Bet you don’t know where the Shelby GT350 name came from — The Carmudgeon Show — Ep. 7


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“Ford versus Ferrari” is a great film that got most of the important details right, but it’s not a documentary. And some of the cool stories about the street cars didn’t make the cut. In this episode, Jason and Derek discuss some cool history about the original Shelby cars, including the homologation-special Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 — and how it really only lasted one year before Shelby realized that people said they wanted a race car for the street, but didn’t.
And then, of course, there’s the big-block, Police Interceptor GT500, which was a muscle car in the true sense. Meaning, of course, that it wasn’t meant for corners. How does that compare with the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 — a car that bears the same legendary name.
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The Carmudgeon Show is a comedic, information-filled 25-minute conversation with Jason Cammisa and Derek Tam-Scott, two car enthusiasts who are curmudgeonly beyond their years. Proving you don’t have to be old to be grumpy, they spend each episode talking about what’s wrong with various parts of the automotive universe. Despite their best efforts to keep it negative, they usually wind up laughing, happy, and extolling their love for cars. Which just makes them angrier and more bitter.
Jason Cammisa is an automotive journalist, social-media figure, and TV host with over 250 million views on YouTube alone. Jason’s deeply technical understanding, made possible by a lifelong obsession with cars, allows him to fully digest what’s going on within an automobile — and then put it into simple terms for others to understand. Also, a Master’s Degree in Law trained him to be impossible to argue with.
Derek Tam-Scott still tries. He’s a young automotive expert with old-man taste in cars, and a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering — which means he knows how to be civil to Jason. Or at least he tries. With a decade and a half’s experience buying, selling, driving and brokering classic and exotic cars, he’s experienced the world’s most iconic cars. And hated most of them.
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