March 23, 2009

A word from our Prez

Some info I picked up reading the March 12th issue of Old Cars Weekly News and Marketplace:

Mecum May auction Indy (May 13-17) will feature a very rare Shebly Cobra. Its a 1965 Shelby Daytona Cobra coupe CSX2601. One of only 6 built by Carrol Shelby. This car has a storied race history as well as some dude in N. Dakota bought it many years back, after its racing days were over and drove it 300 miles/day to his six gas stations to pick up the receipts for a few years. This car one many races including the World Championship in 1965 with Bob Bondurant behind the wheel. This car is expected to bring over $10,000,000 !!! That's a lot of zeros !! If that happens, this would be the highest bid ever paid at auction for a US manufactured vehicle in history.

Crane Cams has shut its doors in Daytona beach, another victum of the economic downturn.

A one tank trip might be in order to the A-C-D museum in Auburn, Indiana. The artwork of nationally acclaimed automotive artist David Chapple will be displayed March 12th thru April 12th. Don't procrastinate or you'll miss it!

We had a great turn out for the ACC-I meeting at Ray Skillman's Classic car sales on March 14th. We accomplished a few things related to the classic car hobby and managed some time to wander thru the collection and drool.

We also had a successful club mtg at MCL on Monday March 23rd. John Jump graciously accepted the chairmanship of the September cruise-in ... wherever it may be.

Bill S.

March 3, 2009

March 16th Meeting 6pm Castleton MCL

The Indy GTO Association March Meeting will be held Monday, March 16 at 6:00 pm in the banquet room at the Castleton MCL Cafeteria 5520 Castleton Corner Lane, Indianapolis 317-845-5717.

March 2, 2009

Sort of Good News re: SEMA Alert

Indy GTO Association member, Brent Robertson, met with State Representative Jerry Torr on Monday, March 2nd and shared the concern regarding plans for the 25+ year old autos the ACC reported. According to the info found at the State House (after talking to his peers), the proposed ruling are only for Lake and Porter Counties and are based on Federal compliance. The program is ongoing and will not be expanded. (There are no plans to expand the requirements beyond the 2 existing counties.) Jerry will let Brent know if that changes.