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I was recently contacted by a young man who is getting married on August 31, 2024 in Cary, NC.  He is marrying a young lady named Shelby.  I'm sure you can see where this is going.  It seems his father-in-law to be is a huge car fan and named his daughter after 'ol Shelby.  (Not the first time that's happened, I'm sure)

He is searching for someone who owns an original classic Shelby, preferably a 4 seater (a convertible even better!), who could drive them from the wedding ceremony to the reception, about 15 mins of driving time and 7.5 miles.  Also, he would gladly 'donate' money to the owner for their time and effort.

Is anyone interested in helping out and being a true ambassador of the Shelby car hobby?

By now hopefully everyone is aware that we are NOT having a spring event.  Unfortunately, we were unable to host the event at our previous location at the Hickory Veterans' Museum as a change in directorship made it unavailable to anyone.  We are currently looking at an early fall event at a North Carolina winery or similar venue.  We will keep everyone informed as details become clearer. 

I would also like to hear from members who would like to attend the Americarna Event this year as a group.  Americarna Live is a huge car event hosted by Ray Evernham to raise money for adults with Autism.   If we have a large enough amount of classic Shelbys, I can try and get us located in the VIP section of the show like we did previously.  Please reach out to me if you are interested, the date is late Fall, November 30th, 2024.

Finally, There is a Shelby Day being hosted at the Morrisville (Durham, really) Cars and Coffee location.  It is slated for Saturday, June 1st, 2024 if anyone is interested.  Be warned that this Cars and Coffee is the largest in the state and it can be more of a circus than a car event.  Our local Ferrari and Rolls Royce dealerships bring cars for display, and arriving early is paramount!  Reply here if you have any interest in attending.  It is located at 5425 Page Road, Durham, NC
Carolina Region SAAC / Hendrick Heritage tour
April 12, 2024, 06:48:13 PM
Today the SAAC Carolina's club with the help of Hagerty's Insurance was invited to tour the Hendrick's Heritage Center in Charlotte, NC.  Wow.  Words can't really describe that place.  Imagine if you suddenly inherited a multi-million dollar fortune and then decided to purchase every classic and modern car that ever struck your fancy.  Then put them all on display in a huge indoor building and it just about begins to come close to the collection on display at the Hendrick Heritage Center.  Many thanks go to Hagerty and their local representative Paul Kaperonis, as well as Morgan Beauregard at the Speedway Club where we had a wonderful lunch afterwards.  Also the event wouldn't have happened if it weren't for the tireless efforts of SAAC Carolina's member Stan Simm.  Thanks Stan.

I would post tons of photos of all the rarest and amazing cars that were there, but the Heritage Center has a strict policy of no pictures or even cell phones allowed inside the facility.
Florida Region SAAC / Palm Event March 19, 2024
March 11, 2024, 10:09:58 PM
Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending the Palm Event, a charity car show/brunch/fashion show at President Trump's place Maralago in Palm Beach, Florida.  Shelby Research Group (SRG) founder Brian Styles is on the board and had invited my wife and myself to attend.  Maralago is truly a beautiful venue to hold an event, and seeing 45 in person is pretty cool no matter what your political leanings are.  I uploaded some pics if anyone is interested.  No shortage of Ferrari's I might add.
Replicas and Tribute / Aluminum Bodied GT40 nice video
February 18, 2024, 01:31:04 PM
This is a great video from a few years ago.  Jim Cowden's aluminum bodied GT40 replica.  Sweet.

Apologies if it's been posted before.
Up For Auction / Original Shelby Cobra Grill on eBay
January 21, 2024, 09:50:12 PM
Is it really worth this much??

Original Shelby Cobra Grill 289 427

The holy Grail of Grills original 289 427 Cobra grill replaced by my father who bought 7 cars from Shelby America I have cancelled check with serial #'s two were factory race cars. This grill has scribed #97. Car was sold to the beach boy who drowned in the harbor in Los Angeles I think I can't guarantee it, but my dad had a strong relationship with Shelby buying parts and cars. Real story real part rough and pitted crooked and lovely! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to hit me up. Cheers.

