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Photo By: Rolex / Stephan Cooper

 

THE COBRA CHARM-

 

To millions of motorsports fans around the world, a cobra isn’t a snake. Instead, it is one of the most iconic and replicated cars of all time.  From August 16-19 in Monterey, Calif., the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Shelby Cobra, Ford Motor Company’s now-vintage race car developed by Carroll Shelby, who passed away earlier this year.  The four-day event is not only a cornerstone of Classic Car Week, which draws hundreds of exquisite cars and thousands of car lovers annually to the Monterey Peninsula, but also the only occasion where automobile enthusiasts can enjoy their vintage favorites racing as they were meant to be, wheel-to-wheel in 17 period-appropriate classes, starting with pre-1940 Sports and Racing Cars and representing nearly every era of motorsports history through to 1990 Stock Cars.

 

The Shelby Cobra exudes raw horsepower and elegant design with a racing heritage that is unparalleled, and on Saturday, August 18, an impressive grid of 45 authentic series CSX 2000 and 3000 Shelby Cobras will take to the challenging 2.238-mile road course that is Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, thrilling spectators with a ground-shaking performance that has never before been witnessed.  At this dedicated race, the green flag will be waved by none other than Edsel Ford II, great-grandson of Henry Ford, and fans will watch as entries from the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Canada and across the U.S. finesse their way with precision through 11 turns and 300-foot elevation changes that include the notorious “Corkscrew,” famous for its five-story drop. 

 

The den of Cobras at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion will include two of only six extraordinary Cobra Daytona Coupes ever built by Shelby American in the early 1960s.  One will be racing on Saturday and another will be included in the Shelby Cobra Heritage Display.

 

 

 

THE COBRA CHARM
 
To millions of motorsports fans around the world, a cobra isn’t a snake. Instead, it is one of the most iconic and replicated cars of all time.  From August 16-19 in Monterey, Calif., the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Shelby Cobra, Ford Motor Company’s now-vintage race car developed by Carroll Shelby, who passed away earlier this year.  The four-day event is not only a cornerstone of Classic Car Week, which draws hundreds of exquisite cars and thousands of car lovers annually to the Monterey Peninsula, but also the only occasion where automobile enthusiasts can enjoy their vintage favorites racing as they were meant to be, wheel-to-wheel in 17 period-appropriate classes, starting with pre-1940 Sports and Racing Cars and representing nearly every era of motorsports history through to 1990 Stock Cars.

The Shelby Cobra exudes raw horsepower and elegant design with a racing heritage that is unparalleled, and on Saturday, August 18, an impressive grid of 45 authentic series CSX 2000 and 3000 Shelby Cobras will take to the challenging 2.238-mile road course that is Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, thrilling spectators with a ground-shaking performance that has never before been witnessed.  At this dedicated race, the green flag will be waved by none other than Edsel Ford II, great-grandson of Henry Ford, and fans will watch as entries from the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Canada and across the U.S. finesse their way with precision through 11 turns and 300-foot elevation changes that include the notorious “Corkscrew,” famous for its five-story drop. 

The den of Cobras at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion will include two of only six extraordinary Cobra Daytona Coupes ever built by Shelby American in the early 1960s.  One will be racing on Saturday and another will be included in the Shelby Cobra Heritage Display.