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MAY 12, 2022 | By John M. Clor

Sign Up for The Colorado Shelby Rally Or So-Cal Shelby Tribute and Car Show

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Looking for something new to do with your performance Ford that’s more about the “Go” than the “Show?” Then why not sign up for the Colorado Shelby Rally June 8-12, hosted by the Colorado Chapter of Team Shelby. Regional Director Aaron Kerry tells us it will be the ultimate tour of Colorado that will first meet up in Castle Rock, spend nights at Crested Butte, Glenwood Springs and Steamboat Springs, and then stop at the Shelby American Museum. After that the rally departs to Colorado Springs to enjoy the night there. Then they’ll stage at the bottom of Pikes Peak the next morning!  Each night Team Shelby will be giving away sponsors merchandise, with the lager prizes going into a raffle where there’ll be five chances to win. Plus Aaron will be doing a silent auction where half of the proceeds will go to the Carroll Shelby Foundation and the other half to the Boulder Fire Victims Charity. It’s all a beautiful time with beautiful drives in a beautiful part of the country. For details check out the group’s Facebook Page as well as their Facebook Page’s Calendar Event: To Register, go to the MotorSportReg Official Registration page: and to sign up for Pikes Peak, please follow the instructions here: https://fb.me/e/2hDtXsw52

Be Part of History at So-Cal’s 10th Annual Carroll Shelby Tribute & Car Show This WeekendGT500KR on the auction block of barrett Jackson

Don’t want to wait until next month to get your Shelby fix? Then get out to So-Cal this weekend to attend the 10th Annual Carroll Shelby Tribute & Car Show, set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. this coming Saturday, May 14. The all-Ford powered car show is free to the public to attend and $50 per vehicle to exhibit. (Registration is required to display a car but tickets are not necessary to walk in.) The event will include a public introduction of a new vehicle by Shelby American at 11 a.m. That presentation will be conducted by Gary Patterson, president of Shelby American. Shelby American will also bring the factory rig and display their latest cars and trucks, including the concept Shelby Mustang Mach-E electric vehicle and the 2022 Shelby GT500KR.

The event will celebrate 60 years of Shelby American and 30 years of the Carroll Shelby Foundation. It will also honor Carroll Shelby on the 10th anniversary of his passing. The show will also host a Shelby Hertz Reunion with a special class for those cars. The all-Ford powered car show will benefit the Carroll Shelby Foundation. Event Registration includes a commemorative gift bag and event car plaque. The show typically includes Shelby Cobras, Mustangs and even Ford-powered hot rods!

Awards for the top 25 vehicles such will include: Best of Show Award; Team Shelby Award; Carroll Shelby Foundation Award; Shelby American Award; Shelby-Hertz Award. Also scheduled entertainment at the event will feature: A new vehicle unveil by Shelby American; Shelby Legends and special guests; Shelby American factory display; Presentations and speakers, including Hidden Pioneers; Tours of the Original Venice Crew Shop; and food trucks on site. To secure vehicle registration, visit:  https://www.shelbystore.com/product-p/z31-tribute-2022.htm

Time to Register your Club or Ford Fan Facebook Group with Ford Performance Club ConnectFord Performance Club Connect Homepage

By now you should have heard about a cool Ford Performance initiative called “Club Connect” that can help all Ford and Mustang enthusiasts get connected with both Ford Motor Company and each other. Only those clubs who register with the program are eligible for no-cost promotion and support from Ford Performance, so you owe it to members of your Mustang or Ford vehicle club or online forum to register and appear on our Ford enthusiast club map. All it takes is a visit to www.FordPerformanceClubConnect.com and a single click on the “Register Your Club” link. Once you fill out the form and hit “Submit,” you’ll be notified within just a few days of your acceptance in Ford Performance Club Connect -- it’s that simple, and it’s FREE!

The primary goal of our Ford Performance Club Connect program is to get everyone to register their club – at no cost – and get themselves on our Ford enthusiast group map so that we can all connect with each other. Once there, you’ll be able to see all of the other clubs and groups who have registered in your region – not just Mustang clubs, but ALL Ford vehicle organizations. And now we’d like to invite all of you who are part of any Ford vehicle Facebook Group to register with Club Connect, too. Why? Because connecting your Facebook Group with more owners and fans makes your group more worthwhile – and registering with Club Connect will link your online group with participants who may never have known that your group exists.

