Welcome to Club Cobra.

You are currently viewing the world's largest resource for Shelby related information as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions, articles and access our other FREE features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload your own photos and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!


Go Back   Club Cobra > Manufacturers, Engine Builders, tools, and parts. > Kirkham Motorsports

Welcome to Club Cobra!  The World's largest non biased Shelby Cobra related site!

  •  » Representation from nearly all Cobra/Daytona/GT40 manufacturers
  •  » Help from all over the world for your questions
  •  » Build logs for you and all members
  •  » Blogs
  •  » Image Gallery
  •  » Many thousands of members and nearly 1 million posts! 

YES! I want to register an account for free right now!  p.s.: For registered members this ad will NOT show

Nevada Classics
Planet Cobra
Main Menu
Nevada Classics
Nevada Classics
Keith Craft Racing
Planet Cobra
Advertise at CC
Banner Ad Rates
Keith Craft Racing
MMG Superformance
MMG Superformance
MMG Superformance
January 2019
S M T W T F S
    1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31    

Kirkham Motorsports

Like Tree44Likes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21 (permalink)  
Old 01-09-2019, 11:27 AM
Alfa02's Avatar
CC Member/Contributor
Visit my Photo Gallery
Gold Star Contributor
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Port Orchard, WA
Cobra Make, Engine: Classic Roadster, 427(side oiler)
Posts: 457
Not Ranked     
Default

Since I will have this question brought up to me this year, It will be done by late Mar. or early Apr. I've done some thinking, on how to answer this fun, and sometimes funny question. I believe I'll use the answer Joe (Old School Garage owner) When asked about the Cobra. He go's over touches it, and say's yes it is, but not one of the org. one's from the 60's. Cheers Tom.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Sponsored Links
  #22 (permalink)  
Old 01-09-2019, 11:51 AM
cycleguy55's Avatar
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: White City, SK
Cobra Make, Engine: West Coast, 460 CID
Posts: 1,896
Not Ranked     
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RodKnock View Post
There must a 100+ threads on this subject.
100+? One more zero.
Alfa02 likes this.
__________________
Brian
Reply With Quote
  #23 (permalink)  
Old 01-09-2019, 10:34 PM
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Seattle, WA
Cobra Make, Engine: ERA 427sc
Posts: 25
Not Ranked     
Default

I usually respond, "oh no, I wouldn't dare drive a million dollar car around here!" - often accompanied by a short chuckle at the absurdity of the question.
Reply With Quote
  #24 (permalink)  
Old 01-10-2019, 04:45 AM
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Cobra Make, Engine:
Posts: 85
Not Ranked     
Default

If someone has to ask if it is real or not, you know your dealing with an car idiot.
Reply With Quote
  #25 (permalink)  
Old 01-10-2019, 05:48 AM
Gaz64's Avatar
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Brisbane, QLD
Cobra Make, Engine:
Posts: 1,954
Not Ranked     
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by studebaker53 View Post
If someone has to ask if it is real or not, you know your dealing with an car idiot.
I've had that before.

Me: I'll be repainting this car one day, (only came in one colour, limited run).

Him: What colour?

Me: Do you know what this is? (Idiot, plus a few other words under breath).

Gary
Reply With Quote
  #26 (permalink)  
Old 01-10-2019, 06:03 AM
peterpjb's Avatar
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 323
Not Ranked     
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by studebaker53 View Post
If someone has to ask if it is real or not, you know your dealing with an car idiot.
not necessarily, there are many tool room replicas out there, which cannot be differentiated from an original
Reply With Quote
  #27 (permalink)  
Old 01-10-2019, 07:55 AM
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Orange, CT
Cobra Make, Engine: ERA #720
Posts: 24
Not Ranked     
Default

