Wednesday, June 13, 2012


Shelby American, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI.PK), will roll its 50th Anniversary Tour rig into Tulsa, Okla. June 13-17, for the 38th Annual Mid-America Ford Shelby Nationals.  Then it is southbound to Carroll Shelby’s native state of Texas for the Shelby Cobra Association of Texas and Legacy Texas Bank Car Show on June 30 in Dallas.

“The Mid-America Ford Shelby Nationals is one of the most important Shelby and Ford enthusiast events in the world,” said John Luft, president of Shelby American. “We’re bringing the 50th Anniversary Shelby GT500 Super Snake, GT350 and GTS to display. Best of all, we’ll be showcasing the most powerful Shelby ever created. This will be the first appearance in the Midwest of Carroll’s final masterpiece, the Shelby 1000.”

The Mid-America Ford Shelby Nationals will feature track sessions and a cruise to the Brady District for food, fun and cars.  It will finish with a display of Ford and Shelby vehicles at Sunday’s “Show-N-Shine” car show.

Two weeks later, Shelby American will point the 50th Anniversary Tour rig south and head to the Lone Star State for the Shelby Cobra Association of Texas and Legacy Texas Bank Car Show on June 30 in Dallas.  Everyone is invited to come out and celebrate Carroll’s life at this one-day, action-packed event to honor the man that started it all and raise money for the Carroll Shelby Foundation and Holy Angels Residential Facility.

Throughout the day, enthusiasts can participate in several different activities including a morning car show for all Shelby makes and models with a moment of silence at noon to recognize Carroll, a silent auction and evening banquet at Sam Pack’s Auto Museum.  The banquet will feature special guest speakers from Shelby American with the 50th Anniversary display set up outside the museum.  Attendance to the Legacy Bank show is free, while a ticket is required for the banquet.

“We’re pleased to be able to add Dallas to the list of stops for the Shelby American 50th Anniversary Tour,” said Luft.  “Carroll always had a special place in his heart for Texas, and we know he’ll be smiling down as hundreds of Shelby enthusiasts pay honor and tribute to him.”

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