The SHELBY AMERICAN
Winter 2016 28
Tom Dankel of Hollister, California was recently visiting Las Vegas and hap-
pened to see this indoor billboard in the Mandalay Bay Hotel. Maceoo shirts
are about a hundred bucks a crack or more and they are available at Misura,
an upscale men’s clothing store in Las Vegas.
Dankel was also pleasantly surprised
to see this picture of a ‘66 GT350 in his
local newspaper, the
San Jose Mercury
. The article, printed in their Sat-
urday “Drive” section, concerned car
insurance and the picture had no real
significance to the article.
Back in the Winter 2013 issue we ran
this illustration of a proposed Good-
year billboard ad for a new model of
tire they were going to call “Wide
Boots.” That apparently never hap-
pened but the illustration we discov-
ered in Shelby records was attached to
a hand-written note that said, “
a rough layout of the ‘????? Billboard’
to be used in California.
” As we said,
it was a hand-written note and the missing word was illegible. All we could tell
was that it started with an “R.” Three years later Greg Melnyk rides to the res-
cue. He determined that the missing word was “Revolving” which designated
a revolving billboard. That was the leading billboard technology in 1968 (the
memo was date-stamped October 19, 1968). Melnyk also sent us a picture of a
Goodyear Wild Boots decal/sticker that was available during that time.
Goodyear never released their “Wide Boots” tire but Firestone marketed “Wide
Ovals” which were used on performance cars in the late 1980s/early 1990s.
Goodyear chose “Polyglas GT” as a competitor to Firestone’s “Wide Ovals.”
Craig Shefferly is at it again. This
time it’s an early GT350 lawn chair.
Now we’re waiting to see the 1968 and
1969 models. Let’s go, Craig – it’s
going to be a long, cold winter in
Michigan. You need something to oc-
cupy your time!
Brian Card of Seattle,Washington
came across a very interesting video of
a piece of machinery that can move in
any direction. It was called the
“Cobra” and the name on the sides
uses the proper type style.