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I just saw this, and am surprised Stephen hasn't posted it yet so I will...

 

Link to press release:

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/planet-shelby-cobra-open-shelby-172600276.html

 

Replicated here:

 

Planet Shelby Cobra to Open Shelby Mod Shop as Centerpiece of New Shelby Super Center

 

LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Shelby American and Carroll Shelby Licensing, both wholly owned subsidiaries of Carroll Shelby International, Inc. (CSBI:PK), have signed agreements with Planet Shelby Cobra to create a new Shelby Mod Shop. The historic agreement will create a Mod Shop that will be a true centerpiece for what will become a “Shelby Super Center,” offering a complete line of vehicles, parts and merchandise from every era of Shelby history.

“Planet Shelby Cobra has been helping people realize the dream of owning a vintage Shelby car for more than 30 years,” said Stephen Becker, president of Planet Shelby Cobra. “Before his passing, Carroll and I discussed establishing a factory authorized Shelby Mod Shop to also serve modern car enthusiasts. Our ‘Shelby Super Center’ concept is designed to be the ultimate resource for anyone who wants a Shelby of any model year. Working with Joe Conway and Neil Cummings at Carroll Shelby International, we are turning that vision into reality.”

The new Shelby Super Center will be a truly unique experience. The heart of the operation will be the Mod Shop while a vehicle showroom speckled with Shelby cars of every generation and “Carroll Shelby’s Store” with licensed merchandise will round out the location. It will feature a broad range of items from newly designed apparel to memorabilia to limited edition “mechanics” shirts, hats and a line of women’s wear. Most of the stock is limited edition and not available anywhere else.

Authorized mod shops install genuine Shelby Performance Parts to improve the handling, styling and power of current generation V6 and V8 Ford Mustangs and Shelby vehicles. Components include upgraded brakes, superchargers, suspension components and cosmetic pieces such as hoods and fascias designed by Shelby American.

“Opening local mod shops means people far from Las Vegas won’t have to ship their vehicle to Nevada for modification,” said Joe Conway, CEO of Shelby American and co-CEO of Carroll Shelby International. “Offering local installation of authentic SPP components, as well as customizing services, will serve these customers and fuel our global expansion in a smart, efficient manner.”

After intensive training by the Shelby factory team, Planet Shelby Cobra’s Mod Shop will begin installing parts and packages for the 2007-2014 Ford Shelby GT500, 2005+ Ford Mustangs, 2005-2006 Ford GT, 2007-2008 Shelby GT, Ford Focus and Ford Raptor. The rest of the Shelby Super Center will focus on selling, servicing and buying 1960's era Shelby vehicles.

“Stephen Becker is a serious enthusiast and a successful businessman who really understands the Shelby brand,” said Neil Cummings, CEO of Carroll Shelby Licensing and co-CEO of Carroll Shelby International. “Combining his track record and Shelby’s outstanding products will give people the opportunity to fulfill their high octane dreams.”

A location for the Shelby Super Center and Mod Shop is currently being chosen. Its location will be announced shortly; the facility is expected to open later this year.

“We dubbed it the 'Shelby Super Center' because it will be the only location in the world to service, buy or sell any Ford-powered vehicle that wears a Shelby badge,” added Becker. “We’ll help collectors buy or sell a 1960’s era Shelby GT350 or GT500. We will deliver or service a genuine Shelby 289 or 427 continuation Cobra. We’ll serve modern Shelby, Raptor, Ford GT and Mustang owners who want to enhance the performance of their vehicle. And our store will offer an incredible depth of fresh authorized products.”

About Planet Shelby Cobra

Planet Shelby Cobra is the most trusted resource for buying and selling genuine Shelbys today. In the business for over 30 years, experts at Planet Shelby Cobra have access to unlimited contacts, databases and insider information that can help enthusiasts buy or sell a Shelby Cobra or Shelby Mustang at the best possible price. The company is opening an authorized Mod Shop and Carroll Shelby’s Store. Led by Stephen Becker, a well-known and respected Shelby expert, Planet Shelby Cobra offers premium customer service, unmatched experience and historically correct documentation for each vehicle sold. More information is available at www.planetshelbycobra.com.

