The Carroll Shelby Tribute and Car Show will be presented by LASAAC, along with sponsors DenBeste Motorsports, McCluskey Ltd., Galpin Motorsports and Retrosports.
The Los Angeles Shelby American Automobile Club (LASAAC) will celebrate the incredible life of the automotive legend with the first annual Carroll Shelby Tribute and Car Show on May 11, 2013, one year after his passing. The one day event, which will benefit the Foundation, will take place at the Carroll Shelby Foundation Headquarters at 19021 S. Figueroa St. Gardena, CA 90248. It will feature a Ford and Shelby car show, awards ceremony, panel discussion led by Rick Titus, a Texas style chili bar, special guests and an engine rev salute.
With the original Grand Sport as inspiration, and help from Corvette Specialty of California (CSOC), the crew of “Chop Cut Rebuild” extensively modified a C6 Corvette for their tribute car.
Hosted by Dan Woods, the “Chop Cut Rebuild” show follows a dedicated crew while they tackle and tame car builds over the full length of the season. For season 7, the crew decided to build a ‘69 HEMI Charger and a Corvette Grand Sport tribute car. While the Grand Sport name is equivalent to a fancy trim package put on modern Corvettes, the car that started it all is what “Chop Cut Rebuild” based their C6 tribute car off of.
Del Wiesner with the Gasser Tribute Car
Below are pictures of 33 Willys that was run back in Division 5 from 1962 thru 1965. The car was known as "Seevers Wiesner and Owens" There is a photo of this car on Jr. Thompson's Evolution of Drag Racing video taken in 1964 at Indy. The car has been recreated and debuted at Bakersfield at the CHRR October 2008. Del calls it the "Gasser Tribute Car". Its a tribute to everyone who drove and loved these kind of cars.