Shelby American and Team Shelby will Bring their Special Brand of Fun to the 11th Annual Shelbyfest
LAS VEGAS – April 20, 2017 – Shelby American and Team Shelby, the official club of Shelby enthusiasts worldwide will bring their special brand of fun to the 11th Annual Shelbyfest in downtown Jefferson City, Missouri, on May 4-5, 2017. For the first time, the carmaker and enthusiast club will bring thrill rides, exhibits and presentations to this American heartland celebration of performance.
“Shelbyfest has become one of the most important Ford and Shelby-focused enthusiast events in America’s heartland,” said Gary Patterson, President of Shelby American. “I can’t wait to share our latest fire-breathing performance vehicles with the enthusiasts who will be part of it this year. From the 50th Anniversary Super Snake to the affordable GTE, we will have a Shelby for everyone.”
The exciting three-day event kicks off on Thursday morning, May 4th with an exciting autocross course that will be repeated the next day; Shelby American president Gary Patterson will personally give thrill rides in one of the supercharged Shelby cars each day. He will also lead a scenic drive as it rolls through the beautiful countryside. Other weekend events include a special Cinco de Mayo celebration with an official Shelby American display and a banquet.
This year, car show participants will compete for coveted awards in many categories. Team Shelby and Shelby American will present awards at Shelbyfest for the first time at the Saturday car show and then be part of the banquet that night.
“Team Shelby will help coordinate the Shelby American autocross thrill rides, provide hospitality for current members and recruit new ones to the club,” said Tracey Smith, International Director of Team Shelby. “We want to give even more people in the heartland a way to enjoy the high octane lifestyle pioneered by Carroll Shelby.”
Shelbyfest started in 2006 when a group of six people met in a park for a casual car show. Over the past decade, it has expanded to Jefferson City as it attracts fans from across the region. Several thousand people are expected to join the fun over the three day event.
“The 2017 Shelbyfest promises to be the biggest in our history,” said Shelbyfest Founder Kyle Caraway. “From exciting car cruises and parties to an autocross, this will be an experience that people will never forget. It’s fitting that Shelby American and Team Shelby will join this year’s event for the first time as we honor George Hensley, who recently lost his battle with cancer. George was a serious Shelby fan who was certainly popular with those who attend Shelbyfest.”
About Shelby American, Inc.
Founded by 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, Super Snake and Shelby Terlingua Racing Team post-title packages for the 2005-2017 Ford Mustang. Shelby American offers the Shelby Raptor and Shelby F-150 muscle truck. For more information, visit www.shelby.com.
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:
- First news on all Shelby products and vehicles
- Exclusive access to “Members Only” areas of the club website (www.teamshelby.com)
- Official Team Shelby Membership Kit
- Invitations to special events
- Discounts on Shelby products
Additional information is available at www.teamshelby.com