I know this isn't a 'bash' SAAC post but I had to add...I do own a legit 66 Shelby like the one in the pic..
I fit into the category of someone who landed ownership a "long time ago' when they weren't as valuable and I ended up getting it thru brute persistence and a father that alot of car guys wish they had...
(got the basket case 66' when I was 23...)
Anyway, I understand the sentiments by those put off by SAAC..I went to an SAAC convention in 99'. I was a legit owner but very young compared to the 'senior' owners. I went to the SAAC hotel dinner and listened to the SAAC brass talk about themselves like they were at the Oscars and they were Deniro and Pacino.
I was very put off because the convention seemed about them rather than the cars and comraderie.
I never went to another one. I'm very respectful of all the work they've done amassing the info..but it seems they keep it locked up to benefit themselves rather than the cars..