By aodwyer


Well, it’s that time of year.  The sun is starting to shine up here in New England and I just can’t wait to get the Shelby on the road.  I uncovered her and pulled her out of the garage today.  It felt great.

Anyway, I am longing to try to get out to SCCA Solo as much as possible this year.  I wanted to do it last year but with a few little ones, it’s hard. This year I hope to make it however possible.  So here is the schedule from what I have gathered found on the SCCA forum:

Solo Events


Carroll Shelby Children’s Foundation Selects Winners of the 6th Kid’s Automotive Art Contest

Cobra bites back?

Article By: Staff Reporter
The Cobra legend was built on a small UK roadster fitted with a US V8. Now it’s back.
Continuing the recent nostalgic trend of reworking ’60s cars for today’s market, a new Cobra may be on the way, reports Auto Express. Concept images of the Cobra Venom V8 have surfaced, showing a car that retains the classic Shelby proportions.
Although the resulting car will no doubt be less exciting to drive than the raw originals, it will supposedly get a supercharged Ford V8 pumping out 524 horsepower. That should be good for a 0-100km/h time of 3.4 seconds, on the way to a top speed of 342km/h.

But there has been no confirmation as to whether the Venom project has (or will) move beyond the concept renderings.






So I came up with 3 awesome ideas in the last week or so.  Tell me what you think.

1)    I was thinking that we should make a set of Shelby Trading Cards.  Each would have a picture of the car with the pertinent information.  The thought would be that they would be collector cards and a way for us all to remember a little about the cars.  As many of my Shelby forum friends know, I had started a database where I was trying to list who had what since I couldn’t keep up.  It was frustrating at times to be on the forum and want to say something about someone’s car only to have gotten it wrong now and then.  I think this would be a great way to recall a little about each car.

2)    I was watching TV this past weekend when I saw a little story about Camp Jeep.  I thought it would be an awesome idea to have a Camp Shelby.

3)   I have been really bummed lately that I didn’t go to Tulsa.  I really wish I had.  Now with Terlingua coming up soon, I really wish I could go to that but the gas, $2300 price and time away from my new job are keeping me home.  So I thought that Shelby should have some kind of raffle or contest to let one or a few lucky people attend the event.

I told Roger about each of these items so he could tell Shelby about them as he has been in contact with Amy quite a bit lately.  I am hopeful that they jump on these ideas.

In the name of ideas and databases, I will soon post a form for all Shelby owners to put information about their Shelby’s and post a picture.  This will be in part for the Shelby Trading Cards and so I can also know who has done what to their cars.  Stay tuned.

Motor Trend Video Road Test: Dodge Challenger vs Ford Shelby GT500

Goodyear Tires Outfit High-Powered Mustang

The pony Car is back – the Ford Mustang Shelby GT


Car of The Year – 2008 Ford Shelby GT 

2008 Car Shows I’m planning on attending (underlined are definite)

May 25/26       Newport Concourse D’Elegance

Jun 1               1) Mustangs Unlimited Spring Roundup
                       2) Hebert’s Candy (Mustang Day)

Jun 6-8              Carlisle, PA; All-Fords Nationals

Jun 14               Tasca Annual Event, Seekonk

Jun 15               5th Annual Rotary Show at Portsmouth Abbey

Jun 21             1) New Bedford, MA Ashley Ford Annual Show 
2) Topsfield, MA.  NSOCC 39th Annual,

Jun 22              Blackstone Valley Voc Tech in Upton, MA (I won 2nd for my class and best of show)
14th NE CT, Car-Show at Thompson Speedway Route 193 in Thompson, CT

Jun 28              Mustangs and Corvette’s at EMC in Franklin, MA
                        All Fords Show, Flood Ford, 21 Woodruff Ave, Narragansett, RI 401-515-2700

Jul 4-6              Worcester Nationals, Worcester, MA

Jul 20               Stoneham Ford, 185 Main St. (Rt. 28). SP:

Jul 22-26          Marlborough, MA. Best Western, 181 Boston Post Rd. W. HET Club.

Jul 26              Party at Michael’s (MyWickedShelby’s) house

Aug 10            1) Larz Anderson Muscle Car Day
                       2) S. Attleboro Lions LaSalette Shrine Grounds Route 123 Attleboro, MA
                       3) Heberts All Fords MCCNE

Aug 15/17       SAAC 33, Thunderbolt Raceway, Millville, NJ

Aug 17            Mass Auto Show Medway VFW Hall Field Route 109 Medway, MA

Aug 24            Larz Anderson Ford/Lincoln Day

Sep 6              Tasca Day, Cranston, RI

Sep 7              Manchester, CT Mustangs Unlimited

Sep 14           Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School

Sept 27           Autumn Fest Car-Show Village at Waterman Lake Rt 44 in Greenville, RI

Oct 5              Middletown Rotary Car-Show Fort Adams State Park in Newport

Nov 2              Auburn, MA. Collector’s Toy Show. Elks, 750 Southbridge St. (Rt. 12). 

Saturdays       1) Reilly’s Roast beef – 911 Edgell Rd, Framingham, MA, 3-8 pm
                       2) SCCA New England SOLO 2008 Season schedule

Thursdays       Hebert’s Candy – (Swap meets may 17 June 21, July 19, Aug 16, Sept 20, Oct 18)

Industry Legend Carroll Shelby to Receive 2008 Automotive Executive of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award

Knight Rider Premiere at the Playboy Mansion 

One-Of-A-Kind 2008 Ford Shelby GT 500KR Drives Excitement at Barrett-Jackson Auction on January 19

01/19/08 Jonathan’s Mustang Blog
Carroll Shelby’s 1969 GT-500 Convertible Goes for $675,000 at Barrett-Jackson

01/18/08 The Province
Shelby marks birthday and new Mustang 

01/18/08 Winding Road
One and Only Shelby Mustang GT500KR with Glass Roof headed for Barrett-Jackson Auction Block

01/17/08 PR Newswire
One-of-a-Kind 2008 Ford Shelby GT500KR Drives Excitement At Barrett-Jackson Auction On Saturday

01/08/08 Motor Trend
2008 Ford Shelby GT Convertible: Suddenly, it’s 1968 


1 Response to “Shelby News and Events”

  1. 1 Mom
    June 17, 2008 at 11:01 pm

    Hi Adam,
    Seeing this is your old alma mater I hope this will be a fun day for you when you go there and show one and all what a fantastic Shelby you have!

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