4/26/2013 - Due to inclement weather, we have canceled our 1pm Country Cruise.
4/26/13 - Don't miss our Friday Night Kick Off Concert tonight with the Str8Arrow band. The music starts at 8pm. Brought to you by the fine folks at Classic Design Concepts.
4/23/2013 - What Do If It Rains?
Shelbyfest is a rain or shine event. In the event of rain we simply zip up our rain coats and keep the party going. High waters could potentially effect the cruise route but that is easily altered. In 2010 we were pummeled by torrential rains and everyone stayed and had a blast in spite of mother nature.
4/23/13 - GPS/Nav Address
Use the following address with your gps units to get you to the show:
403 Market St Hermann, MO 65041
4/11/2013 - What Do We Do With Our Truck And Trailer?
Potential trailer parking spots map posted on Event Information Page
4/9/2013 - Revised Show Agenda Information Posted On Event Information Page
4/8/2013 - VMP Superchargers Offers Another Killer Deal
Genuine VMP TVS installed and dyno tuned for $2999 (cash). Only 12 available at this price, so you must contact email@example.com to reserve yours. A $500 deposit can be by credit card or PayPal with the balance due in cash upon completion.
Use your existing throttle body and elbow or we can add whatever you'd like upon request.
This is a great way to pick up a ton of power and torque, a FULL 1-Year Warranty and a Custom VMP dyno tune from Justin Starkey at an incredible Shelbyfest value price
4/8/2013 - Shine Time Detail Pkg Pricing
Shelbyfest Welcomes St Louis Based Shine Time Detail
Shine Time Detail is offering the following packages as a show special. Please contact them at the number below to RSVP your slot or for any questions regarding this special. Find them on the web at www.shinetimedetail.com
Wash Package $50
Car is de-bugged- hood/ front bumper/ mirrors/ windshield/ pillars
Car receives a foam bath to loosen dirt and pull dirt away from paint
Vehicle is washed with the 2 bucket method with grit guards. One bucket is the rinse and one is the soap. Each bucket has guards in the bottom to brush the wash mitt against to remove dirt
- Wheels are cleaned inside and out along with tires and wheels wells.
- Vehicle receives a spray wax
- Vehicle is towel dried with micro fiber towels
- Exterior windows are cleaned
- Tire shine
Paint Sealant- Wolfgang 3.0 $100
Wash package is included plus we apply Wolfgang 3.0 paint sealant for 6-8 months of protection!
We can use Wolfgang fuzion for $25 extra
Claybar/ 1 step polish & paint sealant $200
Removes light scratches and produces a deep wet shine
Takes 2-3 hours
Claybar and 3 step Compound/ Polish/ Finishing $400
Takes 4-5 hours
Ask about interior detailing
Tom Risk 314-329-5052 Must RSVP **We will still be taking anyone if we have the time.
3/31/13 - Autocross Update
Due to circumstances beyond our control, we regret that we are forced to cancel the Friday Autocross event that was to be held at St Charles Family Arena Friday April 26th. If your decision to attend Shelbyfest was based mainly on participating in the autocross and you would like a refund of any pre-registration monies, please notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will process any refunds. We apologize for any confusion and hope to be able to offer a full autocross experience at Shelbyfest 2014.
Shelbyfest will still be the high quality, full tilt experience it has always been without the autocross so we'll see you in Hermann.
VMP Superchargers Specials
VMP Superchargers is returning once again with some incredible offers to put some extra kick in your mustang. Offering everything from complete blower installs to basic tunes, Justin Starkey and crew do it up right. Posted below are their prices and offerings:
SHELBYFEST 2013 VMP TUNING SPECIALS
VMP TVS 750HP with VMP elbow and pulley. Installed and dyno tuned. $4000.00
90mm idler installed with TVS special $100
Motorcraft colder plugs, gapped & installed $160
JLT intakes and Ford Racing Cobra Jet 65mm throttle bodies installed at no extra charge and revised calibration included
when items are purchased with the VMP TVS special show package.
SCT X3 handheld tuning device with your new TVS tunes on it. Price on request.
VMP Dyno Tuning by Justin Starkey
New customers $750 dyno tune and SCT X3 tuner.