About Shelby American, Inc. and Carroll Shelby Licensing

Founded by legend Carroll Shelby, Shelby American manufactures and markets performance vehicles and related products. The company builds authentic continuation Cobras, including the 427 S/C, 289 FIA and 289 street car component vehicles; it offers the Shelby 1000, GT350, GT500 Super Snake and GTS post-title packages for the current generation Ford Mustang. Shelby American also builds the Shelby Raptor muscle truck and Shelby Focus ST hot hatch. For more information, visit www.shelbyamerican.com. Shelby American is a division of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI.PK). Carroll Shelby Licensing Inc., also a wholly owned division, is the exclusive holder of Carroll Shelby's trademarks and vehicle design rights. It also holds trademark rights for Shelby-branded apparel, accessories and collectibles. Information is at www.shelbylicensing.com.

 

Contact:
TPRM
Scott Black, 214-520-3434
sblack@tprm.com
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Well this sure sheds some light on a few of the recent business decisions coming out of Shelby American lately.

 

 

Phill

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Sounds to me like there should be a good position for Jer in the this facility should he want it.

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Is this V2.0 of the Shelby Speed Shop that used to be up at the track across the driveway?

 

Not sure about that. Planet Cobra is located in Sugar Hill, Georgia.

 

And I guess all is forgiven; http://www.autoweek.com/article/20120928/carnews/120929798

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I wonder what happened? Becker was trashing Shelby any chance he could there for a while.

 

Hopefully the shop will be in Georgia. Sugar Hill is about 25 miles from my home.

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Thanks for the kind words - This Shelby Mod Shop will be on the east coast and several different locations are being discussed and negotiated at this time - more info when I know it - Please feel free to ask questions and I will be happy to address them on the forum

 

Best!

 

SGB

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I wonder what happened? Becker was trashing Shelby any chance he could there for a while.

 

Hopefully the shop will be in Georgia. Sugar Hill is about 25 miles from my home.

 

The shop will not be located where my CSX Shelby Cobra Dealership is now - I am focusing on ability of folks to get to the shop easy (think I-95) I want allot of traffic and a major interstate within spitting distance of the shop - SGB

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That's pretty cool, but it would be great if Shelby Motorsports would actually reopen.

Don't hold your breath (because you don't look good in blue)!

 

SGB

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Well this sure sheds some light on a few of the recent business decisions coming out of Shelby American lately.

 

 

Phill

In a very good way, yes

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I just saw this, and am surprised Stephen hasn't posted it yet so I will...

 

Link to press release:

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/planet-shelby-cobra-open-shelby-172600276.html

 

Replicated here:

 

Planet Shelby Cobra to Open Shelby Mod Shop as Centerpiece of New Shelby Super Center

 

LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Shelby American and Carroll Shelby Licensing, both wholly owned subsidiaries of Carroll Shelby International, Inc. (CSBI:PK), have signed agreements with Planet Shelby Cobra to create a new Shelby Mod Shop. The historic agreement will create a Mod Shop that will be a true centerpiece for what will become a “Shelby Super Center,” offering a complete line of vehicles, parts and merchandise from every era of Shelby history.

“Planet Shelby Cobra has been helping people realize the dream of owning a vintage Shelby car for more than 30 years,” said Stephen Becker, president of Planet Shelby Cobra. “Before his passing, Carroll and I discussed establishing a factory authorized Shelby Mod Shop to also serve modern car enthusiasts. Our ‘Shelby Super Center’ concept is designed to be the ultimate resource for anyone who wants a Shelby of any model year. Working with Joe Conway and Neil Cummings at Carroll Shelby International, we are turning that vision into reality.”

