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.

DRAKE AUTOMOTIVE GROUP RELAUNCHES THE CARROLL SHELBY WHEEL

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.

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 www.shelbyautotech.com.

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, ovcmustangs.com 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 AMERICAN INTRODUCES 2018 SHELBY RAPTOR OFF-ROAD TRUCK

 

  • 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 www.Shelby.com

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.”
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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