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  1. CARROLL SHELBY BIRTHDAY BASH DETAILS

     

    We will have 100 tickets available for Team Shelby members to attend Carroll Shelby's 85th Birthday Bash. Each ticket includes a guest, so there will be 200 total for Team Shelby. Tickets will go on sale Monday (03 December) at 1:00PM, est. on a first come first serve basis. These tickets are sold out.

    One ticket includes two passes: One for the Team Shelby member and one for his/her guest. Each Team Shelby member is allowed to purchase only one ticket.

     

    Each ticket includes: Two passes for all events, two night hotel accommodations (one room) and allows you to bring one vehicle. Hotel for 11-12 January. Location TBD.

     

    DETAILS

    11 January 2008:

    • 9:00AM - ?. Shelby drive from Los Angles to SAI in Las Vegas. More details to come.

    • 5:00PM - 8:00PM. Two passes for Carroll Shelby's birthday dinner and 2008 GT500KR launch party at SAI in Las Vegas.

     

    12 January 2008:

    • 9:00AM - 5:00PM. Two passes to all day events at Shelby Autos. This includes track usage (one car per couple), SAI factory tour, car show & Carroll Shelby. More details coming.

    • ?? - ??. Two passes to Casino night. Location and time TBD.

     

    13 January 2008:

    • 8:00AM - ?. Two passes to Shelby Autos breakfast. More details coming.

     

    Extra

    • Special gift pack with exclusive 85th commemorative merchandise.

     

    Cost

    $699.99 USD per couple. This includes two passes for all events, hotel accommodations for two nights and special gift pack.

     

    Other Notes

    You must be a Team Shelby member to purchase a ticket. Your guest does not have to be a Team Shelby member. Once tickets are purchased, they cannot be sold or transfered. If you cannot attend the event, Team Shelby will refund your purchase price ($699.99) and the tickets will be sold to any waiting member(s). One of the two people attending must be a Team Shelby member.

     

    After the sale of the ticket, Team Shelby will contact you for more details (guest name, etc.).

     

    Quick tutorial on how to purchase tickets:

    I wanted to share with you the step by step process of purchasing the tickets on Monday. This way, it won't be a total surprise to you.

     

    The whole process should take under 1 minute. Make sure your PayPal password is handy.

     

    STEP 1

    Enter a quantity of 1 in the blue box - see red arrow.

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    STEP 2

    Click the "Add to Cart" button.

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    STEP 3

    Click the "Pay with PayPal" button.

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    STEP 4

    Login to PayPal to purchase ticket. Note that Warner Robert is the processor and the charge amount (red arrows).

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    STEP 5

    Please include your phone number in the comments sections of PayPal. If you're in a mad rush :speedie: and forget, just PM sharon with your info.


  2. The Romeo engine plant (Romeo, Michigan) is hosting the 76th annual Peach Festival Car Show on 02 September 2007. Romeo engine plant is home to the 5.4L Shelby engine and the 4.6L Mustang GT and Shelby GT engines.

     

    All Mustangs and Shelbys (as well as other Ford and Lincoln-Mercury products) are welcome and the S197 Shelby Owners Association will be there!

     

    Click here to download the PowerPoint flyer.

     

    In the case that cannot open PowerPoint files, here's the important info.:

     

    Date: September 2, 2007 (Rain or Shine)

    Location: Ford Romeo Engine Plant

    (32 Mile Road East of M-53 By-pass)

    Time: 10:00am- 5:00pm

     

    Itinerary

    Farmers Breakfast 7am – Noon (free shuttle)

    * Registration: 7:00am to 12pm SHARP - IF YOU WANT TO PARK TOGETHER ARRIVE TOGETHER

    Shuttle to and from Festival 10am- 4pm

    Disc Jockey 11:00am to 3:00pm

    Special awards at 4:00pm

    Cruise to Stoney Creek departs 5:00pm; Parade thru Romeo begins at 8:00pm

     

    Registration

    Pre-registration fee: $10.00

    Registration fee after 30 August: $15.00

    DASH PLAQUE WITH EVERY ENTRY

     

    * Vehicles arriving after 12pm WILL NOT be considered for awards! Including pre-registered vehicles.

     

    MISC.

     

    50-50 Raffles (hourly)

    Commemorative dash plaque

    Door prizes

    Food booth

    Vendor displays

    Concession area

     

    Shuttle service to Fair,

    Refreshment tent

    Craft Show and back to Ford

     

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    NOTICE: Participants vehicle must be insured by participant. Neither Romeo Lions Charities, Michigan Peach Festival, any Sponsor, Ford Motor Company, their agents, employees, volunteers or representatives shall be responsible for any loss or damage to the participants vehicle, persons or property. Participants shall follow all event rules as directed. The Car Show Committee Chairman will have the final authority concerning any event decisions. Participants must be 18 years of age of older. My signature below indicates my acceptance.