$500 if you use your X3 tuner.
Existing VMP Tuning customers $350 using your X3 tuner.
AFCO Pro Series Dual 10" Fan heat exchanger with 3x tank. Installed! $1100.
Innovators West 10% damper with new belt. Installed! $1,000.
Thump RRR Racing billet aluminum tensioner and new belt. Installed! $600.
Reische 170* thermostat. Installed! $120.
VMP pulley and 90mm idler. $399 Installed The new 2.4 and 2.5 black also available.
All installations and tuning will be done on Thursday and Friday and by appointment (with deposit) only.
Saturday is DYNO DAY! $65.00! Two pulls with wideband air/fuel and printed graph.
Come see what your beast does on the VMP Dynojet mobile dyno.
For more details, orders and appointments call BJ McCarty at VMP Tuning. (321) 206-9369 extension 112.
Ringbrothers To Attend in 2013
The famed mustang builders from Wisconsin will make their first journey to Shelbyfest this year. These guys are famous for insame builds like the Reactor, Bail Out, and the Dragon. We can't wait to see what they will be unleashing on Hermann. Welcome to the Shelbyfest family.
Shelbyfest Registration Is Open
I hope everyone has been having a great year. Things have been beyond busy in my personal world with one child a senior in high school this year and my oldest is now officially engaged to be married...coming in June.
Shelbyfest registration is officially open. You can download the form by clicking here.
The Shelbyfest team has been working hard planning the best event yet.
My intentions were to find someone to code an active form for me so we could have an online registration but as of yet, I have found no takers to help with that (if anyone knows someone, please let me know).
This year promises to be as good or better than previous years. Once again, we will have the presence of some excellent vendors like R&A Motorsports, VMP Tuning, Gateway Classic Mustang, MRT, and many more.
I expect detail on specials from VMP Tuning and MRT as we draw a little closer to the show and I will email that information out as soon as I get it.
At SF 2013, we will get to be a part of the presentation of the Mystical Build Mustang to the winner. An even neater aspect will be that there will be someone filming the presentation so the footage can be sent to RTM TV where it will be aired on PowerBlock TV (a segment on the Mystical Build Mustang will air on PowerBlock in March). So how cool is that? National TV coverage comes to Shelbyfest. Several members of the mustang press will once again be on hand to document the fun.
Many things return to Shelbyfest such as the Friday night kick off, Saturday show, Saturday banquet, and pub crawl.
This year marks the inaugural Shelbyfest Golf Classic at the Loutre Shore Coutry Club. This will be a shotgun start event with a 9am tee time. All skill levels are welcome (trust me, if you've ever seen me play, you'll know this is about a casual good time).
One of the new things to the 2013 Shelbyfest will be a full autocross experience sponsored by Gateway Classic Mustang. The autocross will be held during the day Friday at the St Charles Family Arena parking lot (full details to come). The St Louis chapter of the SCCA is working with us and we are still finalizing details at this time so I will do an email blast and publish details via our social media outlets as soon as we're ready to rock. You will be able to run your car on the course, and the crew from Gateway Classic will be on hand to give you advice and also to show us how it's done. They have been busy in 2012 tearing up autocross courses all over the united states.
The Saturday banquet will be catered again by Hermann Catering, who did a bang up job.
A couple of notes for everyone:
There will be no banquet tickets available the day of the show. The deadline to pre register is April 11 so if you don't register by then, banquet tickets will not be available.
Also, please remember that if you are staying at a B&B along the show route in town, we need your cars removed from the show route no later than 6am. This enables us to get our vendors set and ready to go.
We were not able to offer drag racing this coming year because the owners of the new track were unable to complete construction in time to be ready for 2013. We will continue to keep our fingers crossed
We still have a few things coming together that we can't yet talk about but I promise to let everyone know as soon as I can.
I will also be posting the form on our Facebook page as well as the event website.
Do me a favor and tell everyone you know that owns a mustang about our show. With everything that is going on, I would love to see a record breaking crowd at this year's show. Vintage, late model, stock, modified, 6 cylinder or 8 cylinder....everyone is welcome so come on out.
This begins the official start of the information flood.
