The SHELBY AMERICAN
The SHELBY AMERICAN
The magazine of the Shelby American Automobile Club
ON THE COVER. The cover of the
summer issue is traditionally saved
for the annual convention. With
Hertz cars everywhere, we asked
SAAC’s Hertz Registrar, Greg Ko-
lasa, to see if he could take a picture
of some Hertz cars that would be
suitable for the cover. He was able
to check that box for us. There were
about three dozen Hertz cars at
SAAC-41: 1966, 2006 and even a
couple of 2016 models that were
rented and driven to the conven-
tion. There were probably more
than that but getting all of them to
park together for a headcount was
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SAAC-41 was alive with Hertz cars, as befits a 50th
Anniversary Celebration. We provide the details, some of which you may have
missed even if you were there. And if you weren’t there, this is the next best thing.
There was plenty to do, including a tour on Thursday where everyone ended up
in the Ohio State Reformatory. They were quickly paroled. The evening program
on Friday included a talk by movie screenwriter Patrick Kriwanek who provided
some details about the major motion picture about Cobras that is in the works.
SAAC-41 POPULAR VOTE.
The Popular Vote car show always seems
like it flies by. It takes as much time to get the cars in place on the show field as
it does to actually vote. Some trouble was anticipated before the event when show
chairperson Diana Duffee received a cryptic note that was signed “The Riddler.”
She enlisted the help of the Caped Crusader and his partner, who happened to
share more than a passing resemblance to Howard Pardee. They parked the Bat-
mobile on the show field but didn’t stay long enough to get any votes. Zap! Pow!
THE MAIL SAAC.
The usual cornucopia of Shelby-related items of
interest. For openers, CSX2000 will be changing owners soon. And how does the
car at the left, which looks like something Goofy might drive in a Disney cartoon,
fit in to any Cobra equation? Another graffiti vandal captured on film showing
no signs of guilt or remorse. Cobra and Shelby pictures you’ve probably never
seen before. Check out the Revs Institute digital photo archives...if you have time
because it will consume some. Dan Gurney for Governor? What? You missed that?
Yes, that’s Bob Dylan on his Triumph 650
Bonneville talking to a guy in a Cobra t-shirt inWoodstock, NY – about four years
before the festival. On the master eagle eye battlefront, we lost one and gained
one, demonstrating some sense of equilibrium in the world. A GT40 spotted in a
“Man From Uncle” TV episode we’ll bet you never saw. What an eagle eye can
catch in “Back To The Future Part II.” A GT40 on the streets of Paris? Peter Brock
puttering with Stromberg 97s? And more.