SOURCE: Barrett-Jackson


May 23, 2012 10:03 ET

Barrett-Jackson's Steve Davis to Honor 50 Years of Shelby American

The World's Greatest Collector Car Auctions™ President Will Be Featured Guest Speaker at Shelby American 50th Anniversary Celebration East

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - May 23, 2012) - Barrett-Jackson Auction Company, The World's Greatest Collector Car Auctions™, is pleased to announce that its President, Steve Davis, has been selected to be a featured guest speaker at the Shelby American 50th Anniversary Celebration East on June 1 at the Ford Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park in Carlisle, PA.

Shelby American has been commemorating its 50th anniversary all year, with celebrations starting at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale in January and a planned big finish at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Sept. 20 - 22. The Shelby American Celebration East continues the festivities with the largest gathering of Shelbys ever, during a five-day event that starts with track racing, a road rally through three states, and a celebration culminating at the Ford Nationals in Carlisle where Shelby owners can enjoy some of the rarest Shelbys ever made. Barrett-Jackson will also be making a first-ever Ford Nationals appearance with its display, where representatives will be handing out information on upcoming events.

On Friday night, June 1, the Carlisle Midway belongs solely to Team Shelby. When the infield closes for the spectators Friday evening, it opens up for the official Team Shelby Northeast 50th Celebration VIP Event. With premium catering, an extraordinary setting, live music to enjoy and numerous Shelby and Ford VIPs in attendance, it will be an exciting commemoration.

"I am honored to have been selected as a featured guest speaker at the Shelby American 50th Anniversary Celebration East," said Davis. "Carroll Shelby, whom we already dearly miss, has been an inspiration to fans around the world and created some of the most sought after vehicles of all time. It will be an especially beautiful sight to see so many of his amazing creations gathered in one place. I look forward to honoring Mr. Shelby, his incredible cars, and his career."

Carlisle Events is providing Team Shelby with a premium location to park 400 cars just steps from the Midway and grandstands. This prime real estate at the Ford Nationals is a highly sought after location not shared by many. Guinness World Record officials will be on hand to verify and document the 2012 Carlisle Ford Nationals / 50th Anniversary Celebration as the official largest assembly of Shelby automobiles on the planet.

About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Barrett-Jackson specializes in providing products and services to classic and collector car owners, astute collectors and automotive enthusiasts around the world. The company produces "The World's Greatest Collector Car Auctions™" in Scottsdale, Ariz., Palm Beach, Fla., Las Vegas, Nev. and Orange County, Calif. Barrett-Jackson also endorses a one-of-a-kind collector car insurance offering for collector vehicles and other valued belongings. For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit or call (480) 421-6694.

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