Quantum Performance and Team Shelby to Honor Carroll Shelby With 1st Annual 'Texas Roundup'
DALLAS, Sept. 22, 2008 - Quantum Performance, an Authorized Shelby Mod Shop will honor the legendary Carroll Shelby with its first annual Team Shelby Texas Roundup Drive on October 25, 2008. The event, which will begin at Quantum Performance's state-of-the-art shops at 13700 Diplomat Drive in Farmers Branch, will feature a rally near Mr. Shelby's birthplace and end at Northeast Texas Community College with a muscle car and hot rod "Show & Shine" Car Show. The show is free to the public and includes a dedication ceremony for the new Carroll Shelby School of Automotive Technology at NTCC.
"We're proud to be Carroll Shelby's official Shelby Mod Shop in his home state," stated Kenny Northum, managing partner at Quantum Performance. "This drive is designed to honor him by giving enthusiasts an opportunity to enjoy their cars on the road, raise money for scholarships and be part of history at the Carroll Shelby School of Automotive Technology. We had to limit this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to 100 cars."
The Team Shelby Texas Roundup will begin at Quantum Performance at 7:30 AM on October 25. Participation is open to any Shelby car or Ford powered vehicle. The event is being sanctioned by Team Shelby (http://www.teamshelby.com/), the factory authorized club for Shelby enthusiasts. The rally group is expected to include legendary cars such as the Cobra, Shelby Mustang, Series 1 and GL-H, as well as Ford GT, Falcon, Mustang, Pantera and Tiger.
The rally will end at NTCC in Mount Pleasant at about 11 AM for a show and shine. The college will conduct a dedication ceremony for the new Carroll Shelby School of Automotive Technology at approximately 1 PM. The general public can attend the show and ceremony at no cost.
"Working with Quantum, we're planning a great local event that combines driving, car show and charitable activities to create a memorable day," added Team Shelby Director Sharon Elliott. "This is the kind of grassroots event that Mr. Shelby asked us to support when we formed the club. We plan to coordinate attendance with the North Texas Mustang Club and members of the Shelby Cobra Association of Texas to make it an annual event."
Quantum Performance offers a full complement of speed equipment, as well as an upscale customer service area and parts store. The company maintains, restores and customizes American contemporary and vintage iron by Ford, GM and Chrysler.
Shelby Automobiles chose Quantum Performance as its third Mod Shop location. The "Southwest Shelby Mod Shop" facility installs packages that enhance the handling, styling and power of current generation V6 and V8 Ford Mustangs and Shelbys for enthusiasts in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, New Mexico, and Louisiana. The Shelby Mod Shop offers Shelby "Super Snake" packages for the 2007 and 2008 Ford Shelby GT500, the Shelby Terlingua Racing Team, and Shelby GT500 40th anniversary packages, as well as clothing and accessories. Each vehicle will sport an official Shelby badge denoting the origin of all modifications for inclusion in the official Shelby Registry.
"The new Carroll Shelby School of Automotive Technology is dedicated to teaching young people the skills they need to build a better life through the auto industry," added Glenn Martini, Quantum Performance partner. "Of the $75 event fee, $50 will go to the school's scholarship program. I hope someday that we can employ some of the program's graduates to build cars at the Shelby Mod Shop."
Quantum Performance also enhances Mustangs with authentic Shelby Performance Parts. Individual components include upgraded brakes, superchargers, suspension components and cosmetic pieces such as hoods and fascias exclusively designed at Shelby Automobiles. Shelby factory experts are involved in helping the Mod Shop meet Carroll Shelby's personal expectations for quality and delivery.
Quantum's Shelby Mod Shop features numerous amenities, including a customer lounge area that features wireless Internet, free coffee bar, free conference room, flat screen HDTV, and windowed service bays that allow owners to follow the progress of their cars. The company also has a 1500 horsepower dyno to test and tune cars.