Cobra Day at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, Saturday, 25 June 1998
Carlisle Replicar and Cobra Nationals, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, May 1998. Event coverage by Curt Scott and CobraCountry.com
theCOBRAforum, a consortium of influential Cobra replica manufacturers, suppliers, assemblers and retailers, met on Tuesday, 3 February 1998 in Los Angeles…
This industry’s ‘Go to guide’ for Cobra owners who intend to place their Shelby serpent up for sale. It’s a tour de force tutorial by veteran Cobra photographer Curt Scott: “There’s one thing you should be aware of when you aim your camera at your Cobra or Cobra replica: almost everything your brain and your instinct guide you to do… as you stalk around your serpent saying to yourself ‘Let me try this ‘n’ this ‘n’ this’ as you capture it with your camera… is dead wrong. Again: Dead Wrong. At best your photos will be harmless; at worst your roadway reptile will resemble a roadkill rattlesnake. That’s why you need to carefully follow these Tips when you photograph your serpent for resale.”
There may be several documents and various other items (flat stuff) that you may consider (or need) to make a copy of to use in marketing your Cobra or Daytona Coupe or GT40. Don’t even THINK of trying to use your camera or your iPhone to copy documents or other flat stuff. This is what flatbed scanners are created for. Your scan copy quality (versus that of your camera or iPhone) will be orders of magnitude better in both image quality and ‘flat perspective,’ and the compressed filesize of the image will typically be significantly smaller. A win-win-win scenario.
Photo feature. CobraCountry’s “Quick Start Introduction” to good Cobra photography. Each snapshot ON THE LEFT of each pair was shot by the owner… before he encountered this site’s Cobra Photography Tips. Each photo ON THE RIGHT is how that same owner—using the same consumer-grade digital camera—recaptured the shot by carefully following our Cobra Photography Tips. No rocket science involved. One other li’l thing: every Cobra you see on this page (using those RHS photos, of course) sold on CobraCountry.
Peter Brock Day at New Mustang Ranch [Santa Clara, California, 19 January 2011]
CobraCountry coverage of the AHA’s 30th Anniversary Knott’s Berry Farm event, Saturday & Sunday, 25 & 26 April, 2009
Emerson Motorsports’ 4th Annual Riverbank Bash at Jay & Janet LaMont’s hacienda on the Sacramento River
VARA’s (Vintage Automobile Racing Association’s) 50th Anniversary Bash, Willow Springs Raceway, 22 November 2003
Monterey Historic Races, Laguna Seca Raceway, August 2003, Cobra Country event coverage
Emerson Motorsports 3rd Annual Cobra owners Riverbank Bash at Jay & Janet LaMont’s hacienda, July 2003
Shelby-Ford-Superformance and Factory Five Racing federal lawsuit Civil Action No. 00-12581-RWZ; MEMORANDUM OF DECISION August 21, 2002 ZOBEL, DISTRICT JUDGE
2001: long-lost Shelby Daytona Coupe turns up in an Anaheim (California) storage facilityl
personal tribute by James T. Crow, Road & and Track magazine, November 1966 issue
The Essex Wire Cobra, CSX3009, was the winningest Shelby Cobra of all time.
The Winchester ’73. The North American Aviation P-51 Mustang. The Shelby Cobra. Three winning products… that stir men’s souls.
Monterey Historic Races ‘Salute to Carroll Shelby,” August 15–17, 1997
SAAC 22 annual convention in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, 1997; CobraCountry coverage by SAAC’s Greg Kolasa
SAAC hosted Shelby American Incorporated’s gala Grand Opening in Las Vegas.
5th annual car show at Woodley Park, Van Nuys, California. Show statistics & data provided by Bob Shaw. Photography and narrative by Judy and Curt Scott.