While every Shelby car is special, some have pretty fascinating stories behind them. Hot Rod Magazine shared one such story about a 1968 GT500KR. Read about it at:

Survivor Cobras are so cool! Anthony Boosalis shares his golden find

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Jim Labadie's support of JDRF wins him a 2014 Shelby Focus ST. 

See story here: Jim Labadie wins Shelby Focus ST


Kevin and Jan Jones, Ford and Shelby enthusiast, had a chance to meet with Ari Kopmar, Executive Vice President of Carroll Shelby Consumer Initiatives, and Tracey Smith, Director of Carroll Shelby Licensing, at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in England, this weekend. 

Look at the smiles on their faces. It's a joy to see and meet Shelby friends all over the world. 


This is for those looking to break the 1000HP mark

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"This brain-melting 1325-hp Shelby-built turbine Indycar is for sale"



Bill Shepherd's Mustang at Goodwood Festival of Speed in England


The new 2015 Ford Mustang at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in Englad

Check out what's available at our eBay store!

We've recently added a Track Pack KIT, and the signed toolbox will be closing out soon!


The ground-pounding 575HP Shelby Raptor and 2 monstrous 850+HP Shelby Super Snakes rumbled to the WFAA Channel 8 studios in Dallas, Texas on June 20, 2014. Aaron Shelby and Gary Patterson were present to discuss the upcoming LegacyTexas Bank Shelby Car Show, hosted in Plano, Texas on June 21.




LAS VEGAS – June 19, 2014Shelby American, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI:PK), named Jim Labadie of Dexter, Michigan, as the winner of the charity car raffle program benefiting JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. On June 19, Jim was presented with a 2014 Shelby Focus ST, complete with a Shelby performance package upgrade, at the Shelby American factory in Las Vegas.


“We were honored when Ford Motor Company invited us to support the charity,” said Joe Conway, CEO of Shelby American. “This is an important charity for Ford and we’re happy to help move the needle forward in this endeavor.”


The drawing was held at the Ford Motor Company World Headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan, and raised $47,000 for JDRF. Since 1998, Ford Motor Company has raised more than $45 million for JDRF through a variety of programs and events, including this campaign.


“Ford is proud of its ongoing partnership with JDRF in the fight to cure type 1 diabetes,” says Edsel B. Ford II, Board Director, Ford Motor Company.  “Our collaboration with Shelby has also been very important to Ford and we were thrilled that they chose to join us in support of JDRF.”


The Shelby Focus ST has a custom leather interior, a Shelby short-throw shifter and is finished off with a unique Shelby CSM badge. The Shelby performance package sports a Ford Racing suspension that drops the car an inch, bigger brakes, new Shelby wheels and sticky performance tires. Shelby also installed a cold air intake, a Borla exhaust and a performance engine tune.


Labadie was presented with the vehicle at the Shelby American factory on June 19. The vehicle was documented in the official Shelby registry and is one of only 500 vehicles built for the model year. The post-title package for the Shelby Focus ST begins at $14,995, not including the base car. Labadie will drive the vehicle back home to Dexter with his two children.

About Shelby American, Inc. and Carroll Shelby Licensing

Founded by legend Carroll Shelby, Shelby American manufactures and markets performance vehicles and related products. The company builds authentic continuation Cobras, including the 427 S/C, 289 FIA and 289 street car component vehicles; it offers the Shelby 1000, GT350, GT500 Super Snake and GTS post-title packages for the current generation Ford Mustang. Shelby American also builds the Shelby Raptor muscle truck and Shelby Focus ST hot hatch. For more information, visit Shelby American is a division of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI.PK). Carroll Shelby Licensing Inc., also a wholly owned division, is the exclusive holder of Carroll Shelby's trademarks and vehicle design rights. It also holds trademark rights for Shelby-branded apparel, accessories and collectibles. Information is at


About JDRF

JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research.  JDRF’s goal is to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until we achieve a world without T1D.  JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners and is the only organization with the scientific resources, regulatory influence, and a working plan to better treat, prevent, and eventually cure T1D.  As the largest charitable supporter of T1D research, JDRF is currently sponsoring $568 million in scientific research in 17 countries. For more information, visit




HUGE news!


