Second Annual Car Show and Tribute in Southern California to Celebrate Carroll Shelby's Legacy


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GARDENA, CA--Feb. 16, 2014: The public is invited to celebrate the incredible life of an automotive legend as part of the second annual Carroll Shelby Tribute and Car Show on Saturday, May 17, 2014. Hosted by Carroll Shelby International, the Carroll Shelby Foundation, Carroll Shelby Licensing and Shelby American, Inc., the one day event will take place at the future home of the Carroll Shelby Automotive Museum at 19021 S. Figueroa St., Gardena, Calif. Plans include a Ford and Shelby car show, awards ceremony, panel discussion, a Texas style chili bar, special homage to the 50th anniversary FIA Cobra and Daytona Coupe and an engine rev salute. The tribute will benefit the Foundation and new museum.

“He challenged us to honor his legacy by continuing his work. This annual event is an opportunity for everyone to share in Carroll’s passion for performance and pursuit of excellence, while also supporting his charity and So Cal’s newest automotive museum.”

“Carroll Shelby changed the course of history and touched millions of lives through his racing, his companies and his charity,” said Neil Cummings, co-CEO of Carroll Shelby International and a trustee for the Carroll Shelby Foundation. “He challenged us to honor his legacy by continuing his work. This annual event is an opportunity for everyone to share in Carroll’s passion for performance and pursuit of excellence, while also supporting his charity and So Cal’s newest automotive museum.”

Attendees will feast their eyes on some of the rarest Shelby cars from the past five decades. Carroll Shelby’s Store will offer new, limited edition merchandise for the event. Owners of Shelby and Ford powered performance vehicles interested in displaying a car can find the registration form on the Carroll Shelby Foundation website.

Event gates open at 10 a.m. PDT; while there is no charge for admission, a suggested donation to the charity includes a show decal. Due to the overwhelming popularity during last year’s event for the engine rev salute, enthusiasts are encouraged to join fans across the globe at 1 p.m. PDT to do it again. The “Rev Your Engine” salute will salute the life of Carroll Shelby.

“With the success of our first annual event last year, and in true Shelby spirit, we’re gearing up for an even bigger and better celebration this year,” said Jenni Shreeves, executive director of the Carroll Shelby Foundation. “We’ve been working closely with local clubs to ensure there will be an amazing collection of vintage Cobras and 1960s era Shelby Mustangs on display, as well as contemporary models.”

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