Concept Carz Home
 Automotive NewsArrow PictureShelby Heritage Display Features Rarest of the Rare at Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion 
Shelby Heritage Display Features Rarest of the Rare at Rolex Monterey Motorsports ReunionAddThis Social Bookmark Button
Company press release.

Shelby Heritage Display Features Rarest of the Rare at Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion  Complementing the impressive number of authentic competition Shelby Cobras thundering around the circuit in their dedicated race group (3A) at this year's Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, August 17-19, will be a collection of unequalled magnitude at Ford Motor Company's onsite Shelby Cobra Heritage Display.

The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is a cornerstone, along with the famed Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, of Monterey Classic Car Week. The event is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Shelby Cobra while shaping up to be a fitting remembrance of Carroll Shelby, who died May 10.

According to Ford Motor Company's Group Vice President for Global Marketing, Sales and Service, Jim Farley, the weekend is going to be filled with everything and everyone that Shelby touched.

'There will never be another person like Carroll Shelby,' Farley said. 'His legacy is forever immortalized within the walls of Ford Motor Company and the hearts of millions of automotive enthusiasts. The Monterey weekend will be a very special gathering and fitting tribute to the man who accomplished the unimaginable.'

Shelby Heritage Display Features Rarest of the Rare at Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion  

Never before, and perhaps never again, will these cars – which helped turn Carroll Shelby's dream into a reality and created the legend – be grouped together in one location. And while there will be hundreds of Shelby Cobras descending on the Monterey Peninsula for Classic Car Week and the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, none will be as historically significant as the featured cars in the Heritage Display, which include*:

Daytona Coupe (CSX 2299) - The most significant of the six coupes, this is the car that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Daytona Continental 24 Hour, 12 Hours of Sebring and the 1965 FIA GT World Championship. It was driven by Dan Gurney, Bob Bondurant and others. (Courtesy of the Shelby American Museum)

FIA Cobra Roadster (CSX 2345) - Probably the most significant Cobra. It compiled five FIA wins and was driven by Phil Hill, Bob Bondurant, Roy Salvadori, Sir John Whitmore and others. It is completely original and untouched, including tires, from its last win in 1965 at Rossfeld, Germany. (Courtesy of the Shelby American Museum)

USRRC Cobra Roadster (CSX 2431) - The most recognizable Cobra roadster No. 98 was driven almost exclusively by Ken Miles. (Courtesy of the Shelby American Museum)

Sebring Cobra Roadster (CSX 2128) - Known as the 'Hey Little Cobra' roadster, this was driven by Dan Gurney and Ken Miles. (Courtesy of the Shelby American Museum)

Cobra Roadster (CSX 2026) - The first Cobra to ever win a race and a national championship, it was primarily driven by Dave McDonald, Lew Spencer and Bob Johnson. (Courtesy of the Shelby American Museum)

Cobra Roadster (CSX 2002) - The very first Shelby factory race car and the third Cobra ever built, it was driven by Billy Krause and others. (Courtesy of the Shelby American Museum)

Cobra (CSX 2128) - This was one of two Cobras built for the 1963 12 Hours of Sebring. (Courtesy of the Larry H. Miller Auto Museum)

Cobra (CSX 3017) - This was a full competition 427 Cobra. (Courtesy of the Larry H. Miller Auto Museum)

Cobra #1 - The very first Shelby Cobra, this car debuted at the 1962 New York Auto Show. (Courtesy of Shelby American)

Cobra (CSX 4000) - This was the first re-creation of the famed Cobra, which has become the most replicated car in history. (Courtesy of Shelby American)

Cobra 289 Dragonsnake (CSX 2427) - This is the only 'Stage III' factory Dragonsnake Cobra ever and is also the only original yellow and Weber-inducted Cobra sold to the public. It has undergone a meticulous, multi-year restoration that earned it a nearly perfect score at SAAC's concourse. The car cost $8,695 in 1964. (Courtesy of Steven Juliano from Pelham Manor, NY)

Advance general admission tickets start at $50. A three-day ticket is only $130 and includes a complimentary souvenir magazine. Children 12 and under are free with a paying adult. Hospitality options begin at $200 per person.

For more information on the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion or to purchase tickets, call 800-327-7322 or visit www.MazdaRaceway.com.

   Recent Articles
2014 HILTON HEAD ISLAND MOTORING FESTIVAL & CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE CONTINUES RECORD GROWTH

From test drives to test flights and automotive firsts, this year's event promises to delight visitors with the largest number of new features and sponsor activities in its history

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C.
– The Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d'Elegance (HHIMF), one of the nation's largest and fastest-growing automotive and motorsports enthusiast event weeks, is preparing an ever-expanding lineup of exhibits and activities for visitors at the upcoming event, October 2....
McLAREN 650S SPRINT TO MAKE COMPETITIVE DEBUT FOLLOWING CONFIRMATION OF GLOBAL RACE ELIGIBILITY

The new 650S Sprint by McLaren GT is set for its global competitive premiere this weekend at the penultimate round of the GT Cup race at Donington Park, UK. The 650S Sprint is developed and optimised for the track, and eligibility has now been confirmed to race in the NARRA US GT series, the SCCA GT Championship and the UAE GT series. McLaren GT factory driver Rob Bell will be joined by German-based journalist Dale Lomas, for the weekend's triple-header.

