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2012 New York Auto Show - Shelby American 50th Anniversary


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Friday April 6th, 2012 - the first day for the NY auto show, and people from all over the NE region were there to see all the new cars.

The Shelby pavillion was a bee hive of people looking at the new Shelby 1000, 50th anniversary GT350, 50th anniversary GT500 Super Snake, GTS, and the first Cobra ever built, CSX 2000! The unveiling was done by Gary Patterson and John Keller.

Here are some pics of the event:

The unveiling of CSX2000

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Miscillaneous shots -

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Brian with Bob Tasca III

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Myself with Gary

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2013 Shelby GT500

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2013 Boss 302 Laguna Seca

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All photos by Gary Welch

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Gary took much better pics on Friday than I did on Sat., but it sure

looked like a way bigger crew on that day. We probably had half that

number of TS volunteers. I did like the additional close ups of those gorgeous

1000 wheels. Best yet from SA. And talking to Andy and John can instantly

rev one up for Carlisle, where most of these cars will appear. Except of

course the Cobra.

 

Brag point: no stolen items on my watch. That's easier said than done, as the

display is right outside the left main entry... very hard to miss. So a lot of traffic

compared to last year.

 

-Tom

 

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Gary took much better pics on Friday than I did on Sat., but it sure

looked like a way bigger crew on that day. We probably had half that

number of TS volunteers. I did like the additional close ups of those gorgeous

1000 wheels. Best yet from SA. And talking to Andy and John can instantly

rev one up for Carlisle, where most of these cars will appear. Except of

course the Cobra.

 

Brag point: no stolen items on my watch. That's easier said than done, as the

display is right outside the left main entry... very hard to miss. So a lot of traffic

compared to last year.

 

-Tom

 

I here ya on the stolen items, helped out in Detroit show we caught two people trying lift caps. I don1t understand these slim balls.

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I was so busy wiping the drool off of the cars I didn't have time to take photos. :hysterical2: Shelby American has outdone themselves this time, I don't even know how they can "one-up" it next year.

 

Saturday was steady all day! I met a ton of TS members and their beautiful wives and girlfriends (not both at one time though LOL). Sam does a fantastic job keeping Gary and John in line and he is like a mother hen with "his" cars.

 

Funny story: we arrived at the booth at 9AM Saturday because those who know me understand how I have to plan everything to the minute. The line to enter for spectators was already a block long. I said I was with Shelby and they let us in right away. The SAI booth is actually in the lobby of the event so all those waiting inside in line were all over the covered cars (peeking under covers , etc...) I called for security and they gave me a guard for CSX2000 (Cobra #1) and Julie and I secured the booth. People were actually taking pictures of the covered cars at that point. It was wild! Gary,Sam and John L arrived shortly and we uncovered the cars including CSX 2000. The only thing I can relate it to is halftime at a NFL game where a thousand flash bulbs go off at once.

 

Oh and yes all of the cars will be at Carlisle including the Shelby 1000. Should be an incredible parade!

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I was so busy wiping the drool off of the cars I didn't have time to take photos. :hysterical2: Shelby American has outdone themselves this time, I don't even know how they can "one-up" it next year.

 

 

Andy,

 

If by drool you mean Showtime detail spray, then yes I believe you.

 

Folks, if you haven't seen him in action, then you haven't seen detail

mania. The eagle part of his TS name must refer to how he can spot

a smudge from across a room. Gary P. had to call him off from starting

to work on the undercarriage of the cars.

 

All I know is that I'm keeping him far away from my car at Carlisle.

 

-Tom

 

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Oh and yes all of the cars will be at Carlisle including the Shelby 1000. Should be an incredible parade!

 

 

Would that include CSX2000???? Did you just let a "cat" (or should I say a "snake") out of the bag???? :poke:

 

You can plead the 5th if you like so that John Keller doesn't fit you for a Team Shelby Ball Gag. :ohsnap:

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Andy,

 

If by drool you mean Showtime detail spray, then yes I believe you.

 

Folks, if you haven't seen him in action, then you haven't seen detail

mania. The eagle part of his TS name must refer to how he can spot

a smudge from across a room. Gary P. had to call him off from starting

to work on the undercarriage of the cars.

 

All I know is that I'm keeping him far away from my car at Carlisle.

 

-Tom

 

Would that include CSX2000???? Did you just let a "cat" (or should I say a "snake") out of the bag???? :poke:

 

You can plead the 5th if you like so that John Keller doesn't fit you for a Team Shelby Ball Gag. :ohsnap:

 

Tom, Look there was dust on the undercarriage and brake dust on the back side of the rotors! Also the top side of the mufflers had micro-abrasions on it and needed buffed out. Hi, my name is Andy and I'm a clean-aholic. Seriously though you haven't lived until you've detailed a car with q-tips, a 0000 detail brush and dental floss. :hysterical:

The worst part of the show (if I could call it that) was my OCD with keeping 5 cars flawless and thousands of people leaving fingerprints. No worries though, I got some quality therapy time in with the KR suspension when I got home.

 

Bill, I have to plead the 5th on that one. we will just have to wait and see. It was surreal uncovering a 25 million dollar car though.

 

 

Oh and just to squash ANY rumors or arguments right now: IF the S1000 is in the Carlisle parade then I am calling shotgun right now! Who is driving? Straight from John L's mouth : only Gary P drives it.

I wouldn't have it any other way :peelout:

It was great meeting everyone and even with my mega-OCD I had a fantastic time. The NYC auto show is a fantastic event for TS members and a great way to talk with Shelby VIPs.

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Anyone that is going, can you get some up close front on shots of the SS, GT500 and the Boss 302? The published photos aren't as detailed as I would like ... planning and scheming here ...

 

 

Thanks,

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Great Pics. I was there on Sunday and had a great time.

 

<a href="http://s1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa350/BlueByUGT500/2012%20NYC%20Auto/?action=view&current=2012NYCShow107.jpg" target="_blank"> <img src="http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa350/BlueByUGT500/2012%20NYC%20Auto/2012NYCShow107.jpg" border="0" alt="2012 NYC Auto Show, 2013 GT350 50th Anv."></a>

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Does anyone know if there are still volunteers needed? I was there last year, and volunteered this year and never heard back from aanyone on a schedule, etc... Thx GUS
Gus, my guess would be yes they still need help especialy during the night shift. Send Gary an email he checks them throughout the day while he's working the show.
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I was so busy wiping the drool off of the cars I didn't have time to take photos. :hysterical2: Shelby American has outdone themselves this time, I don't even know how they can "one-up" it next year.

 

Saturday was steady all day! I met a ton of TS members and their beautiful wives and girlfriends (not both at one time though LOL). Sam does a fantastic job keeping Gary and John in line and he is like a mother hen with "his" cars.

 

Funny story: we arrived at the booth at 9AM Saturday because those who know me understand how I have to plan everything to the minute. The line to enter for spectators was already a block long. I said I was with Shelby and they let us in right away. The SAI booth is actually in the lobby of the event so all those waiting inside in line were all over the covered cars (peeking under covers , etc...) I called for security and they gave me a guard for CSX2000 (Cobra #1) and Julie and I secured the booth. People were actually taking pictures of the covered cars at that point. It was wild! Gary,Sam and John L arrived shortly and we uncovered the cars including CSX 2000. The only thing I can relate it to is halftime at a NFL game where a thousand flash bulbs go off at once.

 

Oh and yes all of the cars will be at Carlisle including the Shelby 1000. Should be an incredible parade!

 

 

Great story Andy! I will be back this Saturday and look forward to another day. I hope to see you there if you can make it again. I have to talk to you about the track event.

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