blank 05/29/12 11:29PM Carroll Shelby Memorial, Ford, Shelby

Carroll Shelby to be Honored

Team Shelby – Shelby American, Inc., a division of Carroll Shelby International, and the Carroll Shelby Foundation, have announced that the Carroll Shelby Tribute Celebration, being held at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, May 30th at the Petersen Automotive Museum, will be broadcast live worldwide via a free webcast. In addition to viewing this ceremony via webcast, enthusiasts are encouraged to join Shelby owners around the world in a “Rev Your Engine” salute to the life of an American icon, and friend, Carroll Shelby.

“We’re so excited to share this farewell tribute of an American Legend with all of the Shelby and automotive fans around the world,” said Jenni Shreeves, director of the Carroll Shelby Foundation. “Carroll genuinely valued the people who admired and owned his cars. Giving them a chance to be a part of this tribute is truly what he wanted”.

The live webcast will begin at 6 PM, Pacific Daylight Time on Wednesday, May 30. Pre-ceremony video coverage will begin at 6 p.m. PDT and the memorial will start at approximately 7 p.m. Webcast links will be available on www.CSCF.org, www.shelbynation.com, www.teamshelby.com and www.shelbyamerican.com.

“We rallied Shelby enthusiasts from Team Shelby, Shelby American Automobile Club, Shelby Dodge Automobile Club and Mustang Club of America regions globally to gather in honor of our hero and friend, Carroll Shelby,” added John Luft, president of Shelby American. “The ‘Rev your Engine’ salute will be heard around the world and include a ceremonial waving of the checkered flag in honor of Carroll’s astonishing career”.

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 Foundation. For more information visit CarrollShelbyFoundation.org.

About Shelby American, Inc.
Founded by legend Carroll Shelby, Shelby American continues to manufacture and market performance vehicles and related products. The company continues to build authentic continuation Cobras, including the 427 S/C, 289 FIA and 289 street car component vehicles. The company currently offers the Shelby 1000, GT350, GT500 Super Snake and GTS post-title packages for the current generation Ford Mustang. For more information, visit www.shelbyamerican.com.
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