See everyone soon,
No Drag Racing at Shelbyfest
We are sad to report that progress on the new MAR Park Raceway located 15 minutes north of Hermann has temporarily come to a halt and as of now, there will be now drag racing for the 2013 Shelbyfest as the track will be incomplete. Let's keep our fingers crossed for forward progress for the years to come.
Shelbyfest 2012 Wrap Up
2012 was the biggest and best Shelbyfest yet. We had a record breaking 438 cars from all over the United States, including Hawaii. The ever growing population of AC Cobras is proof that we are reaching further into the Mustang and Shelby enthusiast population than ever before.
We were very fortunate one again to have members of the Mustang press on hand for the show. Dennis Pittsenbarger from Hot Rod Magazine Live made his first visit to Shelbyfest and made our event the featured subject of his entire, 2 hour broadcast. Mike Laney from Ford Racing also ventured to Shelbyfest USA for the first time. Both journalists vowed to return.
More vendors lined the streets than ever before. Gateway Performance, St Louis' authorized Cobra dealer returned for the sixth year in a row. They are Shelbyfest's original sponsor and we thank them for their support.
We were honored to have the one and only 67 Shelby GT500 convertible at this year's show. Fresh off a total restoration done by long time Shelbyfest sponsor/supporter R&A Motorsports, this car drew a steady stream of people all weekend long.
Another amazing mustang on hand this year was the Mystical Build Mustang, a charity build mustang that was the brainchild of Mary Jean Wesche, editor of Mustang Times magazine. Attendees were given the opportunity to purchase chances to win this amazing car, which will be presented to the winner next year at Shelbyfest 2013. The Mystical Build Mustang is currently on tour all around the United States so watch for it to come to your area. The car was built by Jeff Yergovich and crew at R&A Motorsports in Lees Summit MO.
VMP Tuning from Florida, returned and continued to offer killer deals on tunes and supercharger installs. Justin Starkey and crew worked for three days straight getting everyone taken care of.
Gateway Classic Mustang teamed up with MRT to sell and install MRT product. Show Car Detail from the Chicago area worked for three days detailing people's cars for the show.
Other displaying vendors included Chris Brown Classics, Clear Auto Bra, Acme Apparel, Gateway Classic Cars, Kenny Brown Performance, Stuck On You Graphics, ACE Manufacturing, and Carroll Shelby Wheels.
We were very fortunate to have a long list of sponsors this year including Dynacorn, Classic Design Concepts, Russo and Steele, and many others. For a complete list of Shelbyfest Sponsors, please see our sponsor page on this website.
Attendees were treated with the opportunity to participate in a myriad of activities including golf, ziplining, live music, Chris Cakes pancake breakfast, saturday dinner/banquet, a pub crawl/poker run, and the legendary "Moment Of Horsepower".
Shelbyfest 2012 Letter From The Founder
Shelbyfest 2012 was bigger and better than ever. The city of Hermann saw mustangs arriving early in the week, and activities like golf, ziplining, a friday night concert, catching pancakes in mid air, and one seriously exciting saturday filled with amazing cars and vendors once again proved that Shelbyfest is an automotive event unlike any other.
A record breaking 438 cars made it to town for the show. Cars and people came from all over the United States including Nevada, California, Pennsylvania, and Hawaii. The couple from Hawaii ship their cars to the continental states each year and spent time attending events. They had such a great time that they are returning next year and encouraging other members from the local club to attend as well.
Over $3000 was generated in support of the Mystical Build Mustang which raises money for the American Cancer Society through the sale of tickets to win the car.
Hot Rod Magazine Live was on hand for their two hour broadcast. To listen to both segments of the program click here
The following merchants were on hand in support of Shelbyfest:
Gateway Performance - authorized Cobra Dealer from St Louis
R&A Motorsports - Lees Summit MO
Gateway Classic Mustang - Bourbon MO
MRT - Plymouth MI
Classic Design Concepts - Novi MI
Showcar Detail - Chicago IL
Clear Auto Bra - St Louis MO
ACE Mfg - Bourbon MO
ACME Apparel - Atlanta GA
Gateway Classic Cars - East St Louis IL
VMP Superchargers - Debary FL
Ford Racing - Detroit MI
Hot Rod Magazine Live - Portland OR
Carroll Shelby Wheel Company - Springfield MO
Kenny Brown - Indianapolis IN
Chris Cakes - Louisburg KS
A gigantic thank you to our core team and staff of volunteers. They once again showed the crowd their part of what makes Shelbyfest special.