     

    For additional information contact Lion Kimberly (586)-773-3083

     

    Please mail registrations to: 24835 Brittany. Eastpointe, MI 48021

     

    Signature:

    E-mail:

    Name:

    Address:

    City & Zip:

    Paid:

    Phone:

    Year:

    Make:

    Model:

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  3. SHELBY GT500 SUPER SNAKE, 40th ANNIVERSARY UPDATE

     

    Shelby Owners, Future Shelby Owners, and all you guys inquiring on the GT500 packages:

     

    COMMUNICATIONS:

     

    We will begin sending e-mail updates every two weeks to keep everyone informed of the progress of the GT500 Mod Shop programs. This will keep everyone posted as we progress in adding to our capacity to get cars produced and what expectations will be. Each program will have a key person in charge so that you have a point of contact should you need to ask a specific question. These communications should serve to answer the most commonly asked questions and to keep you informed of any new developments. Your business and enthusiasm is important to all of us at Shelby.

     

    Shelby GT500 40th Anniversary

    As of today, we have made all call backs for the 40th Anniversary packages. If you have not received a call, please notify Sherri at 702-942-7325 or e-mail at sherriw@shelbyautos.com.Sherri is handling all of the 40th Anniversary cars and will be the main point of contact. This will include the 40th Anniversary AND the 40th Anniversary with power and/or braking upgrades.

     

    Here are the parameters of the 40th Anniversary cars.

     

    You must own a 2007 GT500

    Coupe $11,250

    or Convertible $12,499

    Tax not included.

     

    CONTENTS

    EXTERIOR

     

    Carbon fiber front fascia splitter

    Carbon fiber mirror covers

    Carbon fiber rocker panels

    Aluminum hood grille inserts

    SHELBY deck letters

    40th Anniversary badging- front grille and front fenders

    Sequential tail lights

    40th Anniversary silver stripes

    Front and rear brake ducts

    Faux Gas Cap 40th Anniversary trim ring

     

    INTERIOR

    CSM consecutively numbered dash plaque

    CSM consecutively numbered engine plaque

    40th Anniversary door sill plates with CSM number

    Light bar with solenoid activated brake light (convertible)

    Shelby signature 40th Anniversary floor mats

    Aesthetic engine kit with billet fluid caps and oil dipstick handle

    Center Gauge cluster with Autometer Carroll Shelby Signature Carbon Fiber faced gauges (boost,

    fuel pressure, oil pressure)

    Aluminum Shelby map light accent

    Center Console Arm Rest cover

    Shelby Logo for Door Handles

    Satin door lock knobs

     

    PERFORMANCE

    Shelby/Eibach coil over suspension

    Shelby/Eibach sway bars

    Borla exhaust system

     

    TIRES & WHEELS

    20x9” American Racing Shelby Razors (Silver, Gun Metal, Shelby Exclusive Black or Chrome as an upgrade option)

    Pirelli P-Zero Nero 255/35ZR20 front and 275/35ZR20 rear

     

    • this package is subject to change without notice

    • tire substitution may be made based on availability

     

    STRIPES

    Please note that ALL 40th anniversary cars will be getting the Silver Stripe package as shown on our website. NO EXCEPTIONS. If you still haven’t purchased a GT500 order yours with stripe delete to make the conversion easier as the standard stripes will have to be removed.

     

    OTHER 40th NEWS

    The package has changed slightly, adding the carbon fiber rocker panels. Some cars have been built and delivered without some components. Once we have those components that were not included, they will be sent to the owners so that they can be added.

     

    PERFORMANCE OPTIONS:

    600HP and 700+HP are available options on the Coupe

    600HP is the max. power option available on the convertible.

    600HP warranty to be determined, 700+HP package has NO WARRANTY

    The 600 and 700+HP pkg will have a one piece drive shaft and larger throttle body.

    Power upgrade pricing to follow shortly.

     

    Shelby Extreme-Plus Brake System (calipers available in Blue, Red, Orange or Black) $4189.98 installed. You can see them at www.shelbyperformanceparts.com.

     

    Short throw shifter MIGHT be an option added soon.

     

    PRODUCTION UPDATE

    We have started building the 40th Anniversary packages. We will call the next group in mid August to schedule in more cars. Our plans are to build 300 of these packages this year. We will continue to build them until all cars are built. If you cannot have your car here this year, this is no problem. As long as you have a 2007 GT500, we can build it into a 40th car. We will only stop building these once we have reached the production limit.

     

    SHIPPING

    We are also working with a few shipping companies to try to help save you money. Once we have a better schedule, we will be working with you to help get your car shipped to us and then back home. Of course you can chose your own company or pick up and deliver the car yourself.

