Okay, Shelby Cobra aficionado… did you ever watch History Channel’s “American Restoration”? If so, you may have seen the episode in which a mangy old (1920s-era) Koken barber chair was restored to coordinate with the client’s 427 Superformance Cobra. Now here… just for you… is the REAL story behind the story.
This is the original, unabridged, copyrighted landmark article, resurrected in entirety for CobraCountry visitors.
A wise preventive-maintenance measure: replacing your timing drive parts.
How well do today’s oil filters perform compared to the capabilities of modern synethetic motor oils?
Are synthetic engine oils for every engine?
Run & and ‘n’ Gun Mid-Ohio Sports Car road Course July August 1997, Lexington, Ohio, 67 cars (mostly Cobras) in the event
Affordable replacement PRS set that can materially improve the performance and the lifespan of your Cobra or GT40’s Ford engine
Monterey Historic Races ‘Salute to Carroll Shelby,” August 15–17, 1997
Sports Car Market magazine weighs in editorially on Shelby’s lawsuit against Shelby American Automobile Club (SAAC)
Curt Scott was invited to cover the Shelby Dealers meeting held at Shelby headquarters at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
CobraCountry photo-feature coverage of Superformance and Hillbank Motor Sports at the Monterey Historic Races, August 2003 by Curt and Judy Scott
Federal penalties for copyright infringement on the Internet
the moto-enthusiast magazines’ gold-studded WELCOME MAT for telemarketing hucksters
Carroll defiantly thrusts up his gnarly center finger as the curtain closes. The audience is silent.
Cash and Hank team up to declare (trademark/trade dress) war on Troutwood. CobraCountry weighed in with this ‘Mother of all Satires.’
Internet forum abuse… where the hooligans riding drag at the back of the herd spoil it for the rest of us.
Kopec Makes Drag Racing Debut
The Top Ten Quotes from federal government employee performance evaluations.
Hitler Smiley Faces, by Curt Scott [with a little aid & abetting by his friends]
Curt Scott’s “10 Golden Rules” as appeared in the final addition of The Complete Guide to Cobra Replicas in 2005.
Kopec/Eisenberg exchange of pleasantries
YouTube video spectacular hosted by Rick Kopec, filmed by 3R Productions
Dogs are perfect people!
A figure of speech in which the latter part of the sentence leaves you with an unexpected effect.
Anagram: a word or phrase formed by rearranging the letters of another
Top 10 Indicators that you’ve joined a cheap HMO
Readers supply alternate meanings for slightly-respelled words.
CobraCountry’s list of Lucas Prince of Darkness jokes
Few folks are aware that the U.S. Army ran perilously short of M16s and M14s during the Vietnam conflict; Curt was issued this 1861 Henry .44 rimfire carbine.
SAAC-tacular 25th Anniversary photo coverage of SAAC’s 25th bash at Lime Rock Park by Kent Ketcham (June 30-July 3, 2000)
CobraCountry extends a special tip-of-the-visor to American Airlines pilot Mike Drew who captured for you his experience at SAAC-27/California Speedway 2002… the BEST SAAC convention ever!
CobraCountry coverage of Superformance Cobra Owners Forum, SCOF annual convention in Irvine, California 12 February 2011 by Curt Scott
Tim Figuhr’s famed ‘Thunder Clatter’ engine gets pinched at carshow…
CobraCountry photo-feature coverage of the (April 2002) Knott’s Berry Farm show—100 Cobra and GT40 replicas.
NorCal SAAC 1997 Mini-Nationals August 1997 in Willows, California by Cole Reif
Tri-County Cobras gathering, photo-feature coverage by Curt Scott, was held in Ventura, California April 5, 2008. Cobras, GT40s, Mustangs GT350s…
CobraCountry photo-feature coverage of Tri-County Cobras February 4, 2006 gathering in Camarillo, California by Curt Scott
Classic Motor Carriages advertising in Kit Car Magazine, September 1998 issue
If you’re considering hiring a photographer to photograph your Cobra [or Daytona Coupe or GT40] for you, take a stroll (or a scroll) down this page first and see for yourself why we grimace when someone tells us he’s sending us photos taken by a “pro.” You see, some of the most inept moto photos we encounter comes from advanced and professional photographers who think that merely knowing how to operate their fancy camera qualifies them as a moto photographer. I call ’em ‘pixel-harvesting prima donnas.’ And I’m being kind. Take a look and judge for yourself.
Emerson Motorsports’ First Annual BBQ and Get-Together on the bank of the Sacramento River. Hosted/sponsored/choreographed by Janet and Jay Lamont.
CobraCountry/ Judy & Curt Scott at the Museum of Flying, Santa Monica Airport. Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the P-51 Mustang… from which the Ford Mustang inherited its name.
Petersen Automotive Museum’s 3rd Annual Cobra Day, with Carroll Shelby and Jay Leno. Coverage by Curt Scott
Unique Motorcars Cobra Homecoming 2000 (8th Annual event)
SAAC photo coverage of Las Vegas interlude by Bill Kuers
COCOA’s 55th Semi-Annual event at Willow Springs International Raceway, Rosamond California. Coverage by Curt Scott
at Woodley Park. CobraCountry’s coverage of the 1999 Concours
Unique Motorcars 7th Annual Cobra Homecoming (1999)
The largest all-Fords carshow in North America
Northeast Replica Challenge, 1998, New Hampshire International Speedway
SAAC does Charlotte