GARDENA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Carroll Shelby International, Inc., the Carroll Shelby Foundation, Carroll Shelby Licensing, Inc., and Shelby American, Inc., will host stars including Bob Bondurant, Lynn Park, C. Van Tune, Lucas Foster and A.J. Baime in panel discussions during the second annual Carroll Shelby Tribute and Car Show on Saturday, May 17, 2014. The single day event will take place at the new home of the Shelby Automotive Museum at 19021 S. Figueroa St., Gardena, Calif. The event will feature a Ford and Shelby car show, including the 50th Anniversary FIA Cobra and the original Shelby Daytona Coupe that brought the United States a Le Mans victory in 1964. The tribute will benefit the Foundation and new museum.
The “Shelby in Books and Movies” panel will discuss how Shelby vehicles and their mythology have left their marks in pop culture. The “Racing with Shelby” panel will feature winning American automotive racers and team members sharing their stories. Both will be emceed by Los Angeles TV personality Dave Kunz.
“Shelby’s history is full of game-changing milestones,” said Neil Cummings, co-CEO of Carroll Shelby International, Inc. and a trustee for the Carroll Shelby Foundation. “It’s great to see this growing event become part of that Shelby legacy. This is an opportunity for our fans to share stories with iconic guest panelists at the new Carroll Shelby Museum. We’re looking forward to bringing Shelby history to life.”
Some of the panelists include Bob Bondurant, factory team driver who won Le Mans in 1964 with the Shelby Daytona Coupe; A.J. Baime, journalist and author of “Go Like Hell”; Lucas Foster, film producer; Lynn Park, avid Cobra collector and close friend of Carroll Shelby; and Aaron Shelby, Carroll Shelby’s grandson. The first panel discussion will start at 12:45 p.m. followed by another panel at 1:45 p.m.
“The fans will love the stories of these legends of American automotive history,” said Jenni Shreeves, Director of the Carroll Shelby Foundation. “Between the pop culture panel and the racing one, the public can see the extent of Carroll Shelby’s impact on history.”
Part of Carroll Shelby’s legacy is his philanthropic endeavors to help children. The event is free to the public; however, donations will help continue support the Carroll Shelby Foundation. The event will begin at 9 a.m. For more event details, please visit: http://carrollshelbytribute.com/
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 CarrollShelbyFoundation.org.
About Carroll Shelby Licensing, Inc.
Auto manufacturer and entrepreneur Carroll Shelby is one of the most famous and successful high performance visionaries in the world. A pioneer for modern automotive licensing programs, he began licensing his name and designs for various products beginning in the 1960s. He founded Carroll Shelby Licensing Inc., which is the exclusive holder of trademarks and vehicle design rights for some of the most famous muscle cars and high-performance vehicles. CSL also holds trademark rights for Shelby-branded apparel, accessories and collectibles. For more information about the company or licensing opportunities, call (310) 914-1843, fax (310) 538-8189 or write CSL at 19021 S Figueroa St., Gardena, CA 90248, or visit carrollshelby.com, shelbylicensing.com or carrollshelbyinternational.com.
About Shelby American, Inc.
Shelby American manufactures and markets performance vehicles and related products. It builds authentic continuation Cobras, including the 427 S/C, 289 FIA and 289 street car component vehicles. Shelby American offers the Shelby 1000, GT500 Super Snake, GT and GTS post-title packages for the 2005-14 Ford Mustang, as well as the 2013-14 Shelby Focus ST and 2012-14 Ford Raptor. For more info, visit www.shelbyamerican.com.
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