Shelby Los Angeles Weekend to Celebrate American Performance With Two High Octane Events
GARDENA, Calif. – May 10, 2018 – The inaugural Team Shelby Movie Night and 6th Annual Carroll Shelby Tribute Car Show will create the “Shelby Los Angeles Weekend” celebration on May 18 and 19, 2018, in Gardena, California. This family-friendly weekend hosted by Carroll Shelby International, the Carroll Shelby Foundation, Shelby American, Team Shelby and Carroll Shelby’s Store will feature dazzling new vehicle introductions, a car show, displays, games, iconic film, live music and more.
“We will gather fans from across the globe to honor Carroll Shelby, who was the original King of the Road,” said Joe Conway, Co-CEO of Carroll Shelby International and CEO of Shelby American. “We will first commemorate him with a salute to historic Shelby vehicles that had a deep impact on performance history, like the Ford Shelby GT500KR. Then we’ll talk about his favorite, subject, the future, by introducing the current generation cars and trucks that continue that tradition, including a pair of new vehicles.”
The weekend will begin on May 18 with a free Team Shelby Movie Night, featuring the iconic film BULLITT at 6:30 PM. Every generation Ford Bullitt Mustang will be on display including a 2019 model. The night will feature live music by the band “In Contempt”, food trucks, trivia, live auctions and more.
“My grandfather, Carroll Shelby, was an incredibly fun-loving individual who was very proud of his relationship with Ford Motor Company and the community that he created through the club Team Shelby,” said Aaron Shelby, Board Member of Carroll Shelby International and Co-President of the Carroll Shelby Foundation. “We expanded our activities to honor those two passions. From the movie night sponsored by Team Shelby to the Ford Bullitt display and fund-raising for the Carroll Shelby Foundation, it will be an amazing weekend to remember.”
The next day, the Tribute car show will host a series of presentations including two car introductions by Shelby American. The Carroll Shelby Foundation will also make a donation to The Eli Home, a nonprofit organization focused on breaking the cycle of child abuse and family violence.
“Carroll Shelby was as beloved for his philanthropic efforts as he was for entrepreneurial success,” said Neil Cummings, Co-CEO of Carroll Shelby International, CEO of Carroll Shelby Licensing and Co-President of the Carroll Shelby Foundation. “Our donation to The Eli Home will carry on Carroll Shelby’s philanthropic vision by providing assistance to victims of child and family abuse. They will be able to more easily reach the charity’s shelter facilities, counseling center, community youth job training initiative and therapy staff.”
The show will include a presentation by the Original Venice Crew, live music by the Chuck Alvarez Band, games, adult tricycle races and autograph session. Attendees will see rare Shelby and Ford cars from the past 50 years. Carroll Shelby’s Store will showcase its latest merchandise. Enthusiasts can even join the “Rev Your Engine” salute to Carroll Shelby at 2 PM.
Admission is free for spectators and proceeds from the car show participants will benefit the Carroll Shelby Foundation. To learn more about the 2018 Carroll Shelby Tribute and Car Show or the Carroll Shelby Foundation, please visit http://carrollshelbytribute.com/.
About Shelby American, Inc.
Founded by legend Carroll Shelby, Shelby American, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International, Inc. (CSBI-PK), manufactures and markets performance vehicles and related products. The company builds authentic continuation Cobras, including the 427 S/C, 289 FIA, 289 street car and Daytona coupe component vehicles; it offers the Shelby GTE, 1000 and Super Snake post-title packages for the 2005-2018 Ford Mustang. Shelby American also offers the Shelby Raptor, Shelby F-150 Super Snake and Shelby F-150 trucks. For more information, visit www.Shelby.com.
About The Carroll Shelby Foundation
The Carroll Shelby Foundation (www.shelby.com) 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.
About Team Shelby
Team Shelby was founded in 2008 by Carroll Shelby to give people an opportunity to enjoy their cars through events with fellow enthusiasts. Ownership of a Shelby vehicle is not required, only a passion for the brand and lifestyle. With chapters worldwide, the factory sanctioned club provides benefits including exclusive access to “Members Only” areas of the club website (www.teamshelby.com), official Team Shelby Membership Kit, invitations to special events and monthly discounts on Shelby products.
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