The SHELBY AMERICAN
Summer 2016 13
SAAC ARIZONA REGION RESUSCITATED
ISN’T THIS ABOUT WHAT YOU’D EXPECT
IF YOU OWNED A COBRA ?
There was a time when a news story
like this would raise our adrenalin
and make us spring into action to try
to discover the Cobra’s serial number.
That was then; this is now. The odds
are the car is a CSX4000 or Kirkham
and not a CSX3000 car. “
” as Jerry
Seinfeld would say, “
wrong with that.
” The museum, ac-
cording to an item in the
blog, opened in Springfield, Mis-
souri on June 15. The cars are owned
by collector Guy Mace, who has hard a
hard time parting with some of his 68
cars. Now he doesn’t have to.
We don’t know much about “Gentle-
man Car” other than it is an exotic car
dealership in Melen, Belgium. They
send us unsolicited emails from time
to time, and since they usually contain
images of Cobras or GT40s, we’re
happy to give them a look. It’s like
passing by a motel room window when
the curtains are open and somebody
inside is prancing around naked (or
semi-naked): you can’t help not look-
ing. When we saw this photo, the first
thing we thought was that it was
about what we’d expect with a Cobra.
Over the years they have acquired the
reputation of being chick magnets. Is
that true or just an illusion? Some-
times it’s hard to tell but photos like
this don’t make that any easier.
Jim Lange of Phoenix, Arizona has stepped forward to bring back
SAAC’s Arizona region. The new logo at the left is an exciting one
as SAAC regions go. The state is lucky to have excellent driving
weather twelve months out of the year, although it does get hot
enough in the summer months to worry any big block owner.
Lange is working to build an excellent relationship with the City
of Phoenix’s economic development team and is looking at a major
winter or early spring event downtown at the Phoenix Civic Cen-
ter, probably with a tie-in to the Bob Bondurant School and track.
Could there also be a possible connection with the Scottsdale auc-
tions? Rule nothing out. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org