The story of Carroll Shelby will be told at the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Museum through the special exhibition, Shelby: A Retrospective. Running from February 11th – April 24th, 2011, the exhibit will feature approximately 18 cars representing the manufacturers and body styles that chronicle Shelby’s history as a sports car manufacturer and performance tuner.
The Shelby Retrospective exhibition at the AACA Museum will include cars from all phases of Shelby’s career, including an example of the first car to bear his name – the two-seat English made AC Bristol that he imported to the States, outfitted with Ford’s 260 and 289 cubic inch V8s and successfully sold and raced as the AC Cobra.
The Shelby tribute exhibition will also tell the Shelby story through an historical timeline supported by graphics, period photographs and large collection of memorabilia specially gathered for this display. Specific items include the hand painted original sign from the California Fabrication Workshop, Team jackets Team shirts and similar items. The aim is to make this the most inclusive Shelby tribute ever assembled by a museum. Another unique aspect of this exhibit will be “Hi-Performance Motors” our re-creation of a 1965 Era Ford Dealership Showroom complete with 1965 Ford product literature.
For more information, visit www.aacamuseum.org.
[Source: AACA Museum]