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Team Shelby gathers Shelby Cobras for a 50th anniversary reunion


Team Shelby gathers Shelby Cobras for a 50th anniversary reunion - Muscle Cars Blog2012 marks the 50th Anniversary of the iconic Shelby Cobra.  The most recent celebration happened this past weekend at the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum in Pomona, California. Many, many Shelby Cobra owners gathered for a 50th anniversary reunion put on by the Team Shelby Pacific Coast Division. All kinds of Cobras were gathered in front of the museum, from 289-powered slab-sided Cobras to original 427 side-oiler models to the modern continuation Cobras. Drew Phillips was at the event which drew plenty of locals and took pictures of these awesome cars.

You can enjoy all of these iconic vehicles at the Shelby Cobra 50th anniversary reunion in the photo gallery below. Read more, check out the gallery!

1969 Plymouth Road Runner


1969 Plymouth Road Runner - Muscle Cars BlogOne of the most correct muscle car era NHRA record holder in existence, Project Six Pack. Campaigned from 1970-1975 by Struse, Smith & Welsh, the story of Project Six Pack was documented in the pages of “Super Stock” magazine for more than seven years. In total, articles surrounding Project Six Pack appeared in more than 77 magazines through 2002. A 3-time NHRA class record holder, Project Six Pack is one of the most authentic restored 55/A in the world, retaining its original sheet-metal, original glass, original record setting engine, restored Fenton Gyro wheels, Stahl mechanical tachometer and Dana 60 axle.

Restored in 2009 by Best of Show Automotive, the attention to detail on this restored muscle car era drag racer is nothing short of astonishing, from the original Hooker headers, to the painstakingly reproduced lace paint, to the original windshield wipers lying in the trunk, banded together with duct tape. And don’t mention the engine – a 7.2 L V8 monster muscle car heart paired with 4-speed manual transmission.