohio’s Hocking Hills. Car mags like




use it for road tests but they don’t tell too many people about it

because they don’t want the roads to get crowded. Well, sorry – the cat is out of

the bag now. You like Cobras? Here are pictures of fifteen of them and they are

not museum pieces or garage queens.