When: Saturday May 11, 2013
Where: Carroll Shelby Foundation Headquarters at 19021 S. Figueroa St. Gardena, CA 90248
The Los Angeles Shelby American Automobile Club (LASAAC) has announced they will host a one day event celebrating the life of automotive legend Carroll Shelby. The show, which takes place in Los Angeles on Saturday May 11, 2013, will feature numerous Ford and Shelby show cars, as well as special guest appearances by famous racers Don Prudhomme, John Morten, Alan Grant.
Attendees will also be treated to a Texas style chili bar (thanks to Carroll’s love for good Chili), a panel discussion led by Rick Titus, an awards ceremony, and a rev engine salute that, as the promoters of the event hope, will “send rumbles to the heavens for Carroll”. The tradition got its start at last year’s Peterson Automotive Museum memorial for Carroll Shelby when fans revved their engines around the globe at 1 p.m. PDT, saluting the live of Carroll Shelby.
“We’re so excited to share this tribute of an American legend with all of the Shelby and automotive fans around the world,” said Jenni Shreeves, Executive Director of the Carroll Shelby Foundation. “Carroll genuinely valued the people who admired and owned his cars. Giving them a chance to be a part of the ‘Rev Your Engine’ salute around the world is truly what he would want.”
The show will kick off at 10 a.m. While there is no admission fee for attending the show, a $10 donation to the Carroll Shelby Foundation will get fans a collectible show decal. Shelby owners looking to feature their car at the event can do so for a $20 donation to the foundation. Details can be found on the Carroll Shelby Foundation Website.
“Carroll Shelby changed the course of history and touched millions of lives through his racing, his companies and his charity,” said Randy Richards, LASAAC president. “He challenged us to honor his legacy by continuing his work. This annual event will be a celebration for everyone who shares Carroll’s passion for performance and pursuit of excellence, while also supporting causes he truly believed in.”
In addition to the activities mentioned, fans will also be able to buy various Shelby Legacy collection items as well as Shelby Branded apparel and collectibles. Event sponsors scheduled to be in attendance include DenBeste Motorsports, McCluskey Ltd., Galpin Motorsports and Retrosports.
No doubt, this is an event that’s sure to bring out some amazing Shelby vehicles. If you’re a fan of Carroll Shelby, this is one not to be missed.
For more information, including car show categories, go here.