The SHELBY AMERICAN
Spring 2016 22
We’ve never seen a pencil tested to
determine how strong the point is.
Of course, these pencils were adver-
tised way before our time. Still, they
make a strong point. (Sorry, we
couldn’t resist the pun). Another
You stop off at the Old Orchard Inn in
Burgin, Kentucky and pick up a book
of matches near the cash register. And
the name “Shelby” jumps out at you.
This is what an eagle eye is. Young was looking at a full page of swap meet
photos in a Good Guys magazine. He spotted the ‘66 Shelby tach right away.
The same magazine had an article
about a kid’s model car contest and
Young picked the Essex Wire 427
Cobra out of a page of photographs.
Young prowls around hot rod meets
so he turns up a lot of weird stuff.
You won’t see a Walker radiator on
a Cobra but they are the hot ticket
on street rods.
Auctions sell memorabilia as well as
cars. Young spotted this piece of GT40
artwork in Auctions America’s catalog.
Auction advertising always touts
the most interesting cars. CSX3295
caught Warren’s attention.