Owner: Jim Kellogg
Occupation: Service & Parts Director
Location: Breesport, NY USA
Model: Superformance Mk-III S/C
Car_Number: 887
Odometer_Miles: 31,374
Year_Car_Built: 2000
Car_Receive_Date: May 31,2002
Purch_From: Stonebridge Motors (new)

Car_Purpose: Daily Driver
Color: Royal Blue/White
Engine_Builder: Roush
Engine: 351 windsor style block
Actual_Cubic_Inches: 357
HP_and_Torq: 348hp / 376tq (dyno)
Cyl_Block: Cast Iron
Cyl_Heads: Aluminum Ford GT40
Induction: Holley Street Avenger

Top_Speed_Seen: 152 (speedo)
Transmission: Tremec TKO 5 Speed
Rear_End_Ratio: Ford 8.8" 3.27:1
Tires: Yoko Avid 245/60-15 295/50-15
Suspension: Cobra Valley QA-1 350lb
Sway_Bars: GTP 24mm (f) 22mm (r)
Date_Submitted: 11/17/09
SPF_Owner_Since: May 31,2002
Other_Mods: R/T rear suspension mounts

I grew up (and still live) not far from the Watkins Glen International race track. I loved to watch the Cobras tear up the competition at the races in the late 60 s and early 70 s. They always seemed to be outnumbered by the Corvettes, but still dominated the competition. A hulking, menacing car on the track, always on the edge, ready to bite both driver and the competition. Never dreamed I would someday own one, as I graduated from owning TR2 through TR250 Triumphs, a couple of MG s, E-Type Jaguar and many other sports cars.  Fast forward to 2001. A friend started up a classic sports car shop, and became a sub-dealer for Superformance. My company did their website, and I was there every week, photographing cars for the web. I took many photos of their first SPF a Royal Blue/White Stripe beauty with a factory hardtop. Prior to seeing the Superformance, I was not aware of Cobra replicas on the marketplace. I began to check out the different brands available at the time, in the hopes of owning one for myself at some time. After investigation, I came to the conclusion that Superformance was the only way to go, for me. It had the look and feel of the original, combined with improvements to the suspension, and excellent factory build quality. The paint was fantastic. Show quality, even UNDER the hood. So, I bought the Superformance MKIII, and have never regretted it. I have owned it longer than I have any other car, and am still thrilled every time I drive it. Which, by the way, is most every day. Rain, snow or shine. I live in upstate NY, and we have all four seasons here. And my SPF is a four season car! Yup, it is a little cold in the cockpit when the outside temps are below zero, but the thrill factor goes up when the temps go down. My Superformance is not a show car (although it is a beauty) it is a DRIVER. The looks I get when winter driving are classic and many people roll down their windows when I go by even in sub zero temps. A very unexpected bonus of owning my SPF is the owner s groups, SCOF in particular. There are track instruction events, cruises and get-togethers happening all year round. And I have never met a more rowdy, caring, enthusiastic, supportive group of folks. I am looking forward to many more years of driving my SPF, and attending events with many of the other SPF owners I have come to know online.