Tony Sousa Car Show on the Santa Monica Pier 9/15/12

(Santa Monica, CA) – The Los Angeles chapter of the Shelby American Automobile Club held its 8th annual car show on the historic Santa Monica Pier. Net proceeds from the event will benefit the LAPD Pacific Division’s Winter Wonderland toy give away this holiday season.

Over twenty years ago a small group of Shelby enthusiasts got together and formed the Los Angeles Region of the Shelby American Automobile Club. Our goal was to honor world championship cars built by Shelby American and to preserve the history of these iconic cars. Our membership grew as more and more admirers embraced the legend that Carroll Shelby established 50 years ago.

In a short five year period Shelby American, under the leadership of Carroll Shelby, had enormous success on both foreign and domestic racing circuits with some of the most talented drivers in the world. That was an incredible period of American domination of the racing world by Shelby American and Ford Motor Company.