Tribute and Car Show to Honor Carroll Shelby

Apr 18, 2013

The Los Angeles Shelby American Automobile Club (LASAAC) will celebrate the life of automobile legend Carroll Shelby with the first Carroll Shelby Tribute and Car Show on May 11, one year after his passing.

The event benefitting the Carroll Shelby Foundation will feature a Ford and Shelby car show; awards ceremony; panel discussion led by Rick Titus; a Texas-style Chili bar; special guests such as famous racers Don Prudhomme, John Morten and Alan Grant; and an engine rev salute, according to the LASAAC.

“Carroll Shelby changed the course of history and touched millions of lives through his racing, his companies and his charity,” said Randy Richards, LASAAC president. “He challenged us to honor his legacy by continuing his work. This annual event will be a celebration for everyone who shares Carroll’s passion for performance and pursuit of excellence, while also supporting causes he truly believed in.”

The rarest Shelby cars from the past five decades will be on display at the event, including vintage GT350s and GT500s, original Cobras, GT40s and Dodge Shelby models from the ’80s.

The LASAAC will give awards to top vehicles from each class.

The one-day celebration will start at 10 a.m. at the Carroll Shelby Foundation Headquarters.

There is no charge for admission, but attendees who donate $10 will receive a show decal.

Shelby owners interested in displaying their cars can find the registration form on the Carroll Shelby Foundation website for a $20 donation. (Photo Courtesy of the Carroll Shelby Foundation)