Thursday, March 05, 2009
427 Cobra Shelby Honored At Las vegas Motor Speedway
Since I am the original owner of the one and only factory built 1968 427 Shelby Cobra GT500, last Sunday's race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway was a very special one indeed especially considering the 2010 Shelby Cobra GT500 427 made it's debut as the official pace car and more importantly Carroll Shelby made that all important announcement, "Drivers Start Your Engines!" To own such a rare car and then to see it paid such an honorable distinction some 41 years later is nothing short of awesome.
For you trivia folks out there, until the 2010 made its debut the 1968 Shelby GT500's and GT350's where are THE ONLY ones having the distinction of being named Shelby Cobras. NO other car was ever called Shelby Cobra except the A/C Cobras and mine is the only factory built 1968 427 Shelby Cobra.
I have been very fortunate to have enjoyed such a close and personal friendship with Carroll for so many years. Here is Carroll, Will and I spending a day at Laguna Seca while Carroll told of the days when he raced on this very track. Humbling to say the least.
Personally, since I am one who bleeds blue blood, I don't think it could have been a better day for Nascar.