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#1297696 Carroll Shelby Passes

Posted by amyb on 11 May 2012 - 11:39 AM

Today is a sad day. Carroll Shelby, the legend, the man has passed away. I had known Carroll for about 10 years.  I met him when I was at Hot Wheels, he was a a very larger then life legend. There was nothing he wouldn't do or try and as a risk taker myself I was in awe of him. When Carroll asked me to run his Shelby Plant in Las Vegas, it was a dream come true. What a great brand, what a great team of guys, what great Shelby Customersand most importantly what a man.

For the record Carroll and I had some great times and not so great times, I liken it all great relationships. You love, admire, fight, make up. He was a mentor, He was a father but most of all he was someone I admired to the end. I wish him peace and rest, and I am sure he is up in Heaven causing trouble already! 

Amy


#1442139 Ladies and Gentleman...Mr. Jer Gervasi =)

Posted by sincitykid on 23 May 2013 - 06:59 AM

Just wanted to share a quick note with you guys, our Shelby family... :)

A simple search of this forum will turn up many instances of accolades for Jer Gervasi. I read constantly your praises and appreciation for him as customers. I wanted to take a moment, however, to give YOU something to read from the EMPLOYEE perspective.

First, a little history of our relationship. I became friends with Jer when he was simply a super cool, loyal customer, referred to me one day by Roger Sorel. He needed to order a set of Extreme brakes and pick them up. The day came, and myself and one of our shipping clerks met him out front and loaded the boxes into his car for him. He was very appreciative, and I went back to work. Well not long after all this, I received an email from him inviting me to his long-overdue house-warming party, as he had lived here a while and never had one. I was amazed! I didn't really think our interaction was THAT memorable. He bought brakes, and I put them in his car. So I went to his party, not knowing anyone, and he was introducing me all over the place like a superstar. "Have you met Tim? He works at Shelby! I bought some brakes, and he came out and loaded them into my car!" Needless to say, he made me feel quite at home and comfortable with all his friends and coworkers. A little over a year, and another party-or-two at his house later, I decided to get a second job. Being a musician, I thought it may be fun to work at Guitar Center, where Jer was the manager. So one day I texted him to see if he had any spots to fill. To abridge this some, he gave me a night/weekend job in June of 2012. Seeing how the GC guys looked up to and revered him was something special. I was there about six or seven weeks before he left to take the position here.

I have to tell you guys that since August 2012, I have gained even MORE respect for him as a person, a coworker, a friend, and a boss. His leadership, understanding, passion for a great customer experience, and guidance have taught and inspired me a ton since that time. He will always take the time to listen to you, as a lot of you can probably attest to. Not only does he listen, his responses convey tools and ideas that better suit me for the future. He can always recall a story from his past in which he learned something valuable that relates to his answer to your question. Being here for more than 3.5 years has been an incredibly rewarding and educational experience, which I will always be grateful for. I am proud to say that I am happy to have him here as a part of this company, and in my eyes, there was no better candidate to fill the void of of his position.

Thanks for letting me share my appreciation for a friend with you. To all who read it, thanks. I have a feeling that where SPP is now will pale in comparison to its future with him at the helm.

To Jer, THANKS, buddy. For everything. :salute:


#1379837 1st Inaugural Team Shelby Grand Nationals

Posted by GT50040th on 08 November 2012 - 07:09 PM

1st Inaugural Team Shelby Grand Nationals
Hosted by Team Shelby Northeast – June 5th-9th 2013

Registration Is Now Open Go To WWW.TEAMSHELBYNORTHEAST.COM


Team Shelby Northeast is proud to announce the first ever Team Shelby Grand Nationals.

This marque event will be held June 5th – 9th 2013 at Summit Point W.V. and Carlisle Pa.

We have enjoyed the excitement of the Shelby Bash in Las Vegas, and now Team Shelby will host another annual national event - The Team Shelby Grand Nationals.

Our Grand National event will be exactly that. For this event, Team Shelby plans on moving this event to different region each year.

“IT ONLY HAPPENS THE FIRST TIME ONCE”

The 2012 Team Shelby Grand Nationals boasts two exciting days of track along with a cruise, grand party, car show and many other activities.

