Real 1965-1966 Shelby GT350 & GT350R Mustangs are showcased in this year’s Heritage Display for the track’s Featured Marque. Today, when John Atzbach of Seattle drove his ‘65 Shelby GT 350R Mustang through the turns and straights of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, it was not because he was rehearsing for the upcoming weekend of racing at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. Rather, he was accommodating a special photo shoot - squeezed between practice sessions for 15 groups of historic ca...Read More
MUSCLE AND BEAUTY: 2015 STATE STREET NATIONALS!
Musclecars, hot rods, classics and sports cars are proudly displayed in Santa Barbara, California’s Riviera. Organizers are calling the 2015 State Street Nationals Car Show a rousing success. Thousands of visitors enjoyed more than 300 vintage, exotic and collectible cars that lined 11 blocks of downtown Santa Barbara last weekend. The Page Youth Center and The Goleta Lions Club are two of the charities benefiting from the show's proceeds. Our Jim Palam reports. Ain't she pretty? Th...Read More
’15 SHELBY MUSTANG: ‘R’ IS FOR RACING!
Ford pays tribute to Carroll Shelby’s original GT350 Mustang and builds 37 track-ready competition GT350R models. The original ’65 Shelby GT350 and GT350R, above, established Mustang’s performance cred on racetracks around the world. The all-new Shelby GT350, featuring the most powerful naturally aspirated Ford production engine ever, re-establishes Mustang as a world-class sports car. Only 100 Shelby GT350s will feature a 2015 model year designation before production switches over to 2016...Read More
2015 SHELBY GT350 MUSTANG: LEGEND RETURNS!
All new GT350 Mustang comes standard with 500-plus horsepower V8, the most powerful naturally aspirated Ford production engine ever. The original Shelby GT350 introduced in 1965 established Mustang’s performance credentials on the street and road racing circuits worldwide. It builds on Carroll Shelby’s original idea – transforming a great every-day car into a dominant road racer – by taking advantage of a dramatically improved sixth-generation Mustang to create a truly special high-performan...Read More
PITTSBURGH VINTAGE GRAND PRIX: RAIN & SHINE!
Mike Matune was trackside for this year’s race on the streets of Schenley Park. The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix (PVGP) in Schenley Park is the culmination of a week-long celebration of the Automobile each July. Held on park roads, the whole venue is reminiscent of the early days of road racing in America. The Greater Pittsburgh Automobile dealers presented this year’s race with the Mini as featured marque. As in years past, it benefited the Autism Society of Pittsburgh and the Allegheny ...Read More
MUSTANG RACING LEGENDS: A NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM!
The home of some of the world’s finest sports racing cars, Simeone Museum, hosts a very special day to celebrate racing Mustangs. Very close to the Philadelphia Airport sits the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum, home to a very unique collection of historic racecars. It has been awarded Museum of the Year honors. As an opening to their celebration of 50 Years of the Mustang, the Museum hosted a Mustang Racing Legends event. Just off the event stage was John Atzbach’s GT350R, #5R0...Read More
SHELBY COBRA DAYTONA COUPE: HOME AGAIN!
Cobra Daytona Coupe to headline Carroll Shelby Tribute & Car Show, 50 years after winning Le Mans in 1964. Almost 50 years after its historic victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe CSX2299 will return to Southern California to headline the second annual Carroll Shelby Tribute and Car Show on Saturday, May 17, 2014. The event will raise money for the Carroll Shelby Foundation and new museum. CSX2299 was the second Coupe built and the first completed at Carrozzeria ...Read More
SHELBY COBRA DAYTONA COUPE: FIRST IN HISTORIC VEHICLE REGISTRY!
Designed by Peter Brock and developed by Shelby American in 1964, the Cobra Daytona Coupe helped USA capture first and only FIA world championship. The prototype Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe (CSX2287) is the first automobile recorded under the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Heritage Documentation. The Historical Vehicle Association announced that honor recently, unveiling the car in its “survivor” state at a press conference in Washington DC. At the Simeone Foundation Auto Museum...Read More
’66 SHELBY GT350 MUSTANG: RARE PONYCAR!
With a paper trail from Day One, this Shelby Mustang has covered just 35,397 documented miles since new. And, it’s for sale. Shelby Mustang GT350, #SFM6S439, was one of 1,365 built in the 1966 model year as a standard "Normal Street Specification for Retail Sale & Road Registration" model. Built in early-1966 for internal Shelby American Inc. use, the Mustang was initially invoiced to Shelby's lawyers, Scott, Rifkin & Wilson, Inc. It was then re-invoiced to Scott Rifkin/Rappaport I...Read More
CARROLL SHELBY’S V8: THE GREAT STOLEN ENGINE CAPER!
Stephen Cox blogs about stolen Shelby engines and the one in Brad Brooker’s GT350 Mustang racer that almost led to an arrest! A good Shelby-built 289 engine was a coveted item in the mid-1960s. Many were stolen out of the legendary Hertz Shelby GT350-H “Rent-a-racers.” They left the rental lot on Friday with a High-Performance 271-horsepower 289-cubic-inch V8 and returned on Monday with a garden variety 289 that appeared nearly identical. Rumors also abound of Shelby engines that were ordere...Read More