The SHELBY AMERICAN
Winter 2016 63
There are problems with posters. One is finding enough wall
space to display them. Most collectors are limited to garage walls
or their playroom, office or den. Another problem is getting them
framed and matted. If you can’t do this yourself it can cost you
a small fortune – and make you best friends with the person who
owns the framing shop.
People who are enthusiastic about some-
thing like to let others know by wearing
shirts or jackets proclaiming the product.
Sports apparel plays to this and is a giant
industry. The most sought after items in
the Shelby world are original Cobra team
jackets and shirts. As you might expect,
Atzbach’s collection has virtually one of
Atzbach took a fancy to the posters created by Dave Snyder, who
has done a series of scenes of muscle cars parked in gas stations
and dealerships. He did one of Shelby American’s airport facility
filled with cars. However, instead of the posters, Atzbach col-
lected Snyder’s original artwork. From across the room they are
often mistaken for the posters but upon closer examination it’s
obvious they are the originals.