Kless Shelby Group 2 1966 notchback
© Jim Kless, Wolfgang Kohrn - January 19th., 2011, updated March 1st,
1966 Cotati Race circuit/California
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The History of
the Jim Kless
Shelby Group 2 1966 Mustang Hardtop #5
Jim Kless contacted us in early 2011 and is going to fill our logbook with his memories and pictures within the next
Car #5 was built between March 9th and the end of March at SA, 1966.
"I bought car #5 from Shelby in early 66 and had it delivered to
Santa Barbara race track.
I was a rookie but finished #1 in the Northern California SCCA region.
1966 Stockton Race/California A/Sedan
1966 Stockton A/S first race
" I had the car painted red later and lowered it. It wore door number #33."
1966 Cotati Race Circuit/California
Ron Grable in his Dodge Dart follows Jim Kless Shelby notchback #5.
"Highly illegal car like Scott Harvey's Barracuda. Scott was a Chrysler
engineer and did well in 1966. Both - Ron and Scott - had Chrysler
"I totalled it at Riverside on turn #1 while testing for a preliminary race 4 weeks
prior to The Road Race of Champions.
I then took the parts of it and leased Don Radbruchs car and ran it in the final
race (1966 Road Race of Champions at Riverside). I took 4th place in his
car with my gear on it."
More history bits soon after reviewing further material sent by Jim.
1966 Notchbacks Overview
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