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Old 12-26-2009, 06:47 PM
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Default ORIGINAL Cobra wins OPTIMA Batteries Ultimate Street Car Invitational

And he did it with an ORIGINAL cobra.....AND he is the original owner of the car!! (that really blows me away)Does anyone know if he is on this site? I would also love to know what mods, if any, were done to the car. Not only did he beat a bunch of really fast cars, he also beat drivers like Paul Tracy! He swept all three events, road course, auto x, and stopping distance. VERY COOL! here are some links I found.

http://www.optimainvitational.com/media/results.html

http://www.hoosiertire.com/cobra09.HTM

this is his road course hot lap

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07PEv2uIKDI

this is his auto x lap in-car

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVt2Wp9VRX0

and out-of car

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exJRwo8eDqU

another view (second car up)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cY3xL458ojk
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Old 12-26-2009, 08:44 PM
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Does anyone know if he is on this site?
Bruce is a member and frequent poster here, as Cobra #3170
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Wow, that was fun! Thanks for posting and Congratulations to Bruce for the EXCELLENT modifications to an original Cobra, not to mention the WIN!
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WAY TO GO BRUCE!
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Most replicar owners would not put there cars to this test, but what a great thing to see an original car doing what it was built for, Way to go.
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What I liked about this competition was that there wasn't an original car, of any make, that wasn't modified to some degree. Some more heavily than others. In that respect, what Bruce did was level the playing the field.
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just watched it again. What a great event.
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HI LLoyds 1. Bruce did a great job out there but he is not in fact the only original owner still around. I have a local friend in Boulder Colo who purchased his 427 cobra new in 1967 and drove the car from LA all the way out to Pennsylvania where he was living at the time. Chuck still owns the car
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I finally watched the episode last night, and it was a good watch.
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I can't stop watching it !
Makes me so proud, I wanna cry.

Does anyone know what the drive train, suspension and brakes consists of ?
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Those mods are real nice. How much do you think it would cost to get a Cobra looking like that?

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HI LLoyds 1. Bruce did a great job out there but he is not in fact the only original owner still around. I would think this https://peblueprint.com/bathmate-review Bathmate review is enough. I have a local friend in Boulder Colo who purchased his 427 cobra new in 1967 and drove the car from LA all the way out to Pennsylvania where he was living at the time. Chuck still owns the car
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Well, first you buy an original 427 Cobra.....
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Well, first you buy an original 427 Cobra.....
$1.5 million first, then the mods!
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Making the mods is cheap compared to the 50 years of continuous testing and lifetime of learning that Bruce put into figuring out what mods to make.
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