The SHELBY AMERICAN
Winter 2016 25
Young saw this photo of a GT350
Hertz car in
October 2015 issue. The car
was driven by Alberto and Silvia
Bazan in the latest Great Race. The
picture was taken in 117° heat
near Lake Havasu City, Arizona
Warren was looking for speakers
and found these Cobra Axial III
units on eBay. $24.99 plus $9.95 for
shipping. Think he bought them?
How could he resist?
Autoweek used a response 3” x 5”
post card to solicit subscription re-
newals. Barranger was quick to
spot the Cobra on the cover of one
of the issues they pictured.
Bob Barranger saw this patch from
the Civil Air Patrol’s Shelby Com-
Warren saw a magazine ad for some-
thing called a Car Capsule. It’s air-
tight storage. Naturally, the car
they chose to encapsulate was, what
else? A Cobra. It’s $1,695.00.
Hutchinson spotted this story in the
daily Hemmings Online News: it was
an offer to sell “
a home-operated 3/8˝
tubular steel 1:4 scale auto art sculp-
ture manufacturing business. Reason-
able welding and metal fabrication
artist/owner will train. Company can
be operated anywhere in the USA
$45K. We’re left wondering how many
of these you would have to sell to
amortize the cost? Our guess: you
should live so long, pal.
It may be difficult to determine from
this photo but trust us – it’s a cobra
tattoo. The late replicant Zhora is pic-
tured here in a screen grab from the
movie “Blade Runner,” captured by
the ever alert Jim Hutchinson. We
suspect this is his way of telling us
there’s not too much going on in his
life right now, what with the winter
weather keeping him from putting any
road miles on his 427 Cobra, CSX3327.
Young sent a graph showing the pop-
ularity of the name Shelby in the U.S.
(males in blue, females in red). He
notes a spike in 1990 but could not ex-
plain it. He is a fount of useless trivia.