Toronto, Ontario – Carroll Shelby will be honoured at a gala reception at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto in February, where he will be inducted into the Canadian Motorsports Hall of Fame.
The gala will take place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on February 10, prior to the auto show, in the midst of a multi-million-dollar collection of historic vehicles with which he has been involved. The event is hosted by the Canadian International Auto Show and supported by the Toronto Automobile Dealers Foundation.
Net proceeds from the reception will go to support the Canadian Motorsports Heritage Foundation, along with the Carroll Shelby Foundation. Shelby created the foundation in 1991 following his own successful heart transplant operation; it is dedicated to providing financial support for children and medical professionals to help overcome life-threatening health issues worldwide, and to promoting continuing education development.
A 2011 Ford Shelby GT 500, with Shelby’s autograph on the hood, will be auctioned live at the reception, along with other exclusive items.
Shelby, now 87, is expected to attend the event. Tickets are available to the public for $150 each; for more information, visit Auto Show.