Shelbyfest 2013 is destined to be bigger and better than ever with the additions of drag racing and a full autocross.
Thank you to everyone who was able to attend. If this was your first time, we hope to see you back. If this was not your first time, then thank you so much for helping us continue the tradition of making Shelbyfest the fastest growing, most original all mustang rally in the United States.
4/17/12 - Wanna Win A Mustang?
Shelbyfest Supports The Mystical Build Mustang
Ever hear about the Mystical Build Mustang? A project created by Mary Jean Wesche, editor of MCA's Mustang Times magazine, the Mystical Build Mustang was created from donated parts, including the 67 fastback body from Dynacorn.
The Mystical Build Mustang will be on display at Shelbyfest 2012 and donors ($10 donation per ticket) will have an opportunity to enter to win the car, which we are proud to say, will be presented to the winner at the Shelbyfest 2013 show. All proceeds will go to benefit The American Cancer Society.
Below is a letter from Mary Jean explaining the cause of her passion for the project.
My name is Mary Jean Wesche. I am the editor of the Mustang Club of Americas (MCA) magazine Mustang Times. The reason why I am writing and asking for your help is:
My youngest daughter was diagnosed with Breast Cancer at age 24. She is now 33 and has been fighting this hideous disease for nine years. She is a beautiful woman with two beautiful daughters. The scenario is heart breaking for any parent. I couldn’t take this disease away from her, and I felt helpless. Just about the time I decided to take on this project to raise money to help find a cure, my oldest daughter was also diagnosed with Breast Cancer. She was is in her mid 30s. She is also a beautiful woman and has a beautiful daughter.
As you can imagine, as a mother I was devastated. My two daughters were the drive behind this project. It is something I feel can be accomplished and possibly will help further the research to find a cure.
My oldest daughter has been cancer-free for two years, while my youngest is still fighting.
Just recently I have lost my brother to cancer and again felt helpless through the entire ordeal, only to find out a few weeks after my brothers death that my loving husband, the heart and soul of my life has been stricken by cancer as well.
In an effort to cope with and provide hope to others in my situation, my dream is to build and raise funds for American Cancer Society through the Mystical Build of the 1967 Fastback Mustang that will be a chance drawing. We are presently seeking donations to complete the build.
Thank you for your time. Anything you can do to help is appreciated.
Mary Jean Wesche
With support from many great sponsors, what has been created is a 67 Fastback that is unrivaled in build quality and performance. R&A Motorsports in Lees Summit MO, assembled and tweaked the car. The Mystical Build Mustang, even made its "maiden voyage" from Kansas City, to an MCA show in Pensacola Florida. We are happy to report it made the trip down and back, without a hitch.
Needless to say, the car looks amazing and drives great.
Shelbyfest is proud to announce that 4 of our core team members, (Greg and Geri Howe, and Jeff and Julie Yergovich), have stepped up to help Mary Jean promote the car and promote the cause. Hats off to Mary Jean and the team for doing something that's best described as "wonderful".
A full description of, and pictures of the build as well as a complete list of sponsor and donors is available at the Mystical Build Mustang's home website:
4/17/12: Current Most Popular Question:
"The registration deadline has passed, can I still attend the show?"
Answer: Absolutely. You may still attend Shelbyfest, you will simply check in when you get to the show and our registration staff will take good care of you. The pre-registration deadline was April 11th, which was when we needed to turn our numbers into the zipline vendor, and our caterer for our saturday evening dinner (sorry, that's sold out folks).
4/17/12: Something For You Runners
While not an official part of Shelbyfest, the "Health Challenge" 2012 is for a great cause. It supports 3 local area food pantries. Saturday, April 28th, starting at 8am, it's a 5k run or walk. You may register the day of the event or click on the link below:
Get Me Registered
3/20/12: MRT Products Available For Install At Shelbyfest
MRT and Gateway Classic Mustang have teamed up to bring MRT Products to Shelbyfest!