     

    SERIAL NUMBERS

    The CSM numbering will look like this: 07XL0001

    07-year model

    XL- 40 (40th Anniversary)

    0001-sequencing number

     

    TAKE OFF PARTS

    You must request that your take off parts are returned before we begin modifying your car.

    We will not be responsible for any damages that these parts may incur during removal or shipping.

    Any parts that will fit into the trunk or back seat of the car will be shipped to you in it. The other parts will be packaged and shipped to you for a Shipping and Handling fee.

     

    Shelby GT500 Super Snake Update

     

    PRODUCTION UPDATE

     

    The Super Snake project will begin in the 4th Quarter this year. We have only built one Super Snake, the concept car. Many of you have already seen pictures of this beast and some have actually seen it in person. “Menacing” is the best word I have heard used to describe it.

     

    Super Snake upgrades are available for all GT500 07’ and 08’ model year cars. You supply the base GT500.

     

    We have started making calls for the Super Snake and taking deposits and assigning CSM numbers. We have lots of calls to make and we will make them in the order that we received requests.

     

    The CSM Numbering of the Super Snake will look like this:

    07SS0001

    08SS0001

     

    07,08- year model

    SS- Super Snake

    0001-sequencing number.

     

    A 40th anniversary grill badge will be optional for all 07’ Super Snakes.

     

    Adrienne Poplin will be the point of contact on the Super Snake. 702-942-7325 or e-mail at adriennep@shelbyautos.com. She will be very busy for the next few weeks making calls on the Super Snake. Any general questions about the package can also be answered by Doug Sinclair, at the same number or dougs@shelbyautos.com.

     

    STRIPES

    All Super Snake packages will get triple Matte Black Stripes. No exceptions, we want people to be able to recognize this outstanding package from a distance and know exactly what it is…..especially when it approaches in their review view mirror…..time to move over…. If you haven’t ordered your car yet and want this package it should be ordered without a stripe to make the conversion cleaner as the old stripes will have to be removed if they are already installed.

     

    Super Snake parameters are as follows:

    2007 or 2008 GT500.

    Coupe or Convertible

    Price for the 600HP and 700+HP version is $27995.00. If testing requires a different blower at the 725HP level, we will evaluate the price.

    Convertible max power is the 600HP package. NO EXCEPTIONS.

     

    CONTENT

     

    Exterior

    Functional Shelby Super Snake hood with hood pins (fiberglass)

    Carbon fiber front fascia splitter

    Carbon fiber mirror covers

    Carbon fiber rocker panels

    SHELBY deck letters

    Super Snake badging- front grille and front fenders

    Sequential tail lights

    Matte Black Super Snake Striping

    Front and rear brake ducts

    Side scoops

    Quarter window scoops or block off plates

     

    Interior

    CSM consecutively numbered dash plaque

    CSM consecutively numbered engine plaque

    Super Snake door sill plates with CSM number

    Light bar with solenoid activated brake light (convertible)

    Shelby Super Snake floor mats

    Aesthetic engine kit with billet fluid caps and oil dipstick handle

    Center Gauge cluster with Autometer Carroll Shelby Signature Carbon Fiber faced gauges (boost,

    fuel pressure, oil pressure)

    Aluminum Shelby map light accent

    Satin door lock knobs

    Shelby Super Snake Embroidered head rest

    Center console with Shelby Super Snake logo

     

    Performance

    Shelby Supercharger upgrade to the Ford Racing Supercharger for both the 600HP and 725HP versions. * Testing may require a different supercharger at the 725HP level.

    Shelby/Bear Extreme 6 piston caliper brake system (calipers available in Blue, Red, Orange or Black)

    FRPP adjustable damper suspension is standard. You can also choose the Shelby / Eibach suspension for an additional $100.00.

    Borla cat-back (600HP) or JBA 3” manifold-back (700+HP) exhaust system

    Short Throw Shifter

    Cold Air intake

    3.73:1 Differential

    Tires and Wheels

     

    20” Shelby Alcoa wheels (Durabright finish 20X9 front and 20X10 rear)

    Tires to be determined

     

    • this package is subject to change without notice

    • tire substitution may be made based on availability

     

    TAKE OFF PARTS

    You must request that your take off parts are returned before we begin modifying your car.

    We will not be responsible for any damages that these parts may incur during removal or shipping.

    Any parts that will fit into the trunk and back seat of the car will be shipped to you in it. The other parts will be packaged and shipped to you for a Shipping and Handling fee.

    OTHER SUPER SNAKE QUESTIONS

    We will be offering a discount on the Super Snake package if it is built on the 08’ GT500KR. This discount has not been established. Stay tuned as we finalize the price and content.

     

    OTHER QUESTIONS

    On both packages, we will only give credit for previously modified cars if the components have been purchased from Shelby Performance Parts. The components that we will give credit for must be one of the components used in our package. We will credit you in the amount of the cost for the parts only, not labor. Floor mats are excluded because the mats are different.

