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Old 01-21-2009, 02:37 AM   #1
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I signed up for a forum account on ffcobra.com a while back, I forget why. Anyhoo, I just got this:

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FFCobra.com, along with Factory Five and one of their dealers, has been sued by Carroll Shelby, Shelby Trust and Shelby
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It looks like they are suing them for using the Cobra and 427 logo and selling replica Shelby roadsters and replica Daytona coupes.

I figured some folks on here might be doing the Factory Five Racing stuff... I think ITWRX4ME is at least. Apologies if this should be in OT, just thought it was interesting
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Old 01-21-2009, 03:12 AM   #2
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Yes Carroll Shelby used to be a legend, but he is now a joke. He is the Al Davis (Raiders Owner for those of you who don't know) of the automotive world.

This is sad.

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Old 01-21-2009, 04:50 AM   #3
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That was filed a year ago. Dates on the pages are 12-1-2008.
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Old 01-21-2009, 08:27 AM   #4
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That was filed a year ago. Dates on the pages are 12-1-2008.
That's last month.

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Old 01-21-2009, 09:03 AM   #5
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That's last month.

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Maybe SMRacer30 is from Europe, where they write dates DD/MM/YYYY.

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Old 01-21-2009, 09:12 AM   #6
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Maybe SMRacer30 is from Europe, where they write dates DD/MM/YYYY.

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Good point. But his location states Cali...

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Old 01-21-2009, 09:16 AM   #7
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thats retarded. Factory five has been around for a LONG time. Looks like someone is broke and trying to make a quick buck.
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Old 01-21-2009, 09:55 AM   #8
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I don't think it's the first time. They were sued by him 7-8 years ago as well.
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This is mostly about the use of the terms in the metadata and url/name of the ffcobra.com forum, factoryfive.com (yes, they did have them in there and have since been removed) and the west coast builder of the FF cars using the protected terms on and within their site.

The lawyers are just trying to find a way to spend Shelby's money (and the trust) before he dies.

I think the whole thing should be thrown out because parts of it contain alligations that were settled in the suit many years ago (as Max mentions) and shouldn't be brought up again.

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Old 01-21-2009, 03:02 PM   #10
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It is kind of a sad situation. On a slightly related note, my wife and I tried the Carroll Shelby's Original Texas Chili kit last week. It was pretty good. Still waiting to try the Colin Chapman Yorkshire Pudding mix.
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