Carroll Shelby to be Honored with Giant Car Show at L.A.’s Petersen Museum

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Jan. 5 & 6 event features driving competition, auction & Shelby’s very first production car, the CSX2001.

Whether you’re a die-hard enthusiast or just a Mustang fan in general, you have undoubtedly heard of one the world’s most influential figures in racing history. Despite his passing in 2012, the spirit of Carroll Shelby is still alive and well in the automotive industry.

The 2019 Carroll Shelby Tribute and Cruise-in at the Petersen Automotive Museum in L.A. will feature tons of elegant Mustangs and Cobras. Attendees will be able to experience 60 years of Ford and Shelby greatness. The event takes place Jan. 5 and 6 and will serve as an excellent precursor to the monumental return of the mighty GT500 in 2020.

Carroll Shelby GT500

The first leg of the celebration will feature a driving competition, auction, and panel discussion with Ford and Shelby industry giants like Superformance CEO Lance Stander, racing legend Allen Grant, and Petersen Founding Chairman Bruce Meyer. Finally, there will be ceremony honoring Shelby’s life and legacy.

The next day includes a massive cruise-in featuring 400 of the rarest Mustangs and Cobras ever built, including Shelby’s very first production car, the 1962 Shelby Cobra CSX2001, and the 1965 De Tomaso Prova P70.

The 2019 Tribute and Drive-in is open to the public but space is limited, so be sure to RSVP here. The Petersen Museum is located at 6060 Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles.

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