SHELBY AMERICAN AND CARROLL SHELBY LICENSING CONTINUE INTERNATIONAL EXPANSION WITH NEW GLOBAL MOD SHOPS
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GARDENA, Calif. – August 26, 2015 – Carroll Shelby Licensing and Shelby American have responded to international demand for Shelby products by opening a series of mod shops and Carroll Shelby’s Store locations worldwide. By partnering with high caliber businesses to open mod shops for customers in Europe, the Middle East, Australia, Canada, China and Africa, the company can help fans sate hunger for Shelby vehicles and parts across the globe.
“Shelby is continuing its international expansion by placing factory authorized modification centers and retail locations in key markets,” said Neil Cummings, Co-CEO of Carroll Shelby International and CEO of Carroll Shelby Licensing. “We will continue to open mod shops worldwide to give people access to the cars, parts and authentic Shelby merchandise they want. Our mod shops will be run by the best experts in those areas, who know the local regulations and are in touch with the consumer base.”
Shelby American offers performance vehicles and related products ranging from authentic continuation Cobra roadsters and Coupes, to cars based on the Ford Mustang. Shelby American also builds the Shelby Raptor muscle truck and Shelby Focus ST hot hatch. These will be available now through mod shops in the United Kingdom, Canada, China and South Africa, as well as a US shop building cars especially for the Middle East. Shelby plans to continue its expansion and wants to license a facility in Latin America.
“Ford has taken the Mustang global for the first time with the new generation car,” said Joe Conway, Co-CEO of Carroll Shelby International and CEO of Shelby American. “We are following Ford’s global initiative and plan to also offer our products worldwide. All of the vehicles will be pure Shelby, but we also plan to tailor some of them to fit the local market.”
The new mod shops will also be permitted to open a Carroll Shelby’s Store and sell merchandise. A full range of authentic branded products will be available to enthusiasts.
“This is another step Shelby has undertaken to make our business more available to international consumers,” said Cummings. “The first was a move in a new Las Vegas location that made the company more accessible to travelers and corporate partners flying through McCarran International Airport. The international growth of the mod shops is the next step in our expansion.”
Mustang Motorsport Pty Ltd.
Ferntree Gully, Victoria
Dale Adams Automotive Specialists
CHINA, HONG KONG & TAIWAN
Lio Ho Automotive Group
Shelby Automotive South Africa Pty Ltd.
Rivonia, South Africa
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, SAUDI ARABIA, BAHRAIN, QATAR
GCC Modifications LLC
Bill Shepherd Automotive Ltd.
Byfleet, Surrey KT14 7NY
About Shelby American, Inc.
Founded by legend Carroll Shelby, Shelby American manufactures and markets performance vehicles and related products. The company builds authentic continuation Cobras, including the 427 S/C, 289 FIA, 289 street car and Daytona Coupe component vehicles; it offers the Shelby GT, 1000, GT500 Super Snake and GTS post-title packages for the 2005-2015 Ford Mustang. Shelby American also builds the Shelby Raptor muscle truck. For more information, visit www.shelby.com.
About Carroll Shelby Licensing
Automotive manufacturer and entrepreneur Carroll Shelby is one of the most famous and successful high performance visionaries in the world. He was also a pioneer for modern automotive licensing programs; beginning in the 1960s, he began licensing his name and designs for various products. He founded Carroll Shelby Licensing Inc., which is the exclusive holder of trademarks and vehicle design rights for some of the most famous muscle cars and high-performance vehicles. CSL also holds trademark rights for Shelby-branded apparel, accessories and collectibles. For more information about the company or licensing opportunities, call (310) 914-1843, fax (310) 538-8189, write Carroll Shelby Licensing, Inc., 19021 S Figueroa St., Gardena, CA 90248, or visit www.shelby.com.