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June / July 1975 SOA Newsletter ( President's Letter)

... The convention is shaping up in fine style. I understand that it is on Carroll Shelby's calendar. However, he is a busy man and there is still the possibility that he might not be able to attend. I am sure that he will make a monumental effort to be able to attend and meet all of you who attend. At the present time five of the seven district managers have been appointed. They are the following:

Ken Eber [Northeast-Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, Pennsylvania, Deleware, Maryland]. Robert Hudson [Southeast-Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi] Jeff Burgy [Great Lakes-Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin] Jerry Wagner [North Central-Kansas, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado] Barbara Gray [South Central-Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana]

All District Managers will serve on the Board of Directors of the Shelby Owners of America.

It looks like the beginning of a long and active summer. Already, there have been actively attended regional functions all over the country. They are rapidly growing in size, number and interest. I hope that all of you who are planning to attend the convention are registering early. The last minute rush is always a problem and leaves many people without things they would have desired. Register early and let's have a super turnout for our 1975 National Convention. This will be our third and finest yet. I hope I see all of you there.

We will raffle off a 1965 GT350, number SFM5S502 at the convention. You do not have to attend to win. The cost per chance is $25 with net proceeds going into our treasury. Chances for the raffle will be available in two weeks and will be sold only to SOA members and their families. We must sell a minimum of 250 chances. If we don't sell our minimum by August 24, 1975 at 5:00p.m. the contest will be cancelled and your money returned. The drawing will be held at the Convention Awards Banquet on the evening of August 24, 1975. All mail chance sales will be accepted until August 17, 1975. After that they will be purchased only at the convention. Do not wait for the last minute, buy your chances now!! The winner will be responsible for the cost or means of shipment of the prize from New York to it's destination.

It should be noted that Shelby Owner's Inc. does not endorse or in any way guarantee the service, merchandise or work of any business listed in our parts and assistance section. The parts and assistance section is merely a means of informing you of what and where certain items are available. If there are any of you who have a related business which you would like included in our parts and assistance section, simply drop a note to Austin Craig, 1510 Delaware Avenue, Wyomissing, Pennsylvania 19610, explaining your interest and inform him of the matter of your business and what you can provide, including discounts. As you can see, this publication is now legally and officially copyrighted and any reproduction of it in part or whole for profit or not is prohibited by law, unless its done with written permission from the publisher. There will be no more free newsletters to anyone with the exception of our mailing list to persons and organizations such as Car & Driver Magazine, SCCA, etc ...

David A. Blythewood, President, SOA



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Originally formed as the COBRA Club in 1972. Established as a Region of SAAC in 1975. One of the oldest SAAC Regions in the United States