Shows and Events
2009 Shelby Bash
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Shelby and Mustang Enthusiast from all over the United States and several other Countries flocked to Las Vegas Nevada for the 2009 Shelby Bash celebrating Carroll Shelby’s 86th birthday! The celebration last four days long stemming from cruises all over the country with one destination, Carroll’s favorite place….the racetrack! 281 Motorsports is here to cover the event for Mustang World, our premier source for Mustang events and information.
The 4-day event started yesterday in Gardena, CA at Shelby Enterprises and the home of the “Carroll Shelby Children’s Foundation” with a meet and greet. After race decals were applied to all the participants cars, the group of nearly 80 cars headed northeast headbound for Sin City, Las Vegas. Shelby Automobiles provided an awesome lunch along the cruise at the World Famous Tommy’s Chili in Barstow, CA. From there we continued on Interstate 15 where the weather couldn’t have been better to have the top down! We arrived at the Alianti Station Premier Hotel only minutes from Las Vegas Speedway. Shelby hosted a reception to welcome the drivers. The party encompassed a massive bar, desserts and the Oklahoma vs. Florida State football game on a 20 FOOT screen brought in just for us!!
There were two options for day two. Road Racing or a 60 mile cruise to Red Rock Canyon and back to the track for lunch. We opted for the Cruise and Track! The cruise was very scenic and provided many twist and turns that made us crave breaking the speed limit! We finished up back at the track just in time for lunch with the track guys. The night will be filled with a private party and a hosted bar on behalf of Shelby Automobiles at the ETA lounge in the Alianti Hotel where most of the 300+ people stayed. Party Pictures to come!
Valley of Fire Tour and Continued Track Day Racing at Las Vegas Speedway
Car Show at Shelby Automobiles in Las Vegas.
We will continue to bring you up to date information and pictures as this amazing experience continues! From 281 Motorsports, wish you were here partying with us!