50 Years

Shelby Celebrates

Larry Jewett - March 16, 2012 09:09 AM

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Team Shelby and Shelby American, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc. are hosting a  once in a lifetime celebration in honor of the 50th anniversary of Shelby American Inc. from March 14 – 17 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  This monumental event will help celebrate five decades of automotive excellence and innovation with a Cruise-in, car show, 50th anniversary banquet, two full track days and more.
“The 50th anniversary marks one of the most significant milestones in Shelby American’s history,” said John Luft, president of Shelby American. “Our celebration in Las Vegas will be   one of the more significant stops of Shelby American’s nationwide anniversary tour and the most action packed event for Shelby fans yet. Attending this celebration will be among the most sought-after and coveted event tickets of the year.”
The celebration began with the Shelby American Town Square music, food and car event. Thursday will be the first of two track days, during which guests can experience high speed twists and turns at Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch.  Later on, guests are welcomed back to the hotel for an evening featuring a “Shelby 50th Anniversary Tribute.” Guests are invited back to the track on Friday and later that evening to an anniversary banquet held at the Shelby American world headquarters in Las Vegas. The next morning, guests can enjoy a pancake breakfast before checking out the car show.
“The entire Shelby team is revved up for the four-day event,” added Luft. “Those who attend will experience thrilling speeds on the track, get up-close and personal with Shelbys from the 60’s through today, and take part in a celebration that will be unlike any other in history. In addition, enthusiasts will witness history when the inaugural induction of the first person into the new Shelby American Hall of Fame takes place during Friday’s dinner.”