Camilo Pardo Autograph Session to Be Part of Carroll Shelby’s Store Monterey Motorsports Reunion Debut
- Carroll Shelby’s Store will offer exclusive limited edition merchandise with the famous Shelby marque
- Ford GT designer Camilo Pardo will autograph prints at Carroll Shelby’s Store
- Monterey Motorsports Reunion will celebrate the centennial of Maserati, which Carroll Shelby raced
GARDENA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Carroll Shelby Licensing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc., (CSBI.PK), will showcase their Carroll Shelby’s Store for the first time at the Monterey Motorsports Reunion, held at the Laguna Seca track in California from August 14 – 17. The store will be a fan favorite with exclusive new special edition licensed products, including items designed by former Ford GT designer and artist Camilo Pardo, who will also be in attendance.
“Maserati and Carroll have a wonderful history together”
“This will be a very historic year as Carroll Shelby’s Store makes its debut at Monterey Motorsports Reunion while the event is celebrating the 100th anniversary of Maserati, a marque that Carroll Shelby raced successfully,” said Neil Cummings, co-CEO of Carroll Shelby International. “As Shelby evolved into a cultural icon, the hunger for authentic branded items has grown. Bringing the Carroll Shelby’s Store to Laguna Seca will give enthusiasts the opportunity to take home some of that history.”
The store will offer limited edition items that are exclusive to the event. The selection will include an incredible array of fresh, authorized products including memorabilia, stylish shirts and hats and exclusive Camilo Pardo designed apparel items.
On Saturday, August 16, Camilo Pardo will sign prints at the Carroll Shelby’s Store, alongside his prized Ford GT. Pardo is best known for his creative design of the Ford GT in 2005 and 2006; he also designed the graphic wrap for the Carroll Shelby’s Store on Wheels and special edition memorabilia. Now a freelance artist and auto designer, Pardo is a contestant on Motor City Masters.
“Shelby has always had a special place in my heart,” said Camilo. “I spent a great deal of time with Carroll personally while designing the GT40. I’m honored to be invited to attend this event and help continue Carroll’s legacy. I plan to drive my personal Ford GT to the event as a tribute to him.”
Carroll Shelby was a world class racing driver before retiring to build street cars due to a heart illness. Some of his most significant victories were behind the wheel of Maserati race cars.
“Maserati and Carroll have a wonderful history together,” said Tracey Smith, executive vice president of Licensing and Media Relations for Carroll Shelby International. “In December of 1960, Carroll drove his last race in a Type 61 Birdcage Maserati, winning the USAC driving championship for 1960. Our hope is that this car will be displayed there, along with the Ford GT that Camilo owns. Having the two of those vehicles at the track when we open Carroll Shelby’s Store will be a great way to celebrate Shelby’s history and future.”
The Monterey Motorsports Reunion is part of the Monterey Classic Car Week, a prestigious annual series of events, held August 11-17 in the Monterey peninsula. The event attracts fans of exotic and classic cars from around the world.
For more information on events visit www.montereycarweek.com.
For more information on Camilo Pardo and his works, visit www.camilopardo.com.
About Carroll Shelby Licensing
Automotive manufacturer and entrepreneur Carroll Shelby is one of the most famous and successful high performance visionaries in the world. He was also a pioneer for modern automotive licensing programs; beginning in the 1960s, he began licensing his name and designs for various products. 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, write Carroll Shelby Licensing, Inc., 19021 S Figueroa St., Gardena, CA 90248, or visit shelbylicensing.com or carrollshelbyinternational.com.