You will not want to miss this historic event. Stay tuned more details along with an updated website to come in the next few weeks. Registration will open in the beginning of January.

Buckle Up :peelout: Team Shelby Northeast, your in for a hell of a ride…
To Register Go To WWW.TEAMSHELBYNORTHEAST.COM


#893086 Big Problems at Shelby Performance Parts and Shelby Store

Posted by PaulW on 22 January 2010 - 05:15 AM

Guys, sharon and Robert have done a great job with our store and that is why we are taking the SPP store back in house. I didn't realize that SPP had so many back orders and I understand we didnt get them all, it happens, we will fix it and we will make sure you're happy. If you have outstanding orders, email sharon directly and please be patient during the transition

sharone@shelbyautos.com


Amy

By the way paul I will say this, you said you spoke to sharon and you didn't feel helped. then an escalation call was in order posting on the site right away is not fair eitheror taking cheap shots. that is uncalled for , please watch your posting.


Amy, yes, I was pissed at Sharon as all she had to offer me was an excuse that my order was among a large stack on her desk and that she was not getting any response from SPP so I would just have to wait like everyone else. I did not get any confidence that it was a priority or much of a concern when I spoke to her. There was no "cheap shot" (everything I said was true and accurate) and the last time I checked we lived in the USA where we have freedom of speach so your request for me to "watch your posting" is way out of line. As I've said before I'm a loyal Shelby enthusiast and want to see you all do well so I get disappointed when the brand is let down by poor performance and excuses. So, rather than chastise me, you should be looking into the problem and communicating what is going on with the fix to everyone who is waiting for stuff. That's what a good "brand embassador" would do. Look for the best in class and strive for it (not just in products/cars but in customer service too)!


#1387314 Roger has left Vegas

Posted by DubbsFaris on 03 December 2012 - 01:06 PM

Why does it even matter Phill? Is there something you need from Shelby that is not being addressed? Is there something you need done to your car, or a question you need answered?

If so, here is what you need to do-
If you have a customer service question, call Gary Patterson, who has ALWAYS been VP of Sales and Marketing, Jer, who is VP of SPP, any registrar for questions or concerns of the registry, or for events, any one of your TS regional directors. (Who will all be more than happy to address)

If Roger is still an employee (which by what I have read, he is) but not in Vegas currently, what reason would anyone but the parties concerned have to share that? If he is not, what business is it of anyone who is not working for SA or a shareholder of the company, in which case, they know who to contact for clarification or business needs.

Short of a scandal in the likes of Penn State, I see no reason to be demanding information that is not public. I think Jer answered the question to the extent that it needed to be answered.

Why the drama? Seems pretty simple and clean cut to me.


#1381435 Shelby American Bash 2013 Save The Date!!!

Posted by sharon on 14 November 2012 - 11:46 AM

Shelby American Bash 2013 Save The Date!!!

March 21st-24th

4 Days Full of Fun, Track, People and More!!!

More info to Come!!!


#1513159 Jer Has Left The Building.

Posted by Jer on 12 February 2014 - 09:14 PM

Everyone,

 

If you’ve read my signature, you know the story. On February 13, 2007, I was vacationing here in Las Vegas with my bride-to-be Jackie, and – unbeknown to us- my Shelby GT (#446) was on Lift #15 at SA being completed. We got married here on the 14th, Valentine’s Day, and went back home to NY to pick up our new cars (hers a 6-speed Mitsubishi Eclipse GT, mine… well, duh?) She has since upgraded to a Kona Blue 2012 MCA Edition Mustang (still a 6-speed), and we now LIVE here in Las Vegas, just because I wanted to be near SA and the LVMS drag strip. She’s pretty modest, but the fact is, she beat my lap time at last year’s Bash (my tires and the track were cold, OK?).

 

So, I will be taking the next 4 days off to celebrate with her, this being our “Seven Year Itch” Wedding Anniversary, after nearly a year with no vacation time, and I will be back on Monday. If you come to The Shelby Vegas Bash in April, be sure to give her a high-five. She is a true “car person”, and the love of my life. Every time I answer a cell phone call or an email or reply to a Team Shelby forum or Facebook post after hours, at night or on the weekends, I’m taking away from her time with me, and she is supportive and understanding. She’s a REAL “Shelby Girl”, and I consider myself very, very fortunate.

