50th Anniversary of Shelby American Ford Mustang

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If you are a Ford Mustang fan in the Las Vegas area, you’d better be sure to get up and around to catch the tail-end of the Shelby American 50th Anniversary celebration.  Crazy to think it’s been over 5 decades since Carroll Shelby & company took on the Mustang customization and today, Team Shelby is commemorating the occasion with a cruise, car show, banquet, and two days of track action.

Today’s events will mark the official “Shelby 50th Anniversary Tribute” and every guest in attendance will have access to all things Shelby Mustang at the Shelby American headquarters, right there in Las Vegas.

Keep reading to get the full scoop on this event…

Press Release


Shelby fans and automotive enthusiasts to gather in Las Vegas for milestone

LAS VEGAS – March 14, 2011 – Team Shelby and Shelby American, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc., (CSBI.PK), will host a once in a lifetime celebration in honor of the 50th anniversary of Shelby American Inc. from March 14 – 17 in Las Vegas, Nev. 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 will start its engine on Wednesday evening 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.”

Tickets to the track days on Thursday and Friday are available to the public for $10 and the official car show on Saturday is open to the public for no cost. For additional information about the Shelby American 50th celebration, visit Shelby5oth.com or the Team Shelby forum.

About Shelby American, Inc.

Founded by legend Carroll Shelby, Shelby American manufactures and markets performance vehicles and related products. The company manufactures authentic continuation Cobras, including the 427 S/C, 289 FIA and 289 street car component vehicles. The company offers the GT350, GT500 Super Snake and GTS post-title packages for the current generation Ford Mustang. For more information, visit www.shelbyamerican.com.

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