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Anybody know the origin of KR?


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I've read how

Shelby got wind that GM intended to introduce a 396 Camaro and call it "King of the Road." Shelby beat them to it. Before GM could follow through...

http://www.carmemories.com/cgi-bin/viewexp...xperience_id=18

 

First KRs came out in Feb 68 so this event obviously occured before then.

 

Also read in this November 1967 Hot Rod Magazine article that Bob Tasca was also using the term KR for King of the Road

Even though Ford supplied much of the information and pieces for the KR-8 package (as it came to be known),

http://www.mustangtek.com/Library/PDF/FordSuperCars.pdf

So Tasca was using KR before November 1967.

 

Here's another related article

Bob Tasca called the car the "KR-8" - short for "King of the Road in1968."...King of the Road label wasn't totally ignored, however. CJ-powered Shelby Mustangs in 1968 were bestowed with the "GT500KR" moniker.

http://www.428cobrajet.com/aq-0798.html

 

I'm sure this has been discussed before. Just curious.

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The story that has always been told that I have heard was that GM was going to produce a new super-Corvette called King of the Road. Shelby got wind of it and had his lawyer go in and copyright the name and had the rocker panel stripes made, and the rest is history.

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The story that has always been told that I have heard was that GM was going to produce a new super-Corvette called King of the Road. Shelby got wind of it and had his lawyer go in and copyright the name and had the rocker panel stripes made, and the rest is history.

 

 

THIS IS THE SAME STORY THAT I HAVE HEARD REGARDING THE ORIGIN OF THE

 

" KING OF THE ROAD " NAME. I HAVE NEVER HEARD ANY OTHER STORY EXCEPT THE ONE ABOUT

 

GM AND SHELBY.

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