Join Gateway Classic Mustang Friday the 27th and Saturday the 28th.
The Gateway Team will be available to install H-Pipes, Axle-Backs, Louvers & Hood Struts. To schedule an appointment contact Jessica @ MRT 734-455-5807 or email email@example.com.
3/19/12: VMP Tuning To Begin Blower Installs Thursday At Shelbyfest
In order to serve as many people as possible, VMP Tuning will begin their hectic schedule of blower installs and dyno tunes in the parking lot at Hermann Ford. For more information on booking time with Justin and the team with VMP, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
2/10/12: Ace Manufacturing
Shelbyfest welcomes Ace Manufacturing from Sullivan MO.
Ace Mfg. has been providing clutches for champions in the N.H.R.A, Circle Track, and Pro Pulling for many years. Ace now applies that same knowledge and experience to our new ‘POWERFORCE’ performance clutch line. Made in the U.S.A. All Ace clutches are made and/or assembled at our plant located in Sullivan, Missouri.
Visit their website at www.Ace-Mfg.com
1/28/12: Showcar Detail Returns To Shelbyfest:
Steve from Showcar Detail will be on hand once again to offer his full range of paint protection and detailing services. Email him for more information or to book your appointment at Shelbyfest.
Showcar Detail Shelbyfest Specials:
Exterior Details - Regularly $225 Shelbyfest Special $200
Show Car Package - Regularly $350 Shelbyfest Special $300
For more information on Showcar Detail and the services they provide, visit them at their website: http://www.showcardetail.com/
1/24/12: Shelbyfest "Contact Us" Page Fixed:
We were recently made aware that the form on our "Contact Us" page wasn't working correctly. That issue has been fixed. We apologize if you attempted to reach us via that form and received no answer. If you need assistance, please resend your question via the form or you may email us directly at email@example.com. We answer all inquiries within 48 hours.
1/24/12: VMP Tuning "A La Carte Pricing" for Shelbyfest:
Dyno pulls on the VMP Dynojet Mobile Dyno: $80.00
2 pulls with graphed HP/TQ/Air fuel/Boost VMP Tuning dyno tuning sessions.
Have your car dyno tuned for peak performance by Justin Starkey.
Dyno tuning sessions take 1.5-2.0 hours and range from $400-$500 (time dependent). If the customer needs a SCT tuner, we will package a new X3 in the deal for a total price of $700.00 (Tuning session with Justin, tune(s) installed and loaded onto your new XCal 3 handheld tuner).
Labor special for installation of VMP pulley, idler and intake: $350 plus parts.
1/23/12: VMP Tuning Returns To Shelbyfest:
2/10/12: Ace Manufacturing
2/10/12: Ace Manufacturing
Upon last year's success, the nation's leading mustang tuner has decided to return. Not only is Justin and the VMP crew coming back, they will once again be offering a smoking deal on their TVS Supercharger. Installs begin on April 26th.
For more information or to book your install, see the information below.
Below is the link to the TVS Blower:
You can get the 2.5" pulley or the interchangeable pulley.......either one...same price. Get in on the deal for $4,000 installed and dyno tuned. You save money on shipping and handling and taxes. If you use a credit card or Paypal, those fees will added to the total.
Reserve your TVS today by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling him at (321)206-9369 today.
1/12/12: Hot Rod Magazine Live To Broadcast From Shelbyfest:
Hot Rod Magazine with Dennis Pittsenbarger will be in Hermann for their weekly broadcast. The best part about all of this is that they are dedicating their entire two hour broadcast to Shelbyfest.
The following is from Hot Rod Magazine Live's website:
"Tune in and HANG ON! Host Dennis Pittsenbarger has a passion for Motor sports and a Need For Speed. Dennis has been the host of Speed & Racing Television broadcasting from the Pacific Northwest, and now brings his years of experience in competitive Motorsports and his first hand knowledge of anything on wheels to hotrodmagazinelive.com and the Hot Rod Magazine Live radio program and multi-media experience."
For More Information on Hot Rod Magazine Live, click here
1/12/12: Zipline Baby!!!!
