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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 10-03-2000 05:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
He is seeking monetary damages along with Ford Motor Company and Shelby American and Venture Nevada of $10 million.

He is also seeking to seize and destroy their AC Cobra fiberglass molds.

This was reported in the November 2000 'Mustang and Fords' magazine.

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MLariviere
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posted 10-03-2000 09:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Too bad. Probably want to snatch one up while we can! Do you think they will have an inventory reduction sale?

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66351stang
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posted 10-04-2000 08:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 66351stang   Click Here to Email 66351stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
factory five has been around for awhile,was thinking of a kit myself,since my 66 coupe is almost complete i need another project,funny thing my wife seem's to disagree but what are you going to do
taking her down this sunday to look at the new mustang g.t so she is happy

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 10-08-2000 03:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's really too bad. I hope they can work it out. Factory Five was the best thing to happen to the Cobra since Carroll himself.

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jkilroy
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posted 10-27-2000 07:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jkilroy   Click Here to Email jkilroy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just an update, Factory Five is fighting this BS tooth and nail. All of the other kit makers are offering to back them in the legal battle, cause if Factory Five goes, they all go.

Shelby is desperate for cash and grasping at straws. Too damn bad that he will be remembered for being a bitter old man that turned his back on the hobby that supported his lifestyle.

Anyway, his lawsuit doesn't have a chance. For YEARS he has not only endorsed the replica hobby, he would even autograph peoples cars. He can't come along now, some twenty years into this deal, and say, "Woahh up there, this is wrong and you owe me bucks"

Thats total BS. Anyway, last time I checked he doesn't own the trademark COBRA, he doesn't own the AC Roadster body style cause guess what, those guys are still in business. Like I said, he is a BROKE, BITTER OLD MAN that is biting the hand that feeds him.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 10-27-2000 08:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm disappointed in old CS, myself.

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MLariviere
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posted 10-27-2000 09:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You know he went bad when he went to the pentastar.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 10-28-2000 03:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's true! This guy is responsible for Shelby Omnis!

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74stang2togo
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posted 04-27-2002 10:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 74stang2togo   Click Here to Email 74stang2togo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You mean that they actually made a fast MOPAR? That's freakin' unbeleivable! I've actually seen the Shelby Daytona and Charger, but an OMNI? they couldn't/shouldn't have!

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Boss302
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posted 06-14-2002 10:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Boss302   Click Here to Email Boss302     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
if i remember correctly didn't ole carroll make a Shelby Dakota pick-up truck? i thought i remember reading this somewhere.

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MLariviere
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posted 06-14-2002 11:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes,he did.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 06-15-2002 02:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In '89 they made a Shelby Dakota with a 318. It did the quarter in the high 15s, low 16s. {yawn}

It was mentioned in the July '02 Hot Rod.

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Moneymaker
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posted 06-23-2002 12:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I can't believe that this thread was started in 2000.

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Alex Denysenko
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ccode67
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posted 06-24-2002 08:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67   Click Here to Email ccode67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ole Carroll lost the suit too.
Said it was not his design to start with, AC made the car, he just modified it.

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posted 06-24-2002 01:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
He is doing a lot of stupid things lately. Stories he has told in print and on tape years ago, are now changing to suit what he wants people to beleive. I love what the man has done for us, but he needs a press secratary.

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Alex Denysenko
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