Happy ‪#‎TriviaTuesday‬ Shelby fans!!!

Try your hand at all three questions. Answer correctly and you’ll be added to a drawing to win some great Carroll Shelby tribute gear. You have 48 hours!

Q1: What 1964 event was Parnelli Jones’ sports car racing debut in a Shelby King Cobra?

Q2: The only Shelby GT350 to race at Le Mans appeared in 1967. Who were the drivers?

Q3: In what year did Dave MacDonald secure the first win for the Shelby Cobra at the Pacific Coast Championship?

Email your responses to by Thursday (June 12) at 12pm PST to be entered into the drawings.

Please do NOT comment your answers to ensure that everyone will get a fair chance!


LAS VEGAS, Nev. – June 4, 2014 – Shelby American and Carroll Shelby Licensing will be featured at the Fifth Annual Shelby Car Show, hosted by the Shelby Cobra Association of Texas (SCAT) and LegacyTexas Bank on June 21, in Plano, Texas at 5000 Legacy Dr. This one day event is free to the public and will feature Shelby American’s latest vehicles, including the 624 HP Shelby GT/SC and the limited addition 50th Anniversary Shelby FIA Cobra. Also, the mobile Carroll Shelby’s Store will be making its Texas debut. This annual event has become one of the largest Shelby shows in the Southwest.

“This event is extremely special for the Shelby family,” said Joe Conway, CEO of Shelby American. “Carroll always viewed Texas as home, so it’s important to keep his heritage alive here. This year we’re pleased to display the limited addition 50th Anniversary Shelby FIA Cobra. It commemorates Shelby American’s 1964 introduction of the FIA version of the small block Cobra and celebrates its accomplishments as one of the most important cars in American racing history.”

The show kicks off at 10 a.m. with Shelby American’s high performance line-up, which includes the terrain-dominating Shelby Raptor, the wickedly powerful GT500 Super Snake and the new Shelby GT/SC. Members of the Shelby family will be in attendance as well as some of the cars from their collection.

Also, for the first time, fans will have a chance to purchase Shelby merchandise during the event from the Carroll Shelby’s Store merchandise trailer. Carroll Shelby’s Store “on wheels” will carry die casts, signs and authentic Shelby apparel which includes hats, jackets and shirts. It will have a unique selection of rare memorabilia such as legacy items signed by Carroll Shelby and limited edition prints.

“I predict this year’s show will be the best yet,” said Aaron Shelby, LegacyTexas Bank Executive vice president and grandson of Carroll Shelby. “In addition to our friends from Shelby American joining us again this year, we will also have the very limited Cobra 289 FIA on hand. Both my family and the bank are very proud of this community event.”

The Shelby car show will be held at the bank’s corporate headquarters at the intersection of Preston Road and Legacy Drive. In addition to the Shelby American models, the event will also feature rare and vintage cars from the private collection of the Shelby family, majority owners of LegacyTexas Bank.

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Check out this Hemmings blog on the Shelby Automotive Museum!


Happy #TriviaTuesday Shelby fans!!!

Try your hand at all three questions. Answer correctly and you’ll be added to a drawing to win some Shelby gear. You have 48 hours!

Q1: What model year marked the last appearance of the Ford Shelby GT500 until it returned in 2007?

Q2: The first 2007 GT500 off the Ford Motor Company assembly line was auctioned for charity in January 2006. How much did it sell for including commission fees?

Q3: Who had the first formal victory in a Trans Am race, in a car entered by Shelby American?

Email your responses to by Thursday (June 5) at 12pm PST to be entered into the drawings.

Please do NOT comment your answers to ensure that everyone will get a fair chance!


Check out this 3D design animation walkthrough of the Shelby Automotive Museum!


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GARDENA, Calif. – May 28, 2014Carroll Shelby International, Inc., the Carroll Shelby Foundation, Carroll Shelby Licensing, Inc., and Shelby American, Inc. hosted a successful 2nd Annual Carroll Shelby Tribute and Car Show on May 17, 2014 in Gardena, California. The event, held in celebration of the legendary Carroll Shelby, attracted even more people and more exclusive cars than the previous year.