Last year, a few of use had the opportunity to zipline in the hills and valleys of Missouri's wine country. A good time was had by all so we went to the zipline owners, got a special rate, and are going return again this year in large numbers and have a blast.
Eco Zipline Tours is Mid-Missouri’s Largest, Highest, Fastest, Longest and Most Exciting zipline canopy tour! Located just 5 miles off Interstate 70 on Highway 19 near historic Hermann, MO. Eco Zipline Tours is based in New Florence, MO about an hour and a half from the St. Louis Arch and less than 45 minutes from Columbia, MO.
For more information about Eco Zipline Tours, click here.
News Archives From Prior Years:
Noteworthy Events from 2007-2011
Justin Starkey From VMP Tuning Installing Superchargers In The Street!!!!
The nation's premier Mustang tuner has offered attendee's with GT500's an opportunity to own his killer new VMP TVS Supercharger. For just $4000, you can have Justin swap your stock blower, install the TVS unit complete with port matched, high flow elbow, and 2.5 pulley. Then Justin will tune the cars on his Dynojet. Lots of people in the country have purchased Justin's new TVS package but until now, the only way to get Justin to install it was to drive to his shop in Florida.
Justin will also be available to perform other things like basic tunes, pulley swaps, and much more. For more information or to book your car for his TVS supercharger kit, email us at email@example.com.
Autocross Comes To Shelbyfest
It's official....The first ever Shelbyfest Autocross Ride-Along Experience IS happening, Saturday April 30th in Hermann MO. $10 get's you the ride of your life with a certified driver and a chance to win a set of BF Goodrich tires. More information will be posted soon on the event info page.
Gateway Classic Mustangs is working with Shelbyfest to give attendees the opportunity to experience Auto Cross.
If you're not familiar with autocross, it is a race that is generally set up in a parking lot with a defines course lined out with cones. Cars are generally allowed one at a time on the track and each car is timed per lap.
Instead of a full autocross event, we are "testing the waters" by bringing in an experienced group to both set up the course and be the host drivers. Rarely exceeding 25-30mph, the drivers' and the car's agility are tested as the typical course is full of twists and turns.
Here's how it will work....each "ride" costs $10. 1 ride will be approximately two laps. for the purchase of your ride, your name will be entered into a drawing for a complete set of BF Goodrich tires.
We will have three cars there to ride in, a 68 coupe set up for autocross and loaded with a Roush crate engine, a late model stang also set up for autocross, and a 67 coupe set up for road racing.
Drivers will be representatives from Gateway Classic Mustangs as well as Jeff Yergovich from R&A Motorsports.
The course will be in the Schneider Dodge and Featherlite parking lot with a shuttle running continuously to and from Shelbyfest due to the limited parking space available.
This is an excellent way to get a feel for what autocross is like and then prepare yourself for a full blown, "all drivers" autocross event in 2012.
Detailed information will be published soon.
Donate Button Activated On Home And Foundation Pages
The Horsepower With A Heart Foundation (parent organization of Shelbyfest) now has a secure PayPal account to accept donations. Since Shelbyfest is a non-profit show, we function on the generous donations of businesses and individuals alike. Any amount will be appreciated. Click on the "Donate" button and you will be directed to PayPal and provided the opportunity to donate via your PayPal account or listed, approved credit cards.
American Pony Builders TV Show Will Be On Hand for Shelbyfest 2011
The cast and crew from the "American Pony Builders" television will be on hand at Shelbyfest 2011 filming for an upcoming episode to be aired during their inaugural season beginning in October on Fox Sports National Network Sundays at 10am CST. They are doing a segment on the premier mustang events in the nation and would like to feature Shelbyfest.
Location selected for the 2011 Saturday banquet.
The Hofgarten at the Hermannhoff Winery is one of Hermann's most beautiful venues. Located at the corner of 1st and Guttenburg streets, the Hofgarten features a beautiful view of the Inn and Courtyard at Hermannhoff. The menu will be released soon but rest assured that we will follow the tradition of years past with another quality meal and evening packed with entertainment.
Please Note: Tickets WILL NOT be available the day of the show as seating is limited so when you register please purchase your banquet tickets then.