When someone asks me if it's real I usually just say "It's real fast" They get a laugh out of it and we both move on.
MFE III, Gaz64, Brdslayr and 3 others like this.
Reply With Quote
  #28 (permalink)  
Old 01-10-2019, 02:26 PM
RET_COP's Avatar
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Westerly, RI
Cobra Make, Engine: Fordstroker 408- Keith Craft ported Brodix 17*heads-CFM ported Vic Jr. intake-1 3/4 primaries-Pro-Systems 780-TKO600RR-Moser 8.8 trutrac-McLeod Street Extreme--QA-1-Wilwood brakes, Classic Chambered 3" Cobrapacks
Posts: 615
Not Ranked     
Default

Yup, I don't take offense to the question. Like others have said, most suspect it is not one of the original REAL Cobra's. I tell them with a chuckle No but I had a lot to do with building this one. Conversation will follow one of two ways.. "Man that's beautiful, always wanted one" smile and wave goodby. or "who made it?" what engine? how fast does it go? Do you race it? Can you start it up?......
Gaz64 likes this.
__________________
Lou
Reply With Quote
  #29 (permalink)  
Old 01-10-2019, 07:50 PM
MKS427's Avatar
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Glendale, AZ
Cobra Make, Engine: FFR MkIV 427
Posts: 104
Not Ranked     
Default

I tell em, “No it’s not. I could never afford a real one. I would be afraid to cut loose and have fun in an original like I do in my FFR.
Reply With Quote
  #30 (permalink)  
Old 01-11-2019, 03:59 AM
Danr55's Avatar
Senior Club Cobra Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Mesa, AZ
Cobra Make, Engine: Contemporary Classic, 428 FE CCX 3069
Posts: 6,768
Not Ranked     
Default

It depends on how I feel at the time and who's asking the question. Sometimes I just say yes sometimes I just smile sometimes I say no you're having the best dream you've ever had in your life.
__________________


Dan in Arizona
CCX3209


"It's a great car and I love it, but it doesn't do 'SLOW' very well."
Reply With Quote
  #31 (permalink)  
Old 01-11-2019, 06:03 AM
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Cobra Make, Engine: ERA#375, FE 428, 1966 block, built by Jim Coleman Racing Engines, Stratford, CT
Posts: 76
Not Ranked     
Default

I simply say "she is a very faithful reproduction built in 1992, with period correct drivetrain and parts. However the body is fiberglass and the frame is of an improved design. And she is a joy to drive."

Usually that brings miles of smiles....
rads42 likes this.
__________________
ERA 375 - former Clubcobra ID REDSC400
TESLA P90D is my daily driver
Reply With Quote
  #32 (permalink)  
Old 01-11-2019, 08:16 AM
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Cobra Make, Engine:
Posts: 908
Not Ranked     
Default

I get just as many shout out questions - "What year is that?" Not sure if they want to know when it was built, or what it represents?
__________________

Last edited by 66gtk; 01-11-2019 at 08:23 AM..
Reply With Quote
  #33 (permalink)  
Old 01-11-2019, 11:07 AM
RodKnock's Avatar
Senior Club Cobra Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Cobra Make, Engine: KMP 539, a Ton of Aluminum
Posts: 9,443
Not Ranked     
Default

The most often question that I get asked is "What kind of car is that?"

Since it's the easiest way to extricate myself from any conversation, I always tell them "it's a Jaguar. XK-(make up a number)something."
Reply With Quote
  #34 (permalink)  
Old 01-11-2019, 11:35 AM
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Hardwick, vt
Cobra Make, Engine: ERA Slabside BRG 289
Posts: 104
Not Ranked     
Default

It's about as close as you can get and still enjoy driving it.



John

ERA Slabaside #3010 289 BRG
Reply With Quote
  #35 (permalink)  
Old 01-11-2019, 12:11 PM
cycleguy55's Avatar
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: White City, SK
Cobra Make, Engine: West Coast, 460 CID
Posts: 1,896
Not Ranked     
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rodknock View Post
the most often question that i get asked is "what kind of car is that?"

since it's the easiest way to extricate myself from any conversation, i always tell them "it's a jaguar. Xk-(make up a number)something."
"XK-KMP"? "XK-CSX"? Lol

Edit: Why does this d**n site keep changing upper case to lower case if it's not in quotes? Aaarrrggghhh
__________________
Brian