The new Shelby Super Center will be a truly unique experience. The heart of the operation will be the Mod Shop while a vehicle showroom speckled with Shelby cars of every generation and “Carroll Shelby’s Store” with licensed merchandise will round out the location. It will feature a broad range of items from newly designed apparel to memorabilia to limited edition “mechanics” shirts, hats and a line of women’s wear. Most of the stock is limited edition and not available anywhere else.

Authorized mod shops install genuine Shelby Performance Parts to improve the handling, styling and power of current generation V6 and V8 Ford Mustangs and Shelby vehicles. Components include upgraded brakes, superchargers, suspension components and cosmetic pieces such as hoods and fascias designed by Shelby American.

“Opening local mod shops means people far from Las Vegas won’t have to ship their vehicle to Nevada for modification,” said Joe Conway, CEO of Shelby American and co-CEO of Carroll Shelby International. “Offering local installation of authentic SPP components, as well as customizing services, will serve these customers and fuel our global expansion in a smart, efficient manner.”

After intensive training by the Shelby factory team, Planet Shelby Cobra’s Mod Shop will begin installing parts and packages for the 2007-2014 Ford Shelby GT500, 2005+ Ford Mustangs, 2005-2006 Ford GT, 2007-2008 Shelby GT, Ford Focus and Ford Raptor. The rest of the Shelby Super Center will focus on selling, servicing and buying 1960's era Shelby vehicles.

“Stephen Becker is a serious enthusiast and a successful businessman who really understands the Shelby brand,” said Neil Cummings, CEO of Carroll Shelby Licensing and co-CEO of Carroll Shelby International. “Combining his track record and Shelby’s outstanding products will give people the opportunity to fulfill their high octane dreams.”

A location for the Shelby Super Center and Mod Shop is currently being chosen. Its location will be announced shortly; the facility is expected to open later this year.

“We dubbed it the 'Shelby Super Center' because it will be the only location in the world to service, buy or sell any Ford-powered vehicle that wears a Shelby badge,” added Becker. “We’ll help collectors buy or sell a 1960’s era Shelby GT350 or GT500. We will deliver or service a genuine Shelby 289 or 427 continuation Cobra. We’ll serve modern Shelby, Raptor, Ford GT and Mustang owners who want to enhance the performance of their vehicle. And our store will offer an incredible depth of fresh authorized products.”

About Planet Shelby Cobra

Planet Shelby Cobra is the most trusted resource for buying and selling genuine Shelbys today. In the business for over 30 years, experts at Planet Shelby Cobra have access to unlimited contacts, databases and insider information that can help enthusiasts buy or sell a Shelby Cobra or Shelby Mustang at the best possible price. The company is opening an authorized Mod Shop and Carroll Shelby’s Store. Led by Stephen Becker, a well-known and respected Shelby expert, Planet Shelby Cobra offers premium customer service, unmatched experience and historically correct documentation for each vehicle sold. More information is available at www.planetshelbycobra.com.

About Shelby American, Inc. and Carroll Shelby Licensing

Founded by legend Carroll Shelby, Shelby American manufactures and markets performance vehicles and related products. The company builds authentic continuation Cobras, including the 427 S/C, 289 FIA and 289 street car component vehicles; it offers the Shelby 1000, GT350, GT500 Super Snake and GTS post-title packages for the current generation Ford Mustang. Shelby American also builds the Shelby Raptor muscle truck and Shelby Focus ST hot hatch. For more information, visit www.shelbyamerican.com. Shelby American is a division of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI.PK). Carroll Shelby Licensing Inc., also a wholly owned division, is the exclusive holder of Carroll Shelby's trademarks and vehicle design rights. It also holds trademark rights for Shelby-branded apparel, accessories and collectibles. Information is at www.shelbylicensing.com.

 

Contact:
TPRM

Scott Black, 214-520-3434

sblack@tprm.com

 

Thank you Tony!

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Don't hold your breath (because you don't look good in blue)!

 

SGB

Yeah unfortunately I think you are right. Doesnt look like they will reopen SAM. And thats a shame because I recall being told that Carroll wanted Shelby Motorsports.