     

    Thank you for your continued interest in genuine Shelby Performance packages. They truly make your Shelby something special. Your business and satisfaction are important to us.

     

    Best regards,

    Team Shelby.


  4. SHELBY GT500 SUPER SNAKE, 40th ANNIVERSARY UPDATE

     

    Shelby Owners, Future Shelby Owners, and all you guys inquiring on the GT500 packages:

     

    COMMUNICATIONS:

     

    We will begin sending e-mail updates every two weeks to keep everyone informed of the progress of the GT500 Mod Shop programs. This will keep everyone posted as we progress in adding to our capacity to get cars produced and what expectations will be. Each program will have a key person in charge so that you have a point of contact should you need to ask a specific question. These communications should serve to answer the most commonly asked questions and to keep you informed of any new developments. Your business and enthusiasm is important to all of us at Shelby.

     

    Shelby GT500 40th Anniversary

    As of today, we have made all call backs for the 40th Anniversary packages. If you have not received a call, please notify Sherri at 702-942-7325 or e-mail at sherriw@shelbyautos.com.Sherri is handling all of the 40th Anniversary cars and will be the main point of contact. This will include the 40th Anniversary AND the 40th Anniversary with power and/or braking upgrades.

     

    Here are the parameters of the 40th Anniversary cars.

     

    You must own a 2007 GT500

    Coupe $11,250

    or Convertible $12,499

    Tax not included.

     

    CONTENTS

    EXTERIOR

     

    Carbon fiber front fascia splitter

    Carbon fiber mirror covers

    Carbon fiber rocker panels

    Aluminum hood grille inserts

    SHELBY deck letters

    40th Anniversary badging- front grille and front fenders

    Sequential tail lights

    40th Anniversary silver stripes

    Front and rear brake ducts

    Faux Gas Cap 40th Anniversary trim ring

     

    INTERIOR

    CSM consecutively numbered dash plaque

    CSM consecutively numbered engine plaque

    40th Anniversary door sill plates with CSM number

    Light bar with solenoid activated brake light (convertible)

    Shelby signature 40th Anniversary floor mats

    Aesthetic engine kit with billet fluid caps and oil dipstick handle

    Center Gauge cluster with Autometer Carroll Shelby Signature Carbon Fiber faced gauges (boost,

    fuel pressure, oil pressure)

    Aluminum Shelby map light accent

    Center Console Arm Rest cover

    Shelby Logo for Door Handles

    Satin door lock knobs

     

    PERFORMANCE

    Shelby/Eibach coil over suspension

    Shelby/Eibach sway bars

    Borla exhaust system

     

    TIRES & WHEELS

    20x9” American Racing Shelby Razors (Silver, Gun Metal, Shelby Exclusive Black or Chrome as an upgrade option)

    Pirelli P-Zero Nero 255/35ZR20 front and 275/35ZR20 rear

     

    • this package is subject to change without notice

    • tire substitution may be made based on availability

     

    STRIPES

    Please note that ALL 40th anniversary cars will be getting the Silver Stripe package as shown on our website. NO EXCEPTIONS. If you still haven’t purchased a GT500 order yours with stripe delete to make the conversion easier as the standard stripes will have to be removed.

     

    OTHER 40th NEWS

    The package has changed slightly, adding the carbon fiber rocker panels. Some cars have been built and delivered without some components. Once we have those components that were not included, they will be sent to the owners so that they can be added.

     

    PERFORMANCE OPTIONS:

    600HP and 700+HP are available options on the Coupe

    600HP is the max. power option available on the convertible.

    600HP warranty to be determined, 700+HP package has NO WARRANTY

    The 600 and 700+HP pkg will have a one piece drive shaft and larger throttle body.

    Power upgrade pricing to follow shortly.

     

    Shelby Extreme-Plus Brake System (calipers available in Blue, Red, Orange or Black) $4189.98 installed. You can see them at www.shelbyperformanceparts.com.

     

    Short throw shifter MIGHT be an option added soon.

     

    PRODUCTION UPDATE

    We have started building the 40th Anniversary packages. We will call the next group in mid August to schedule in more cars. Our plans are to build 300 of these packages this year. We will continue to build them until all cars are built. If you cannot have your car here this year, this is no problem. As long as you have a 2007 GT500, we can build it into a 40th car. We will only stop building these once we have reached the production limit.

     

    SHIPPING

    We are also working with a few shipping companies to try to help save you money. Once we have a better schedule, we will be working with you to help get your car shipped to us and then back home. Of course you can chose your own company or pick up and deliver the car yourself.

     

    SERIAL NUMBERS

    The CSM numbering will look like this: 07XL0001

    07-year model

    XL- 40 (40th Anniversary)

    0001-sequencing number

     

    TAKE OFF PARTS

    You must request that your take off parts are returned before we begin modifying your car.

