Winner on Display
Featured at May Shelby Show
Larry Jewett - April 16, 2014 08:25 PM
CSX2299 ended the reign of Ferarri in LeMans.Courtesy of Shelby
Almost 50 years after its historic victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe CSX2299 will return to Southern California to headline 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 single-day event will take place at the future home of the Carroll Shelby Automotive Museum at 19021 S. Figueroa St., Gardena, California. The event will feature a Ford and Shelby car show, awards ceremony, an expert panel and the Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe that brought the United States its first victory in 1964. The tribute will benefit the Foundation and new museum.
“Carroll Shelby has been the only person to win Le Mans as a driver, team owner and manufacturer,” said Neil Cummings, co-CEO of Carroll Shelby International and a trustee for the Carroll Shelby Foundation. “For enthusiasts, this is a rare opportunity to see the Cobra Daytona Coupe that ended the reign of Ferrari’s GTO at the future home of a museum dedicated to Shelby accomplishments.”
CSX2299 was the second Coupe built and the first completed at Carrozzeria Gransport in Modena, Italy. Using a powerful, reliable 289 CID Ford engine and a new aerodynamic body, the Shelby Cobra competed in nine FIA races. It is currently owned by the Larry H. Miller family and resides at the Miller Motorsports Park museum in Tooele, Utah.
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. With the popularity during last year’s event of the engine rev salute, enthusiasts are encouraged to join fans worldwide 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 in 2013, 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. “The car community has really stepped up to make this one of the most memorable events of the year.”