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SAAC Interview - "Drive Hard or Stay Home" is more than just a snappy line on a T-shirt. The Shelby American magazine interviews Cobra Automotive's Curt Vogt at length.

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Genuine Ford People Interview - In Mustang Illustrated magazine, Cobra Automotive's Curt Vogt gives a fascinating account of his life, from a child progeny metal artisan to the founder and president of the number one vintage racing shop in the world.

A Horse of a Different Stripe - A Shelby racer isn't too different from the street version, right? In Classic Motorsports magazine, a Cobra Automotive Shelby race car goes head-to-head with a stock Shelby at Sebring International Raceway.

Corralling a Thoroughbred - In The Robb Report Collection magazine, Cobra Automotive restores an original '65 Shelby GT350, and author Robert Ross reviews a 2007 Shelby GT500 and talks about value trends for Shelby Mustangs.

Inside a Vintage Race Car - This Classic Motorsports magazine article outlines some of the additions and modifications that Cobra Automotive made to a '66 Shelby GT350 to prepare it for competition. Also: How to enjoy, and even participate in, a vintage race.

International Flavor - In Mustang & Fords magazine, the history of SFM5R533, one of the world's most historically successful R-model GT350s, is chronicled, including competitions in both Canada and the U.S., and Cobra Automotive's role in preparing and maintaining the car for vintage racing in SVRA.

Reinterpreted - In Hemmings MUSCLE MACHINES magazine, Cobra Automotive's suspension modifications and body restoration helps prepare a street 1970 Boss 302 for rally racing.

The Rally Boss - In a rallying primer in Mustang Monthly magazine, Tom Goddard describes how Cobra Automotive modified his Boss 302 to compete in rally racing (also see the "Reinterpreted" article above). Tom details the history of rallying from its beginnings in Europe to the professional auto sport it is today. Also: How a rally race works, and how to participate in one.

Shelbyville, USA - The original Shelby Mustang market is hotter than ever. In The Robb Report Collection magazine, author Ray Thursby reveals Shelby Mustang prices and details the history of these cars, including little-known GT350 oddities. Cobra Automotive's Curt Vogt offers some great advice for those looking to buy and restore a Shelby Mustang.

Legends of Motorsports Returns to Sebring - In The Epoch Times newspaper, Bobby Rahal's Legends of Motorsports historic racing series is back at Sebring International Raceway Dec. 2-3 to reprise its successful 2010 event.

Legends of Motorsports Wraps Up Second Successful Sebring Weekend - The Epoch Times newspaper recaps the Legends of Motorsports season finale at Sebring International Raceway Dec. 2-3. This article includes 132 photos.

Vintage Racing, Mustang Style - Today's amateurs are faster on the track than legendary drivers like Parnelli, Follmer, and Gurney were back in their heyday. For that, you can thank technology's relentless march forward. In Mustang Magazine, Cobra Automotive's Curt Vogt describes new racing technologies, talks about how different races have different vehicle requirements, and how much it costs to participate in these races.

The Big Show - Everybody watches the Barrett-Jackson Auction on television. But what is it really like to run a car through the big show? In The Shelby American magazine, Cobra Automotive's Curt Vogt pens a fascinating, in-depth report on how automobile auctions are run and how he sold a restored 1966 Shelby at the Barrett-Jackson Auction.

TechTips: Ford Mustang and Shelby - In Classic Motorsports magazine, Cobra Automotive's Curt Vogt gives some practical advice on restoring Mustangs and Shelbys, including the differences between restoring 1965-66 Shelbys and 1967-68 Shelbys.