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Featured Member - Brandi & Karl Kozlovsky

  • 1 September 2021
  • Author: Shelby American
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Words by Steve Statham

Brandi and Karl Kozlovsky of Royse City, Texas, are veterans of the car show circuit, but even so, buying a 2007 Super Snake and joining Team Shelby introduced them to a whole new automotive experience

The couple purchased their Super Snake in June of 2016, and in August 2016, Brandi and Karl visited the Shelby facility in Las Vegas. Brandi was immediately struck by “Just the feel that you get when you walk into Shelby,” she said. “We’d only had it a few months, and as soon as you walk through that door, you’re treated like they’ve known you their entire life.” By the time they finished the Shelby tour and signed the famous wall, they were hooked

They attended their first Team Shelby Bash in 2018. “By the end of the Bash, I was asking ‘When’s the next one, and how do I become a director?” Brandi said. She wasn’t just blowing smoke—she’s now the Dallas-area Chapter Director of the Team Shelby Southern Plains Region. Brandi and Karl have become regulars at Aaron Shelby’s annual car show in North Texas, where they appreciate, “The whole family aspect and feel of it.”

Of course, life isn’t all sunny Saturdays at the car show. The Kozlovskys put a lot of work and money into their Shelby to get it to where it is today. For a late-model Shelby, their Super Snake had endured a surprisingly rough life previously. “I feel like I rescued that car,” Brandi said. “Having show cars, and being in the show car world since 1997, when they took that thing off the trailer, I was just like, wow,” she said, and didn’t mean it in a good way. “She looks so much better than she did when we got her, that’s for sure.” Much of the interior was badly worn, the paint had to be buffed out, and the exterior stripes replaced. “Now it’s in the garage under two car covers,” Brandi said with a laugh. “She’s where she should be now.” Their Super Snake is Tungsten Gray, one of a very few made in that color in 2007. “This is almost like a purpley gray. That’s one thing I really liked about it, the color.”

Before acquiring their Shelby, Brandi and Karl were known around the North Texas show circuit for their 1989 Fox body Mustang, and 2008 Eleanor tribute Mustang with Eleanor body kit. “It’s gorgeous. Definitely always a head-turner at the local car shows here in Texas.”

Along with her car show background, Brandi has worked at a local food service company for 30 years, supplying produce and foodstuffs of all sorts to restaurants, child care centers, nursing homes, and hospitals. Supplying the Dallas area Team Shelby chapter with some leadership is merely a turn into the fast lane, not a radical detour. But if she ever does need to chase new automotive horizons at a high rate of speed, she’s definitely got the proper rescue Shelby for it

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