News Column

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

February 14, 2014

GARDENA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- 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.

“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.”

About The Carroll Shelby Foundation

The Carroll Shelby Foundation was created by legendary racer and automotive manufacturer Carroll Shelby. Headquartered in Gardena, Calif., the Foundation is dedicated to providing medical assistance for those in need, including children, educational opportunities for young people through automotive and other training programs and benefitting the Shelby Automotive Museum. For more information visit

About Carroll Shelby Licensing

Auto manufacturer and entrepreneur Carroll Shelby is one of the most famous and successful high performance visionaries in the world. A pioneer for modern automotive licensing programs, he began licensing his name and designs for various products beginning in the 1960s. He founded Carroll Shelby Licensing Inc., which is the exclusive holder of trademarks and vehicle design rights for some of the most famous muscle cars and high-performance vehicles. CSL also holds trademark rights for Shelby-branded apparel, accessories and collectibles. For more information about the company or licensing opportunities, call (310) 914-1843, fax (310) 538-8189 or write CSL at 19021 S Figueroa St., Gardena, CA 90248, or visit, or

About Shelby American, Inc.

Shelby American manufactures and markets performance vehicles and related products. The company builds authentic continuation Cobras, including the 427 S/C, 289 FIA and 289 street car component vehicles. Shelby American offers the Shelby 1000, GT500 Super Snake, GT and GTS post-title packages for the 2005-2014 Ford Mustang, as well as the 2013-2014 Shelby Focus ST and 2012-2014 Ford Raptor. For more info, visit

Safe Harbor Statement

The statements contained in this press release that are not purely historical, including statements regarding the Company’s expectations, hopes, beliefs, intentions, or strategies regarding the future, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Actual results may differ materially from those expected because of various known and unknown risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the continuing effects of the U.S. recession and global credit environment, other changes in general economic and industry conditions, the award or loss of significant client assignments, timing of contracts, recruiting and new business solicitation efforts, currency fluctuations, and other factors affecting the financial health of our clients. These and other risks are described in the Company’s most recent annual report on Form 10-K and subsequent reports filed with or furnished to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements included in this press release are based on information available to the Company on the date hereof, and the Company assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements.

for Carroll Shelby International

Scott Black, 214-520-3430 ext. 303

Source: Carroll Shelby International

For more stories covering arts and entertainment, please see HispanicBusiness' Arts & Entertainment Channel

Source: Business Wire

Story Tools