This will be the 16 th year that the PVGP will race at the acre motorsports facility featuring a 2. There will be action on the track and events on both Thursday and Friday for registered participants. See the detailed schedule at bottom of this page.
Today the rarity and historical value of these now legendary racing cars has pushed their monetary worth into the millions, making the risk of putting them on-track in vintage competition almost impossible. Today almost all modern production cars have flat roofs and chopped off tails…. He actually helped build the first car.
At the same time, Carroll Shelby had recently retired from motor racing and was running a driving school and selling Goodyear tires, but wanted something more exciting. Having always wanted to build his own sports car, he approached the various Detroit manufacturers and was eventually offered a small but light eight cylinder engine by Ford from their pickup truck line. Initial impressions of the car, which was still in bare aluminum, were extremely favorable.
Al was a tough old guy who really cared about others. That is Al standing to the left the left of the cars in a white shirt and suspenders. You have to remember that, in earlywhen Al started working on the coupes, they were clapped-out old race cars, with no category to race in and, generally, useless. Their history was largely unknown.
HE had hired five vintage auto inspectors to pore over every inch of the gleaming red roadster. But Evan Metropoulos, a collector, had never actually laid eyes on the car until this moment. Now, as the garage door swung open in Beverly Hills, Calif.
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The result, the Cobra, combined California hot rod know-how with European chassis dynamics. The sensational Cobra offered here, chassis CSX, has been painstakingly restored by a Shelby expert and is one of about 30 examples documented by the Shelby American Automobile Club as an independently prepared race car, denoting that it was raced by a privateer early in its history. Wood and Wallace then raced the car in the Southeastern US, as documented by copies of period photos.
Ron Pratte put the car up for auction at the Barrett-Jackson event in Scottsdale after owning it for about seven years. The Super Snake started life as one of 23 competition roadsters, but was converted to a semi-competition model in ' That meant bolting on civilities like a windshield and mufflers to make it street legal.
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This impressive Shelby Cobra, chassis CSXwas equipped from the factory with a potent competition side-oiler aluminum-head engine, which was billed to Shelby American on 31 December Freeman of Muncie, Indiana. Freeman specified that his Cobra be finished in metallic blue, a shade lighter than that of the team cars, with gold Le Mans stripes. Freeman picked the car up at the dealership and photos of the car at that time show that it was delivered with 6.