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Shelby Autos Uncages the Super Snake Package for the 2010 Ford Shelby GT500

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LAS VEGAS - June 26, 2009 - Continued demand for a “Super Snake” post title package has led Shelby Automobiles to unveil a new program to turn a limited number of 2010 Ford Shelby GT500s into Shelby super cars. The Super Snake package will include enhancements to the 2010 Ford Shelby GT500’s handling, styling and power; output ratings will range from 630 to over 725 horsepower. Exclusivity will be assured as a limited number of Super Snakes will be built at the Shelby Autos facility in Las Vegas or one of the Mod Shops, beginning in August 2009.

“We take great pride in engineering fast, fun cars that people love to drive,” said Carroll Shelby. “Over the past 12 months, my team of hot rodders was hard at work on a Super Snake package for the next generation GT500. Every lesson we learned kicking the competition around on the track over the past two years has been poured into this new car to keep Shelby owners out front.”

Born on the drag strip and road course at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Ford Racing and Shelby Automobiles dialed in an even more aggressive suspension and engine package for the 2010 car.

“Since we introduced the Super Snake package for the GT500 in 2007, this Shelby has become the pinnacle of current generation muscle cars,” added Amy Boylan, president of Shelby Automobiles. “While the stock GT500 is a fine car, serious enthusiasts know that they can come to us to make their Shelby even better. For those who crave a harder edged Shelby, this is your car.”

The 2010 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake post title package includes:
- Ford Racing handling pack including Dynamic adjustable dampers, lowering springs, tuned stabilizer bars, and front strut tower brace is standard for the Super Snake
- Ford Racing Supercharger upgrade kit producing over 630 HP and 590 ft.-lbs. of torque
- Borla exhaust system on the 630 HP Ford Racing Super Snake Package
- 6-speed manual transmission with 3.73:1 rear axle ratio
- Either a Shelby/Ford Racing or Shelby/Kenne Bell supercharger kit producing 725 HP with upgraded drive shaft, billet twin 75mm throttle body and exclusive badges
- Borla exhaust system on the 725 HP Super Snake Package
- An optional Shelby / Eibach handling pack is also available
- Shelby-designed Alcoa 20-inch wheels
- Short-throw shifter
- Forged Shelby / Baer brakes with 6 piston calipers and cross drilled / vented rotors
- Front brake cooling ducts
- Unique fiberglass hood featuring classic Shelby design
- Shelby signature Super Snake stripes
- “Shelby” lettering across the rear decklid
- “Super Snake” vehicle badges and official Shelby CSM interior plate
- Shelby signature embroidered headrests, floor mats and other Shelby designed components

Customers interested in bringing their 2010 Ford Shelby GT500 to one of the Shelby Mod Shops for transformation should contact Roger Sorel with Shelby Automobiles at (702) 942-7325. The price of the 630 HP package is $29,495 and the 725 HP package is $33,495 including installation but not the car. Each vehicle will be listed in the official Shelby registry.

Complete Super Snake packages will only be available through Shelby Automobiles; some products comprising the package will be offered by Shelby Automobiles and Ford Racing later this year.

2010 Ford Mustang FR500CJ Cobra Jet

Article courtesy of Motor Authority

2008 Ford Mustang FR500CJ Cobra Jet

2008 Ford Mustang FR500CJ Cobra Jet

Ford’s re-packaging of the Mustang into its 2010 model-year form factor has pleased the critics with a sleeker look, but now Ford Racing is getting ready to please the folks that live only to see quick ETs with the 2010 Mustang Cobra Jet (2008 model pictured).

The 2010 car will wear the FR500CJ model designation just like the car before it, but other specifications have yet to be nailed down. Ford Racing is expecting to put a 425hp 5.4L supercharged V8 straight out of the Ford Racing Parts (FRP) catalog in the standard model, with an optional upgrade to a 475hp aluminum-block engine.

The Classic 1968 Cobra Jet - Image courtesy of All Ford Mustang News

The Classic 1968 Cobra Jet - Image courtesy of All Ford Mustang News

Shifting gears yourself is one of the most rewarding parts of driving a car fast when done properly, but at the drag strip, it just slows you down, so Ford is offering a five-speed Liberty manual in addition to a race-prepped automatic on top of the standard six-speed tranny that was available on the 2008 car. To keep the car from crumpling when the shiny side fails to stay up, all 2010 Cobra Jets get an 8.50et NHRA certified roll cage, too.

Final testing of components is still underway, but Ford says production will begin in Q4 2009 with first deliveries to start in early 2010. Pricing hasn’t been set yet, but will start below $75,000, says Ford. Like last time, only 50 will be available.

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day is almost here!

Check out these great gift ideas for the Shelby Guy in your life:

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Carroll Shelby Wine Six Bottle Ultimate Collectors Edition

Custom Framed Print of YOUR CAR Autographed by Carroll Shelby

Custom Framed Print of YOUR CAR Autographed by Carroll Shelby

Black Letterman-Style Jacket with Choice of Shelby Cobra Logo

Black Letterman-Style Jacket with Choice of Shelby Cobra Logo

Shelby GT 500 Golf Cart in Metallic Blue with White Stripes

Shelby GT 500 Golf Cart in Metallic Blue with White Stripes

Father’s Day has become a day to not only honor your father, but all men who act as a father figure. Stepfathers, uncles, grandfathers and adult male friends are all honored on Father’s Day.

Why is it that dads can be such a challenge when it comes to picking that perfect gift for Father’s Day? He’s your dad - this should be easy, right?

How about using some of the gift suggestions in this newsletter as a starting point for an awesome Father’s Day gift?

NEW PRODUCTS WILL BE HERE SOON!

