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Dave Goldberg Named Pacific Coast Regional Director

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It is my pleasure to announce Dave Goldberg as the new Team Shelby Pacific Coast Regional Director! He will be replacing Michael McGuirk, who will still be involved with the club, but has planned to devote more of his time to other pursuits. I will always be grateful to Michael for his contributions and support of Team Shelby, the community and Carroll Shelby Foundation.

Dave has been involved with Team Shelby since 2014, recently serving as one of the So Cal State Directors. His Shelby journey began with the return of the Ford Shelby GT500.

According to Dave, when he saw the commercial for the 2007 Shelby GT500 coming back, he said “WOW- that is an awesome car”! It’s the one where a guy receiving a crate in Germany opens it up to see the new GT500. The longshoreman asks if the new owner doesn’t like German cars, and the response is that he just doesn’t like the speed limits in America! He was sold. It took him a couple of years, but he bought a new GT500 in 2008. “It was white with black stripes. I owned it for a couple of years and loved the car, but growing teenagers and sports required me to sell it,” he said.
Luckily for Team Shelby, his interest never waned.

“In January of 2014, I was driving along and saw a 2007 White with Blue stripe GT500 for sale at a local dealership,” added Dave. “It was, just like the one in the commercial and my dream car! Low miles, perfect condition and all stock! I bought the car and then found out about Team Shelby and the annual Bash in Las Vegas. My wife, Kim, and I immediately bought the tickets, booked the hotel, and off we went.”

It was at that Bash in 2014 that Dave discovered the awesome community Team Shelby. “The people were great, the friendships continue year after year,” explained Dave. “It was at that point that I wanted to be a part of this great team. I was brought in as the State Director for Southern California for Team Shelby and have enjoyed that role since 2014.

Dave immediately jumped into helping with the Bash. He was asked to help with the Poker Run and was given the responsibility of running it the next year. The very entertaining event for those that choose to not track their cars now sells out consistently.

In 2015, the Poker Run ended at the north end of The Strip. Dave asked if anyone would like to cruise down The Strip in a group. A few jumped in and word quickly spread. The next year, he offered it up again and about 30 cars participated. The event has grown over the years and is now known as “Snakes on the Strip” with 80 cars (max allowed) with an escort down The Strip by Las Vegas’ finest LVPD!

Dave has also agreed to take on the resurrected Team Shelby newsletter. He is tapping his experience and expertise garnered from years in the business community.

Dave attended Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and then went into the printing industry. He worked at a pre-press house, and then went to work for Scitex, the manufacturer of the equipment. Dave was promoted to Western Regional Sales support manager where he was responsible for offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco. He transitioned into a sales role a few years later and eventually moved to International Paper as a Regional Manager and HP selling digital printing solutions. Then after 23 years in the printing industry, he retired.

Now Dave spends as much time as possible enjoying his cars. He has a 2007 Ford Shelby GT500, that was heavily modified with upgrades from Kenne Bell, Wilwood brakes, Eibach Pro suspension and 20” Alcoas wheels.
His newest Shelby though has its roots in the first bash that he and Kim attended.

“The 2014 Bash backed up to the 50th Anniversary for the Mustang,” stated Dave. “We stayed for a few days to attend the MCA events. This included the unveiling of the new Mustang on the bridge at NYNY hotel in Vegas. We fell in love with the car, and custom ordered one in Deep Impact Blue with 50th Anniversary trim package. It was delivered in December of ’14.” In March of 2016, The Goldbergs shipped the car to Shelby for transformation into Shelby GT.

“As Shelby said in the brochure, it looks like the car was dipped in carbon fiber,“ noted Dave. “When we took delivery in Vegas, we learned that the program for the 2015-2016 Shelby GT had ended. To the best of my knowledge, there were only about 32 of that generation made, and this is the only Deep Impact Blue with white stripes built. CSM#10 is very special to us and truly a ‘one-of-one.’”

Look for Dave to be even more involved at events across the country. He is especially keen for members to share their news and stories for the Team Shelby newsletter. You can reach Dave via email at davegt500@icloud.com.
 

 

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