If this can be documented it came off a car worth 5 million now.

US $19,289.00 or Best Offer

I'm pretty sure Pete was called in for this one.  Any idea what number this is?

Real deal early 1965 small letter Cobra gt350 Shelby intake manifold S1MS9424A

Early real deal 1964-65 Cobra 289 Hi-Po small letter aluminum high rise intake manifold.  S1MS 9424A. No porting or milling. No water port corrosion. No welded ears. It does have the common hair line crack ( very small ) in exhaust crossover. I do not want to have it fixed everyone has there own way of doing this. Honest should not even matter up to you but had to mention it. If you have a problem with the asking price just move on. Very rare intake now days. You may never see another in any cond.

2 HIPO engines, freshly rebuilt.  No mention of dates or specs.  Hmmm

(2) Fresh Rebuid 289 Hipo K Code Standard Bore Engines. Yes they have Big Main Caps, Big Bolt Rods, Flat Top Pistons, Solid Lifter Cams, Hipo Heads, Big Balancers, Crankshaft Counterweights, Cobra Intakes, Shelby Valve Covers. Dual Point Distibutors with New Pertronics Ignition, New Rotating Assembly Balance Job, Valve Job, Rings, Bearings, Pistons, Oil Pumps, Timing Chain and Gears, Gaskets, Seals, Freeze Plugs Rebuilt Carbs. New Never Been Fired. $12,500 Each. Optional Parts- Headers, S1MS Cobra Aluminum Oil Pan, Deep Sump Steel Oil Pan, S2MS Lemans Holley Carb. Cash or Wire Transfer Only. Can Ship.

$12,500 each
I hope everyone is doing well, and that the holiday season hasn't stressed you out to the max, lol.  It's never to early to start to think about next years Shelby events in the Carolinas.  Since the Springtime event at the airport seems to be such a hit, we were thinking of continuing the streak, but we are open to any new suggestions to improve it overall.  Also, how about a fall event?  Thoughts?

I was just informed that Steve Hall the founder and Executive Director of the North Carolina based Mustang Owner's Museum just recently passed away.  Steve was a good man, and did a huge amount for the Mustang/Shelby community.  He thought he had beaten his liver cancer, but I'm told it came back with a vengeance.  God rest his soul.

FYI Mustang Owner's Museum, a great place to visit if you find yourself in the Carolinas:

Here is an obituary I found about him online:

Stephen Hall Obituary Death –  Stephen Hall, the man who founded and led The Mustang Owner's Museum, has passed away, and it is with great sorrow that we share this news. Steve created this incredible organization out of his undying love for the Ford Mustang, which he considers to be the center of his being. His dedication to the Mustang community throughout his life has left an indelible legacy that will live on in perpetuity.

Steve's love for the Mustang was undying, a powerful force that propelled him to pursue his goal of opening a museum dedicated to showcasing the car's illustrious past for the benefit of future Mustang fans. He saw the Mustang as more than just a car; it represented independence, creativity, and the best of America. His vision for the museum made it a location where people of all backgrounds could come together to learn about the Mustang's fascinating history. We remember Steve as more than just a leader; he was a true enthusiast, a friend, a mentor, and a source of inspiration, all of which come to mind as we grieve.

His unwavering devotion to this legendary car has united many others who share same passion, turning The Mustang Owner's Museum into a group of kindred souls. We, the Mustang people, are united in the face of this terrible tragedy. We promise to carry on Steve's vision and maintain the museum so that future generations can benefit from its rich history, vibrant culture, and undying love. His legacy will act as a beacon, illuminating our path as we honor the unmatched history of the Mustang.