 

 

Thanks for reading,

 

Jer

 

 

 

p.s. I included 2 cool photos below. The first one is MCA Past President Steve McCarley with Jack after taking her for a very fast lap around Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch's track in “Whitey”, the original Shelby GT prototype. The second is him signing HER car, since he was the MCA President when the deal was inked with Ford to do an MCA Edition Mustang. He called his wife immediately afterwards on his cellphone and said “I just autographed the airbag cover on someone’s MCA Mustang…. What?...... NO, I DIDN’T GET IN TROUBLE !”. True story. Steve is the best, a great driver and a wonderful person.

 

 

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#1370125 First Ticket

Posted by dave 316 on 14 October 2012 - 06:12 AM

This is by no means a lucture, just one opinion from the other side of the ticket. I am a police officer (15yrs). I am now a detective and no longer in the radio car, but that being said when I was on the road,I tried to lead by example. What I mean by that, is I am a realist. I drove 80 in a 65 on the freeway, may not always come to a full stop at a stop sign, have tint on the windows of my show car that I cruise on weekends, and at times had to take a cell phone call. The one thing I never did was do any of this behavior when it was obvious that I could be putting somebody else at risk. So when I would patrol, I would be able to give people a break on the minor infractions that have to do with everyday life. I would never look the other way mind you, just give the benefit of the doubt whenever I could. Keep the spirited driving out of the residential areas, school zones, and construction zones. Ask yourself next time you drop the hammer for a quick smile, would I write myself for this? Just because you have a track inspired car, doesn't mean you can't enjoy it on the street! Have fun, and be safe! If the man gets ya, be honest. I'm sorry officer I'm a moron, LOL.


#1297728 Carroll Shelby Passes

Posted by Son of GT on 11 May 2012 - 11:57 AM

God speed to you Carroll. You are a legend, and your legend will continue to live on well past your earthly being. Please do us all the honor of kicking Enzo's ass all over heaven.


#1225650 Shelby American 50th Celebration East

Posted by GT50040th on 23 November 2011 - 05:42 PM

Team Shelby Northeast and Shelby American

In collaboration with

Carlisle Events and Summit Point Motorsports Park


Are pleased to announce the Grand Celebration


“Shelby American 50th Anniversary Celebration East”

May 30th thru June 3rd 2012


For more information and to register go to our event web site

WWW.TEAMSHELBYNORTHEAST.COM



Be a part of one of the largest gatherings in Shelby history as Team Shelby Northeast & Shelby American celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Shelby American in Carlisle, PA.

This is the year for Shelby owners to attend the Carlisle Ford Nationals for a once in a lifetime opportunity. Celebrate a historic milestone as we honor the company and the man that started it all, Carroll Shelby.

Carlisle Events is providing Team Shelby with a premium location to park 400 cars just steps from the Midway and grandstands. This prime real estate at the Ford Nationals is a highly sought after location not shared by many. Team Shelby Northeast will put you in the center of all the excitement that is Carlisle. Imagine having Times Square, NYC for you to entertain you and your friends for a private event that lasts 3 days; that will be the feeling for Shelby owners at the 50th Anniversary Celebration in Carlisle, PA.

Your Shelby will join hundreds of other Shelby vehicles from the last 50 years. This year we will make it official and let the world know that Carlisle, PA is the undisputed largest gathering of Shelbys in the world. Guinness World Record officials will be on hand to verify and document the 2012 Carlisle Ford Nationals / 50th Anniversary Celebration as the official largest assembly of Shelby automobiles on the planet! This event is sure to go down as a notable milestone in Shelby history.

