Barrett-Jackson is Gearing Up for First-ever Yearlong Charity Initiative

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Jan. 9, 2018 Barrett-Jackson Chairman and CEO Craig Jackson  today announced details of the company’s 2018 charitable initiative,  “Driven Hearts.” The yearlong multifaceted campaign, which will help  raise money and much needed awareness, will benefit the American Heart  Association (AHA), kicks off at the 2018 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale  Auction January 13-21, 2018, at WestWorld of Scottsdale.

“A number of our treasured friends in the collector car community  have passed away recently as a result of heart issues, including two men  very close to Barrett-Jackson,” said Craig Jackson. “Both of these men  exemplified the philanthropic spirit of car collectors and contributed  much to Barrett-Jackson’s charitable efforts on the auction block. In  honor of all our loved ones affected by heart disease, we are committed  to supporting the American Heart Association’s efforts by helping raise  money, bring awareness and promote heart health.”

Driven Hearts will take many forms at Barrett-Jackson events  throughout 2018, including the auction of a very special 1988 Chevrolet  35th Anniversary Edition Corvette at the 2018 Scottsdale Auction. The  car was once gifted on the auction block to Craig and Nellie Jackson by  Dave Ressler, a noted Corvette enthusiast. The sale will not only honor  Ressler’s memory, but will benefit the AHA for a cause that can save  others’ lives.

“Barrett-Jackson has long been known for its charitable contributions  and corporate culture,” said Barrett-Jackson President Steve Davis.  “It’s something that separates Barrett-Jackson from everyone else in the  industry. We’ve created an incredible platform to do really great  things for very good causes like the American Heart Association, which  can help so many people who are close to us. There’s nothing more  fulfilling than that.”

The announcement also debuted the first state-issued Barrett-Jackson  themed license plate through the Arizona Department of Transportation,  Motor Vehicle Division (ADOT-MVD). The six-character license plates,  available for purchase at  or in person at any MVD office, will cost $25, with $17 from each plate  sold benefiting the AHA. ADOT representatives will also be on-site  during the 2018 Scottsdale Auction so guests can purchase plates  throughout the nine-day event. Each plate is also customizable for an  additional $25 annual fee.

Additional aspects of the Driven Hearts initiative include  Barrett-Jackson’s partnership with Hotels for Hope, which enables fans  traveling to Barrett-Jackson events to book rooms through, with a portion of every actualized hotel room night  booked going to the AHA. Barrett-Jackson drivers will also be sporting  the “Driven Hearts” logo on their shirts, and auction attendees will  notice the acronym “FAST” (Face drooping, Arm weakness, Speech  difficulty, Time to call 911) around the Barrett-Jackson event sites, as  a way of bringing attention to the warning signs of stroke.

“Heart disease and stroke are the world’s No. 1 and No. 2 killers,  and the generous support of Barrett-Jackson through their Driven Hearts  campaign is making a big difference in our work to fight these  devastating illnesses,” said American Heart Association CEO Nancy  Brown.  “From educating people about the importance of heart healthy  lifestyles to raising awareness about the warning signs of heart attack  and stroke, the American Heart Association is honored to work together  with Barrett-Jackson to create a healthier future for everyone.”

“To watch the automotive community come together and see the impact  it has on lives is the most fulfilling part of what we do,” said  Barrett-Jackson Vice President of Brand Strategy Carolyn Jackson.  “It’s so profoundly rewarding to be able to participate in so many very  special moments that take place on our auction block. We’re excited to  embark on this Driven Hearts campaign, and we hope others will come  along for this important ride.”

The 2018 Scottsdale Auction docket is now available to view online. Click here to consign a vehicle or visit  for information on becoming a bidder. Advance tickets, all-week ticket  packages and information on VIP Packages are available at Also, follow Barrett-Jackson on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter for the latest news and information heading into the 2018 Scottsdale Auction.

About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona,  Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, is the  leader in collector car and automotive lifestyle events, which include  authentic automobilia auctions and the sale of high-profile estates and  private collections. The company produces auctions in Scottsdale,  Arizona; Palm Beach, Florida; at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut; and Las  Vegas, Nevada. With broadcast partners Velocity and Discovery Channel,  Barrett-Jackson features extensive live television coverage,  including broadcasts in over 150 countries internationally.  Barrett-Jackson also endorses a one-of-a-kind collector car insurance  for collector vehicles and other valued belongings. For more information  about Barrett-Jackson, visit or call (480) 421-6694.