    We will not be responsible for any damages that these parts may incur during removal or shipping.

    Any parts that will fit into the trunk or back seat of the car will be shipped to you in it. The other parts will be packaged and shipped to you for a Shipping and Handling fee.

     

    Shelby GT500 Super Snake Update

     

    PRODUCTION UPDATE

     

    The Super Snake project will begin in the 4th Quarter this year. We have only built one Super Snake, the concept car. Many of you have already seen pictures of this beast and some have actually seen it in person. “Menacing” is the best word I have heard used to describe it.

     

    Super Snake upgrades are available for all GT500 07’ and 08’ model year cars. You supply the base GT500.

     

    We have started making calls for the Super Snake and taking deposits and assigning CSM numbers. We have lots of calls to make and we will make them in the order that we received requests.

     

    The CSM Numbering of the Super Snake will look like this:

    07SS0001

    08SS0001

     

    07,08- year model

    SS- Super Snake

    0001-sequencing number.

     

    A 40th anniversary grill badge will be optional for all 07’ Super Snakes.

     

    Adrienne Poplin will be the point of contact on the Super Snake. 702-942-7325 or e-mail at adriennep@shelbyautos.com. She will be very busy for the next few weeks making calls on the Super Snake. Any general questions about the package can also be answered by Doug Sinclair, at the same number or dougs@shelbyautos.com.

     

    STRIPES

    All Super Snake packages will get triple Matte Black Stripes. No exceptions, we want people to be able to recognize this outstanding package from a distance and know exactly what it is…..especially when it approaches in their review view mirror…..time to move over…. If you haven’t ordered your car yet and want this package it should be ordered without a stripe to make the conversion cleaner as the old stripes will have to be removed if they are already installed.

     

    Super Snake parameters are as follows:

    2007 or 2008 GT500.

    Coupe or Convertible

    Price for the 600HP and 700+HP version is $27995.00. If testing requires a different blower at the 725HP level, we will evaluate the price.

    Convertible max power is the 600HP package. NO EXCEPTIONS.

     

    CONTENT

     

    Exterior

    Functional Shelby Super Snake hood with hood pins (fiberglass)

    Carbon fiber front fascia splitter

    Carbon fiber mirror covers

    Carbon fiber rocker panels

    SHELBY deck letters

    Super Snake badging- front grille and front fenders

    Sequential tail lights

    Matte Black Super Snake Striping

    Front and rear brake ducts

    Side scoops

    Quarter window scoops or block off plates

     

    Interior

    CSM consecutively numbered dash plaque

    CSM consecutively numbered engine plaque

    Super Snake door sill plates with CSM number

    Light bar with solenoid activated brake light (convertible)

    Shelby Super Snake floor mats

    Aesthetic engine kit with billet fluid caps and oil dipstick handle

    Center Gauge cluster with Autometer Carroll Shelby Signature Carbon Fiber faced gauges (boost,

    fuel pressure, oil pressure)

    Aluminum Shelby map light accent

    Satin door lock knobs

    Shelby Super Snake Embroidered head rest

    Center console with Shelby Super Snake logo

     

    Performance

    Shelby Supercharger upgrade to the Ford Racing Supercharger for both the 600HP and 725HP versions. * Testing may require a different supercharger at the 725HP level.

    Shelby/Bear Extreme 6 piston caliper brake system (calipers available in Blue, Red, Orange or Black)

    FRPP adjustable damper suspension is standard. You can also choose the Shelby / Eibach suspension for an additional $100.00.

    Borla cat-back (600HP) or JBA 3” manifold-back (700+HP) exhaust system

    Short Throw Shifter

    Cold Air intake

    3.73:1 Differential

    Tires and Wheels

     

    20” Shelby Alcoa wheels (Durabright finish 20X9 front and 20X10 rear)

    Tires to be determined

     

    • this package is subject to change without notice

    • tire substitution may be made based on availability

     

    TAKE OFF PARTS

    You must request that your take off parts are returned before we begin modifying your car.

    We will not be responsible for any damages that these parts may incur during removal or shipping.

    Any parts that will fit into the trunk and back seat of the car will be shipped to you in it. The other parts will be packaged and shipped to you for a Shipping and Handling fee.

    OTHER SUPER SNAKE QUESTIONS

    We will be offering a discount on the Super Snake package if it is built on the 08’ GT500KR. This discount has not been established. Stay tuned as we finalize the price and content.

     

    OTHER QUESTIONS

    On both packages, we will only give credit for previously modified cars if the components have been purchased from Shelby Performance Parts. The components that we will give credit for must be one of the components used in our package. We will credit you in the amount of the cost for the parts only, not labor. Floor mats are excluded because the mats are different.

