Just prior to the Christmas Holiday, I was in Las Vegas to visit and to help my Son, who is a Director at UNLV, and I was able to take some time and visit the “New” Carroll Shelby Shop, Museum and Store which is now just south of the famous “Strip”, right off the Intestate 15. I say new because the older shop I had visited was out near the Las Vegas Speedway and it had been a few years back since I had been down that way. The original Las Vegas shop was MUCH smaller and was set up when Shelby was working on putting together the Series II Car and was similar in size to a few of the restoration shops that my Dad and I even had “back in the day”. This new facility is spectacular and in a great location for enthusiasts to stop by and look at some great cars, see the inner workings of the assembly/custom shop and visit their nice store for all things Shelby with Mustangs, Cobras, Ford GT and even Aston Martin and MG on display.
I actually went twice while I was down there, the first time happened to be the day they were setting up for their employee Christmas Party in the Museum Area, so some of the cars had been moved out and few were hard to get up close and personal with so I decided to head back a couple days later and spent a little more time to take some additional photos and to chat a little with a few of the people working in the Visitor Areas. Everyone was very friendly and I enjoyed the experience. I would certainly recommend that any race and/or car enthusiast visit them at the Shelby Museum/Shop while in Las Vegas and taking a break from the Gaming or other attractions while in Southern Nevada…..
Here are just a few pictures and I will be adding to them soon along with a quick video clip of a “Walk Around” of a Cobra Daytona Coupe.
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Again…..Come back soon for a few more pictures and some more fun information.