This website is primarily to talk about automobiles designed and built by Carroll Shelby. Although my focus is with Shelby Mustangs (and in particular, my TascaShelby Family of Vehicles), anything related to the man and his cars is welcome.
I’d like to begin by talking about the Legend himself, Mr. Carroll Shelby:
There is lots of information out there about The Legend and his cars. He’s probably one of the most recognized names (brands) in the automotive world. I could go on forever about all of his racing wins at Le Mans and everywhere else and about his automobiles, but a quick Google of Carroll Shelby will reveal a lot (some history here). For history on his cars, click Cobra, Mustangs or Dodge. He also has his children’s foundation called Carroll Shelby Children’s Foundation (CSCF) where he helps fund hospital and medical costs for families with children who need internal organ transplants. Mr. Shelby has several transplanted items himself and is the oldest living person with such.
Another very important legend in the automobile, in particular – Ford, world is Mr. Bob Tasca Sr. Without him, there would be no Shelby association with Ford. Without him, there would be no Shelby Mustang, Ford Racing, John Force Racing (with Ford), Cobra Jet Engine, Race on Sunday – Sell on Monday, Tasca Racing, King of the Road Shelby and many other things. Without him, there would be no Adam’s “Tasca Shelby.” For more info about Tasca, see the link above called Tasca Ford.
Here is a quick video of Bob Tasca Sr talking about how he introduced Shelby to Ford.
See My Tasca Shelby story to get a better idea of one of my greatest passions in life; owning my own Shelby. While you’re at it, check out the song I wrote about the man and his cars (good-lord-mr-shelby-adam-odwyer) is also on carrollshelby.com – it’s pretty cool having my name and song on that front page. Here is how I started it – on the teamshelby forum. Since writing this song, Amy and team at Shelby Autos made a video of it for the first annual TeamShelby event at the Mid America show in Tulsa. Here is a link to the video and discussion. Thank you Carroll, Amy, Doug, Barry, Manny and others for making that video, it is super cool.
After that, follow my other exciting activities such as the 85th Carroll Shelby Birthday Bash (CSBB), news and events and some Shelby enthusiast friends of mine in the important people and Shelby Friends sections.
If you have any questions feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 11, 2008
I hope you’ll also enjoy the story about my son Adam Jr’s (AJ’s) Tasca Shelby Jr car. He already has the passion about the legends above and their cars. I finally had the opportunity to make him his own Tasca Shelby Jr. For the last week or so, I had been out in the workshop painting his new car I got him for his birthday. Then I couldn’t wait any longer and had to give it to him. Click here for more pictures.
January 10, 2010
It has been a tough week. I’m sure many have heard that Mr. Tasca has passed away this Friday, Jan 8. I am really sorry to hear the news. My condolences to the whole Tasca Family and all those who’s lives have been affected by such a great man. May he live forever in the automotive world.
January 18, 2010
Hey everyone, there is going to be a huge announcement tonight at the Barrett Jackson gala. Make sure you’re watching the TeamShelby site for the live feed. I can’t wait as I know it’s going to be awesome and have been waiting for months. Mustang Monthly just posted the details of the event so check their site as well as the Shelby American site. Get your checkbooks ready. LOL — UPDATE 11 PM — for more details on the new GT350 go to the Mustang Monthly, Motor Trend or Team Shelby sites.
April 5, 2010
Well, I finally got around to posting some pictures of some of the signature on my car. While some of these are repeats elsewhere on this site, I wanted to put these pics up on this front page.
Carroll Shelby signing on his 85th Birthday at the Shelby Headquarters (see video):
Bob Tasca Sr signing just a week after Mr. Shelby at the Tasca Headquarters:
Henry Ford III signing at the Ford Headquarters:
John May, SVT Test Engineer – tested random GT500’s that left the SFT/Ford factory. He took a test ride in my car and gave me a certificate and said my car was the only Shelby GT that he tested and certified.
Steve Magnante of Hot Rod Magazine and Speed Channel also signed my car. Steve wrote a story about a junk yard here in New England that was getting rid of most of their old Mustangs. That same magazine had an article about a 1967 Tasca Shelby owned by Mike Stickney. That article helped me show Shelby and Tasca exactly what I wanted to do with my car and also justify why Tasca and Shelby needed to be partnering again. I scanned it and sent it to Amy at Shelby and brought it to Tasca (I had already been talking to both for months as to why they needed to work together again) and next thing I know they call me and tell me they inked a deal. Woohoo! Anyway, here is a pic of Steve signing my car.