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Carroll Shelby memorial San Jose CA 5/26/12 Updated Info.


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Please join us to honor Carroll's life and legacy -

 

Mike Hennessy ( coolcars55@sbcglobal.net ) is organizing this event, let's get a big Team Shelby turn out to support him.

 

 

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CALLING ALL SHELBYS

 

 

When: Saturday, May 26

 

Time: 10am - noon

Where: The Mercury News

Campus

750 Ridder Park Drive

San Jose, 95190 (see map)

 

 

 

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We are inviting all Shelbys of all kinds: Cobras, GT40s, Shelby Mustangs, Shelby recreations, Shelby designed cars, & Shelby powered vehicles to participate in this tribute to honor Carroll Shelby.

 

All cars will be lined up on the beautiful, park-like setting front lawn area of The Mercury News campus for the largest gathering of Shelbys in the Bay Area for a picture taken from a crane by photographers Richard Sieve and Dennis Mattish. The picture will be taken around 10am. We will have special guest speakers that knew Carroll Shelby and knew about his cars and his legacy. SpacerImage.gif

142.jpgAbout The Ceremony

  • 10am: The National Anthem
  • Guest speakers (total time 30 minutes)
  • A moment of silence in honor of Carroll Shelby
  • A moment of noise "Start Your Engines". All cars start up in unison for 45 seconds in honor of Carroll Shelby
  • Picture will be taken
  • All Shelby guests will sign one large card

The picture will be printed and framed and sent along with a large card signed by all participants to the Shelby Company & family in appreciation and respect for the work Carroll Shelby has done.

There is no cost to participate in or to view this once in a lifetime public ceremony.

143.jpgJust a Few Simple Rules

  • Please respect any celebrities present at this event.
  • No vendors, no marketing, no passing of fliers, no exceptions. Please do not ask.
  • A simple RSVP by email would be appreciated and helpful to plan set up.
  • Club group Presidents should contact Mike Hennessy.
  • PLEASE RESPECT THE GROUNDS: ALL SHELBY CARS MUST BE ESCORTED INTO PLACE ON THE LAWN by the event staff. This will start at 9am. Cars must be escorted off of the lawns, too.
  • No alcohol or stereos playing.
  • Picture taking time will be announced at the Ceremony to alert drivers to stand by their Shelby.
  • All spectators in attendance are welcome to join in and gather around behind the cars to be included in the picture.

 

144.jpgSome Final Notes

 

Omega Printing has

offered to do a poster print for those interested. (Pricing should be under $15.00 each) A portion of the proceeds will go directly to the Carroll Shelby Children's Foundation.

 

Note:

This event could not be made possible without the help and support of Rick Schiller and The Mercury News. The cost of putting this together is supported by some of us local car enthusiasts such as Joe Testa & Mike Hennessy. These costs are for restrooms, crane, sound, & anthem. All of the parking assistants, photographers, and guest speakers have all volunteered their time. Newspapers all over the Bay Area and radio stations have donated these ads. We thank all car participants for your support in this tribute to Carroll Shelby. We want to thank you all for participating.

 

Event organizer: Mike Hennessy

email: coolcars55@sbcglobal.

 

PLEASE FORWARD TO FRIENDS

 

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Please join us to honor Carroll's life and legacy -

 

Mike Hennessy ( coolcars55@sbcglobal.net ) is organizing this event, let's get a big Team Shelby turn out to support him.

 

 

"Calling All Shelbys"

Pass this around!

 

The date is set May 26th at 750 Ridder Park Drive The San Jose Mercury News campus. The time will be determined, but I feel 11:00 to 1:00 works

Bruce Canapa will be there as one of our speakers, we contacted Reggie Jackson, Jay Leno & Steve Davis, Don Lee and couple others, let me know.

 

We will have a moment of silence and a moment of noise, "Start your Engines" all at one time for 45 seconds

A photo will be taken by a crane to send to Carrol Shelby C. & family with the largest Shelby display to honor Carrol Shelby.

 

No money to be made on this event, No vendors, No marketing, No passing of fliers, No exception please do not ask. There is no registration.