     

    Thank you for your continued interest in genuine Shelby Performance packages. They truly make your Shelby something special. Your business and satisfaction are important to us.

     

    Best regards,

    Team Shelby.


  5. - TRIVIA QUESTION OPEN FOR S197ShelbyOA Members Only -

     

    Most people associate Carroll Shelby with Cobra Roadsters and Shelby Mustangs. Few realize how influential and important he was to Ford's GT "40" program during the 1960s.

     

    Some Historical Photos:

     

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    Carroll Shelby standing behind Don Frey at the 1967 LeMans, France race.

     

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    Carroll Shelby in the pits with Shelby American, Ford GT driver Allen Grant. LeMans, France. 1965.

     

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    Carroll Shelby in the pits with Shelby American, Ford GT driver Dan Gurney. Sebring, Florida. 1966.

     

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    Carroll Shelby in the pits overlooking the Shelby American Teams of Ron Bucknum/Paul Hawkins and Bruce McLaren/Mark Donahue. LeMans, France. 1967.

     

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    Carroll Shelby in the pits with a Shelby American, Ford Mark II prototype driven by Phil Hill and Chris Amon. LeMans, France. 1965.

     

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    Shelby American prepares two of their Ford Mark II prototypes. LeMans, France. 1965.

     

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    This is the Shelby American Mark II winning the 1966 LeMans race for Ford. TRIVIA QUESTION: Which two Shelby American drivers drove it to victory?

     

    The prize, courtesy of SAI, is a 2007 New York Auto Show Shelby Press Book. The book contains the Shelby GT, Shelby GT-H, GT500 and GT500KR. Think you have the answer? S197ShelbyOA members can PM it to the staff account. Note - you get ONE guess. We will not respond to inquiries asking if you have the right answer.

     

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  6. Good question. Sharon, is there an age minimum on the tours? I'm coming with my 16 year old son and hope his age won't prevent him from taking the tours.

     

    Edit Update: If there is an age minimum for the tours I was wondering if there's an age maximum for some of our older members............not to mention any names of course? :hysterical:

     

    I can't even ask a serious question without making a joke. I'm sorry. :bag:

     

    I also found out today that 15 or 16 is no problem. I was also told that everyone must were long pants and no opened toed shoes or they will not be allowed in.


  7. STEEDA SHELBY GT500

     

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    Steeda Autosports President Dario Orlando chose the 2007 Camp Steeda / SVT Owners Association Open Track Event at the famed Sebring International Raceway for the world debut of the new Steeda GT500. Steeda Autosports took the fine platform that Ford Motor Company’s SVT Team developed and performed that special Steeda magic to further transform the stallion into an all out performance vehicle – perfect for the discerning performance enthusiast who wants only the very best in engineering and performance.

     

    Not wanting to rest on their laurels, the Steeda Engineering Team took the GT500 to the “Ultimate Level” by using their sophisticated CAD/CAM engineering modeling intelligence, rapid design, and in-house manufacturing capabilities to deliver a completed vehicle worthy of the name: The Steeda GT500. With powerful engine upgrades and the most extensive suspension upgrades available, the Steeda GT500 is the most finely tuned and best performing GT500 on the planet ! Included with this upgrade is the all new and patented Steeda Coilover Suspension System, derived from over one year of research and development, that greatly enhances aggressive performance driving without detracting from ride quality.

     

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    Click here for the Steeda Shelby GT500 parts catalog.

     

    Performance modifications made to the vehicle include:

     

    Engine:

    * Steeda GT500 Pro-Flow Cold Air Intake

    * Steeda /SCT Performance ECU Tune

    * Steeda Upper Supercharger Pully

     

    Exhaust:

    * Steeda Axle-Back Stainless Steel System

     

    Brakes:

    * Steeda 13” Rear Brake upgrade Kit

    * Steeda 14” Slotted Front Rotors and upgraded pads

     

    Drivetrain:

    * Steeda Tri-Ax Shifter

     

    Suspension:

    * Steeda Coilover Suspension System

    * Steeda Performance Alignment

    * Steeda Billet Rear Lower Control Arms

    * Steeda Lower Control Arm Relocation Brackets

    * Steeda Adjustable Panhard Bar

    * Steeda Double Adjustable 3rd Link

    * Steeda Competition Front Swaybar

    * Steeda Billet Swaybar Mount Kit

    * Steeda Competition Rear Swaybar

    * Steeda X5 Balljoints

    * Steeda Bumpsteer Kit

     

    At an upgrade price of $13,995, the Steeda GT500 – simply the best performing and most exclusive GT500 available. Contact your local Steeda authorized dealer, call Steeda directly at 954-960-0774, or visit www.steeda.com for more information or click here for the Steeda Shelby GT500 parts catalog.

     

    And remember: Speed Matters!


  8. 2008 Shelby GT Mustang Photos and Information

     

    • Addition of a convertible model.

