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    Official: Shelby American cleans house of 14 concept cars
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    Typically when an automaker rolls out a concept car or pre-production prototype, it does its tour and then disappears into the company's archives. Maybe it will be displayed for the public to see in the company's own museum or maybe it will spend most of its time under covers in a warehouse ...

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    Auctions: Barrett-Jackson 2014: 1963 Shelby Cooper Monaco King Cobra is a racing classic at $1.65M
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    While nowhere near as famous as some of Carroll Shelby's automotive creations, the Cooper Monaco King Cobra is nonetheless an interesting machine that saw some amount of success in sports car racing events in the 1960s. Importantly, this is the only original remaining King Cobra known to exist, ...

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    Featured: Project Ugly Horse: Part VI
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    Solid Axle? What Solid Axle? I was fully prepared to embark on a seven-day journey down a rabbit hole of broken bolts, internet hearsay and consternation. This should not have gone this easily. Having a long and checkered history of simple projects punctuated by much wailing and gnashing ...

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    Video: Watch these old snakes roll down a big hill
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    Alright, these aren't just any old snakes. These are the entrants in this year's Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, and each and every car on track is an original Shelby Cobra. Nor is this your run of the mill hill, either. We shot a quick video at the infamous corkscrew at Laguna Seca for your ...

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    Monterey: RM Auctions sees 20 cars sell for $1 million or more in Monterey
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    If there's a recession afoot, no one told the bidders at Saturday's RM Auctions sale. A total of 13 cars went home to new owners for $1 million or more, including a 1956 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinetta TdF at $6.71 million. The '56 was hardly the star of the evening, however, as 1962 Ferrari 250 GT ...

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    Monterey: Shelby Cobras strut as 2012 Pebble Beach featured marque
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    Every year, the organizers behind the Monterey weekend choose a specific model to serve as the "featured marque" for events like the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Revival, Quail Motorsports Gathering and Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. This year, they honored the Shelby Cobra both as a nod to the ...

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    Monterey: Shelby Cobra honored with historic display at Monterey Motorsports Reunion
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    It's been 50 years since Carroll Shelby stitched together the first Cobra. In the intervening half-century, the little British car with a big American engine established itself as an icon of the automotive industry. To celebrate the car's golden anniversary, Shelby American and Ford assembled a ...

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    Monterey: 2012 Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance snakes its way down the California coast [w/video]
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    As much as we adore the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, there's a lesser-known and considerably more entertaining portion of the show: the Tour d'Elegance. Where as the councours gives onlookers a chance to take in some of the world's most rare and valuable cars as the machines sit parked on ...

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    Quick Spin: Shelby Cobra 289 FIA [w/video]
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    The Best Way To Remember Carroll For the ultimate rush, drive a Shelby Cobra. It is about as close as one can get to climbing on top of an American V8, wrapping gloved fingers around red-hot exhaust manifolds and then holding on for dear life as it tries to buck you off. We just spent an hour ...

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    Official: Puritalia releases full renderings of Cobra-inspired 427 roadster
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    The minds at Puritalia have finally gotten around to taking the wraps off of their Shelby Cobra-inspired roadster. The Puritalia 427 is intended to serve as a modern interpretation of the legendary open-top built by Carroll Shelby. In addition to the gaggle of photos you see here, Puritalia has ...

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    Report: Puritalia teases Shelby-inspired 427
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    It looks as if the world is about to get a little bit sexier. An Italian company by the name of Puritalia is out to offer a new take on the Shelby Cobra 427. Like the original, the new machine will offer seating for two, boatloads of horsepower and not much else. Expect to find the same 427 ...

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    Auctions: Jay Kay's 1955 Maserati A6G/54 on the docket for Pebble Beach
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    Gooding & Company has revealed the highlights of its consignments for its Pebble Beach auction during the action-packed Monterey weekend. At the top of the list is the classic 1955 Maserati A6G/54 Frua Berlinetta currently owned by Jamiroquai frontman Jay Kay. This Maserati, the show car from ...

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    Motorsports: Record number of Shelby Cobras to take part in Monterey Motorsports Reunion
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    Last year, the Monterey Motorsports Reunion announced that the Shelby Cobra would be the featured marque for 2012 in honor of the company's 50th anniversary. It's shaping up to be quite the celebration. Earlier this month it was announced that no fewer than 45 competition Cobras will be racing on ...

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    Carroll Shelby, 1923-2012
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    It's darn near impossible to overemphasize the impact that Carroll Shelby has had on the automotive world as we know it today. Born in 1923, Shelby took part in his very first race, a quarter-mile drag, in 1952. Later that year, he'd go on to win his first road race in an MG-TC. By 1956, Shelby ...

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    Shelby Cobras gather for 50th anniversary reunion
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    2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the Shelby Cobra, and it seems ol' Carroll and his band of hot rodders are intent on celebrating the legendary roadster for the entire year. Back in January, Shelby kicked off a series of nationwide 50th anniversary events with the debut of the Anniversary ...

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    Chicago: Editors' Choice: Top Five 2012 Chicago Auto Show Debuts
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    The Chicago Auto Show may be the smallest of the North American auto shows we cover (yet largest by square footage, ironically), but year after year, more and more automakers choose to show off some new metal under the lights of McCormick Place. This year saw a total of 18 major reveals (click ...

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    Chicago: SVT celebrates 20 years with the Mustang that started it all
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    Ford debuted the 2013 Shelby GT500 Convertible earlier today at the Chicago Auto Show, but it wasn't the only Mustang vying for our attention on the show floor. In fact, we had a hard time keeping our eyes off this Vibrant Red beauty. The pony car in question? A 1993 SVT Cobra R, the pinnacle of ...

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    Video: Watch a Shelby Cobra do cartwheels at 130 mph
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    Being in a car crash can be scary enough, but doing it in a convertible at 130 miles per hour is simply terrifying. That's what the owner of a Shelby Cobra replica went through, however, during a track day at Willow Springs Raceway in Rosamond, California. As he was ending the front straight of ...

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    Video: Goodwood Revival rounds out the classics with sports cars and prototypes [UPDATE]
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    Cobras, Tigers and... Ferrari's? Oh my! If you happened to miss our post on the '60s touring cars that took to the track at the 2011 Goodwood Revival, you may not realize just how amazing vintage racing can be. And it gets even more interesting as the value and historic significance of the cars ...

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    Video: Ford marketing VP Farley pushes real Shelby Cobra around Laguna Seca
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    The 2012 Monterey Motorsports Reunion will certainly be a loud one. The featured marque will be the Shelby Cobra, which will celebrate 50 years of exciting existence. Ahead of next year's festivities, one man decided to get a taste of on-track action a bit early. That man is Jim Farley, and if ...

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