2016 Team Shelby Grand Nationals to Bring Carroll Shelby’s High Octane Lifestyle to East Coast

  • Team Shelby Grand Nationals to relish in high octane automotive
  • Track time, tour, parties and car shows part of exclusive weekend
  • Texas style BBQ to feature Shelby and Ford guest speakers
  • The event to be held in conjunction with Carlisle Ford Nationals

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#carrollshelby–The highly anticipated 2016 Team
East Coast Grand Nationals will celebrate the high octane
lifestyle enjoyed by club founder Carroll Shelby. Organized by the Team
Shelby Northeast Region
, the Grand Nationals will include a day of
high-speed track time followed by a 100 mile spirited drive across the
picturesque countryside to the Carlisle Ford Nationals for car shows,
presentations and parties from June 3-5, 2016.

“Carroll Shelby spent his days enjoying thrills behind the wheel with
the soundtrack of a rumbling V8,” said Tracey
, Team Shelby International Director.“So we pour our energy
into giving Team Shelby members exclusive experiences worldwide that
match the high octane lifestyle that Carroll personified. The East Coast
Grand Nationals will be an adrenalin-filled four days, just the way that
Carroll wanted it.”

The Team Shelby Grand Nationals begins on June 2 with a full day of
on-track fun managed by SMC
at Summit Point Raceway in Summit Point, West Virginia. That
night, Ford historian John Clor will be the keynote speaker at a special

The next morning, Team Shelby will host an exhilarating Poker Run to the
fairgrounds in Carlisle, Penn.

“We’ve planned plenty of photo opportunities along the way, as our
scenic route takes us off the highway and along the path less traveled,”
said Bill Caron, Team Shelby Grand Nationals Event Chairman. “Once we
arrive at Carlisle where the Ford Nationals will be underway, we have
even more fun planned.”

On Friday night, June 3rd, Team Shelby will invade the Ford Expo Center
for a Texas style BBQ banquet. Speakers will include executives from
Shelby American and Ford Motor Company.

“Once the sun begins to set, we’ll start our popular ‘Cars under the
Stars’ car show,” said Caron. “It will be a fantastic night under the
moon and stars.”

Saturday, June 4th, is the busiest day at Carlisle with about 3,500 Ford
vehicles on the show field. Highlights will include a burn-out
competition conducted by Ford Carlisle, ride and drives by Ford Motor
Company and hundreds of vendors. Team Shelby will host a hospitality
tent near the Ford Expo Center for Grand National attendees throughout
the weekend.

Later that day, members can line up for a short cruise to downtown
Carlisle. The center of town is blocked off and only the parade cars are
allowed to drive in and park. Team Shelby members can enjoy live music,
restaurants and shops around the center square throughout the evening.

“Team Shelby celebrates Shelby vehicles of every era, from the Cobras
that won world championships in the 1960s to the latest cars to wear the
GT350 and GT-H badges,” said Smith. “Filled with fun and friends, the
Team Shelby East Coast Nationals will be a terrific weekend that people
will remember forever.”

Information about the 2016 Team Shelby East Coast Grand Nationals is
available online at http://www.teamshelby.com/forums/index.php/topic/91213-ponies-at-the-point-2016-team-shelby-east-coast-grand-nationals/.

About Team Shelby

Team Shelby was founded in 2008 by Carroll Shelby to give people an
opportunity to enjoy their cars through events with fellow enthusiasts
worldwide. Ownership of a Shelby vehicle is not required, only a passion
for the brand and lifestyle. With chapters worldwide, the factory
sanctioned club provides benefits including:

  • First news on all Shelby products and vehicles
  • Exclusive access to “Members Only” areas of the club website (www.teamshelby.com)
  • Official Team Shelby Membership Kit
  • Invitations to special events
  • Monthly discounts on Shelby products

Additional information is available at www.teamshelby.com.


Scott Black, 214-520-3430 ext. 303