From a world class track event to a VIP entrance unlike anything you have ever witnessed before. An event so big it took 50 years to plan! Your event begins at Summit Point, West Virginia and its famous road course. Drive your Shelby the way Carroll Shelby designed it to be driven: Hard and fast! This course is perfect for track novices and experts alike, with its long straights and winding s-curves. This event will give you the chance to learn how to achieve maximum performance from your vehicle while allowing bragging rights as you put your Shelby through the paces. The track event is open to all vehicles provided they meet the minimum safety requirements. We welcome all Shelby inspired and Ford cars, Bosses, Ford GTs, Vipers, Shelby Dodge etc. You will spend two days at the course and enjoy lunch on us both days. Receive pointers and advice from experienced Team Shelby owners as you dial in your beast to enjoy the finest American made performance cars ever built. (Professional driver instruction will be available for an additional charge for those who would like to learn how to squeeze even more performance out of their cars.) First class accommodations will be available for participants in downtown colonial Winchester, VA.

Shelby American’s display trailer will join VP of Sales and Operations, Gary Patterson along with other Shelby VIP’s to demo some of their new cars and answer any of your technical questions. Be a part of the “track the truck live” through the 50th tour as the display rig travels from Summit Point to Carlisle, all live via Shelby American’s official 50th tour website.

Once you have satisfied your track addiction, prepare for a winding drive from Summit Point through the mountains of Virginia and West Virginia. We’ll depart Friday morning on a poker run to the Carlisle Ford Nationals. Put your windows down, blast some great music and drive “Team Shelby Northeast style” in a caravan to the greatest Ford event in the world! But before we get to the Ford Nationals, we’ll be making a stop just minutes from Carlisle at Quarter Aces Drag-O-Way for a little straight line action. We’ll have the track all to ourselves for a two hour non-stop assault on this beautiful 1/8 mile drag strip. Bragging rights are up for grabs. Or perhaps you would like to challenge your buddy? Either way, a little track time for those who like to drag race. And only $20 per car, no matter how many fans and enthusiasts you have crammed in your Shelby!

When you arrive at Carlisle you will be entering the grounds and driving to the middle of the showfield via a grand entrance. Relax on Friday at the show because Friday night the Shelby American midway location will be open exclusively to the limited ticket holders for the VIP event. Prepare yourself for a grand entrance of special guests unlike anything you have ever experienced. You will then enjoy the finest food and beverage while meeting fellow Shelby owners and taking photos with our special guests. The best live band we can present will be playing while you take in this private event and meet legends of the automotive world. This event is exclusive and LIMITED providing you with a very intimate feel. A truly unbelievable list of special guests is scheduled to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of one of the most famous performance car manufacturers in the world. This is an event worthy of the Shelby 50th Anniversary Tour Celebration.

Team Shelby Northeast has also worked with Shelby American and Shelby owners across North America to assemble an awe inspiring collection of the rarest of rare Shelby Automobiles. We have created a collection of 26 vehicles to represent the best of Shelby over the last 50 years. Original Cobras? We have them! Early production 1965 GT350? We have it! One of the very few original owner GT350s with a Paxton supercharger. No problem! Vintage GT500s. GT500KRs and GT350 Hertzs? Check, check and check! Let's not forget about the rare Series one or the ultra rare F-150 Supersnake because we have them too. Terlinguas, a GT500KR pace car, the Supersnake prototype? No problem, we have those covered. A Don Prudhomme Supersnake, one of only 7 built? Come on, this is the 50th Anniversary Celebration and we are bringing you a collection of the rarest cars in one place at one time worthy of a 50 year collection!

Saturday morning starts with the official recording of the largest gathering of Shelbys ever assembled. Join the 50th Celebration and be a part of world history as we certify with Guinness World Records and Shelby once again takes another record. You and your Shelby will make the record as a documented part of Shelby history. Enjoy a fantastic BBQ lunch prepared exclusively for Team Shelby owners. Relax in the club's tent as a DJ spins great tunes from the past 50 years.

Team Shelby Northeast will once again host its own award ceremony featuring the Top 20 Best of Show awards. Even the most discriminating collector will want to be part of the silent action featuring banners, die casts and other memorabilia to benefit the Carroll Shelby foundation. Be in the front row to watch this year’s burnout contest and the Ms. Carlisle Ford Nationals/Shelby Girl Beauty Contest.

