Saturday was consumed by the
popular vote car show. There were a
lot of cars brought to the convention
that haven’t been seen before, either
because past conventions were not
convenient locations for a car owner or
the car was only recently completed.
No matter; seeing some of these cars
up close made attending the conven-
The voting ended at 12 noon and
by 2 p.m. the trophies were awarded
and cars were being pulled into trail-
ers or GPS systems were being set for
“go home.” Of course, there was still
vintage racing going on. The SVRA’s
schedule called for a race on Saturday
afternoon and another one of Sunday
afternoon for anyone who did not get
their fill of unmuffled race engines.
The SHELBY AMERICAN
Having a SAAC convention during an SVRA weekend provides the opportunity to see race cars that would not otherwise be displayed
at a convention. The Can-Am McLaren [
] was powered by a fuel-injected Boss 429 engine. Dan Gurney’s Lola T-70 was moti-
vated by a small block Gurney-Weslake engine.
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Ron Desko of Fairview, Pennsylvania brought his super-slick 427-
powered Falcon. Ladder bars look exactly like the ones Bill
Stroppe built for Shelby’s drag GT350s.