Shelby Centennial Tour to Visit Carlisle Ford Nationals

Carlisle Ford Nationals to Host Shelby Unveilings

As part of the celebration of Carroll Shelby’s Centennial, Shelby American will bring their tour to the Carlisle Ford Nationals and will introduce two new vehicles across the weekend.

Born in 1923, Carroll Shelby was a race car driver and team owner. He founded Shelby American in 1962 after winning Le Mans in 1959 and hit on immediate success with the Shelby Cobra roadster. In 1964 the Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe won its class at Le Mans with Shelby American taking the FIA world sports car championship in 1965. In 1966 a win at Le Mans by Shelby American made Carroll the only person to win the fabled race as a driver, team owner, and manufacturer.

The two cars set to be introduced by Shelby American will both be revealed on Friday June 2. The first of them will be a Shelby car with the second being a Centennial-themed vehicle.

More than 3,200 vehicles are expected to be displayed at the Carlisle Ford Nationals and more than 500 Shelby collectors joined in the fun last year. With the upcoming unveilings of two vehicles by Shelby American it will be no surprise to see that number increase this year.