“Through the organizations he founded, Carroll Shelby continues to have a major influence on people today,” said Neil Cummings, co-CEO of Carroll Shelby International, Inc. and a trustee for the Carroll Shelby Foundation. “Seeing so many enthusiasts, young and old, gather in his name demonstrates how much people loved Carroll and his philosophy. Shelby has evolved beyond the man to become an iconic representation of quality, grit and American ingenuity.”


The tribute was designed to appeal to the entire family. Hundreds of high performance Shelby and Ford cars were displayed by their owners. Guests raved about the Terlingua-style chili near a wine and beer garden. Fans were treated to panel discussions with legendary drivers Bob Bondurant and Allen Grant.


The Le Mans-winning 1964 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe was displayed, along with the first Shelby Cobra (CSX2000). These two iconic cars were in good company with 13 other rare original Cobras, a 1967 Ford GT, six original 1965 GT350s and many other collector automobiles. Shelby American also sent two of their most popular vehicles, the terrain-eating Shelby Raptor and the limited edition FIA 289 Shelby Cobra.


“All the vehicles exemplified the high performance characteristics that have become synonymous with the Shelby brand,” said Joe Conway, co-CEO of Shelby International, Inc. and CEO of Shelby American. “Whether it was a 1960s built Shelby Cobra or a 2014 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake, the public could see the evolution that continues to make Shelby vehicles unmatched.”


The “Shelby in Books and Movies” panelists, “Go Like Hell” author A.J. Baime and film producer Lucas Foster, treated fans to information regarding the planned 2015 spring shoot of the film adaptation of the book. The film will focus on Ford and Carroll Shelby’s quest to beat Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.


The event was free to the public but all donations went to support the Carroll Shelby Foundation and the Shelby Automotive Museum. The display included a sprinkling of cars from the museum.


Carroll Shelby’s Store flagship location on site was open for the day. It offered a wide range of exclusive items including die casts, signs and authentic Shelby apparel such as hats, jackets and shirts. The store also has a unique selection of rare memorabilia including legacy items signed by Carroll Shelby and limited edition prints.



The Carroll Hall Shelby Trust unveiled plans for the new Carroll Shelby Automotive Museum at a founder’s reception on May 16, 2014, in Gardena, California. The museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization created to educate the public about the high performance automotive industry. It is being formed by the Trust around the private collection of Mr. Shelby to celebrate his legacy and to inspire future generations.


“Wilt Chamberlain changed basketball, Steve Jobs revolutionized personal electronics and Carroll Shelby changed the automotive landscape forever,” said Neil Cummings, co-Trustee for the Carroll Hall Shelby Trust and Director of the Shelby Automotive Museum. “While Carroll was one of modern America’s most iconic figures, he wanted this museum to do far more than commemorate his amazing life. When we first discussed this idea, it was Carroll’s vision to build a place that would honor the grit, ingenuity and tenacity of everyone who was part of the Shelby story. He believed it should stimulate the minds of the young, inspire other visionaries and give strength to the underdog.”


The facility will be located next to the engine factory and offices where Carroll Shelby lived, worked and created his magic for over 40 years. It is where he spent his last days, thinking about the future. It will include a portion of Mr. Shelby’s car collection, a multi-media center and an auction area. The centerpiece will be “Shelby’s Snake Pit,” an area exclusively for sponsors to share stories in an atmosphere of valuable archival documents and trophies commemorating Carroll’s many racing victories and achievements.


The invitation only Founders Reception unveiled the plans for the museum. It included some of Mr. Shelby’s collection followed by a presentation about the museum. Mr. Shelby’s children, Pat and Mike Shelby, were in attendance, along with their spouses and children. They shared personal stories of their father.  


“Carroll Shelby was an amazing individual,” said Joe Conway, co-Trustee for the Carroll Hall Shelby Trust and Director of the Shelby Automotive Museum. “From his service as a military test pilot to his dominating racing career and achievements as an international automaker, he was larger than life. With the growing interest in the museum, we held this reception to share our vision for its future with those who expressed interest in helping preserve American automotive history.”


The Trustees methodically studied many revered museums to develop their plans. From the Guggenheim to the Harley Davidson Museum, they adapted the best attributes to the Southern California facility plans.  


Located at 19021 South Figueroa Street in Gardena, the museum area will be approximately 40,000 square feet while the "Shelby's Snake Pit" VIP lounge will be around 5,000 square feet. An approximately 15 foot high sculpture of a Cobra will be the centerpiece of the area with a winding “road” traversing the facility. The project is being managed by Tellus Global, Inc., of Los Angeles.


The building and core collection are already secured. The charity only needs to raise $5 million to finish out the museum. A limited number of positions are available on the “Founders Wall” for a donation to the charity. Construction is expected to begin later this year with a formal opening planned in early 2015.


“Carroll’s mind never stopped creating,” said Cummings. “It's our mission to follow his lead with this unique museum and blaze another Shelby trail. The trust plans to work closely with museums across the world to create a lecture series, rotating exhibits and exclusive events. Our facilities will be open to local clubs seeking a place to meet. And we may include a permanent display for the Children’s Art Contest that Carroll championed. The close sense of community among Shelby fans will burn strongly at the Shelby Automotive Museum.”


Additional information about the new Shelby Automotive Museum is available at



Try your hand at all three questions. Answer correctly and you’ll be added to a drawing to win a cap from the film Getaway, which featured a Shelby GT500 Super Snake. You have 48 hours!

Q1: The Shelby Hertz was painted in 5 basic colors (not including stripes) in 1966. What were those colors?
Q2: What was the nickname of the 1968 experimental GT500 that had a revolutionary EFI system and an IRS?
Q3: What was the first year a GT500 convertible was available for purchase by the public?

Email your responses to by Thursday (May 29) at 12:30pm PST to be entered into the drawings.

Please do NOT comment your answers to ensure that everyone will get a fair chance!


Happy Trivia Tuesday Shelby fans!!!

Try your hand at all three questions. Answer correctly and you’ll be added to a drawing to win some awesome prizes featuring the legendary Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe. You have 48 hours!

Q1: The Cobra Daytona Coupe’s race debut was at Daytona on what date?

Q2: Which Shelby American factory driver had an incident while loading a Cobra Daytona Coupe prior to Daytona in 1965?

Q3: What is the CSX number of the Coupe driven to victory by Dan Gurney and Bob Bondurant at Le Mans in 1964?

Please email your responses to by Thursday (May 22) at 2:30pm PST to be entered into the drawings.

Want to know what you’re playing for?

1st place: 1964 Shelby Daytona Coupe t-shirt AND cap

2nd Place: 1964 Shelby Daytona Coupe t-shirt

3rd place: 1964 Shelby Daytona Coupe cap



The Carroll Shelby Tribute and Car Show is TOMORROW!!!!

Are you coming??



Check out CNET's road trip to the Las Vegas factory where history is created!


Celebrating 50 years of the Shelby Cobra in Ponoma, California

To mark the 50th Anniversary of the Cobra, a massive Shelby Cobra reunion was held at the Wally Parks N.H.R.A. Motorsports Museum in Pomona, California, where hundreds of Shelby enthusiasts and Cobra owners flocked for the celebration last weekend. Click HERE and take a look at AutoBlog's photo gallery and coverage of the festivities!



Shelby fans have one last chance to own the 50th anniversary Shelby Cobra through year-long raffle

The Carroll Shelby Foundation is offering fans a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to win a 50th anniversary Shelby Cobra. Throughout 2012, which marks the golden anniversary of the Shelby Cobra and Shelby American, people can enter a raffle for the chance to put this rare vehicle in their own garage. The 50th Shelby Cobra up for raffle made its first appearance at Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction™ in Scottsdale Jan. 17-22, 2012.

Click on the link below to get more details!



Shelby American Celebrates 50 Years of High Performance with Special Anniversary Edition Cars


To honor its 50th anniversary, Shelby American™, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc., (CSBI.PK), is unleashing a new line of Anniversary Edition Shelby GTS, GT350® and Super Snake® vehicles. Only 50 white and 50 black of each post title Shelby model will be manufactured, making it an instant collector's item and an iconic piece of automotive history.

"Few thought that Shelby American would make it in the car business for 50 years," said Carroll Shelby. "We built the first Cobra in a rented garage and then GT350's in an old hanger. But our company is still here, manufacturing the best cars that I've ever made. The next 50 years will be even better for Shelby American."


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