- Team Shelby to host inaugural Shelby American track event in South Florida
- Full-throttle activities include driving sessions at a pair of legendary tracks, poker run, dolphin swim, boat rides, social gatherings and more
- Shelby American to display full lineup of performance vehicles and give thrill rides
LOS ANGELES, CA – Team Shelby, the official car club of Shelby enthusiasts worldwide, will create the ultimate Shelby Event along with the HPDE (High Performance Driving Experience) in South Florida with the 1st Annual Team Shelby South Atlantic Region Summer Party. The 4 day celebration, which will be held on July 14 – 17, will feature full-throttle action and excitement for automotive enthusiasts of all ages at multiple high profile tracks, dolphin swim, long distance poker run and thrill rides.
“We’re excited to launch the inaugural South Atlantic Summer Party so Team Shelby members can revel in an unparalleled high-octane lifestyle,” said Tracey Smith, Team Shelby International Director. “That’s why we continue to ratchet up the thrill of Team Shelby membership with spectacular experiences worldwide. Everything we do is designed to give enthusiasts the opportunity to enjoy their vehicles the way that Carroll Shelby envisioned.”
Throughout the weekend, Shelby and Mustang enthusiasts can participate in exciting activities including track events at Palm Beach International Raceway and Homestead-Miami Speedway, a poker run from Miami to the Florida Keys which includes pace laps at Homestead-Miami Speedway with a stop at Dolphins Plus Key Largo for a BBQ and Swim with the Dolphins and ends at the Famous Holiday Isle Tiki Bar with 100 MPH boat rides available for those who dare. Shelby fans will be able to mix it up on the track next to high performance machinery by Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche and other car marques.
Shelby American will display its latest vehicles including the new 750+ horsepower Super Snake, Shelby Terlingua Shelby GT, 50th Anniversary Daytona Coupe and the 50th Anniversary Edition GT40. Vince LaViolette, Director of Manufacturing, Research and Development, as well chief test driver Shelby will give Team Shelby members thrill rides in the cars.
“We are building the most capable cars in the history of Shelby American,” said Gary Patterson, Shelby American Vice President of International and Strategic Sales. “This is the perfect showcase for our Mustang-based vehicles. Having logged thousands of miles in Shelby cars, I look forward to giving Team Shelby members the experience of a lifetime while we lap the track. It will be an epic weekend.”
In addition to the driving sessions at Homestead on Sunday, Benefit Car Shows will host an Infield Car Show at Homestead Miami Speedway. Attendees looking for more sedate fun can take in the Sunday Car Corrals. Attendees are also encouraged to visit the Shelby American display with several of their latest performance cars and speed equipment.
“Team Shelby will deliver an amazing weekend unlike anything attendees have ever experienced in South Florida,” said Bob Zinzell, Team Shelby South Atlantic Regional Director and Event Producer. “Not only is this a track event, members can swim with dolphins, cruise to the Keys and be part of some fantastic car shows, BBQ’s, Boat rides and more. We want to bring Team Shelby and other enthusiasts from the area together to celebrate the passion for motorsports. We look forward to laying the foundation for a terrific event that will continue for many years to come.”
Registration for the event is open to all makes and anyone who appreciates the fine art of automotive performance. For more information about the 2016 1st Annual Team Shelby South Atlantic Summer Party, please visit https://thehpde.com/SpecialEvents/ShelbySummer. Other exclusive Team Shelby opportunities can be found at www.teamshelby.com.
About Team Shelby
Carroll Shelby founded Team Shelby in 2008 to give people an opportunity to enjoy their cars with fellow enthusiasts. Shelby vehicle ownership is not required, only a passion for the marque and lifestyle.
With chapters worldwide, the factory sanctioned club provides benefits including:
- First news on all Shelby products and vehicles
- Invitations to special events worldwide
- Exclusive access to “Members Only” areas of the club website (www.teamshelby.com)
- Official Team Shelby Membership Kit
- Discounts on Shelby products
Additional information is available at www.teamshelby.com.