|Very Early Production 1965 Shelby GT 350 to Cross the Block at Russo and Steele Monterey!|
|Scottsdale, Arizona (July 21st, 2016) The Shelby GT 350 is a legend. Using Ford's already incredible K-code Mustang fastback as a basis, Carroll Shelby made the 'it' car of the '60s even hotter by making his version of the Mustang faster, lighter, and even more fun to drive. In the first year of production, 562 examples were built, and these are considered to be the most pure and desirable GT 350s built in the model's short history. With the many well-known Shelby touches, these were and ...[Read more...]|
|TWO OF THE ORIGINAL SHELBY GT350 MUSTANG PROTOTYPES TO MEET UP IN TULSA, OKLAHOMA|
|More than three decades after taping a full-page ad ripped from a 1965 car magazine above his bunk on an Alaskan crab boat, Mark Hovander is touring the country this year with the same Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang pictured on that page.
Hovander and his crosstown friend John Atzbach are big fans of the first-generation Shelby Mustang, and between them they own two of the three original prototypes. As Mustang enthusiasts across the country and around the world celebrate 50 years of their favorite...[Read more...]|
|SCOTT PRUETT RECEIVES RRDC'S 2016 PHIL HILL AWARD|
| ||DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 28, 2016) – Scott Pruett, known as a savvy and disciplined racer with a record 60 victories in IMSA competition, was honored by the Road Racing Drivers Club with the 2016 Phil Hill Award. RRDC president Bobby Rahal made the presentation at a dinner on Jan. 27 prior to the running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, the season opener of the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
The Phil Hill Award has been presented annually since 1993 to the person who the RR...[Read more...]|
|RRDC VOTES IN 26 NEW MEMBERS FOR 2015|
| ||HILLIARD, Ohio (Oct. 23, 2015) - Twenty-six race-car drivers and motorsports professionals have been voted into the Road Racing Drivers Club in 2015. The group includes 11 Regular Members from the open-wheel and sports-car racing ranks, 10 Associate Members and five Honorary Members. The current roster of RRDC members now numbers 486. Voting was held among all current RRDC members.
'The RRDC is honored to announce the addition to its roster a group of outstanding racing champions and o...[Read more...]|
|SHELBY AMERICAN COMMEMORATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY FIA COBRA WITH SPECIAL EDITION CAR|
|• Iconic Shelby FIA Cobra to be Celebrated|
Scottsdale, Ariz. – Jan. 17, 2014 – In 1964, Shelby American, today a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI:PK) introduced the FIA version of the small block Cobra, which competed in the 1964 World Manufacturers Championship series against marques like Aston Martin, Jaguar and Corvette. To celebrate the birth of the 289 Ford powered roadsters, Shelby American will offer 50 limited edition continuation (CSX70...[Read more...]
|Peter Brock and Bob Bondurant to Swap Shelby Stories at Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion|
|Two stalwart names in the colorful history of Shelby American, Peter Brock and Bob Bondurant, will share some of their stories of those early years at the Picnic with Shelby Cobra Saturday, August 18 at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. The 30-minute picnic begins at 12:15 p.m. in the Ford Motor Company display, located at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca's Yamaha Marketplace.
Peter Brock was instrumental in Shelby American beginning in 1962. As a young designer, he dove into the entire design...[Read more...]|
|Carroll Shelby, Ford Family for More Than Half a Century|
|Carroll Shelby was a member of the Ford family for the better part of 60 years, producing stunning performance vehicles from concepts to production models.
He once said his energy and passion for performance products were always strongest when he was working with Ford.
Shelby most recently collaborated with the company on the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang, the most powerful production V8 in the world. Working with SVT engineers at Sebring and the Arizona Proving Grounds, at times he drov...[Read more...]|