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Greg Myers

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This one is at the Simeone Foundation Museum in Philadelphia. When I was there, they were offering raffle tickets for $25 each for rides in this car!   

The Simeone is the site of the upcoming Philly NNL.

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Cannot have a Cobra discussion with the man that made it all possible.

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1 hour ago, Greg Myers said:

That car (a McClusky) is owned by my neighbor Charlie S.  He occasionally drives to a Cars & Coffee and I got to ride in on the pace lap @ Summt Point.  Pics are on another computer but he also owns this SAfir GT40 that I got to take for a spin.  The 2nd GT40 is owned by another gentleman Howard.  He built it himself.

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Another nice addition is this one:

https://www.amazon.com/Shelby-American-Racing-History-Friedman/dp/0760303096/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1519672933&sr=8-1&keywords=shelby+american+racing+history

Nice detailed overview of Cobras, Sunbeam Tigers, prototypes, Trans Am efforts.

I've reached the point where I have to touch any new volume to decide whether to add it to the pile or not.  There's a lot of overlap between the various books.  With just Cobra, Shelby, and GT40 I think I've got close to 30 soft cover and hard cover books. 

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Amen to that.  I am glad I bought this one when it came out and got Pete to sign it.  I think it was at SAAC 25.

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3 hours ago, vamach1 said:

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I have a respectable Cobra library but I don't have this book.  Not likely I'll be able fill this cap unless they see fit to doing another printing. 

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I have one of these.  They sure look good on shelf even at 1/32.    And with the Monogram Grand Sports, even better.   My buddy & I had some epic battles with these.  http://www.electricdreams.com/Shop/monogram-slot-cars-monogram-cobra-coupe-c-168_17_98.html?zenid=0f9c69af67d06f61fcc4ab7a33c1d567

Shame Monogram didn't see fit to enlarge it to fit on the Cobra chassis.

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7 minutes ago, randyc said:

Exoto made/makes a die cast too in 1/18 - very nice if you got the money...  But prices aren't going higher, so that's good.

https://www.ebay.com/i/222504648388?chn=ps&fl=a

 

The Shelby Collectibles in 1/18 are very detailed too, and at $49.99 a lot more affordable. I really like mine.

https://www.diecastmodelswholesale.com/1965-shelby-cobra-daytona-coupe-blue-98-1-18-diecast-model-car-by-shelby-collectibles/

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On 2/26/2018 at 7:39 PM, Greg Myers said:

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11 minutes ago, magicmustang said:

The Shelby Collectibles in 1/18 are very detailed too, and at $49.99 a lot more affordable. I really like mine.

https://www.diecastmodelswholesale.com/1965-shelby-cobra-daytona-coupe-blue-98-1-18-diecast-model-car-by-shelby-collectibles/

I just remembered - I also have a 1/18 Maisto Daytona.  Not bad and even cheaper.  Like $20.  But I would like to build one myself.  Would look good with my 3 Accurate Miniatures Gs vettes.  

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