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Shelby Wheel Company Returns Thanks to Drake Automotive Group #TENSEMA17
Thanks to Shelby licensee Drake Automotive Group we’ll see new Shelby wheel designs for late-model Mustangs
If you’re a Mustang owner you no doubt have heard of Drake Automotive Group (especially Scott Drake and its reproduction Mustang product line). Drake has been a Shelby licensed manufacturer for quite some time, including manufacturing parts for Shelby American directly in the past. Drake Automotive Group has announced an exclusive licensing deal with Carroll Shelby Licensing to re-launch the famed Carroll Shelby Wheel Company brand name with a line of performance wheels for the late-model Mustang that Drake Automotive Group will manufacture and sell.
“With the leading share of restoration parts offered for classic 1964-1973 Mustangs and the demand for our Scott Drake Legendary Wheels, the move into the wheel space for late-model Mustangs was a natural fit for our product portfolio,” said Keith Belair, CEO of Drake Automotive Group. “And given our long partnership and success with the Carroll Shelby brand as an official supplier for Shelby Performance Parts, we’re confident that Drake’s dealer network will be excited to offer the Carroll Shelby brand of wheels.”
Drake Automotive Group’s exclusive license included the asset purchase of the Carroll Shelby Wheel Company, including the patents around existing wheel designs like the CS-1, CS-40 and CS-70. In the coming months, Drake plans to introduce five new designs including one for the soon-to-be-launched and redesigned 2018 Ford Mustang. They will also extend into the off road and truck categories with wheels designed specifically for the iconic Jeep Wrangler and Ford F-150.
“Drake Automotive Group’s team is well positioned to help us continue growing the Carroll Shelby brand through this new program,” said M. Neil Cummings – CEO of Carroll Shelby Licensing. “We’re excited to bring high performance wheels for late model vehicles back to the market with Carroll’s name on them.”
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