• Jan 1st 2009 at 12:55PM
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The hits just keep on coming for the embattled Shelby American Automobile Club. News has quieted down about the contention between Caroll Shelby and the SAAC just in time for Ken Eber, the club's national director, to steer the organization right into another lawsuit. This time, it's New Jersey Motorsports Park suing to recover nearly $116,000 it's been owed since last August. Both parties are trying to work the issue out, but Eber's assertion that the club has reached a verbal agreement on the issue and will be adding an event to the 2009 calendar doesn't jive with the venue's schedule, though Joe Savaro, a co-owner of the park, has indicated a desire to have the Shelby club back.

Even though the park made a concession to allow the SAAC to pay for its use of the track after the event, Eber reportedly left the event early and wouldn't return to settle up. Eber says the club will be back at the park in 2009, and they'll be using whatever proceeds the event generates to make good on outstanding commitments. Let's see, a club that charges each of its reported 5,500 members $57 per year, that works out to $313,500, though the club uses those proceeds to run a decent website and produce a newsletter and magazine, as well as pay a couple of salaries. Perhaps pre-selling tickets might be a better idea this year?

[Source: TheDailyJournal.com]

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      • 6 Years Ago

      I heard about this from someone at the track just recently. Perhaps SAAC wants a dust bowl discount. It was pretty bad for the first few events.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Jesus, ain't that the truth, and not just on the track... parking is abysmal. My car was absolutely covered in a layer of silt after Koni/Rolex. Close as it is, I won't return until they get that sorted out; damned sure won't be doing any track days after watching the race that weekend. I think grass has gone in on Lightning, but I'm not sure about Thunder.

        Any news? Anyone?
      • 6 Years Ago
      I see it Ian, but I hope for your sake it's not an accurate depiction.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Oh it's accurate all right. Ian, may I suggest counselling or at the very least some suitable reading.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Eber is a pile of Garbage. He's scammed so many people, including hotels (conventions), SVTOA members, sponsors, etc.

      SAAC makes a TON on those events!! Maybe he's screwing the track to make up for the loss in value of his 8 million dollar Martha's Vineyard beach house. He sure seems to have enough dough to have a Ford GT, a plane, etc.

      What a loser. If you need further proof of his ways, just contact the host hotle for the '07 convention in Utah....

      • 6 Years Ago
      Maybe I'm being 10 years old here... but the track is shaped like an upside down cock and balls.
        • 6 Years Ago
        LMFAO !!!!!!!!!!!
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yes Ian, we like to refer to it as "CocknBalls Park" here in Jerzy, thanks for noticing.
        • 6 Years Ago
        MAN! I did not notice that!

        "alright, the number 6 car is just rounding the first testicle and the number 38 car takes the inside of the turn in the head"
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