About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart  disease and stroke – the two leading causes of death in the world. We  team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for  stronger public health policies and provide lifesaving tools and  information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based  association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization  dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get  involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit or call any of our  offices around the country. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.



  • Shelby honors the 50th anniversary of Bondurant Racing School with special edition cars
  • Only 50 of each Shelby Cobra and FIA roadster will be built for fans worldwide
  • All cars will come with serial number sequence of CSX2750-2799
  • Shelby Daytona Coupes and FIA roadsters will be introduced at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale in January
  • Each special edition car purchased will include driver training at the Bondurant Racing School

LAS VEGAS – Jan. 1, 2018Shelby American  and Shelby Legendary Cars will offer a limited number of Shelby Cobra  Daytona Coupes and FIA roadsters honoring world champion driver Bob Bondurant.  The continuation series will be introduced at the Barrett-Jackson  Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, from Jan. 12-21, 2018. Based on Cobras  raced by Bob Bondurant, only 50 total cars will be built and each will  bear a CSX2000 Shelby serial number. Owners of the new Shelby Cobra  roadsters and Daytona’s will also receive driver training at the Bondurant Racing School.

“The small block Shelby Cobra roadsters and Daytona Coupes crushed  Ferrari to win the FIA sportscar world championship in 1965,” said Gary Patterson,  president of Shelby American. “That achievement has never been matched  by another American carmaker. This glorious history is one of the many  reasons that Shelby still offers the iconic Cobra’s and Daytona’s today.  Our Cobras are extremely fast, very engaging to drive and retain  classic good looks that still turn heads fifty years after winning it  all. Given their rarity, the Shelby’s offer instant collectability.”

Carroll Shelby planned to race the Cobra from the beginning. Powered  by a small block Ford engine, the cars dominated sports car racing from  1963-1966. The competition model versions were piloted by legends  including Dan Gurney, Phil Hill, Dave MacDonald, Ken Miles, Allen Grant  and of course, Bob Bondurant.

“Bob Bondurant was a fierce competitor in just about every form of  road racing, winning in cars from Shelby American, Ferrari, Chevrolet  and many other top sports car companies,” said Lance Stander, CEO of  Shelby Legendary Cars. “He was one of the first and most successful  Shelby American drivers during the 1960s. Bob helped America win its  first and only FIA Sports Car World Championship and we felt it  appropriate to honor that important achievement as he prepares to  celebrate the 50th anniversary of his world-famous driving school.”

In 1963, Bondurant joined Carroll Shelby’s racing team for the final  three races of the season. He won all of them in a 289 Cobra roadster  including the LA Times Grand Prix pre-race; he could not qualify in time  for the grid, so he started last and still came in 8th overall against  the prototypes. Bob then went to Europe in 1964 to win the GT class at  Le Mans with teammate Dan Gurney in a Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe. He  drove both Shelby Cobra roadsters and Daytona Coupes during 1965,  winning seven out of ten total FIA World Championship races. His  incredible feat secured the FIA GT Championship title for Ford and  Shelby.

“I’m very proud to have been behind the wheel when we won the FIA  World Championship on July 4, 1965,” said Bob Bondurant. “That victory  was for everyone in America. I loved driving any version of the Shelby  Cobra, from taking a roadster up a tough hill climb to hitting close to  200 mph in a Coupe on one of the high-speed tracks. The Shelby American  team was incredible as they made the Shelby Cobra a dominating racecar.”

The Bondurant edition Shelby FIA Cobras roadsters and Daytona Coupes  will bear a CSX2000 series serial number and will be supplied as a turn  key car, minus the engine and transmission.

The FIA Shelby Cobra continuation roadster is based on CSX2345, which  competed in seven FIA events, more than any other convertible. CSX2345  had five first-place wins and is the only Cobra to compete in both the  1964 and 1965 racing seasons in Europe; it was also the only roadster on  the team in 1965.

