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    for many years he all but ignored his past success, but we're very pleased to see him embracing it (and profiting off it :wink: ) long live BRE !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by burabuda
    for many years he all but ignored his past success
    As he said to me when I asked him that question, "If you want to be an innovator or pioneer, you have to always be looking forward not backward". :tu:

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    Very cool

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    Quote Originally Posted by burabuda
    for many years he all but ignored his past success, but we're very pleased to see him embracing it (and profiting off it :wink: ) long live BRE !!!
    Let's just hope he doesn't go all Carroll Shelby on us

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben
    Let's just hope he doesn't go all Carroll Shelby on us
    As much as he hates Shelby, don't expect that any time soon... :P

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    I'm sooo Getting the BRE engine dyno T-shirt....drool

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    Quote Originally Posted by datsunfreak
    Quote Originally Posted by ben
    Let's just hope he doesn't go all Carroll Shelby on us
    As much as he hates Shelby, don't expect that any time soon... :P
    What's up with Shelby?

    I guessed something was up between those two, aren't they on speaking terms?

    I understand that Shelby wasn't talking to Ken Miles when died either?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sv_i
    What's up with Shelby?

    I guessed something was up between those two, aren't they on speaking terms?
    Where do we start... :P

    In the late 60s Pete Brock was promised the contract to race the Toyota 2000GT in the SCCA. Well, when Shelby opened a Toyota dealership, he stole the job out from under Brock. That's one reason...

    And the reason Brock went to Datsun and basically said "Give me some cars so I can go kick Toyota's (and Shelby's) ass".

    Another story: Brock designed the Cobra Daytona Coupe. Recently when he decided to start a company building replicas of the Cobra Daytona Coupe, Shelby sued him for it.

    Those are just two of the many stories I've heard... :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by datsunfreak
    Quote Originally Posted by sv_i
    What's up with Shelby?

    I guessed something was up between those two, aren't they on speaking terms?
    Where do we start... :P

    In the late 60s Pete Brock was promised the contract to race the Toyota 2000GT in the SCCA. Well, when Shelby opened a Toyota dealership, he stole the job out from under Brock. That's one reason...

    And the reason Brock went to Datsun and basically said "Give me some cars so I can go kick Toyota's (and Shelby's) ass".

    Another story: Brock designed the Cobra Daytona Coupe. Recently when he decided to start a company building replicas of the Cobra Daytona Coupe, Shelby sued him for it.

    Those are just two of the many stories I've heard... :P
    yeah, I knew the Toyota tale, the Daytona one too. The first Daytona was built around Ken Miles's body size. The sueing bit I didn't know about, I do remember in the 90's I think, Shelby sent out letters to all of the replica builders asking them to donate to one of his charity funds and only one wrote back and gave money. A lot of them told him to stick it up his arse.

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