Shelby Cobra hard-sided rolling luggage in polished-black

Shelby Cobra hard-sided rolling luggage in polished-black - COMING JUNE 30TH!!

As you know, the Carroll Shelby Merchandise website was launched in October of 2008. We brought together the world’s biggest collection of Shelby products and offered them to you via our new website and catalog. Thanks to your tremendous response, we’ve started creating new products and will continue announcing many new items throughout the year. Do you have a great idea for a new Shelby product? Connect with us on one of our social networks or drop us an email to let us know your ideas. Your input is vital to us!

VISIT THE NEW FOUNDATION STORE:

Click here for Shelby Foundation Exclusive Items

One thing you’ll notice when browsing the CSM website is that we have many items that directly benefit the Carroll Shelby Foundation. Visit the NEW Carroll Shelby Foundation Store for limited edition and autographed items, including diecast, artwork, photographs and apparel. Each item supports the kids at the same time. In addition to these great new products, most items in the Carroll Shelby Merchandise collection have an autograph option. Can’t decide which item Dad will like? Order a signature certificate as a gift and let him decide what he wants to have signed. ALL proceeds of the signature program go towards the foundation.

FEATURED PRODUCT:

1965 Terlingua Racing Team Cobra Diecast Car 1:18

1965 Terlingua Racing Team Cobra Diecast Car 1:18

1965 Terlingua Racing Team Cobra Diecast Car 1:18

Shelby formed the Terlingua Racing Team in the 1960s. This accurately detailed diecast replicates one of only six Terlingua Racing Team edition CSX4000 Cobras built by Texas Cobras Ltd. Manufactured by Shelby Collectibles. 1:18 Scale.

This item can be AUTOGRAPHED.
View our collection of 60+ Diecast HERE.

FEATURED PRODUCT:

Carroll Shelby with the CSX 2000, Signed Limited Edition Print

'Carroll Shelby with the CSX 2000' Signed Limited-Edition Print

'Carroll Shelby with the CSX 2000' Signed Limited-Edition Print

Carroll Shelby with the CSX 2000. Framed in solid oak and autographed by Carroll Shelby. Limited edition print. Exclusive item from the Carroll Shelby Foundation.

This item has been AUTOGRAPHED by Carroll Shelby.
View our collection of Artwork, Prints, Photography and more HERE.

FEATURED PRODUCT:

1965 Shelby GT 350 Pedal Car in White and Blue

1965 Shelby GT 350 Pedal Car in White and Blue

1965 Shelby GT 350 Pedal Car in White and Blue

Teach your kid how to put the pedal to the metal!
• 1 KHP= kid horsepower
• 2 ‘foot’ lbs of torque!For kids and collectors, this pedal car is designed after the world famous 1965 Ford Shelby GT 350. It has the distinctive hood and side panel striping, Shelby Cobra gas cap, and an imprint of Carroll Shelby’s signature on the rear deck. These cars are fully licensed and include a certificate of authenticity. Each car ships in its own box and requires only minimal assembly.

Copyright © 2009 Carroll Shelby Merchandise. 1-800-655-8100 - June, 2009

35th Annual Mid America
Ford and Team Shelby Nationals
June 24-28

35thTeam Shelby members and Ford enthusiasts will converge on Tulsa, OK June 24th -28th for the 35th annual Mid America Ford and Team Shelby Nationals. This multi-venue event features five full days of fast paced fun with over 1,500 cars, great people, and great sponsors all in one place for a memorable Shelby experience!

Enthusiasts with will enjoy: 3 days of open track at Hallett Motor Racing Circuit, Team Shelby High Performance Driving School with a braking seminar, 1 day of drag racing at Tulsa Raceway Park, Cruisin’ Tulsa, huge all Ford Swap Meet featuring vintage parts as well as late model parts, Trade Show each evening Wednesday through Friday at the Marriott, Saturday Night Event Banquet, and an All Ford Super Show featuring over 40 different vehicle classes.

For more information and to register online for this event please click HERE.

SAAC-34 : August 6-8th, 2009

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Beaverun Motorsports Complex
Wampum, PA
August 6-8th, 2009

SAAC-34 will be held at Beaverun Motorsports Complex in Wampum, PA, northwest of Pittsburgh and about 12 miles east of the Ohio state line. It’s a fairly new track, 1.6 miles in length with 12 turns and some moderate elevation changes. The convention headquarters hotel will be in Cranberry Township, PA-about 1/2 hr. from the track. Surrounding hotels are all about 5 minutes away from the HQ Hotel.

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This year’s convention will be a little different from past get-togethers. We read the convention surveys we got back over the past couple of weeks and there were some constructive suggestions which we’re going to try. Thursday is essentially an arrival day. There will be a Car Control Clinic in the afternoon and you’ll be on your own for dinner. But not to worry: everything from hot dogs and hamburgers to sit-down restaurants are located near the hotels. Then there will be a welcoming party back at the Four Points by Sheraton in the evening.

On Friday the car shows will be held at the headquarters hotel-the Four Points by Sheraton. Out at Beaverun, the open track and vintage race practice will be going on. The swap meet and manufacturer’s displays will also be set up out at the track. The popular vote car show will end about noon at the hotel and there will be a cruise to the track at 12:30. Everyone will need to be back at the Four Points by Sheraton in the evening for dinner and the evening program.

On Saturday everyone will be out at the track and there will be a lot going on. Open track, the wheel-to-wheel vintage race and the always popular Ladies Driving School. Want to autocross? The track will be running one on their giant vehicle dynamics pad. You don’t have to sign up in advance and they will have helmets to loan. Did somebody say rental cars? You can rent a go-kart and drive on their world class course and then run a 1/2 hour Enduro at the end of the day.

Read the complete original article at SAAC.com
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