Owner: Timothy Votaw
Occupation: HazMat Officer (r)
Location: Coos Bay, OR, United States
Model: Superformance Mk-III S/C
Car_Number: 724
Odometer_Miles: 3,500
Year_Car_Built: 2000
Car_Receive_Date: July, 2000
Purch_From: Dynamic, Ohio (new)
Car_Purpose: Weekend Cruising

Color: Silver/Black
Engine_Builder: Performance Eng.
Engine: 351 windsor style block
Actual_Cubic_Inches: 427
HP_and_Torq: 556/562 (dyno)
Cyl_Block: DART
Cyl_Heads: AFR 205
Induction: Vic Jr., HP750, or Demon
Compression_Ratio: 10.5:1
Best_Fuel_Mileage: 16

Longest_Trip_Driven: 500 mi.
Transmission: Lentech AOD
Rear_End_Ratio: 3.73
Rims: Trigo 15, PS 17's
Tires: Goodyear, std., Michelins
Suspension: QA-1, Cobra Valley
Sway_Bars: GTP upgrade
Date_Submitted: 11/19/09
SPF_Owner_Since: July, 2000
Other_Details: Double Roll Bars

As a 60's guy, owned and drove several muscle cars, and a '67 GT500.  Ran with a guy who owned a slabside 289.  One day, while having the carbs tuned, the dealer asked me if I wanted to go out to lunch.  Sure.  Next thing I know, he has a new Cobra 427SC pulled out of the showroom, up to the door, and away we go.  Lunch turned out to be at his home way out Marine Drive, about 10 miles.  Needless to say, he showed it off a bit.  I was traumatized for life. Fast forward to 1999.  My wife surprised me with a trip to SoCal for my birthday, with stops at HOC, and a visit at some new dealership owned by a South African guy, who gave me a ride in a brand new turnkey Superformance.  The die was cast, except the sales regions were set up so a car to Oregon had to come from Dynamic in Ohio.  So, a call to some more guys with South African accents, and soon I had a Cobra on the line at the factory.  Oddly, the guy who sold me the car was Coach Barber, who coached football in Portland years before, and remembered me from the Central Catholic H.S. team who won the league and played in the state final my senior year, as a skinny defensive halfback.  That and $32,400 and I was good to go. A longblock 408 motor from Coast High Perf. in Cal. and a special-constructed AOD from Art Carr in the crates, and in July of 2000, the thrash began in my shop.  Took me a year pretty much solo, but soon, down the road.  The rest is typical history.   "I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted, and I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other persons, and I require the same from them." ...John Wayne - "The Shootist"