The covers were pulled off the McLaren....
BREMBO CIRCUIT IDENTITY CARD FOR MOTOGP AT GRAND PRIX OF SAN MARINO

What's the 'toughest' track in MotoGP?

Brembo Circuit Identity Cards for MotoGP are available to the public on the Friday before each race at www.Brembo.com.

Each Circuit Identity Card graphic includes general characteristics of the track itself (layout, length, number of braking events and turns, percentage of time spent under braking per lap), along with technical information of the key braking zones, such as speeds before/after each brake event, braking time and distance, ....
HILTON HEAD ISLAND MOTORING FESTIVAL & CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE ANNOUNCES EXPANSION OF 2014 SAVANNAH SPEED CLASSIC

• Celebrating a decade of vintage racing, the Savannah Speed Classic boasts exciting additions, brings racing back to its roots


HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – The Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d'Elegance (HHIMF), one of the nation's largest and fastest-growing automotive and motorsports enthusiast event weeks, today announced the expansion of its Savannah Speed Classic, held October 24 – 26. The Savannah Speed Classic presented by Mingledorff's, Inc., brings togeth....
LAND ROVER UNVEILS NEW PREMIUM COMPACT DISCOVERY SPORT AND LAUNCHES 'GALACTIC DISCOVERY' WITH VIRGIN GALACTIC

◾Land Rover unveils the 2015 Discovery Sport, the brand's new versatile and capable premium compact SUV, with a film captured at Spaceport America, the home of Virgin Galactic
◾The Discovery Sport features a 240hp turbocharged 2.0L, nine-speed automatic with four-wheel drive in a versatile seven passenger, 5+2 seating configuration
◾New Discovery Sport will go on sale in the U.S. in early 2015 with a starting price of $37,995*
◾Land Rover 'Galactic Discovery' competition to find four aspiring....
'CARS OF THE COWBOYS' CLASS COMING TO THE 2015 AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE

On March 15, 2015, the 20th annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance will display the eclectic and eccentric cars customized and modified to promote America's movie and TV cowboys with the highly anticipated 'Cars of the Cowboys' class. In true 'Amelia' tradition, this unique display on the 10th and 18th fairways of The Golf Club of Amelia Island at The Ritz-Carlton will put fun ahead of fad and fashion as the first gathering of cowboy vehicles at a major international Concours.

Featur....
FIRST 2014 MAZDA MOTORSPORTS CHAMPIONS CROWNED

• Mazda Road to Indy Season Concludes: Others to Come


August 28, 2014 (IRVINE, Calif.) – With involvement in over a dozen series, late summer and fall are a busy time for races and award dinners for Mazda Motorsports. This past weekend saw the 2014 season finales for the three Mazda Road to Indy Championships in Sonoma, California, and the clinching of the Cooper Tires IMSA Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda title at VIRginia International Raceway.

'When Mazda established the ....
2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat
2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat  2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat  2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat  2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat  2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat  
2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen 4Motion Concept
2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen 4Motion Concept  2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen 4Motion Concept  2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen 4Motion Concept  2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen 4Motion Concept  2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen 4Motion Concept  
2014 Alfa Romeo 4C
2014 Alfa Romeo 4C  2014 Alfa Romeo 4C  2014 Alfa Romeo 4C  2014 Alfa Romeo 4C  2014 Alfa Romeo 4C  
2014 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE
2014 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE  2014 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE  2014 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE  2014 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE  2014 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE  
2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z28  2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z28  2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z28  2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z28  2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z28  
2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R
2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R  2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R  2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R  2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R  2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R  
2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Premiere Edition
2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Premiere Edition  2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Premiere Edition  2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Premiere Edition  2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Premiere Edition  2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Premiere Edition  
2014 Ford George Follmer Edition Mustang
2014 Ford George Follmer Edition Mustang  2014 Ford George Follmer Edition Mustang  2014 Ford George Follmer Edition Mustang  2014 Ford George Follmer Edition Mustang  2014 Ford George Follmer Edition Mustang  
2014 Ford Mustang U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds
2014 Ford Mustang U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds  2014 Ford Mustang U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds  2014 Ford Mustang U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds  2014 Ford Mustang U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds  2014 Ford Mustang U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds  
2014 Infiniti Q60 Bobby Unser Edition
2014 Infiniti Q60 Bobby Unser Edition  2014 Infiniti Q60 Bobby Unser Edition  2014 Infiniti Q60 Bobby Unser Edition  2014 Infiniti Q60 Bobby Unser Edition  2014 Infiniti Q60 Bobby Unser Edition