Shelby Bash In Las Vegas Next Week!

Shelby Bash In Las Vegas Next Week!

Team Shelby and Shelby American have planned the ultimate performance event to rev up 2011 with the 5th Annual Shelby Bash.  The event will be at the Shelby American Factory on the grounds of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Jan. 13 – 16, 2011.  The four-day event will include a scheduled appearance by Carroll Shelby, open track time at LVMS, contests, a Cruise-in and car show.

“Every year, the Shelby Bash becomes bigger and better,” said John Luft, president of Shelby American.  “This year, we’ve added some fantastic contests of speed and skill, as well as a special tribute to the man himself – Carroll Shelby.  While he doesn’t like to make a big deal about his birthday, Carroll’s earned our loyalty over the years.  He deserves all the attention.”

Baer Brakes will sponsor the new Baer Brakes Speed Shop Challenge.  Beginning at 1 p.m., drivers will charge as fast as they can for 1,000 ft. and then go as deep as possible into a 20 foot by 40 foot box.  The person with the lowest elapsed time that remains straight in the box will win a $1,000 Baer Brake gift certificate.

The event will also include road racing, parties, a rally and factory tours.  The public is also invited to sign an oversized birthday card honoring Carroll Shelby’s 88th birthday that will be presented to him during the weekend.  From Shelby GT’s to Dodge GLH’s, Team Shelby embraces all vehicles built by Shelby over the past 46 years.  Information is available at

“This is an opportunity to enjoy Shelby and Ford powered performance machines at speed,” added Luft. “The intense event spans nearly three days and gives drivers a chance to showcase their talent behind the wheel, as well as strut their stuff in the City of Lights during the Cruise-In parade and car show.”