 

Please respect the celebrities at this event

 

All Shelby's, Shelby recreations, Sunbeam Tigers, Shelby Dodge, anything Shelby powered with a Shelby name on it are welcome

 

The Shelby's will be aloud to park on the lawn but we have BE CAREFUL of the grass. These grounds are beautiful, I gave my word we will be genital.

 

We may have Carrol Shelby Chili as a snack to toast!

 

I can use some club help in parking & set up.

 

Any ideas or comment to help, please let me know. I am Mike Hennessy the organizer of this event.

 

Please pass this around

 

I wish I can be there but it is to far for me. In place of it, I was thinking of heading over to Mooneyes in Norwalk at that time and enjoy a moment of silence and take a few pictures, talk too any employees/customers that walk in, give a thankyou to Dean Moon Jr. in place of his dad and talk about Carroll Shelby for a while. I figured it would be fitting to go to the birthplace of the Shelby.
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Please join us to honor Carroll's life and legacy -

 

Mike Hennessy ( coolcars55@sbcglobal.net ) is organizing this event, let's get a big Team Shelby turn out to support him.

 

 

"Calling All Shelbys"

Pass this around!

 

The date is set May 26th at 750 Ridder Park Drive The San Jose Mercury News campus. The time will be determined, but I feel 11:00 to 1:00 works

Bruce Canapa will be there as one of our speakers, we contacted Reggie Jackson, Jay Leno & Steve Davis, Don Lee and couple others, let me know.

 

We will have a moment of silence and a moment of noise, "Start your Engines" all at one time for 45 seconds

A photo will be taken by a crane to send to Carrol Shelby C. & family with the largest Shelby display to honor Carrol Shelby.

 

No money to be made on this event, No vendors, No marketing, No passing of fliers, No exception please do not ask. There is no registration.

 

Please respect the celebrities at this event

 

All Shelby's, Shelby recreations, Sunbeam Tigers, Shelby Dodge, anything Shelby powered with a Shelby name on it are welcome

 

The Shelby's will be aloud to park on the lawn but we have BE CAREFUL of the grass. These grounds are beautiful, I gave my word we will be genital.

 

We may have Carrol Shelby Chili as a snack to toast!

 

I can use some club help in parking & set up.

 

Any ideas or comment to help, please let me know. I am Mike Hennessy the organizer of this event.

 

Please pass this around

 

Mike, I will attend and I could probably help with some parking cars? Let me know what time for sure. Brad

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Tom, I will be there in my GT350, let's get a pic together with your GTH.

 

 

Cool beans

 

A classic pic to be sure!!!

 

 

Jim, if you weren't aware, our cars are sibs...they have the same CSM number 40 years apart!

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I hope this doesn't come off as insensitive but would it possible for the attendees to purchase a copy of the group photo.

Maybe it could be made available to the attendees with a sizable donation to the Carroll Shelby Foundation.

 

 

Just a thought.

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I hope this doesn't come off as insensitive but would it possible for the attendees to purchase a copy of the group photo.

Maybe it could be made available to the attendees with a sizable donation to the Carroll Shelby Foundation.

 

 

Just a thought.

 

 

Omega Printing has

offered to do a poster print for those interested. (Pricing should be under $15.00 each) A portion of the proceeds will go directly to the Carroll Shelby Children's Foundation.

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Omega Printing has

offered to do a poster print for those interested. (Pricing should be under $15.00 each) A portion of the proceeds will go directly to the Carroll Shelby Children's Foundation.

 

 

Thank you Michael.

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Omega Printing has

offered to do a poster print for those interested. (Pricing should be under $15.00 each) A portion of the proceeds will go directly to the Carroll Shelby Children's Foundation.

 

 

Thanks Michael.... definately interested. Who do we let know.

 

Thanks,

Aggie

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At 3100+ km one way, it is a bit too far for me to drive there, but would have loved to be able to attend.

Definitely interested in a poster though, and know several others locally that would want them as well.

Cool poster and portions of the proceeds going to an excellent cause, can't ask for much better.

Hopefully there will be plenty of them available, as there is definitely not a shortage of Shelby fans out there!

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