4, 2006 gathering
Cobra roadsters at Presto Pasta--Camarillo, California
photo above is hotlinked (alternate image, MUCH larger
1970s-vintage Kellison 'Stallion' Cobra... now the proud
possession of Darren Friedman (of West Coast Performance Center
in Simi Valley, California). Photo above hotlinked to
machine is a rare example of Kellison's finest craftsmanship;
it's one of only a few known Stallions outfitted with
the turbo hood. Confirmed by his son Jim Jr., this car was
built at the Kellison factory, and has been maintained
in dry storage for over 15 years. Come see it in The '70s
Corral at the 2006 AHA/ Knott's Berry Farm Show. After
the Knott's show you'll see this beauty up on Cobra Country's
'Cobras For Sale' page.
Scott's underhood extravaganza.
Photo above is hotlinked (same image, MUCH larger size).
outfitted with this original, tunnel-port-equipped 427 side-oiler
powerplant. This masterpiece is owned and driven by Tom Stevens
of Camarillo. Photo above is hotlinked (cockpit shot,
MUCH larger size). Tom's license plate reads "HISS 427"
(hotlinked photo): that's (L-R) Terry "Hoppy" Baumsten,
John Wais and Jim Crilly. John wears the name tag so he can 'member
who he is...
Left-to-right: Darren Friedman
(of West Coast Performance Center), Curt Scott, Dave Martin
(current President of the AHA/Association of Handcrafted Automobiles)
and currently in the process of building a Cobra Daytona Coupe
Cobras: a brief introduction
out with just two guys getting together over breakfast one day
in Ventura in 2001. The first 'formal' luncheon occurred in October
2001, with seven Cobras and Cobra replicas showing up at The
Sandwich Factory in Ventura. From this modest beginning,
the group has grown to 139 with around 106 being active (as of
February, 2006). The group is not a club or organized association--no
officials, no dues--just a gaggle of Cobra owners sharing a common
interest and having a ton of fun.
Saturday 'luncheon get-togethers' take place every two months
and occasionally shifts to different eateries (bar & grills,
barbeque joints, beaneries, bistros, breakfast shops, buffets,
pasta grilles, patisseries, pizzarias and pubs). The hours are
basically 11:00am to 1:00pm; more often than not, an optional
after-lunch highway cruise is conducted.
To get yourself
onto TCC's notification list, send your email address to TCC's
email address (below).
encompasses the spectrum of makes from the infamous "Florida
telemarketer" replicas to (listed alphabetically) B&B,
Classic Roadsters, ERA, Factory Five, Kellison, Shell Valley,
Superformance, Unique Motorcars, West Coast Performance Center,
and of course Shelby-American (originals and continuation
cars), et al. Builders and dreamers are welcome--and
by all means your spouse (or 'significant other') is cordially
invited to attend and participate.
Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties)
more information about Tri-County Cobras,
and/or to install yourself onto TCC's
"Upcoming Event Notification Roster," email:
John Wais at: TriCountyCobras@Gmail.com
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Photography Tips, introduction, by Curt Scott. This page teems
with examples of splendid Cobra photosand some really
good examples of bad examples... typical Cobra snapshots.
Just click on each hotlinked thumbnail photo to see how to capture
the beauty of your serpent.
|Cobra Photography Tips step-by-step. Printout version. This 1-page step-by-step
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your serpent like a professional motorcar photojournalist. Print
it out and take it along with you as a checklist.
Tips for Selling Your Cobra. Cobra industry veteran Curt
Scott's pearls of wit & wisdom. Well, wit. And more
examples of excellent (amateur) Cobra photos, all shot by folks
who used them to sell their Cobra (or GT40) on CobraCountry.
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