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Las Vegas - Hoover Dam - Shelby Cobra?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by teflon97239, May 8, 2016.

  1. teflon97239

    teflon97239 Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    Spent 3 days in Vegas several years ago and got my fill. Not a gambler, just a gawker, I actually remember the museums best. Now I'm going back for a friend's birthday and I'm cool with the trip. My GF likes to gamble a little, there'll 3-4 couples I actually like and we party well together.

    I've always said "If I ever go back there, I'm renting a Shelby Cobra [replica] and taking a high speed blast out to Hoover dam."

    With the opportunity looming close, I'm curious and thinking about logistics. Has anyone here ever done it? I know it's obscenely expensive, and I'm prepared for that.

    Good with speed - I ride fast motorcycles and I've driven muscle/performance cars. I think the Cobra with open side pipes and that ridiculous power/weight/noise ratio would be a hoot for a day - even at less than wide open throttle (I've no desire to see if the rollbar works).

    What would bum me out is sitting in a traffic jam rumbling forward, one car-length at a time, along with 1000's of other tourists all heading for the same damn dam. Is this a do-able mission in that toy? Maybe some other destination would be better for blowing the wax out of my ears?

    Open to ideas and suggestions. Thanks in advance.

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  2. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I've made that drive in a nice rented Mustang. We got a few chances to open it up along the way. But do be prepared for stop and go traffic once you get near the dam. It was a fun trip for us, I wouldn't mind doing it again sometime.
  3. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    If your phone has traffic in the map section you could actually look at what the traffic is like.
  4. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    I-15 is wide open and flat. Go east and burn the carbon out of that overpriced go-cart.
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  5. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    Love the car but the location for that monster deserves the race track not tourist attractions.... just sayin.....:cool:
  6. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    God I love those cobras. Always wanted one. I told my wife if we ever won the lotto I'm buying one.

    Had a customer that bought on in the late sixties almost new for a few thousand.
    Sold it 10 years later for $40k.
    Then bought it back for $80k, then sold it again. The guy he sold it to ended up selling it at auction in 2009 for something like $400k.

    His brother owns 2 worth over a million bucks.

    I'd stick with the kit car.
  7. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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