VEGAS -- This year marks the 50th anniversary of the
most iconic roadster ever built. In 1962, Carroll Shelby married
the British AC Ace body to the Ford 260 cubic inch HiPo motor
and a legend was born.
is boring and nobody says it better than Ol’ Man Shelby
himself. When asked which is his favorite car, he routinely says
“The Next One”. Although recently he pronounced the
2013 Ford Mustang GT500 the best car ever.
there were no 2013 Mustangs at the Shelby Bash in Las Vegas last
weekend, but there were plenty of awesome Mustangs to feast your
image hungry eyes on.
began for most on Wednesday, March 14th, and ran through Saturday,
including 2 track days at Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch in
Pahrump, Nevada, about 60 miles south of Las Vegas. Picture, if
you will, 8 dozen top shelf Shelby Mustangs and a few Cobras racing
around a 3.4 miles race track for 2 days. One of the highlights
was the 1966 Mustang GT350 #136 with a MAECO Motorsport built
289 CI naturally aspirated vintage prepared engine flogging the
about the Ford GT Heritage Edition (uh, that is the Gulf livery)
flying around the track on the tail of a 2012 Mustang Shelby GT350.
The entertainment was endless.
of entertainment, Las Vegas local and Shelby aficionado, Jer Gervasi
hosted an absolutely outstanding Welcome to Vegas party at the
Guitar Center store at the Market Place on the Strip.
its debut at the Las Vegas Shelby Bash was the Bangastang built
Hell Snake, which we followed right here on Mustang Evolution.
Not only was this car absolutely beautiful in person, the quality
was top notch – earning the Hell Snake its first trophy
at the Shelby Car Show on Saturday.