The Los Angeles Shelby American Automobile Club (LASAAC) will celebrate the life of the automotive legend with the first annual Carroll Shelby Tribute and Car Show on May 11, 2013, one year after his passing.
The one day event, which will benefit the Foundation, will take place at the Carroll Shelby Foundation Headquarters at 19021 S. Figueroa St. Gardena, California. It will feature a Ford and Shelby car show, awards ceremony, panel discussion led by Rick Titus, a Texas-style chili bar, special guests, and engine rev salute.
“Carroll Shelby changed the course of history and touched millions of lives through his racing, his companies, and his charity,” said Randy Richards, LASAAC president. “He challenged us to honor his legacy by continuing his work. This annual event will be a celebration for everyone who shares Carroll’s passion for performance and pursuit of excellence while also supporting causes he truly believed in.”
Event gates open at 10 a.m. PDT. There is no charge for admission, but a $10 donation to the Carroll Shelby Foundation includes a show decal. Shelby owners interested in displaying their cars can find the registration form www.carrollshelbyfoundation.org. at for a $20 donation.
“We’re so excited to share this tribute of an American legend with all of the Shelby and automotive fans around the world,” said Jenni Shreeves, Executive Director of the Carroll Shelby Foundation. “Carroll genuinely valued the people who admired and owned his cars.”
A panel discussion led by Titus will be held at the main stage with special guest panelists including Don Prudhomme, John Morten, Alan Grant, and others.
LASAAC will bestow awards to the top vehicles from each class, from vintage GT350s and GT500s to original Cobras, GT40s, and even the Dodge Shelby models from the 1980s.
Throughout the day, exclusive Shelby Legacy Collection items and Shelby branded apparel will be for sale with proceeds benefiting the Foundation.
The Carroll Shelby Tribute and Car Show will be presented by LASAAC along with sponsors DenBeste Motorsports, McCluskey Ltd., Galpin Motorsports, and Retrosports.