The tribute Cobra roadsters include a laid-back windscreen, driver’s  door knee-pad, high beam activation switch, diagonal roll bar and  country of origin plaque. Available in aluminum and fiberglass,  specifications include:

  • Original frame configuration with 3-inch round tube main rails and a 90-inch wheelbase
  • Independent front and rear suspension with upper transverse leaf springs and rack & pinion steering
  • Shelby Brakes with Shelby inscribed calipers
  • Shelby aluminum differential housing with Dana 44 gears and a 3.54 ratio
  • 16-inch original style wood rim steering wheel
  • Period correct gauges
  • 14-Gallon fuel tank

The Bondurant edition Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupes are  historically-accurate continuations with leaf spring suspensions, tube  frames, and thin wooden-rimmed steering wheels. They also feature  modernized disc brakes, aluminum bodies, updated and strengthened frames  and a racing interior.

Shelby will offer the Cobras in liveries used by Bondurant during his racing career. Owners can choose between:

  • Roadster CSX2345 as the #3 car when he won his class at the 1964 Grand Prix de Spa
  • Roadster CSX2345 when it was the #21 in the 1965 Rossfeld Mountain Hill Climb
  • Daytona Coupe CSX2601 painted as the #26 in 1964 (Viking) or 1965 (Guardsman) blue team colors

The Bondurant edition Shelby 289 FIA Cobra roadster in fiberglass  will start at US$149,995.00 and the aluminum version will begin at  $249,995. A roadster set up to HTTP FIA specifications and for track use  only starts at $289,995. The aluminum Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe will  start at $394,995. Each will be built to order and delivered with a  Shelby American serial number for documentation in the Shelby American Worldwide Registry. Orders are now being accepted. For more information, visit, or

Those who purchase one of these continuation cars will enjoy a day of  training at the Bondurant Racing School in Arizona. Over 500,000  students have learned from Bondurant’s expertise since it opened on  February 14, 1968.

Dallas Morning News..Three cheers for Shelby Cobra Association of Texas

Dec 25, 2017 To the Shelby Cobra Association of Texas — A heartfelt  thanks to the members of the Shelby Cobra Association of Texas for their  participation in this year's annual Children's Hospital Toy Drive. For  the past 15 years, the members load up their late-model and vintage  Shelby Mustangs and Cobras to deliver toys for those patients who cannot  make it home for Christmas. 

This year, we had 30 cars proceed  through the streets of Plano, and they donated in excess of $5,000 worth  of gifts to be distributed throughout the Children's Hospital system. A  fun time was had by all who came out and the patients who came down to  view the cars and festivities. This is what the Christmas season is  truly about.

Win This Stunning, High Performance Shelby GT350R Mustang

Here’s  your chance to win a rare Shelby GT350R – Ford’s “pony car on steroids!”   This Shelby GT350R, in stunning Lightning Blue, is loaded with all the  performance features including the R-model electronics package. With  526 hp and 429 ft-lb of torque, it’s equipped to perform spectacularly  at the track, while surrounding you in the luxury you want for your next  road trip. Performance features include:  

  • 5.2L Ti-VCT V8 with 526 hp and 429 lb.-ft of torque
  • Advanced suspension including the MagneRide™ damping system.
  • Brembo™ brakes - the most powerful brakes ever fitted to a production Mustang.
  • 19” Carbon Fiber Wheels and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires.

Production of the Shelby GT350R Mustang is very limited – it’s nearly  impossible to get a new  R-model. Don't miss your chance to win this  beautiful, modern muscle car. Enter today! Make a donation to the Shelby American Collection and you will be  automatically entered into the drawing for a chance to win this car.  This drawing contest is a fundraiser to support the Shelby American  Collection car museum in Boulder, Colorado, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit . Our  museum is dedicated to preserving the racing history and achievements of  Carroll Shelby and the Shelby American Team. We are a volunteer  organization and hope you will stop in to experience the museum next  time you’re in Boulder! 

  • Start DateNov 1, 2017
  • Close DateSep 1, 2018
  • Drawing DateSep 1, 2018
  • Drawing Time6:00pm MDT
  • Drawing LocationShelby American Collection5020 Chaparral Ct.Boulder,  CO   80301