    • Vista Blue become standard color.

    • Production dropped to 2,100 units.

     

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    (DEARBORN, MICHIGAN) StangsUnleashed.com - The Shelby GT is back for 2008 with a few changes. The most notable and highly anticipated change for 2008 is the addition of a convertible version. According to sources, the convertible version will make up an estimated 70% of all 2008 Shelby GTs made, however, that won't be too many since a total run of only 2,100 units will be made. Since the Shelby GT convertibles are expected to be hugely popular, they might exceed the 70% estimated production mix.

     

    The second change for 2008 is the elimination of both Performance White and Black Ebony as exterior color choices - all 2008 Shelby GT models will be made in Vista Blue with Metallic Silver stripes.

     

    The 2008 Shelby GT will use the same 4.6L engine as the 2007 model, which produces 319 horsepower. Like the 2007 Shelby GT, the 2008 model will include a cold air intake, Ford racing mufflers and premium fuel calibration. There will be two transmission options: a manual and an automatic - only 525 Shelby GTs will be produced with the automatic transmission option.

     

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    Functional Equipment

    18" (64W) polished aluminum Bullitt wheels

    FR Handling Package

    Front and rear sway bars

    Tuned dampers, springs, bushings

    Cross-tower brace

    FR short-throw shifter (manual only)

    Upgraded rear axle (3.55 AT)

    Bright aluminum pedals

    Standard air bags (standard on all 2008 Mustangs)

     

    Appearance Items

    Hood pins and hood Scoop

    Shelby grille insert and Pony badge

    Shelby racing and body side stripes

    Shelby GT sill plate & floor mats w/ Shelby logo

    Shelby dash plaque, under-hood engine plaque

    Powered by Ford fender badges

    Shelby Light Bar (convertible only)

    GT/CS front and rear fascias, side scoops.

    Unique Shelby window sticker

     

    If you're interested in a 2008 Shelby GT, your selling dealer needs to order the 54U upfitter option (price remains same as 2007 Shelby GT) and include a ship to code of 88WKH7.

     

    • Coupe MSRP: $9,500.00

    • Convertible MSRP: $11,800.00

     

    2008 Shelby GT production (JOB1) will start in August of 2007 and end in November.


  9. (Dearborn, MI) StangsUnleashed.com - Captured in Dearborn, this Grabber Orange Mustang prototype has several features that could make it a potential future Mach1 or Boss model.

     

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    There are several striking features on this Mustang prototype that can be used on either a future Boss or a Mach-1 model.

     

    The first item of interest is the Shelby GT-H style front grille with the Mustang running horse emblem offset to one side. Note that absense of any fog lamps and the use of a standard Mustang V6 front end? This would be consistent with rumors that the next-generation Boss Mustang would continue on the tradition of the 1969 model by not using any parts not essential to performance. Below the grille is a lower front chin spoiler, which harkens back to the 1969 Boss 302 Mustang.

     

    One point of contention on this being a potential Boss Mustang, however, is the appearance of a non-functional hood-scoop. Non-functional hood-scoops were not used on the original 1969-1971 Boss Mustangs. They style of hood-scoop shown were factory on 1969-1970 Mach1 Mustangs and available on other models too. What is interesting about the stripes: If the were extended all the way back toward the cowl, they would closely mimic those originally found on 1970 Mach1 Mustangs.

     

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    From the rear, you'll notice the Michigan "Manufacturer Plate," which is of small consequence when the flat black, pedestal trunk mounted spolier stands right out. The spoiler, along with the flat black painted taillight panel are certainly Boss 302 trademarks.

     

    You'll also notice that even though this Mustang uses a standard V6 body, it also has two rear exhaust pipes taken directely from the 2007 Shelby GT. The only question that we can't answer is what engine lies under the hood?

     

    Another point of interest is the new Mustang wheels, which we have not yet seen before.

     

    While we can only speculate as to what this new Mustang exactly is, Mustang enthusiasts can rejoice that something new for the Mustang is on the horizon. . .and just in time for the Camaro and Challenger. Let the specualation begin :happy feet:


  10. S197 Shelby OA Member Trivia Question and Give-Away:

     

    As of 11 May, nobody has yet answered the trivia question correctly :(

     

    Think 1967.

     

    We all know that just ONE GT500 Supersnake was made by Shelby in 1967, however, a number of others were made "somewhere else" in 1967.

     

    For the prize: 1) How many were made and, 2) By who?

     

    Think you know the answer? Click here to e-mail us your answer. We'll put all of the correct answers into a hat and draw one lucky winner this Thursday.

     

    The winner will receive a 2007 Shelby GT500 concept model. :happy feet:

     

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  11. S197ShelbyOA 2007 Show Schedule

     

    Here's where you can catch up with us. ;)

     

    May 19th.

