Upcoming event: 2018 SEMA Show (Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Assn.) in Las Vegas. Show opens on Tuesday, 30 October thru Friday, November 2. For motorcar and performance car enthusiasts, this is the mega-event to NOT miss… <https://www.SemaShow(dot)com>
Photographing your Cobra… a gentle prod: if you intend to sell your serpent in the coming (Winter) months, then RIGHT NOW… while “open roadster weather” still prevails… is the time for you to photograph it [very carefully following our Tips, of course]. Time’s REALLY a’wastin’…
On this very day, 21 October…
In the year 1933 (a Saturday): Brock Yates was born in Lockport, (western) New York. American print and TV journalist, screenwriter and author; Brock was longtime executive editor of Car and Driver magazine. He served as a commentator on racing and vintage cars for The Speed Channel, a U.S. cable television channel. Yates along with friend, director and stuntman Hal Needham, wrote Smokey and the Bandit II (1980). Yates also wrote the screenplay for The Cannonball Run (1981) film with the intention of giving the lead role to Steve McQueen. However, McQueen was diagnosed with cancer early in 1980 and was unable to do the film, leading to the casting of Burt Reynolds. Yates had a brief cameo in The Cannonball Run as the race organizer who lays out the ground rules before the beginning of the race. He died of Alzheimers Disease at age 82 on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 in Batavia, New York, U.S. On January 26, 2017 Yates was named to the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America. [Wiki]
In the year 1797 (a Saturday): The frigate USS Constitution (“Old Ironsides”) was launched in Boston. Constitution is most noted for her actions during the War of 1812 against the United Kingdom, when she captured numerous merchant ships and defeated five British warships: HMS Guerriere, Java, Pictou, Cyane, and Levant. The battle with Guerriere earned her the nickname “Old Ironsides” and public adoration that has repeatedly saved her from scrapping. [Wiki]
In the year 1805 (a Monday): British admiral Lord Horatio Nelson was killed at The Battle of Trafalgar [Cape Trafalgar, off the west coast of Spain]. Nelson was killed by a French sniper positioned high in the rigging of a French warship. His flagship, HMS Victory, is well preserved as a museum ship in Portsmouth Harbour. [Wiki]
In the year 1833 (a Monday): Alfred Nobel, [chemist, engineer, inventor (including dynamite, smokeless gunpowder), businessman, philanthropist and founder of the Nobel prize(s)], was born in Stockholm. He died on December 10, 1896 in the resort city of Sanremo, Italy. Little-known factoid: Nobel also owned the Swedish manufacturing firm Bofors, which played a signal role in designing and producing rapid-fire anti-aircraft cannon for allied shipping and naval vessels in WWII. [Wiki]
Searching this (Cobras For Sale) page: this little-known (and lightning-fast) procedure actually works for just about any page on the Internet:
- For Windows computer users: use “Control-F”… hold down your “Control” key and hit “F” (for “Find”), and a little “Find” dialog box appears. As you type in your word [let’s say it’s ‘Kirkham’ or ‘289FIA’ or ‘SB100’], your cursor will RACE to the first [and second, and third, and so on] occurrence of that word;
- For Macintosh users: use “Command-F”… hold down your “Command” key and hit “F” (for “Find”); your search works precisely as it does for Windows users.
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