The value in all of this is that whenever you plan a club or group activity, you can see what other clubs and groups are in your area that you may wish to contact and ask to join you at a show or event. It also allows Ford Performance to see all the clubs and groups in a certain area, so that when we are coming to town or planning a special Ford event in your city or state, you and your club members can be contacted to participate.
It takes only a few minutes for a club principal or board member to register your club and establish a direct link for your members to Ford Performance. And now, you can also register your group and logo with Ford Brand Licensing all in the same process. Have a product or parts question that you want answered? Wish you could get some free club event promotion in our weekly “Fast News” e-blast that goes out to some quarter-million Ford fans each Thursday? Looking for event coverage for your show in the Enthusiasts section of FordPerformance.com? Hoping you could find a cool Ford goodie-bag or door-prize item, or a banquet guest speaker? Individual requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis, but they can ONLY be awarded to clubs who are registered.
So go to www.FordPerformanceClubConnect.com right now and click on the “Find Your Club” link to see if you are on the map. If not, then register your Ford-based club or Facebook Group today so that you can join this special program -- all backed and supported by a real enthusiasts at Ford Performance. If you have questions or want more info, you and your members can always email us at ClubHub@Ford.com, or can simply call our Ford Performance Info Center, toll-free during regular business hours, at 1-800-FORD-788 (800-367-3788).

So what are you waiting for? Get online and make sure you’re connected. Then plan to enjoy your performance Ford later this year so that you can discover the fun and all of the friendly people involved in the world of Ford Performance. We’re sure that being connected with each other and with Ford will make your ownership experience even more enjoyable!

Here's How Easy It Is to Get You and Your Car(s) Featured in Our ‘Ford Fan Spotlight’Kevin Krupinski's Ford Explorer ST

For the past decade, one of the most popular features on FordPerformance.com and in our Fast News e-newsletter continues to be "Ford Fan Spotlight," where readers can send in their own reasons why they're fans of Ford Motor Company. You know who they are: Ford "superfans;" grassroots Ford racers; unique Ford vehicle owners; loyal Ford enthusiasts; notable Ford club people; special Ford families; and/or any avid supporter of Ford, Ford vehicles, Ford motorsports or Ford Performance who deserves a little bit of special recognition.

All you need to do to get you, your car or candidate considered is to send in a brief description (200-500 words or less) and a few photos (in .jpeg format, preferably 1 mb) of a person (full name and hometown, please) and vehicle that you think Ford Performance should feature (and why) in the "Ford Fan Spotlight" for an upcoming installment of Fast News and posting on FordPerformance.com. Then email it to: ClubHub@Ford.com. (Your submission grants us your permission for us to use your copy and photos on our website and other Ford media outlets, edited as necessary.) We'll choose one submission to be featured online every three weeks. We hope to see YOU and your collectible Ford in our Fan Spotlight soon!

 

Now Read Our Enthusiasts News Each Week on Ford Performance Club ConnectEnthusiast News on Ford Performance Club Connect

One race – one win – was all it took for Henry Ford to generate enough buzz and belief in his engineering among investors to secure funding and launch the Ford Motor Company 119 years ago. At Ford Performance, we have never forgotten where it all began. So we’ve been honoring our heritage, our products and our relentless competitive spirit by shining a light on motorsports and the Ford enthusiast world each week with our Fast News e-newsletter.

From news on our hottest cars and trucks or performance parts to the latest scoop on all the must-see Ford enthusiast events and shows, our weekly Fast News email has been your ticket to stay connected to the company that put the world on wheels. But trying to keep up with emails has left some of you in the dust. So that’s why Ford Performance is now posting our weekly Enthusiast News directly on www.FordPerformanceClubConnect.com -- so you can check it out the next time you’re online -- without sorting through your email inbox. So put our FordPerformanceClubConnect.com website on your Favorites list, and then hop-in, buckle-up and hang-on each and every week for our Enthusiast News, because like you and all of us in the Ford enthusiast world, we’ll be driving Ford passion!

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