2017 CS Foundation Holiday Ornament
While awaiting a heart transplant in 1990, Carroll Shelby sadly noted many children who needed the same life-saving operation. Shelby vowed to help them in their race for life upon his recovery. In 1991, he kept his promise by creating the Shelby Heart Fund.
The Foundation has evolved over the years, expanding its mission to help young people. Celebrate the roots of the Carroll Shelby Foundation with this stunning heart shaped ornament. One side has the CS Foundation logo while the other wears Carroll's favorite racing number, "98".
Proceeds from the sale of this collectible holiday ornament will benefit the many kids supported by the charity. Available through the Carroll Shelby Foundation for just $20, it will warm your soul throughout the year.
LAS VEGAS – Oct. 21, 2017 – Barrett-Jackson raised a shattering $1 million for Las Vegas first responders during its 10th Annual Las Vegas Auction, held Oct. 19-21, 2017, at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. At the heart of this year’s Auction was the sale of five charity vehicles, including a rare 2007 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake owned by Barrett-Jackson president Steve Davis that sold for $1 million that will benefit Las Vegas first responders through the Injured Police Officers Fund. “Barrett-Jackson helps thousands, but inspires millions,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “The legacy of our company is rooted in giving back to the community and we’ve helped raise over $95 million in charity donations over the years. We’re incredibly honored to have raised $1 million to support the brave men and women of Las Vegas,where we’ve been a major part of the community for the past decade.” Barrett-Jackson sold a 2007 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake (Lot #3004) that was originally purchased by Mark Fields, former CEO of Ford. It carries the ultra-low VIN 007, making it one of the first GT500s built since 1970. The car was used by Shelby American while it was owned by Mark Fields as a R&D vehicle in the initial development of the 40th Anniversary Package. “As a former police officer, I understand the incredible heroism that was shown by Las Vegas’ first responders during the recent tragedy,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “This Shelby is an incredibly special car to me and I’m grateful to be part of the Barrett-Jackson family and show that we are all Vegas Strong. We are all America Strong.” The funds raised over the weekend will be managed by the Injured Police Officers Fund. The organization will help reduce the financial burden suffered by first responders, trauma personnel, nurses, police officers and their families in the event of a line of duty injury or death by providing monetary assistance. "DC Solar is proud to be a part of the Las Vegas community,” said Paulette Carpoff, COO of DC Solar, the winning bidder of the 2007 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake. “We want the first responders to know, especially in the wake of the recent tragedy, that we stand with you and we are proud to help however we can." “Our hearts go out to the hundreds of families and friends who were victims in October 1st Las Vegas mass shooting,” said Minddie Lloyd, executive director of the Injured Police Officers Fund. “These were our fellow Nevadans, our friends. Like the rest of the world, we mourn with you.In the face of this tragedy, there was so much courage: From first responders charging into the middle of the chaos to everyday citizens who helped remove and get the wounded to emergency care. We may never fully understand in this life why we face tragedies of sorrow, pain, and suffering; at least over 500 people injured and 58 innocent lives lost. But it is important to know that we trust in our community and Steve Davis and Barrett-Jackson. From The Injured Police Officers Fund please know we will be by your side. Nevada will not fail you.”
Oct. 19, 2017 Barrett-Jackson and Shelby American have teamed up to build a 50th Anniversary Shelby Super Snake in the DIY Pavilion during the 10th Annual Las Vegas Auction, Oct. 19-21, 2017, at the Mandalay Bay Resort. This will be the first Super Snake built by Shelby American outside our Las Vegas facility. The build will be live streamed on the Shelby YouTube page starting Fri., morning, October 19 and continue through the entire process. Watch the progress of a Mustang GT as it is transformed into a 50th Anniversary Shelby Super Snake with 750-horsepower, an upgraded track handling pack, supercharger and exhaust from Ford Performance, as well as 20-inch forged aluminum wheels and a Wilwood brake system.
Henderson, Nevada – Oct. 11, 2017 – In an exclusive licensing arrangement with Carroll Shelby Licensing, Drake Automotive Group, LLC announced they will begin to design, manufacture and sell wheels using the Carroll Shelby Wheel brand name. “With the leading share of restoration parts offered for classic 1964-73 Mustangs and the demand for our Scott Drake Legendary Wheels, the move into the wheel space for late model Mustangs was a natural fit for our product portfolio,” said Keith Belair, CEO of Drake Automotive Group. “And given our long partnership and success with the Carroll Shelby brand as an official supplier for Shelby Performance Parts, we’re confident that Drake’s dealer network will be excited to offer the Carroll Shelby brand of wheels.” Drake Automotive Group’s exclusive license included the asset purchase of the Carroll Shelby Wheel Company including the patents around existing wheel designs like the CS-1, CS-40 and CS-70. In the coming months, Drake plans to introduce five new designs including one for the soon-to-be-launched and redesigned 2018 Ford Mustang. They will also extend into the Off Road and truck categories with wheels designed specifically for the iconic Jeep Wrangler and Ford F-150. “Drake Automotive Group’s team is well positioned to help us continue growing the Carroll Shelby brand through this new program,” said M. Neil Cummings – CEO of Carroll Shelby Licensing. “We’re excited to bring high performance wheels for late model vehicles back to the market with Carroll’s name on them.” The Carroll Shelby Wheel license represents the third in a series of targeted acquisitions by Huron Capital and Drake Automotive as they look to accelerate the Drake presence across a broader spectrum in the off road and muscle car categories.
September 21, 2017, The Carroll Shelby Foundation recently gave $25,000 to support scholarships for students enrolled in the Carroll Shelby Automotive Technology Program at Northeast Texas Community College. Dr. Jonathan McCullough (left), Vice President for Advancement, scholarship recipients Nathan Humphrey and Jorge Ramirez, and Ron Luellen, Director of the Shelby Auto Tech program, are pictured receiving the donation on behalf of NTCC. Shelby began supporting the NTCC automotive program in 2010. Since his death, the Carroll Shelby Foundation has carried on his legacy through annual contributions. To date, the foundation has provided more than $700,000 in scholarships for NTCC students. The car, pictured above, is a 1968 Shelby GT350H that Shelby himself purchased for the program not long before he passed away. The college restored the vehicle and students enrolled in the Shelby Auto Tech program work to maintain it. “We are so grateful for the support of the Shelby Foundation. Not only to do they provide financial support for students, but they also open doors to unique opportunities for our students and faculty,” McCullough said. To learn more about the Carroll Shelby Automotive Technology Program, visit www.shelbyautotech.com.
September 25, 2017 First there were continuation 289 and 427 Cobras. It’s now the G.T. 350’s turn to take the center stage in the 21st Century. You read that right. Starting in October 2017, the Original Venice Crew (OVC) comprised of former Shelby American employees Jim Marietta, Ted Sutton, and legendary designer Peter Brock, will build 36 “new” 1965 G.T. 350 R-models patterned after the 36 examples built in 1965.The word we got is that the cars will be built using real 1965 Mustang fastbacks as the foundation. This means no reproduction body shells. Whether they will be real Hi-Po 289 K-code cars it still TBD. We’d wager the best donor cars might be a cross section of C-, A- and K-code 289s, but the goal is allegedly to use all K-codes, if possible. But in any case they are going to be super cool to be sure. Top Searches
Pricing for these legit modern-day 1965 G.T. 350s will start at $250,000 and options will include colors and transmissions, but the big choice will be the opportunity to have an independent rear suspension fitted to these OVC G.T. 350s. Solid 9-inch axles will also be available.Not far from where OVC worked at 1042 Princeton Drive in the Venice/Marina del Rey area in 1965, these new cars will be built at the current California Shelby location in Gardena.For now have a look at the video that both Jim Marietta and Peter Brock appear in as they describe some of the details about these upcoming G.T. 350s. Also take a look at the photo gallery that shows the 1965 and 1966 GT350s owned by LASAAC (Los Angeles Shelby American Automobile Club) club members Steve Beck, Joe Risk, and LASAAC club president Greg Barbiera among several other cars in attendance.For more on the OVC G.T. 350s, ovcmustangs.com is the place to learn more about the cars that will surely become instant classics.
LAS VEGAS – Sept. 13, 2017 – Shelby American Inc.,has reintroduced its popular Shelby Raptor, beginning with a limited number of2018 model year trucks that will be available through its North American dealers. With an incredible 610+ foot pounds of torque, the super truck isbased on the newest generation Ford F-150 Raptor. Only 500 total 2018 Shelby Raptors will be available through the dealer network. “At Shelby American, performance has been our business for over 50 years,” said Joe Conway, CEO of Shelby American. “During the past two years,we’ve added several new vehicles to our lineup in direct response to customer demand, including a trio of purpose-built trucks. The Shelby Raptor builds on our rich heritage with trucks, giving enthusiasts even more ways to have high horsepower fun.” Introduced for the 2016 model year, F-150 Raptor is a major departure from the last incarnation of the truck. The stock 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6 makes 450 horsepower and 510 foot pounds of torque; it is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. The base truck comes with standard all-wheel drive, which features a locking center differential and an auto-shift to the rear wheels depending on the chosen drive mode. “While the Raptor is an amazing truck right from Ford, we reimagined it for those who asked Shelby for an even more extreme version,” said Gary Patterson, Shelby American President. “The Shelby Raptor is harder edged, with more grunt and handling capability. We added adjustable shocks so the driver can even tailor their ride. This truck was designed and tested for those who seek maximum adventure both on and off the road.” The Shelby Raptor has 525+ horsepower and an incredible 610+ foot pounds of torque. Shelby American also installs a new two stage shock system, bigger wheels and tires, upgraded interior and handsome exterior elements. The result is a stylish, custom appearance backed up with serious off-road credentials at an estimated MSRP of US$117,460, including the truck (average Raptor price is $68,165). Those with a 2017 model Raptor can send it to Shelby via a dealer for conversion at $49,295. “Over the past year, we worked with key partners, including Ford Motor Company, to develop a Shelby version of the truck,” said Vince LaViolette, Shelby American Vice President of Operations and Chief Test Driver. “After rigorous testing and development, we built a handful of 2017 versions that quietly hit dealer showrooms. Now we’re ready to offer the truck for the 2018 model year.” Now in production, the Shelby Raptor will be available nationwide with each truck registered in the official Shelby Registry. For more information about Shelby American and the company’s vehicle line, visit www.Shelby.com.
Help accelerate the hurricane recovery in Texas with a limited edition “Shelby Texas Strong” shirt. Inspired by the resilient spirit of legendary Texan Carroll Shelby, all proceeds from the sale of these shirts will benefit the Houston Children’s Hospital.
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