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Shelby Cobra Racing Team Segment – February 13, 2024

3:00 – 4:00 PM

Seg 1 – Shelby Cobra Racing Team Segment

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SHELBY AMERICAN LEGEND w/ Allen R. Grant
– DISCUSSION of how he started racing @ 18. An AC Ace Bristol which later became Carroll Shelby’s Cobra in 1962.
– REPORT on his winning record. How he became a welder first, then production control for Shelby in Modesto. He was a home builder that built over 5,000 living units in 4 states and the first one was in MANTECA, where Joey went to High School.
– DISCUSSION of he negotiated to be the driver for the Shelby. George Lucas designed the paint scheme of the Cobra. Songs written about the Cobra and how they came to be.
– REPORT on why the Cobra was so unique. How it was built in England and then Ford Motor Company in Detroit. Ford then financed the complete Shelby operation.
– DISCUSSION of the competition between the Ford GT and Shelby who won the World Championship. The legendary 1964 and 1965 seasons.
– REPORT that Allan was never hurt or even spun out.
– REPORT on Allan’s interview featured on Jay Leno’s Garage.
– DISCUSSION of his car collection. FUN!!! See them @ the Dr. George Car Show.
– REPORT on the books he’s featured in. The Lola GT, the DNA of the Ford GT and Cobra, the Shelby American Original Archives. Get the books on Amazon.
– (contact info; google Allen R. Grant.)

Allen

Rest in Peace

R.I.P. Tony La Bianco 10.19.1936 – 6.11.2024

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