 ESSEN, GERMANY – December 1, 2017 – Executives with Shelby American Inc., and Carroll Shelby Licensing  at the Essen Motor Show in Germany announced that new Shelby vehicles  and licensed merchandise are now on sale through an independent European  dealer network. The network of GU Auto Trade  dealers for Shelby American vehicles is taking orders and the Team  Shelby enthusiast club announced its intention to conduct a major  European event in 2018. Carroll Shelby Licensing also revealed that the  dealers will each open a Carroll Shelby’s Store in their locations to  offer licensed merchandise in Europe.   “We recently announced an agreement with GU Auto Trade to expand the Shelby brand throughout Europe,” said Joe Conway,  Co-CEO of Carroll Shelby International and CEO of Shelby American. “In  just a few months, that agreement has moved from paperwork to a network  of European dealers who are stocking our vehicles, parts and  merchandise. We’re keeping our promise to the enthusiasts in Europe who  hunger for genuine American high performance.”   Under the arrangement, current model Shelby cars and merchandise will  be available through 18 dealers in 15 countries. The dealerships are  taking orders and beginning to stock Shelby cars based on the Ford  Mustang including the Shelby Super Snake and Shelby GTE. The 750  (flywheel) horsepower Shelby F-150 and Shelby F150 Super Snake truck, as  well as the 525 (flywheel) horsepower Shelby Raptor will also be sold  through dealer showrooms. All are on display as part of the first Shelby  Essen exhibit in history.   “Our independent dealers are already stocking Shelby vehicles in  their showrooms and are adding official Carroll Shelby’s Stores inside  their locations,” said Lili Gu, president of GU Auto Trade. “They will  also actively support all Team Shelby club events in their regions. We  will bring the exciting culture of high-octane American fun to the  streets of Europe.”   GU Auto Trade dealers are in countries including Germany, the  Netherlands, France, Belgium, Luxemburg, Switzerland, Austria, Poland,  Norway, the United Kingdom and Russia.   “We worked closely with GU Auto Trade to create official gear  tailored to European tastes, but with a uniquely Shelby style,” said  Neil Cummings, Co-CEO of Carroll Shelby International and CEO of Carroll  Shelby Licensing. “Our team also helped them design new retail  locations inside the dealerships unlike anything on the continent. These  stores will deliver a premium experience equal to the special Shelby  vehicles being sold alongside official merchandise.”   Heritage vehicles including the Shelby Cobra roadster, Shelby Daytona  Coupe and GT40, as well as the 1965 Shelby GT350R model built by the  Original Venice Crew, will be available through the dealer network via  special order.   “Shelby has deep roots in Europe, dating back to when my grandfather won Le Mans as a driver in 1959,” said Aaron Shelby,  board member of Carroll Shelby International. “He returned as a  manufacturer to win America’s only FIA World sports car championship  with the Cobra roadster and coupe in 1965. Shelby American won Le Mans  with the Ford GT40 in 1966 and 1967. These cars are fan favorites at  events like the Le Mans Classic, which is why we continue to offer the  Shelby Cobra, Daytona Coupe and GT40 today alongside the current model  vehicles.”   The Le Mans Classic will be one of the cornerstones of the Team Shelby European tour in 2018.   “Our enthusiast community, Team Shelby, has been steadily building around the world over the past ten years,” said Tracey Smith,  Executive Vice President of Shelby International and International  Director of Team Shelby. “We’re planning many events with our regional  directors in Europe throughout 2018. Our most ambitious will be a 10-day  tour that begins in Paris, travels to the Le Mans Classic and then ends  at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The new dealer network has committed  to supporting the club with events and activities during the tour.”   For more information about Shelby American and the company’s vehicle line, visit; for more information about the European dealer network, visit  

Carroll Shebly Foundation Holiday Ornament

       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.

  • Satin finish
  • Shatterproof
  • 4" x 4" x 1 3/4"

Barrett-Jackson Raises $1 Million for Las Vegas First Responders

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.”

Shelby American

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.

Carroll Shelby Foundation gives $25,000 for NTCC automotive

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

Continuation 1965 G.T. 350s set to begin production

   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, is the place to learn more about the cars that will surely become instant classics.   

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.



  • Shelby Raptor is based on the latest generation Ford F-150 Raptor Truck
  • Shelby adds 75 horsepower and 100 foot pound of torque, as well as a host of handling and styling upgrades to the truck
  • Production will be limited to 500 total 2018 model year trucks in the USA

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

Support Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort

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.

Make a difference for just $20 and show your pride  in doing things the “Shelby way.”

Club Tech Advisor

Aaron Sockwell  of Driven Motorsports has offered his automotive expertise for our club. Aaron has over twenty years of automotive and racing experience . If you have any questions he is more than happy to assist you . To find out more or to contact Aaron please click on the link below