    Shelby Florida Owners: Orlando, Fla.

    More Information.

     

     

    June 1-4.

    Ford Carlisle. Carlisle, PA. Spaces L91-L92.

    More Information.

     

     

    June 14-17.

    Mid-America. Tulsa, OK.

    More Information.

     

     

    August 9-11

    S197ShelbyOA. Dearborn, MI

    More Information.

     

     

    August 25

    Tasca Ford / Click here to download event flyer.

     

    We'll add more events to this page.


  12. For example, there are currently 16,000 buildable combinations of options and color offered on the 2007 Ford Mustang V-6 deluxe model.

     

    But more is not always better. With so many options available, dealers do not always order vehicles with the right mix for customers in their area. Experts say consumers can also get confused by so many choices.

    By reducing the number of different combinations workers have to contend with, Ford can also save money in its assembly plants, Tatchio said.

     

    Ford plans to take advantage of model year changes to simplify its vehicle offerings. The soon-to-be-released 2008 Mustang V-6 deluxe will only be available in 200 buildable combinations.

     

    | READ MORE |


  13. S197SHELBYOA - DEARBORN 2007

     

    S197ShelbyOA – Dearborn 2007 Itinerary

     

    09 August 2007 – Thursday

    some time between 10-2:00pm: Ford Romeo Engine Plant Tour. We’ll tour the home of the Ford Shelby GT500’s 5.4L SuperCharged engine. After the tour, we’ll have lunch inside the plant’s cafeteria. Times are subject to change

     

    The Romeo engine plant was opened in 1973, covers 268 acres and is 2,043,778 square feet in size. This tour is limited to fifty (50) people. We will take the first 50 S197ShelbyOA members on a first come first serve basis. * Scroll down to the bottom of THIS post. Times are subject to change

     

    6:00 – 9:00pm: Meet and greet (Details T.B.A.).

     

    10 August 2007 – Friday

     

    10.00 – 2.00pm: AutoAlliance (Mustang/Shelby) Plant Tour. This comprehensive tour will take 1.5 hours to complete! You’ll see how a Ford Mustang and Shelby GT500 come to life! As a bonus, Ford will have some 2008 Shelby GT500s inside the plant for you to check out. times are subject to change

     

    The AutoAlliance (Flat Rock, MI) Plant was opened in 1987 and is a 50/50 joint venture with Mazda. Aside from the Ford Mustang, the Mazda6 runs on the same line. The plant covers 400 acres and is 2,700,000 square feet in size. This tour is limited to fifty (50) people. We will take the first 50 S197ShelbyOA members on a first come first serve basis. * Scroll down to the bottom of THIS post.

     

    5.00pm-8pm - Come have dinner on the S197 Shelby club at Dearborns Buddy Pizza. Come have some Pizza, pasta, and salad included is soda and tip any other drinks are your responsability. We have done this in replace of the Saturday BBQ. Every one that has tickets for the Tours already has a ticket for this dinner included. If you are interested or have additional people it is a 15 dollar charge.

     

    11 August 2007 – Saturday

    9:00am – 2:00pm: Ford Shelby Mustang Car Show and Meet. No matter what year Shelby you have, bring it to Ford’s World Headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan for a day of fun! Park your Shelby in the front parking lot of Ford's World Headquartes on Michigan Avenue and show it off - meet fellow Shelby Owners - Shelby enthusiasts - listen to some great music - enjoy and drink - win some cool prizes! :happy feet:

     

    This event is open to everyone – whether you have a Shelby Mustang or just have an addiction to them.

     

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    2007 Shelby GT in front of Ford's World Headquarters. Dearborn, MI.

     

    Hotel Information

     

    The host hotel will be the historic Dearborn Inn. The hotel was built by Henry Ford across the street from the Ford Airport, which became the Dearborn Proving Grounds in 1947. The Dearborn Inn borders Ford's Engineering Center and is a few yards from Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village. The rate will be reduced from $149.00 to $99.00 per night. To reserve your room, please contact the Dearborn Inn | link | or call 1-800-228-9290. For the special $99.00 rate, you must mention that you are with the S197 Shelby Owners Association.

     

    * The Romeo and AutoAlliance Tours are limited by Ford to 25 S197ShelbyOA members. Each member may bring one guest for a total of 50 people per tour. The cost per-person is $20.99. Registration will open on 08 May (Tuesday) at 12:00 noon. Check back to THIS POST at 12:00 noon for a direct link to the registration page.

     

    THIS IS WHERE YOU CLICK ON AT 12:00 NOON TO GET SPACE FOR THE AAI/ROMEO TOUR! Note: You might have to refresh the link when clicking on it. You may also have to login. Use your forum login and password.

     

    **Please not that Tickets are none transferable if for some reason you can not show please contact me I will refund your money and give them to the next person on the waiting list. You have until July 25 for a refund.

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