World of Wheels 2013 Photos

Calgary, Alberta

February 22-24, 2013

We had been brainstorming since late last summer as to what the Alberta Mustangs Auto Club would do this winter for our Club Display in the World of Wheels. Jim Bateman's idea was to have a "full-size car model kit" as part of the display. Most of us who were interested in cars as kids, have good memories of putting together many of these 1:24th scale models.

The plan grew, as we built on the idea of having a tribute to Carroll Shelby, who had passed away in May 2012. We would have a full-size car shell coming out of a model box. We would have our display stuffed full of Shelby's. We would have a display of 1:18 die-cast cars also, matching the full-size cars. We would build paint bottles, glue tubes and "exacto" knives all to scale, but full-size! We would have a plastic "tree", with parts still attached, just like how the models come brand-new.

The tribute to Carroll also included a list of several quotes attributed to him, some vintage ads for his cars from the '60's, and a black Stetson sitting on the hood of the "project" model, a factory Black 1968 Shelby GT-350 4-speed Fastback.

With the ideas of our Club members and their talents, along with support from the business community, we put together what has even been described by some competitors of ours, as an amazing Club Display. We won First Place in Best Club Display this year, after having finished Third the past couple years where we had a Club Display. The Iron Indian (Pontiac) Auto Club finishing in Second Place, while the Northern Mopars Auto Club finished in Third Place.

In addition to our Club Display success, we also had all six of the cars in our display in competition win "Best in Class" in each of the classes they were in. We had a mix of new and old Shelby's, including a 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C, 1966 Shelby GT-350 Hertz Tribute, 1968 Shelby GT-500KR Convertible, 2008 Shelby GT-500 Super Snake Coupe, 2008 Shelby GT-500 Coupe, and a 2008 Shelby GT Convertible.

Another Club member, Derek, unveiled his freshly re-done 1965 Fastback. He has owned this car since 1980, and it looks terrific with all the work that was done to it over the winter. It looks nothing like how it has looked over the past several years. It is worth stopping and having a good look at it, at the next car show he brings it out to.

Thanks also to Teresa and Ken for providing some of the photos.

Hope you enjoy the cars and the display.






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