The SHELBY AMERICAN
The SHELBY AMERICAN
The magazine of the Shelby American Automobile Club
ON THE COVER. The first thing
we thought when we saw this photo
sent to us by Jim Sfetko was, “
” Then we noticed the front
license plate that said “CHUCK” and
we knew it had to be Chuck
Cantwell’s 6S796. The photo was
taken during last year’s North Car-
olina-Tennessee-Georgia 50th An-
niversary Tour. Cantwell’s GT350
was one of the thirteen cars partici-
pating. As a rule, we don’t normally
use a picture of the same car on two
different issues of
The Shelby Amer-
, but this was just too good to
pass up. And hey – we make the
rules, so we can break them.
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THE MAIL SAAC.
How many passengers will a Cobra accommodate?
News on the Pardee-Brock law suit – things are about to get nasty. LeMans-win-
ning MK IV sent to Gurney for repairs. We dig up the history of the 427 Cobra’s
roll bar. Former SAAC member the King of Sweden’s transformation from gear-
head to greenie. Shelby’s Venice facility being replicated in Dearborn. A 306 h.p.
leaf blower. What’s the deal on these “Gangsta Wheels”? And what about the
nude model standing on the Hertz car’s hood. We’re not kidding.
We review the latest future additions to your
book shelf. Master Eagle Eyes are still at it. What we thought was just a one-
issue curiosity is still going strong a year later. None of them want to quit. The
latest in Adirondack deck chairs. The Goodyear Wide Boots mystery solved. The
latest in Cobra wrist watches that are as close to your price range as a real
Cobra. 1969 Shelby makes the AACA Hershey poster: the times, they are defi-
nitely a-changin’. Latest Cobra/Shelby collectible: shopping bags.We kid you not.
RUNNING IN THE RAIN. And no cars melted.
. Tom Cotter planned
a driving tour nine months in advance and what can you do if it rains the entire
time? You drive, that’s what you do. That’s what windshield wipers are for. Earl
Morris was one of the participants on the three-day GT350 50th Anniversary
Tour through parts of North Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia. His report makes
you wish you were there. And unless we miss our guess, there will me more of
these tours in the future.
TWISTING THE DRAGON’S TAIL. 3
. Thirteen Shelbys participated on
the GT350 50th Anniversary Tour and Chuck Cantwell was driving one of them.
We twisted his arm to put his experience into an article and he was good enough
to do so. One of the roads they drove was a twisty two-lane 11 miles long through
the Great Smokey Mountains. It has 318 turns and has been described as Amer-
ica’s number one road for sports cars and motorcycles. Once you drive The
Dragon’s Tail you will never forget it.