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1964 Cobra Racing at Laguna Seca
Jim Bouzaglou tackles the field at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for the 2011 Rolex Monterey Motorsport Reunion. An incident with another Cobra on his first lap leaves him having to claw his way back through the field to regain position. This is an edited version of his first of two races from Saturday, August 20, 2011. The cars in this race are all part of Group 7A, 1963-1966 GT cars over 2500cc. Jim's car is #59, a 1964 Cobra 289 USRRC Competition CSX2484.





Classics Revealed: The Shelby Cobra
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The Shelby Cobra is perhaps the World's most iconic and thus copied car. Less than 1000 original Ford AC Cobras were built by Carroll Shelby. Tens of Thousands of copies of the original 289 and 427 AC Cobras exist with most of them being "kit cars" copies. In this exclusive TFLcar video we visit Superformace in Southern California to learn why the Shelby Cobra is such an iconic race car and automobile. Superformance along with Carroll Shelby's own Shelby Automobiles, Inc build what many call "Continuation Cars". These are brand new Shelby Cobra roadsters and coupes that have official Shebly CSX serial numbers. They are of course not the original series of Shelby Cobra cars which now demand hundreds of thousands of dollars by collectors when they do come up for sale , but they are also not copies. They are simply new Shelby Cobras built as a continuation of the original series of cars. In other words, these are new Shelby Cobras. If you are a fan of Carroll Shelby and his cars you'll like this video as we get deep into the history of what many believe is America's most beautiful and iconic race car.





Lots of burn outs from London, OH. Ford Shelby Cobra show
Highlights from Ohio Cobra Club show. They do burn outs and run 1/4 times down the center main street of historic London, OH. See lots of tire smoking action from Ford Shelby Cobras.





Shelby Cobras Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2012
Shelby Cobras racing at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion on August 18, 2012. These are clips from Bonhams 1793 Cup Race 3A and Rolex Race 3A.





1960s roadracing thrills at Riverside
1960s racing thrills with Cobras and other 1960s exotic sports cars at speed. Included: Shelby Cobras starting "three wide" at Riverside. (Provided to OldCarsWeekly.com courtesy of the collection of Tim Lopata of The Forge Invitational Musclecar Classic).





1965 Shelby Cobra 289 FIA
The Shelby Cobra needs little introduction as it is easily one of the most recognizable and most copied sports cars of all time. The 289 "FIA" was built by Shelby American to beat Ferrari at it's own game in the FIA World GT Championship.





Shelby Daytona Coupe at LeMans #2
Original Daytona Coupe racing at LeMans





Shelby Cobra on the racetrack
One day at the Lluchmajor racetrack in Mallorca during the 2005 Classic Car Rally.





