Team Shelby Northeast is at it again, and we are recreating history for our 2020 event. This years event has an over-riding theme that will weave its way through the weekend. Join us as we celebrate “Ford v Ferrari” with a distinctive Shelby flair!
The event starts with a day of Performance Driving on what is known as The Tricky Triangle….Pocono Raceway! We have secured the North Course, which incorporates portions of both the infield AND the tri-oval, for two track experiences in one event! The course is 1.5 miles long and utilizes the north infield road course as well as turn three of the tri-oval. The track has nine turns and two straights, the longest being approximately 1700′. Track operations will be managed by Hooked on Driving Northeast, to ensure a professional and safe experience. Shelby American scheduled to be in attendance, as well as other special guests and manufacturers, including Carroll Shelby Racing.
In keeping with our event theme, various Ferrari clubs will be invited to join us on track at Pocono, and for a “Head to Head” car show to take place on the infield. Will Ford emerge victorious once again? You’ll need to be there to help ensure that The Blue Oval and the Shelby marque take the checkered flag!
Do you have a vintage Ford/Shelby or Ferrari? GT-40, Cobra, Daytona Coupe, GT-350, GT-350R, 356P, 250P, TR250, etc? Continuation, replica, and tribute cars are all welcome. If participation is sufficient, a special on-track experience my be arranged. (If interested, please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Ballroom at the Mount Airy Casino will be the venue for our Thursday evening Happy Hour and Banquet. There will be a few short presentations and items on silent auction, but the main focus of the evening is camaraderie and bench racing with fellow Ford/Shelby enthusiasts.
Friday morning has us departing Mount Airy for a Poker Run through the North-eastern portion of Pennsylvania. There will be a lunch stop along the way, and a few scenic photo-ops, as we wind our way towards Carlisle, PA., to join in the Carlisle Ford Nationals. Will there be a Grand Entrance this year, and will you be part of it?
Always a crowd favorite, The Shelby American tractor trailer and multiple offerings from the SA lineup will be joining us for the weekend in Carlisle. Vehicle introductions and ‘walk arounds’ are being planned on the main stage, and maybe even a tech-talk in the manufacturers display area.
Our Friday night dinner and the “Cars under the Stars” car show will return the same location as last year, The Barn at Creeks Bend. Those who attended last year already know what a great facility this is, and they will also be glad to know the parking lot is now fully paved! Similar to last year, a wine tasting happy hour will precede our dinner program. This gives you time to have a few appetizers and cast a ballot for your favorite cars before we move upstairs in the Barn for remainder of the evening. The dinner program will include “Ford v Ferrari” topics, as well as movie related decorations, centerpieces, activities, and auction items.
Saturday morning is relatively open for you to enjoy the Carlisle Fairgrounds. The Team Shelby Club Tent and lounge area will be open throughout the day for you to catch some shade and rest your feet. We are taking our traditional lunch menu up a notch this year, and will be serving hot BBQ entries including pulled pork, shredded chicken, and sliced brisket. In the afternoon, check out and test drive the new Ford cars and trucks at the Ford Expo Center…and don’t forget to pick up your free Ford T-shirt and ice cream while you are there. Later on in the day, there is the burnout competition, Ms. Carlisle contest, and (if you are participating) the Downtown Parade.
In lieu of the Parade, Team Shelby will be taking short drive over to the Harrisburg area for a dinner buffet, and maybe a frosty mug of your favorite beverage, at Joe K’s Brew House. As part of our evening, we have a little competition planned that will start out as team vs team, but will continue until we have just one Grand Champion. Inside of Joe K’s is an area know as “Generation Axe”. We will be going axe throwing! Cold brews and sharpened axes….what could possibly go wrong?!?!
Stop by the Carlisle Fairgrounds on last time on Sunday morning to see if you have won an award from the Ford Nationals, take a few last photos, say goodbye to friends at the Team Shelby Club Tent, then make your way home and begin thinking about what else we can do next year.