Posted on March 15, 2012
The Ford-Cobra-Shelby Reunion celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Cobra and open to all Ford and Ford-powered vehicles, including GT40s and GTs as well as all Shelby vehicles
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For Immediate Release
POMONA, Calif. – Guest curator Lynn “Mr. Cobra” Park announced today a short list of the extraordinary Cobras to be included in the “Speed Merchants of Venice” 50th Anniversary Cobra Exhibit as part of the Ford-Cobra-Shelby Reunion scheduled for Saturday, April 21 at the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum presented by Automobile Club of Southern California.
The rare Cobras to be displayed include the following:
- The first production Cobra kindly loaned by Bruce Meyer.
- FIA 289 loaned by Lynn Park.
- Recently restored Shelby School of High-Performance Driving car loaned by David Lerian.
- 427 Comp Car loaned by Anthony Boosalis.
- 427 S/C loaned by Anthony Boosalis.
- King Cobra loaned by Bill Hartman.
- “El Cid” Dragonsnake loaned by Lynn Park.
“I was honored to be invited to curate the ‘Speed Merchants of Venice’ exhibit,” said Lynn Park. “I think we have a very exciting line up of rarely-seen Cobras, plus I’m planning a few surprises. Couple the cars with the graphic elements being developed by Michael Holmes at Racing Division and I’m certain we will pay tribute to Carroll Shelby, the Cobra and everybody who was involved in this great chapter of American motorsports history.”
The 50th Anniversary Cobra Exhibit will be part of the inaugural Ford-Cobra-Shelby Reunion. Scheduled for Saturday, April 21, the Reunion is open to all Cobras, GT40s, Ford GTs, all Ford, Lincoln, Mercury (FLM) and FLM-powered vehicles, including trucks and Broncos and all Shelby vehicles.
The Ford-Cobra-Shelby Reunion schedule of events (subject to change):
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Show ’N Shine organized by Team Shelby Pacific Coast Division. (Cost of Museum Admission)
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Autograph session, memorabilia auction, vendor’s midway, etc. (Cost of Museum Admission)
2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Panel discussion with Grand Marshal Parnelli Jones, Bob Bondurant and John Morton. ($20 admission)
5 p.m.: “Speed Merchants of Venice” 50th Anniversary Cobra Exhibit presented by Racing Division, Inc. Lynn Park, curator. (Cost of Museum Admission)
7 p.m.: Banquet honoring Carroll Shelby. ($100 per person)
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Track Days Friday and Saturday presented by Marlen Motorsports. ($250 per entry)
Proceeds benefit the NHRA Motorsports Museum and the Carroll Shelby Foundation.
For information on the track days, contact email@example.com Tel. 626.358.3092.
For more general information call: 909/622-3389
Visit http://fordcobrashelbyreunion.com or http://museum.nhra.com for information.
Founded in 1998 and named for the founder of the National Hot Rod Association, the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum, presented by Automobile Club of Southern California houses the very roots of hot rodding. Scores of famous vehicles spanning American motorsports history are on display, including winning cars representing 50 years of drag racing, dry lakes and salt-flat racers, oval track challengers and exhibits describing their colorful backgrounds.
The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., PST. Current NHRA members are admitted free and Auto Club members enjoy a $2 discount. Admission for non-members is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors 60 and older, $6 for juniors six through 15, and free for children under the age of five. The Museum is also available for special group tours. The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum is located at Fairplex Gate 1, 1101 W. McKinley Ave. in Pomona. For further information on special exhibits, museum events or directions, call 909/622-2133 or visit http://museum.nhra.com.
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