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First Coast Gears: Muscle car fans across the country and Jacksonville to celebrate the life of auto legend Carroll Shelby simultaneously on May 30

3:36 PM, May 24, 2012   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A "Rev Your Shelby" movement is underway across the country to come together on May 30 to pay homage to automotive legend Carroll Shelby, who died May 10 at age 89.

A live broadcast from the Peterson Museum in Los Angeles is scheduled to begin the evening of May 30 with simultaneous gatherings around the country, including Shelby World Headquarters in Las Vegas.

Mike Shad Ford Lincoln of Orange Park, 7700 Blanding Blvd., is reaching out to area Mustang clubs and car enthusiasts to meet at the dealership on May 30 from 7 to 10 p.m. to celebrate Shelby's life and contributions.

Mike Shad Ford Lincoln spokesman Bill Norris says the dealership has contacted the Jacksonville Mustang Club and others to ensure there will be a strong representation of Shelby vehicles.

At approximately 9:55 p.m. the drivers of all Shelby vehicles in attendence will rev their engines as a tribute Carroll Shelby.  It's hoped a similar scenario will play out across the country.

Shelby is best known for his Shelby Cobras and Shelby Mustangs.  Before his death, Shelby estimated he did about 165 car projects in total, according to USA TODAY. 

Earlier this year his company announced the 2012 Shelby 1000 Mustang, which can be ordered with as much as 1,100 horsepower.

RELATED: See a slideshow and read about the 2012 Shelby 1000

Although Mike Shad Ford Lincoln of Orange Park is reaching out to area Mustang and Shelby owners, Norris stresses all auto enthusiasts and the general public is welcome.

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