Few names are as tightly interwoven with American car culture as Carroll Shelby. Father to the Shelby Cobras and Shelby Mustangs, Shelby was also a notable race driver with roots in the Grand Touring World Championships and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. His passing this past May impacted the entire industry and the Petersen Automotive Museum is honored to host a tribute in correlation with Shelby's January birthday.
The Carroll Shelby Tribute Cruise-In at the Petersen Automotive Museum is presented by Hillbank Motor Sports and Superformance on Saturday, Jan. 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. There will be VIP Shelby vehicle parking (Cobras, Shelby Mustangs, Tigers, etc.) and preferred parking for show cars. A People's Choice Award will be presented and the Petersen will extend discounted admission to all show participants. Breakfast and lunch will be available at Johnny Rockets, located in the museum lobby, and chili will be served in honor of Carroll Shelby.
"Few individuals in the auto industry have the iconic status of Carroll Shelby," says Terry Karges, Executive Director of the Petersen. "This is the first birthday since his passing in May, and we knew that we had to host a tribute to celebrate the life of a man whose impact on our industry has been enormous."
Parking is free for all Shelbys, Shelby replicas, hot rods, classics or other special interest vehicles and their drivers will receive 2 for 1 admission to the Petersen. Shelbys and Shelby replicas will receive VIP parking. Regular parking rates apply for spectator vehicles. Spectator parking is free for the first 30 minutes and $2.00 each additional 30 minutes ($12.00 maximum). Shelby cruise-in is free to attend, but admission is required to view exhibitions inside the museum. For more information on the Carroll Shelby Tribute please call (949) 900-1960. For more information on the Petersen Automotive Museum call (323) 930-CARS. www.petersen.org.