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Yeah unfortunately I think you are right. Doesnt look like they will reopen SAM. And thats a shame because I recall being told that Carroll wanted Shelby Motorsports.

The guy that ran it was a genius on dyno tuning. I watched him once on a supersnake when I had them baseline my cobra.

 

SAM was brand agnostic as He would actually work on anything

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Thanks for jumping on TS SGB! Don't be a stranger and we wish you all the traffic and business the shop can support!

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My pleasure - Just trying to keep the shelby brand and Carroll's name going! Many thank's to all of you for your kind words and gestures

 

Have a great day!

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The shop will not be located where my CSX Shelby Cobra Dealership is now - I am focusing on ability of folks to get to the shop easy (think I-95) I want allot of traffic and a major interstate within spitting distance of the shop - SGB

Not sure I-95 is the way to go, think I-75. It goes through Atlanta and I can't think of a busier freeway in the area. Plus you have the biggest airport in the country right there.

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Is this going to be a franchise type of situation, where you (or Shelby) will have stores across the US? Or just the one?

 

 

Phill

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Is this going to be a franchise type of situation, where you (or Shelby) will have stores across the US? Or just the one?

 

 

Phill

That is a great question for which I have no idea or answer - That would be addressed by Joe Conway who is the CEO/President of SAI - I speak with Joe every day so on my next call with him I will ask and update you - cheers! SGB

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Not sure I-95 is the way to go, think I-75. It goes through Atlanta and I can't think of a busier freeway in the area. Plus you have the biggest airport in the country right there.

It is on my plate of considerations - i want it near a big major interstate

 

SGB

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I-85 /I-77 in Charlotte. Every part manufacturer that supports NASCAR and now Haas F1 are in the area. Tons of labor talent there as well.

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I-85 /I-77 in Charlotte. Every part manufacturer that supports NASCAR and now Haas F1 are in the area. Tons of labor talent there as well.

 

Not in Charlotte they ain't, but yes to Concord and now Kannapolis. "In the area" is a bit broad because Concord isn't just 'across the street' if ya know what I mean. Oh yeah, and up in the Lake Norman Business Park, Moorseville, etc.

 

My oldest son moved back there from Cali to go work for a NASCAR Cup/Busch/ARCA/ASA team. Before that I also always thought CHARLOTTE was the hub. Nope, Concord is.

 

Fooled me!

 

Who did I hear just opened a big shop in Kannapolis? I'm thinking Hass. When I heard that I laughed out loud. Kannapolis is a tiny little shithole of a town (my youngest lived there for a few years). But I suppose with property values and labor being real cheap (reletively speaking) and the fact that it's literally right next door to Concord...Yeah, it makes a TON of financial sense.

 

Becker might want to think about Concord or Kannapolis as a potential location, for the same reasons I noted above (depreciated prop. values and low labor market). Plus Charlotte has a big airport there.

 

But thinking about it, I don't think there's a huge market for Cobra & GT5 (or Mustang) related items right there in the middle of "Stock Car Country".

 

EDIT: Florida seems to be the center of *that* market

 

 

Phill

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I liked Kannapolis when I visited it many years ago when the Cannon Mill was still running and town was full of antique stores. Then when David Murdock bought it out, took down the mill, took out all the Earnhardt banners and street names, it became a non-town. I warned people in NC about Murdock as he had killed the pineapple industry and distinct historical n Hawaii (where I am). Kannapolis is now ripe for auto shop development since Concord is overbuilt and land there has gone super high. It would be a great location for a SA franchise shop.

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Thanks for the kind words - This Shelby Mod Shop will be on the east coast and several different locations are being discussed and negotiated at this time - more info when I know it - Please feel free to ask questions and I will be happy to address them on the forum

 

Best!

 

SGB

 

 

Hope to see and talk to you this Saturday at Cars & Coffee again. I'll be there with my '14 again.

 

Bill

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