Shelbyfest 2010 Raises $2700 for
The Make A Wish Foundation
Present in the pictures are L-R
Hermann Mayor Larry Miskel, Carstar Representative Nancy Battis, Shelbyfest Founder Kyle Caraway, The Make A Wish Foundation of Missouri Development Director Krista Schaub, Hermann Chamber of Commerce's Olin Stemme. Photo's #6 & #7 also feature Shelbyfest Vendor Display Mgr Greg Howe.
John Clor from Ford Motor Company Announced as Saturday Banquet Speaker
John Clor from Ford Motor Company will be the keynote speaker at the saturday banquet. Mr. Clor is noted mustang enthusiast, published author, and long time Ford fan who is eager to share with the crowd at Shelbyfest as well as get to know them. Below you will find some biographical information on John:
Veteran automotive journalist and author John M. Clor has owned, worked on, raced and written about Fords and Mustangs for nearly three decades – and is a regular columnist for Mustang Enthusiast, Mustang Times and magazines. John has been a respected member of the automotive media since 1989, with his work appearing in a wide range of both consumer and industry publications. Additionally, his marketing communications work for the likes of Ford, General Motors, Mazda and several automotive suppliers has given him comprehensive insight into the auto industry that few can match. Mustang & Ford Trader
A native Detroiter, Clor had paid his journalism dues with a 15-year editing career at The Detroit News before joining the staff of AutoWeek magazine, where he spent more than six years writing road tests and penning auto features as Deputy Managing Editor. John then jumped into the corporate automotive public relations world in 1995, when he became the Communications Manager for the Special Vehicle Team, Ford’s high-profile, high performance vehicle group. But it didn’t take long for him to get back to his first love – writing about cars – with a three-year stint as Detroit Editor for the Edmunds.com automotive Web site.
John’s broad-based automotive knowledge and engaging personality have earned him recurring guest spots on radio and TV, including CBS, CNN, PBS, The History Channel, Tech TV, ABC Radio News, NPR, Michigan Public Radio, WJR, and many other national and local media outlets. On the freelance side, Clor directs his own communications enterprise called “Cars in Context,” providing custom automotive writing, editing, research and consulting to a variety of clients, including cable TV's Modern Marvels and the Los Angeles Times.
After returning to Ford and managing its SVT and Shelby GT500 website for more than a half-decade, John has penned and published a hardcover history book titled, The Mustang Dynasty, whose first printing in 2007 had sold out in just 12 weeks. Today John manages the Ford Performance Group of enthusiast organizations for Ford Racing and creates website content for www.FordPerformance.com as an Account Director for PCGCampbell, a Dearborn-based marketing communications agency. Still active in car clubs as a director of the SVT Owners Association and serving as editor of its critically acclaimed SVT Enthusiast club magazine, John is the proud owner of three ’70s-era Mustangs – one of which he still describes as “a long-term project.”
Shelbyfest welcomes the support of the following new sponsors:
Gateway Classic Mustangs
SVT Owners Association
Ford Performance Group.
Find out more about these great Shelbyfest partners by going to our sponsor page.
Friday Night Kick Off Concert Planned
Classic Design Concepts will sponsor the Friday Night Kick Off held at the Hermann Ampitheater Friday, April 23rd.
Shelbyfest kicks off this year with a bang:
The Blues Deville Band will open this year's Shelbyfest friday night, April 23rd at the Hermann Ampitheater with an event open to the public but intended to welcome all the Shelby and Mustang owners to town. More information can be found on the Event Info page.
Shelbyfest Mentioned In Article By
noted mustang Historian
Austin C. Craig
Appearing in the Sept 2009 issue of AutoTraderClassics.com's Mustang and Ford magazine It was an honor to have Mr. Craig present at the 2009 event and an even bigger honor to be mentioned in one of his articles.
The following are excerpts from that article:
"Entering Hermann it is easy to see why it is a favorite getaway for so many people in the Midwest. There are numerous bed and breakfasts, quaint shops and restaurants and a bakery that features out of this world donuts."
"Kyle has built Shelbyfest into a very enjoyable event. It is easy to understand why the Yergovich's have been so supportive of the event. Everyone goes out of their way to make you feel glad you came to Hermann."
