Read about The Renegades Who Built the Cars, Won the Races, and Lived the Legend in Preston Lerner’s SHELBY AMERICAN, THE BOOK! Carroll Shelby is an American hero and he’s been my personal hero since first meeting him in mid-1963. When he launched Shelby American and produced Ford V8-engined variants of the original British AC Ace, I was the editor of two hot rod and custom car magazines – CUSTOM RODDER and CAR, Speed & Style - and worked on the company’s flagship magazine, CARS, in...Read More
SHELBY-AMERICAN TREASURE TROVE
Hagerty’s Alex Sommers takes us on a tour of the ultimate SHELBY-AMERICAN TREASURE TROVE in Boulder, Colorado. Seasoned car enthusiasts are a tricky bunch to excite. When you’ve spent your whole life futzing around high-profile automobiles, attending shows, participating in auctions, and going out of your way to experience or even just catch a glimpse of the best cars that the world has to offer, you can become jaded. If the mere sight of a real-deal Boss 429 just isn’t enough to put th...Read More
’22 FORD GT: ALAN MANN HERITAGE EDITION
Latest limited-edition ’22 FORD GT: ALAN MANN HERITAGE EDITION features Alan Mann Racing’s signature red and gold exterior with touches of exposed carbon fiber and Frozen White accents. As a tribute to Alan Mann Racing’s 1966 Ford GT lightweight experimental prototypes, Ford is introducing the ’22 FORD GT: ALAN MANN HERITAGE EDITION. The limited-edition vehicle celebrates the role the prototypes played in the history of the development of the Ford GT. It will be on display at the 2022 C...Read More
SHELBY GT350R: WORLD’S MOST VALUABLE MUSTANG
Crossing the block at $3.85 million, the first SHELBY GT350R: WORLD’S MOST VALUABLE MUSTANG sets a new record. Hagerty’s Grace Houghton blogs about the Mustang that started a revolution! Back in January, we wondered if any Mustang could beat the Bullitt’s momentous $3.74 sale. Six months later, the first-ever GT350R prototype answered that question with a resounding yes. With a final price of $3,850,000, the Wimbledon White fastback became the most expensive Mustang ever sold at public ...Read More
MOVIE CARS: FORD V. FERRARI.
Ford GT40s and Shelby Cobras identical to those used in the making of the film are available from Le Mans Coupes Ltd. The story of Ford versus Ferrari is as compelling as any in motor racing history, and the much anticipated 20th Century Fox movie – FORD V. FERRARI - immortalizing it, and starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale, hits UK screens this Friday (November 15). Aptly entitled Le Mans ‘66 it reputedly involved no less than 423 vehicles of multiple makes and origins, but the key cars, GT4...Read More
DAYTONA COBRA COUPE: SUDDENLY IT’S 1965!
The first of six laser-perfect recreations of designer Peter Brock’s Le Mans winning Daytona Cobra Coupe – CSX2299 – broke cover on June 15 at the Nurburgring in Germany. It carries VIN # PBX 2299-01. Suddenly it’s 1965. Time limitations permitted construction of just six of the famed Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupes, built to challenge Ferrari, Jaguar, Aston-Martin and Ford’s GT40s for the World’s FIA GT Championship in 1964 and 1965. Collectively, the six uniquely designed racers, driven by some o...Read More