Chuck Brandt's Website
Welcome to my website, here I will document various automotive projects I'm involved in. Currently I am writing a book about the Cooper Monaco sports racing car. The book focuses on the T-61M version of the Monaco which was intended for V8 engine swaps and used to build the Shelby King Cobras. I am currently researching and interviewing people for the book, it's really a fascinating and fun process. If you have any stories, photographs, or information pertaining to Cooper Monacos, Shelby King Cobras, or other mid-engined sports racing cars of the early 60s please contact me via the e-mail link above.
ERA Cobra #665 Build
Selecting A Kit The Wait The Kit Arrives 09/20/03 In the Paint Booth 10/06/03 Body Work (updated 8/9/04) Engine Build (updated 10/2/04)
Wiring (updated 10/1/04) Final Assembly (updated 01/13/05) Living with the Cobra (updated 07/15/2007)
Ford Racing HistoryLake Garnett Raceway, Garnett Kansas (updated 10/22/05)
Greenwood Roadway, Indianola, Iowa (updated 11/04/06)
'63 F-100 XL B/FX Drag Truck (updated 12/17/05)
'63-'64 Shelby King Cobra Race Car (updated 04/11/06)
My Dad's '67 Galaxie 500 has been my daily driver for the past nine years and has had several updates and rebuilds.
289 rebuild and conversion to AOD transmission (updated 1/1/2005)
Frame replacement and install 390 / Tremec TKO-600 (updated 06/21/2009)
Our trusty '66 F-100 has been patiently waiting for restoration since 2000
'66 F-100 "Green Truck" (updated 01/16/06)
The '60 Mak-Kart Go-Cart our family had when I was young is undergoing restoration.
'60 Fox Mak-Kart Go-Cart (updated 07/28/09)