The SHELBY AMERICAN
Winter 2016 30
CNN’s “Style” section of their online website carried an essay on automobiles written by Michael Kockritz, the editor
of the German car magazine
. Included were a dozen photos which were taken from the hardcover book, “A Passion
for Cars – The Best of Ramp.” The magazine has been in print for seven years – 30 issues – proclaimed as if it were
some sort of a milestone. Heck, after seven years
The Shelby American
was just getting warmed up. This book has cho-
sen the best of their photos. Two of the twelve included on the CNN site caught the eye of Yvonne Kirk of Baltimore,
Maryland. Daytona Coupes have a way of doing that.
Car Guy Garage is a website that of-
fers all manner of garage cabinets,
benches and organizers. storage racks,
lifts and just anything else you can
think of to make your garage furnish-
ings look better than your kitchen’s.
Yes, your wife will love that! Their
hook is that they post photos cus-
tomers send them of their own
garages. If you are a “car guy” you
never tire of looking at someone else’s
garage. Once in a while someone sends
in a picture of a Shelby or Cobra.
Greg Melnyk was looking through a
British automotive magazine and
spotted this solid aluminum sculpture
of a Daytona Coupe, polished to
achieve a dazzling finish. It’s almost a
foot long and only 100 examples will
be made. Cost? £1200. That’s about
$1,800 US. A bit pricey? You judge.
While driving through central Oregon
to Idaho we spotted white canopies
with blue LeMans stripes everywhere.
They were used to store bales of hay
but we couldn’t help thinking that
there must be some reason why they
were white and blue. It was not obvi-
ous to us. And was Shelby getting a
royalty on each one?
This embroidered patch, about 3˝
wide, was given to Shelby salesmen
who met their quota of selling 1968
models. It has to be one of the rarer
items in anyone’s collection.