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.