After being invited to this event for several years, we were finally able to attend this year. Special thanks to our good friend, Muff Davis, for the invite and extra ticket. This is the annual fundraising party to benefit the day-to-day running of the Shelby American Collection Museum in Boulder, Colorado. There was good food, great sponsors, music, lots of show cars, and some amazing special guests.
After taking some time to look at several really nice cars outside the museum, we went inside to see some truly incredible Shelby history on display. Multiple Cobra race cars, several rare Mustangs, lots of memorabilia, a really nice gift shop, a bar, and a LeMans Ford GT40 race car that really steals the show. We were impressed with the 1966 Shelby GT350-S prototype supercharged Mustang. It is really nice to see such a rare, one-of-a-kind car on display for all to see. The GT40 has some amazing history as well. Knowing that world-renowned drivers like Mario Andretti, AJ Foyt, Dan Gurney, Bruce McLaren, and Lucien Bianchi drove this car and its sister GT40s is really impressive.
Of course the Cobras in the house that drivers like Bob Bondurant, Allen Grant, and Tom Yeager drove to wins are equally impressive. On top of that, to meet and get to chat (plus get some autographs) with all three of these amazing drivers was a treat. All three shared some funny stories of their time racing for Carol Shelby. We even had a great Mustang vs. Corvette conversation with Allen Grant.
With 300-400 people in attendance, we hope that the event was considered successful. Steve Volk, founder of the collection, and his family really put on a great event. We look forward to coming back next year!
Colorado Car Show
Some images from the event: