SHELBY AMERICAN ANNOUNCES WINNER OF CAR RAFFLE BENEFITING JDRF
LAS VEGAS – June 20, 2014 – Shelby American, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI.PK), named Jim Labadie of Dexter, Michigan, as the winner of the charity car raffle program benefiting JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. On June 19, Jim was presented with a 2014 Shelby Focus ST, complete with a Shelby performance package upgrade, at the Shelby American factory in Las Vegas.
“We were honored when Ford Motor Company invited us to support the charity,” said Joe Conway, CEO of Shelby American and co-CEO of Carroll Shelby International. “This is an important charity for Ford and we’re happy to help move the needle forward in this endeavor.”
The drawing was held at the Ford Motor Company World Headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan, and raised $47,000 for JDRF. Since 1998, Ford Motor Company has raised more than $45 million for JDRF through a variety of programs and events, including this campaign.
“Ford is proud of its ongoing partnership with JDRF in the fight to cure type 1 diabetes,” says Edsel B. Ford II, Board Director, Ford Motor Company. “Our collaboration with Shelby has also been very important to Ford and we were thrilled that they chose to join us in support of JDRF.”
The Shelby Focus ST has a custom leather interior, a Shelby short-throw shifter and is finished off with a unique Shelby CSM badge. The Shelby performance package sports a Ford Racing suspension that drops the car an inch, bigger brakes, new Shelby wheels and sticky performance tires. Shelby also installed a cold air intake, a Borla exhaust and a performance engine tune.
Labadie was presented with the vehicle at the Shelby American factory on June 19. The vehicle was documented in the official Shelby registry and is one of only 500 vehicles built for the model year. The post-title package for the Shelby Focus ST begins at $14,995, not including the base car. Labadie will drive the vehicle back home to Dexter with his two children.
About Shelby American, Inc. and Carroll Shelby Licensing
Founded by legend Carroll Shelby, Shelby American manufactures and markets performance vehicles and related products. The company builds authentic continuation Cobras, including the 427 S/C, 289 FIA and 289 street car component vehicles; it offers the Shelby 1000, GT350, GT500 Super Snake and GTS post-title packages for the current generation Ford Mustang. Shelby American also builds the Shelby Raptor muscle truck and Shelby Focus ST hot hatch. For more information, visit www.shelbyamerican.com. Shelby American is a division of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI.PK). Carroll Shelby Licensing Inc., also a wholly owned division, is the exclusive holder of Carroll Shelby's trademarks and vehicle design rights. It also holds trademark rights for Shelby-branded apparel, accessories and collectibles. Information is at www.shelbylicensing.com.
JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. JDRF’s goal is to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until we achieve a world without T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners and is the only organization with the scientific resources, regulatory influence, and a working plan to better treat, prevent, and eventually cure T1D. As the largest charitable supporter of T1D research, JDRF is currently sponsoring $568 million in scientific research in 17 countries. For more information, visit www.jdrf.org.