In the near future, I will be in touch with you about the plans being made to commemorate Steve's extraordinary life and pay tribute to a life well-lived. Mischelle, his wife of many years, and his entire family are profoundly touched by the outpouring of sympathy and support they have received since learning of his passing. Let us honor Stephen Hall's memory by recalling his undying devotion to and enthusiasm for the Ford Mustang. His legacy will live on, influencing future generations of fans. Although Steve is no longer with us physically, his passion and commitment to the Mustang cause are immortalized in the museum he founded, the Mustang Owner's Museum. Let Steve rest in peace. We may move on, but our memories of you will remain steadfast.

What I can say that hasn't been said the previous eleven other times?  How about every person who registers their car at the upcoming event will receive a genuine gold Rolex watch.  (Wait, I might have that wrong, I think they say 'Rolix' on the face, oh well).

But seriously folks, this Car Show/Rib Fest has grown quite nicely over the years, with the average attendance being about 80 cars, yet it isn't a circus like your local GoodGuy's event is.   It happens concurrently with the town of Pittsboro's annual street fair, so if you get bored at the show, you still have lots more to see. 

This event is sponsored by Columbus Lodge no. 102, the Masonic Lodge of Pittsboro,   You know the Masons,  the same guys who are running the world, except we obviously aren't doing a very good job of it.   But seriously, I donate the awards and make sure that there are numerous opportunities for people to snag something nice to go home with.  You won't find one car wining multiple categories here, I mean what's up with that anyway?  If folks are going to put the effort into prepping their rides and coming all that way, they certainly deserve something better than a two dollar piece of plastic that looks like it came out of a Cracker Jacks Box (Does anybody still remember that sugary feast?)

I have an automotive artisan off of Etsy fabricate a handmade 'Best of Show' award utilizing an engine piston and other car parts.  It is truly one of a kind.  The other awards are hefty resin based spark plugs, pistons and gasoline pumps, and I also do something very unique for the 'Top 20' winners.  Another fellow off Etsy makes beautiful bottle openers out of used spark plus, which we mount to wooden bases, that way they might actually find a use for it besides just collecting dust on the shelf. 

This is all probably more information than you wanted to know, but please tell everyone you can in the Carolina area to please come out on Saturday, October 28th for a good cause.  I'll be the one in the Shelby sweatshirt.

So for the record, here are the details:

Columbus Lodge No 102, the Masonic Lodge of Pittsboro, will be holding it's 12th annual Columbus Lodge Day, Car Show and Rib Fest on Saturday, October 28th, 2023.  (The rain date is Saturday, November 4th, 2023.).  All makes and models are welcome, and all registered cars are eligible for very unique trophies.

The judged categories include: Best of Show, Master's Award (2nd Place), Chairman's Award (3rd Place), Best Ford, Best GM, Best Mopar, Best Chevrolet, Best Corvette, Best Mustang, Best Camaro, Best Truck, Best Convertible, Best Paint, Best Survivor, Best Interior, Best Engine Bay, Best 4-Door, Best Themed Vehicle, Best Foreign Car,  Best Non-Traditional, Best American Graffiti, Best Masonic Owned, Best Unique, along with top 20 show participants.

Registration is from 8:00 am to 10:00 am, judging from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm with awards announced at 2:00 pm. The donation to show your car is $25. Money raised helps support the North Carolina Masonic Charities.

The delicious Rib Lunch costs $15, and is considered to be the best BBQ in Chatham County, come see for yourself!

For further information, Please contact Brian at 919 265-4081 or email:

*******Important News: We have had a last minute venue change.  The event is being held exactly one mile north at the Lowes Home Improvement Center at the corner of Hwy 64 and Route 15/501.  Much more room and a much nicer location! ******************
What night is Pete Brock's talk?  Is it the Friday night dinner on the registration website?
I have a freshly rebuilt (zero hours) 289 HIPO engine for sale.   It was completely overhauled by John Callis, who has an excellent reputation as a top Ford classic engine builder.  He took over a hundred photos during the rebuild process.  It has a casting date of 6K17, and the heads are dated 6K27.  It is stamped 7F07K2752, but it's extremely faint and can only be seen when the paint is stripped off the engine block. 