Last edited by cycleguy55; 01-11-2019 at 12:15 PM..
Reply With Quote
  #36 (permalink)  
Old 01-11-2019, 01:03 PM
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Edmonds, wa
Cobra Make, Engine: Factory Five 302
Posts: 42
Not Ranked     
Default

When someone asks "is it real" I'll respond
"Yeah, real fun!"
Alfa02 and 66AC like this.
Reply With Quote
  #37 (permalink)  
Old 01-11-2019, 04:38 PM
RET_COP's Avatar
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Westerly, RI
Cobra Make, Engine: Fordstroker 408- Keith Craft ported Brodix 17*heads-CFM ported Vic Jr. intake-1 3/4 primaries-Pro-Systems 780-TKO600RR-Moser 8.8 trutrac-McLeod Street Extreme--QA-1-Wilwood brakes, Classic Chambered 3" Cobrapacks
Posts: 615
Not Ranked     
Default

Look how nice this thread is going without ....Ev...eehhhhmmm......
__________________
Lou
Reply With Quote
  #38 (permalink)  
Old 01-12-2019, 06:02 AM
Dwight's Avatar
Senior Club Cobra Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Florence, AL
Cobra Make, Engine: Lone Star "sold" and RCR GT 40
Posts: 4,280
Not Ranked     
Smile

sometimes I tell them "oh no, It's not real, it's a cheap plastic fake"
__________________
''Life's tough.....it's even tougher if you're stupid.'' ~ John Wayne
"Happiness Is A Belt-Fed Weapon"
life's goal should be; "to be smarter than inanimate objects"
Reply With Quote
  #39 (permalink)  
Old 01-12-2019, 10:28 AM
EM-0785's Avatar
Senior CC Premier Member
Visit my Photo Gallery
Lifetime Contributor
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Bellevue, WA
Cobra Make, Engine: Everett-Morrison 460, Toploader 4 sp, Jag IRS
Posts: 100
Not Ranked     
Default

I just smile, look them right in the eye, shake my head, and in a straight forward and welcoming manner say “It’s not an original”.

That generally satisfies their curiosity and either ends it (if they’re a hater) or if genuinely interested, as more often than not, they follow up with, when was it built, what manufacturer, did you built it, etc., and we go from there.

My alternate reality….I cycle through all the options in my head, “you should say this, you shouldn’t say that, it’s not called this, it’s really called that, maybe it’s called this, but he said it’s this, the documents say it's that,’ and as the person walks off wondering why the heck I’m standing there just staring through him, I realize, darn it, I didn’t think fast enough, I should have just directed him to our prior threads on the topic! ☺

Brent
Gaz64 likes this.
Reply With Quote
  #40 (permalink)  
Old 01-14-2019, 12:32 AM
CC Member
Visit my Photo Gallery

 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Sioux Falls, SD
Cobra Make, Engine: CSX 4145, aluminum body and Shelby aluminum FE stroker
Posts: 96
Not Ranked     
Default

I tell them “yes, it is a real, aluminum-bodied Shelby Cobra, but unfortunately not one of the rare originals from the sixties”. Then, if they ask what is the difference, I tell them “about a million dollars!”
peterpjb likes this.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:55 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
The representations expressed are the representations and opinions of the clubcobra.com forum members and do not necessarily reflect the opinions and viewpoints of the site owners, moderators, Shelby American, any other replica manufacturer, Ford Motor Company. This website has been planned and developed by clubcobra.com and its forum members and should not be construed as being endorsed by Ford Motor Company, or Shelby American or any other manufacturer unless expressly noted by that entity. "Cobra" and the Cobra logo are registered trademarks for Ford Motor Co., Inc. clubcobra.com forum members agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyrighted material is owned by you. Although we do not and cannot review the messages posted and are not responsible for the content of any of these messages, we reserve the right to delete any message for any reason whatsoever. You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold us harmless with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message(s). Thank you for visiting clubcobra.com. For full policy documentation refer to the following link: CC Policy