Rob Kinnan
Brand Manager, Mustang Monthly
January 17, 2017

For several years now, since the 2012 passing of Carroll Shelby, the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles has hosted the annual Shelby Cruise-in, sponsored by Superformance and Hillbank Motorsports—both heavily involved in keeping the Shelby name prominent through various tribute and Shelby-licensed vehicles that you can buy.

The 2017 cruise happened this past Sunday, January 15, 2017, once again on the upper two parking levels at the museum, and though the previous week’s gloomy and, at times, rainy So-Cal weather likely dampened the turnout, there were still plenty of Shelby Cobras, Mustangs, and Fords of all types, as well as some non-Blue Oval rides filtered into the mix. Of particular note was Lynn Park, one of the most well known Shelby collectors and restorers (“Mr. Cobra” to his friends) and his original blue 289 Cobra, which he had taken on a long road trip up in the California mountains the day before (and which still had the mud stains and patina that goes with a car that really gets driven in the manner for which it was built). That’s Lynn leaving the Petersen cruise-in in the video with this story—he says, “It's fun to have a car you can drive without worrying about getting a rock chip.”

Shelby VIPs Aaron Shelby and Jenni Shreeves were there to make sure everything ran smoothly, and they did a great job. The Shelby Cruise-In is a relaxed show to attend, as it’s not so big that you can’t see everything, and it runs from 8:00 am to noon so you have the rest of the day to go home and work on your car. Or, of course, tour the newly renovated Petersen Museum to see the latest displays.

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