In honor of Carroll Shelby, well-known SPEED commentator Dave Despain will host a one-hour “50 Years of Shelby American” seminar in the main auction arena at the Auburn Auction Park on Friday, August 31.
A continuing part of Auctions America’s educational series, the panel discussion will focus on the passion that drives Shelby enthusiasts, as well as the company’s past, present, and future. The seminar starts at 9:00 AM EDT.
Panelists will share personal anecdotes about Carroll and offer market insights into the collectability of vintage and new Shelby vehicles, followed by a Q&A session with the audience. Entry to the seminar is included as part of general admission, with a complimentary hot breakfast for attendees served at 8.30 AM.
The panel will include:
- Original Shelby Factory Team Driver Allen Grant, who was involved in early development of Shelby performance vehicles and is currently designing his own sports car, the “Grant Spyder”
- Shelby American Vice President of Operations Gary Patterson, responsible for overseeing the company’s sales, customer service, and operations as well as a key development driver for Shelby American
- Auctions America by RM’s own resident Shelby aficionado and President Donnie Gould, a 35-year veteran of the collector car hobby.