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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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burabuda wrote:
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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burabuda wrote:
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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ben wrote:
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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datsunfreak wrote:
ben wrote:
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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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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datsunfreak wrote:
sv_i wrote:
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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