Saturday night means the Ford Parade & Street Party in downtown Carlisle. Not just any parade though; you can be a part of a 400 vehicle parade with a police escort as Shelby American and five decades of Shelbys lead you through historic downtown Carlisle, PA. Thousands of spectators will cheer you on as the streets are closed off for all but parade participants. You will park downtown and enjoy an old fashioned street party complete with hors d’ oeuvres. Local establishments will be open for you to enjoy the best that Carlisle merchants have to offer.

Sunday wraps up the event with Carlisle’s awards presentation. Will your Shelby take home a big prize?

Carlisle Ford Nationals, Shelby American and Team Shelby Northeast bring you an event 50 years in the making.

Buckle up! Team Shelby’s 50th Celebration East, it's going to be a wild of a ride!



For more information and to register go to our event web site

WWW.TEAMSHELBYNORTHEAST.COM



John Keller
Team Shelby NE Director
Gt50040th

Andy Roth
Event Coordinator
Eagledriver

Tony Scalies
Event Coorinator
Tony356


#1153729 The No Topic Thread

Posted by svtkeith on 07 May 2011 - 05:06 PM

What are those + , - `s for?????? :headscratch:




For this.........___optical_illusion___find_the_pierced_belly_button___.jpg :hysterical:


#1153297 TS Green Light +, Red Light -

Posted by jerseygator on 06 May 2011 - 11:40 AM

What are they?
I just hit the plus on yours... Does that mean I like?


#1526204 Missing The Threads About John Luft

Posted by Jer on 27 March 2014 - 10:50 AM

Guys,

 

I spoke to you all on a personal level, and did not intend it to stay posted here forever, lest it be a "copy-and-paste" victim to be used by any yahoo with a Mustang or automotive blog, website, or news service.

TKO211, be careful that your writing exercise doesn't accidentally get picked up as something official.

 

Anyone with questions knows how to reach me, and PLEASE, I'd ask everyone keep the drama switch set to "off".

 

Thanks!

 

Jer




#1390568 Shelby Vegas Bash 2013 Dates

Posted by SoCalSGT on 12 December 2012 - 03:42 PM

Is it just me, or is anyone else tired of beating this poor dead horse? The Bash is what it is and it cost what it costs. Some of us go and some of us don't. The schedule is set, the activities are set and the prices are set. Yea it might be a bit more than last year, but so is most everything else. Those of us that don't track our cars have always found stuff to do away from the track...it is Las Vegas! But there are parade laps you can run even if you don't buy the track package and it's a great area to just go drive. Last year the lunches were included at the track even without the track package.

So, go to the Bash if you want to, don't if you don't want to, but lets move on to something more exciting than arguing over $50! I'm sure I'll double down for more than that at some point... :beerchug:
John


#1376487 Sometimes owning my new Shelby American bites the biggest and most huge moose...

Posted by SGT0128 on 29 October 2012 - 02:44 PM

Everything above and;

My wife and neighbors ask why I have a car cover on my car in the garage.

Every time I drive down a road where sprinklers have been running and the road is wet I panic and look for a place to quickly get off that road.


#1359180 Favorite comment about your car?

Posted by itsasin on 20 September 2012 - 08:52 PM

I was at the Ford Dealer getting my 5k oil change with my two daughters. When the service rep came to let me know it was done...I shouted out for my daughters. Every guy in the lobby stopped and looked at me...one of them yelled at me " you must have the GT500, awesome ride."
My youngest daughter is named Carroll
My eldest is named Shelby


#1320633 Shelbys Across Canada: Dearborn To Halifax, NS.

Posted by Larry T on 24 June 2012 - 07:48 PM

Awesome news ... hopefully we can do western Canada next !!!!


#1298132 Burnouts or Carroll Shelby

Posted by gearhead09 on 11 May 2012 - 06:19 PM

Me and a couple friends decided this is a good way to send a legend off... RIP carroll shelby




#1297674 Carroll Shelby Passes

Posted by Staff on 11 May 2012 - 11:29 AM

LEGENDARY ENTREPRENEUR CARROLL SHELBY PASSES AWAY

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Team Shelby – May 11, 2012 – Carroll Shelby International, Inc., announced today that Carroll Hall Shelby, a man whose vision for performance transformed the automobile industry, has died at age 89. Mr. Shelby passed away yesterday at Baylor Hospital in Dallas. The cause of death was not disclosed.

