4th Annual Carroll Shelby Tribute and Car Show to Honor 50 Years of Shelby Performance

  • Fourth annual Carroll Shelby Tribute and Car Show to celebrate
    50th anniversary of the Ford GT, Shelby G.T.350 and Shelby Hertz cars
  • Open to the public, the free event will feature Ford and Shelby
    performance vehicles, special guests and entertainment for the entire
    family
  • Shelby enthusiasts invited to join the “Rev Your Engine” salute in
    honor of Carroll Shelby

GARDENA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#ShelbyGT350Carroll
Shelby International
and the Carroll
Shelby Foundation
will host the fourth annual Carroll Shelby Tribute
and Car Show on Saturday, May 21, at the organization’s
headquarters in Gardena, California. This family-friendly event will
celebrate Carroll Shelby’s life and legacy by showcasing the Shelby
Hertz “Rent-A-Racers,” the Shelby G.T.350 and the Ford GT. A tribute to
Shelby’s fun-loving lifestyle will include a Terlingua-inspired chili
bar with Shelby craft beer.


“The Shelby Hertz cars, Ford GT and Shelby G.T.350 earned legendary
reputations globally,” said Joe
Conway
, Co-CEO of Carroll Shelby International, CEO of Shelby
American, Co-Trustee of the Carroll Hall Shelby Trust and Board member
of the Carroll Shelby Foundation. “Our salute to these vehicles will
celebrate Shelby’s deep involvement and impact on Ford history. Shelby
changed the way American automotive performance was viewed by the world,
which is why our cars are still so desirable today.”

Gates open to the public free-of-charge at 9 a.m. PDT; while free
admission walk-ins are welcome, a $10 donation to the Foundation
includes a special souvenir show decal. All Shelby and Ford performance
car owners interested in displaying their vehicles at the show can
register on the Carroll
Shelby Tribute
website for a $40 donation.

“Carroll’s legacy will be celebrated with exciting cars and the
enthusiasts who love them,” said Neil
Cummings
, Co-CEO of Carroll Shelby International, CEO of Carroll
Shelby Licensing, Co-Trustee of the Carroll Hall Shelby Trust and Board
member of the Carroll Shelby Foundation. “Each year, we gather to pay
tribute to this great automotive legacy. From the cars to the comradery
and memories of Carroll, it is a wonderful place for Shelby enthusiasts
to gather.”

Attendees will feast their eyes on some of the rarest Shelby and Ford
cars from the past five decades. Shelby
American
 will display its latest lineup of performance vehicles
including the all-new Shelby Terlingua and Shelby Super Snake. Carroll
Shelby’s Store
 will open with its latest line of merchandise for
high-octane enthusiasts. Enthusiasts across the globe are invited and
encouraged to join the “Rev Your Engine” salute to uniquely honor the
life and astonishing legacy of Carroll Shelby at 1 p.m. PDT.

With the recent loss of Carroll Shelby’s nine-year-old great grandson,
Lloyd Randall Shelby, the Foundation will make a special presentation in
his honor at the event. Lloyd was a huge fan of both his great
grandfather and the Shelby cars he created.

“We were deeply saddened by the loss of Carroll’s great grandson Lloyd
Shelby,” said Jenni Shreeves, Executive Director, Carroll Shelby
Foundation. “It was truly a tragedy. As a double organ transplant
recipient, Carroll founded the charity to help children who needed a
transplant. Lloyd’s parents donated their son’s organs in an effort to
help others. I know that Carroll would have appreciated their decision.
The Shelby family has also chosen to celebrate the lives of both Lloyd
and Carroll by helping the Foundation support young people in the race
for life.”

To learn more about the 2016 Carroll Shelby Tribute and Car Show or the
Carroll Shelby Foundation, please visit http://carrollshelbytribute.com/index.asp
or www.carrollshelbyfoundation.org.

About The Carroll Shelby Foundation

The Carroll Shelby Foundation was created by legendary racer and
automotive manufacturer Carroll Shelby. Headquartered in Gardena,
Calif., the Foundation is dedicated to providing medical assistance for
those in need, including children, educational opportunities for young
people through automotive and other training programs and benefitting
the Shelby Automotive Museum. For more information, visit www.shelby.com.

About Shelby American, Inc. and Carroll Shelby Licensing

Shelby American (www.shelby.com),
a subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International, Inc., manufactures high
performance vehicles created by automotive entrepreneur Carroll Shelby.
The company is involved in vehicle manufacturing, design and engineering
projects under a license agreement with Carroll Shelby Licensing, Inc.

Carroll Shelby founded his licensing company in 1988 and Carroll Shelby
Licensing, Inc., is the exclusive holder of Shelby’s trademarks and
vehicle design rights for all automotive products, which include some of
the world’s most famous muscle cars and high-performance vehicles,
including the car that brought home to the U.S. its first and only FIA
World Manufacturers Championship in 1965, the famous Shelby Cobra
Daytona Coupe. It also licenses Shelby-branded apparel, accessories and
collectibles for all things automotive. For additional information, call
(310) 914-1843, fax (310) 538-8189, write Carroll Shelby Licensing,
Inc., 19021 S Figueroa St., Gardena, CA, 90248, or visit www.shelby.com.

Contacts

TPRM
Tyler Weiland, 214-520-3430
tweiland@tprm.com