Superformance Cobra - Shelby Cobra Test Drive with Chris Moran
http://www.SupercarNetwork.com Superformance Shelby 427 Cobra from D&M Motorsports by Chris Moran It's mea culpa time. While it's probably best not to begin a review with an apology, I'd be fairly derelict in my auto bloggin' duty if I didn't admit that not only does this review represent my first time in a Cobra -- ever -- but that I went in wanting to love the car. After all, not only is the Cobra Daytona Coupe the single greatest car I've ever driven, but I'm what you might call a Shelby-head. At least once a week my fiancee is hollering at me to put one of my several Shelby books back in the bookcase. But still, before today, I'd never driven a Cobra. Of course, purists will argue I still haven't. This gun metal gray beauty wasn't built on Princeton Ave. in Venice Beach. Nor was it built at Shelby America's hanger near LAX. In fact, it wasn't even built in America. No, this particular Cobra -- the Superformance MKIII R, a special version of their MKIII -- is built in South Africa. Recently, too. The MKIII R actually has a modern, square-tube spaceframe chassis with different hard points and suspension than you'd find underneath a classic Cobra's skin. Perhaps it's not a "real" Cobra, but here's what Carroll Shelby has to say about Superformance's efforts, "It's not a true Shelby, but I've endorsed and licensed the car for being as close to correct and well-built as possible." Good enough for me. And old Carroll was talking about the regular MKIII, not the one-of-two-ever-built MKIII Rs. And it's only when you start to take in the finer details of the MKIII R that you realize just how special this particular vehicle is. First of all, unlike the bulk of Cobra recreations, the hoses coming out of the lower, jaw-mounted oil cooler aren't anodized red and blue metal -- they're black. In fact all the trim on the MKIII R's exterior is black chrome. Each piece is hand dipped and goes beautifully with the Viper Steel Grey paint and dual red and black pinstripes. The miniature beast sits crouched on 18-inch American Racing 427 Series wheels with custom pin drive centers. In all honesty, the MKIII R's one of the most beautiful vehicles I've ever laid eyes on... and I've looked at plenty. During our photo shoot, Drew Phillips and I just kept shaking our heads in amazement. You just don't see cars this lusty, this sculpted and this desirable. We were just mesmerized by its dark, sinister charms -- hypnotized even. The longer you leer the better looking it gets. From the pontoons supporting the tri-power lights, to the longer than you'd think snout, to the massive rear-haunches, to the aluminium dash and rear-firewall -- every line, every curve, ever angle is placed perfectly and brought to life by a meticulous finish. Drew, for his part, has shot dozens of Cobras and kept repeating, "I think this is my favorite." Mine too. But is there go with all that show? I suppose now's the point where I should explain that the "R" in Superformance MKIII R stands for Roush. And under the aluminum hood sits an absolute brute of a motor. A Roush 427 SR to be specific -- one that generates 520 horsepower and 530 pound-feet of torque. And all that fury gets ram-rodded through a nine-inch racing clutch to a Dana Hydra-Lok limited-slip differential fitted with 3.46:1 gears. Superformance took great pains to point out that the entire clutch assembly -- the clutch, flywheel and pressure plate -- weighs just twenty-two pounds. The MKIII R rides around on Bilstein coilovers (mounted straight up and down, unlike the original cars slanted inboard shock system) and gets hauled to a stop by Wilwood Big Brakes. Chicago Motor Cars, Chicago Motor Cars, Chicago Motor Cars, Chicago Motor Cars, Chicago Motor Cars, Chicago Motor Cars, Chicago Motor Cars, Chicago Motor Cars, Chicago Motor Cars, Chicago Motor Cars, Chicago Motor Cars, Chicago Motor Cars.chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars chicago motor cars www.chicagomotorcars.com





cobra racing at Road America
Hi-tech cobra running under 2:30 lap time at road america, out of brakes at the time.





Nurburgring Aug 2010 Cobra incar footage - Bill Shepherd Mustang
Bill Shepherd of Bill Shepherd Mustang in his 1963 Shelby Cobra 289 in car footage of his qualifying session, and earning Pole position for the GT Master Race on the Nurburgring Grand Prix circuit Copyright:billshepherdMustang 2010/2012





Carroll Shelby Goes Racing
Ford provided Carroll Shelby with an engine for his start up sports car company and AC supplied the bodies. Shelby hired a bunch of hot rod builders in California and they created the Cobra. Soon Ford turned to Shelby to beef up the Mustang and turn it into a Corvette beater. The GT 350 was born. But there was more. Henry Ford II had tried to buy Ferrari and was spurned. Not one who was used to losing he decided to beat Enzo Ferrari on the track. After Ford's first forays stalled they turned to Shelby to beef up the GT 40s and take on Ferrari. Pete Brock, Ken Miles and Dan Gurney put the cars through their paces. CO30





Ford Legends: '65 427 Competition Cobra by Carroll Shelby
a Dennis Gage segment from "my classic car" on Speed Network





Shelby Daytona Cobra at the Top Gear Test Track





AC Cobra 427 - Three Laps Around Homestead in Shelby AC Cobra 427 SC
Superformance MK III Shelby AC Cobra 427 SC replica with Roush 427R 530+ HP Halibrand knock-offs, Nitto NT01's - 275/40/17, 315/35/17 Driver: Moscoso




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