"Each street has a number of interesting shops and places to eat, some with cool names like, "Time For Pie". For those of us that like wings, "Wings-a-Blazin was the perfect lunch stop."
New Photos Added To The Photo Archive
New photos from the first "official" Shelbyfest as well as from the 2008 event have been added to the archives.
If you have any photos from the events you would like to submit for the archives, email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Shelbyfest 2009 Sets A New Record
The numbers are in. For Shelbyfest 2009, Hermann was graced with 215 registered cars. Last year's attendance was 160 cars. Cars came from 15 states to attend this year's event.
Car owners and spectators alike were able to witness the installation and testing of a new supercharger as well as how to properly clean and detail your car in the vendor area. Many took advantage of having Clear Auto Bra performing installations on site and stepped up the protection of their car.
Shelbyfest founder Kyle Caraway was quoted as saying that this year's attendance was an "indicator that this show is going to continue to grow for years to come".
Flying Pancakes At Shelbyfest
Sunday morning beginning at 8am, Shelbyfest attendees and the public are invited to gather at the Hermann Ford parking lot for the breakfast experience of a lifetime. Hosted by Chris Cakes, diners will be asked to "catch" their breakfast. With great precision, Gregg Zimmerman of Chris Cakes will flip your pancakes through the air directly and accurately to your plate.
Chris Cakes has entertained all over the country from Carroll Shelby's birthday bash to major political gatherings. Gregg Zimmerman of Chris Cakes, has asked to donate proceeds from the breakfast to the family of Lamonte Morris.
Click here to watch video of Gregg working his magic flipping pancakes
Suggested Donation For The Breakfast is $5
The DYNO Returns To Shelbyfest
EFI Peformance will provide Shelbyfest attendees the opportunity to see just how many horses they are putting to the ground. For $50, you can pull your car onto the dyno and receive multiple "pulls" on the dyno. A printout of the results will be provided to keep for bragging rights.
Shelbyfest Draws Registrations From 15 States
For the 2009 event, Shelbyfest has recieved registrations from the following states so far:
Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Texas, Ohio, Colorado, Indiana, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Georgia, and Florida
Shelbyfest planners are expecting record attendance!
The Mustang Times Comes To Shelbyfest
Shelbyfest 2009 will be honored to host Austin Craig and Mary Jean Wesche from the Mustang Times Magazine.
Austin C Craig - President of Austin C Craig Marketing
Austin has written articles that have been published in major automotive publications on a variety of subjects, including historical events, new and vintage vehicles as well as leading personalities.
Mary Jean Wesche
Mary Jean Wesche, editor of Mustang Times, official publication of the Mustang Club of America, has undertaken a project for the ultimate benefit of the Susan G. Koman Foundation and the fight against breast cancer. This project is called the Mystic Build '67 Project. This project is the complete construction and creation of a 1967 vintage Mustang fastback. Mary Jean is looking to any and all who would like to donate any of the parts she needs to build this one of a kind Mustang from the ground up. A brand new 1967 Mustang fastback body has been donated to the project by ::....DYNACORN INTERNATIONAL....::, the makers of complete brand new body shells for 67 Mustangs and other vehicles. So Mary Jean is well on her way on Mystic Build '67 Project.
If you or anyone you know would like to donate any parts to help Mary Jean complete her Mustang, please don't hesitate to contact her by email at Mustang Times and let her know you'll help. When the Mystic Build '67 Project Mustang is completed, it will be raffled off and the proceeds will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. The Mustang Grabber Registry is donating to the cause and would like to encourage your participation in this very worthwhile project. The Susan G. Komen Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for breast cancer and supporting those who have been touched by this disease. Let's help Mary Jean build one of the nicest 1967 Mustang fastbacks to ever hit the streets. Drop Mary Jean an email at email@example.com
Would you like to volunteer at Shelbyfest? Use the "contact us" page to let us know you're willing to help.
Would your business like to help sponsor Shelbyfest? Use the "contact us" page to contact the event coordinator.
Shelbyfest is a not for profit show that uses the opportunity of gathering people and cars to generate money for charitable causes.