It has a brand new Holman Moody 289 HIPO factory spec Camshaft and Lifters installed.  The cylinders are .020 over. 

It has a restored HIPO harmonic balancer C50E dated L6.    It also comes with a restored set of exhaust manifolds C30E-9431-B and C4ZE-9430-A respectively.  I have a nice set of early service replacement 'fanged' Cobra Valve Covers that will be included.  The Cobra intake is a brand new Blue Thunder replacement, and the carburetor is not included.

More information and pictures are available.


Well, it's that time again.  The air is starting to get cooler, the leaves are starting to change to their beautiful hue of amber and coral and the Masonic Lodge of Pittsboro, North Carolina will be hosting it's 11th annual Car Show and Fib Fest.  This year it takes place concurrently with the Pittsboro Street fair, so you'll have two fine events to peruse.  Without a doubt, this show garners the participation of some of the most unique cars in the Triad as we have multiple award categories and the trophies trump what you would find in most local events.  If you are anywhere close by, try and stop by and say hello.


Columbus Lodge No 102, the Masonic Lodge of Pittsboro, NC will be holding it's 11th annual Columbus Lodge Day on Saturday, October 29th, 2022. (Raindate: Saturday, November 6th, 2022) This event includes a Car Show, and a Spare Rib lunch. 

All makes and models are welcome, and all registered cars are eligible for very unique trophies.

Judged categories include: Best of Show, Chairman's Award, Best Ford, Best GM, Best Mopar, Best Foreign Car, Best Orphan (Non-Big 3), Best Truck, Best Paint, Best Convertible, Best Survivor, Best interior, Best Engine Bay, Best 4 Door, Best Non-Automobile, Best Masonic Owned, Best Themed and the American Graffiti Award, along with top 25 show participants. 

Registration is from 8:00 am to 10:00 am, judging from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm with awards announced at 2:00 pm sharp. The donation to show your car is $25. It is free to be a spectator, and a delicious rib lunch is  only $15!

Please contact Brian at 919 265-4081 or  for more information.

***Please Note: Same as last year, this event will be held at the new location, the old Pittsboro Chevrolet (now the Alpha Center) at 697 Hillsboro Street, Pittsboro, NC.    We look forward to seeing you there! ***
So you've saved up for years to purchase your dream Shelby, but one thing is missing when you cruise to your local Cars and Coffee.  Carroll knew what that was. Not only do you need to look cool driving your car, you've gotta smell good too!  That's why 'Ol Shel came out with his iconic "Real Man's Deodorant".  It's said that the designers of this 'possibly pheromone laced concoction' based the unique fragrance on the smell of Ken Miles' racing jumpsuit after winning the 24 hours of LeMans in 1966.  This of course can't be proven, but does it really matter? 

All kidding aside, here we have a nice example of Shelby's Pit Stop deodorant. the condition is very good considering that most of these were used up and thrown into landfills back in the day.  The label has some light water damage, and the cap has a crack in the top.  It still retains over half of it's original contents, which will still spray on demand.  It's a great addition to anyone's Shelby collection.  Please see additional pics for condition.

$1200 plus shipping.
Appeals / 1967 wood steering wheel resto
July 20, 2022, 12:33:58 PM
I was using Jeff Stephens to restore my steering wheels, but he doesn't seem to be answering his email.  Does anyone have an alternate person to this this kind of work? 

Thanks so much!


You can just jump to about the 16:00 mark to see the '67 Shelby GT500.  I'm not trashing Dennis, I generally enjoy his videos (although his taste in primate friends is questionable), but only he can call a lime gold '67 with factory magstars "rare"!

"It's a grail car!"  :o

The Lounge / At least it isn't a Shelby.
July 01, 2022, 01:01:29 PM

Joe Biden's 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Selling for $1.2M