Born on Jan. 11, 1923, Carroll Shelby was one of America’s greatest success stories. Championship-winning racecar driver, “flying sergeant” wartime pilot, philanthropist, entrepreneur, car manufacturer and racing team owner, he embodied the ingenuity, tenacity and grit to overcome any obstacle. He is perhaps the only person to have worked at a visible level with all three major American automobile manufacturers.
Carroll Shelby founded Carroll Shelby International, a publicly held corporation involved in many industries. His licensing arm has agreements with industry giants, such as Mattel, Sony, Ford Motor Company and Electronic Arts. His car company, Shelby American, has a thriving parts business as well as a line of muscle cars including the Shelby GT500 Super Snake, Shelby GT350 and Shelby GTS. The Las Vegas-based company also manufactures a limited number of the 1960s Shelby 289 “street,” 289 FIA, 427 S/C and Daytona Coupe Cobras.

Shelby considered his greatest achievement to be the establishment of the Carroll Shelby Foundation™. Created in 1992 while Shelby was waiting for a heart transplant, the charity is dedicated to providing medical assistance for those in need, including children, educational opportunities for young people through automotive and other training programs and benefitting the Carroll Shelby Automotive Foundation.

Shelby remained active in the management of each of his companies and the Foundation until his death, even though he endured both heart and kidney transplants in the last two decades of his life.

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“We are all deeply saddened, and feel a tremendous sense of loss for Carroll’s family, ourselves and the entire automotive industry,” said Joe Conway, president of Carroll Shelby International, Inc. and board member. “There has been no one like Carroll Shelby and never will be. However, we promised Carroll we would carry on, and he put the team, the products and the vision in place to do just that.”

Shelby is survived by his three children Patrick, Michael and Sharon, his sister Anne Shelby Ellison of Fort Worth and his wife Cleo. Funeral plans are not currently available. Donations to the Carroll Shelby Foundation are encouraged in lieu of flowers. Information about the Carroll Shelby Foundation is available at www.carrollshelbyfoundation.org.

About Shelby American, Inc.
Founded by legend Carroll Shelby, Shelby American manufactures and markets performance vehicles and related products. Now a subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International, Inc., the company manufactures authentic continuation Cobras, including the 427 S/C, 289 FIA and 289 street car component vehicles. The company offers the GT350, GT500 Super Snake and GTS post-title packages for the current generation Ford Mustang. For more information, visit www.shelbyamerican.com.

About Carroll Shelby Licensing
Automotive manufacturer and entrepreneur Carroll Shelby is one of the most famous and successful high performance visionaries in the world, and he has spent the last 50 years establishing and protecting his name, trademarks and car design rights. He founded Carroll Shelby Licensing Inc., which has the exclusive right to license the Shelby trademarks and vehicle design rights for some of the most famous muscle cars and high-performance vehicles. CSL also holds trademark rights for Shelby-branded apparel, accessories and collectibles. For more information about the company or licensing opportunities, call (310) 914-1843, or fax (310) 538-8189 or write to Carroll Shelby Licensing, Inc., 19021 S Figueroa St., Gardena, CA, 90248, or visit www.carrollshelby.com, www.shelbylicensing.com or www.carrollshelbyinternational.com.

About The Carroll Shelby Foundation
The Carroll Shelby Foundation was created by legendary racer and automotive manufacturer Carroll Shelby. Headquartered in Gardena, Calif., the Foundation is dedicated to providing medical assistance for those in need, including children, educational opportunities for young people through automotive and other training programs and benefitting the Shelby Automotive Foundation. For more information visit CarrollShelbyFoundation.org.

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995
This release may contain forward-looking statements involving risks and uncertainties that may cause actual future events or results to differ materially and adversely from those described in the forward-looking statements. CSI disclaims any obligation to revise or update any forward- looking statement that may be made from time to time by or on its behalf.


#1281599 Old Ford Commerical with Newer GT500

Posted by ShelbyEra08 on 01 April 2012 - 07:50 AM



I found this on youtube, he took a old Ford Commerical and add video of the newer GT500, i think its done well