Carroll Shelby was an automotive genius and is a legend. He gave us the Cobra, the Shelby Mustang, and Ford GT40. He managed racing teams for Ford Motor Company that won championships on both sides of the Atlantic.
And the Intermountain Concours d’Elegance intends to honor the legend. Eight historically significant cars from the Larry H. Miller Total Performance Museum at Miller Motorsports Park will be on display at the 2012 Intermountain Concours d’Elegance September 22. These special cars comprise the centerpiece for a display honoring legendary automotive designer and racecar driver Shelby.
“This display will not only be incredible to witness up close and personal, it will serve to educate event visitors about the magnificent vision and creative genius of Carroll Shelby. From the first Cobra that raced, to the Cobra one can spot in the movie ‘Viva Las Vegas,’ this is something everyone needs to experience,” said Chris Purdhum, Concours Chairman.
The annual Intermountain Concours d’Elegance celebrates the beauty and magnificence of rare and historic collector cars and motorbikes. You can find out much more information about the organization and this upcoming event–as well as order your tickets–at the Intermountain Concours website.
Here’s a list of the eight amazing cars from the museum that will be on display:
- 1964 Shelby Cobra CSX-2299
- 1966 Ford GT40 Mk II P-1015
- 1962 Shelby Cobra CSX-2002 (shown above)
- 1967 Ford GT Mk IV J4
- 1963 Shelby Cobra CSX-2128
- 1962 Shelby Cobra CSX-2019
- 1964 Shelby Cobra CSX-2488
- 1965 Shelby Mustang GT-350R SFM5R535
Each of these cars has a story behind it including races, movies, automotive firsts, and more. A very cool group of cars indeed!