BOULDER, Colo.- The Shelby American Collection, a non-profit museum dedicated to preserving the heritage of American racecars designed by Carroll Shelby, will celebrate its 15th anniversary at a special event here on August 6th focusing on the Cobra-Ferrari Wars that defined the zenith of the American auto industry in the 1960s.
“The Cobra-Ferrari Wars represent one of the greatest chapters in American automobile history,” said Shelby American Collection President Steve Volk. “Our anniversary party celebrates this history, and brings together the cars and drivers of the 1965 Shelby American team that secured the World Sportscar Manufacturers Championship for the first and only time. This event will highlight our innovative past with the historic Shelby American Collection’s Cobras, GT-40s, Shelby Mustangs and Ferraris, and we’ll have the promising future of American car manufacturing on display as well with the new 2012 Ford Mustang and Roush 2012 Stage 3 Mustang, courtesy of Sill-Terhar Motors.”
The party will also include:
• A special autograph session with the world championship team drivers Bob Bondurant, Jack Sears, Allen Grant, Lew Spencer, Tom Yeager and artist Bill Neale
• Two of the most significant cars in Shelby’s quest for the World Championship: the CSX 2299, the Le Mans/Sebring/Daytona-winning Cobra Daytona Coupe and CSX 2345, the SPA/ Sierra-Montana/Tourist Trophy/Rossfeld Hillclimb-winning FIA Cobra Roadster
• Outdoor vintage car show
• Live ‘60s music
All proceeds will benefit the Shelby American Collection by aiding in the restoration and preservation of the classic cars, and helping fund museum operations. The event will be held on Aug. 6th from 4p.m.-9p.m. at the Museum located at 5020 Chaparral Court, Boulder, CO 80301. More information is available at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/180728
About the Shelby American Collection
The Shelby American Collection is the premier and most extensive collection of Shelby Cobra, Shelby GT350 and Ford GT40 cars, historical records and memorabilia. The museum is dedicated to the preservation of Shelby American Automobiles and to convey the Shelby American team story to the public.
Many of the original vehicles, which were instrumental in establishing the legend of the Shelby Cobra racecars and winning the 1965 Manufacturers World Championship, are on exhibit at the museum. Among the cars displayed are the F.I.A. winning Cobra Roadster, the Ken Miles Cobra USRRC Championship car, the first Shelby GT350R model, the original Cobra Dragon Snake dragster and the GT40 Mk IV driven by Mario Andretti at Le Mans in 1967.