SAAC NATIONAL CONVENTION
SAAC has been holding a national convention every summer since 1976. These are not cookie-cutter events that use the same hotel and same race track every year. Each of our conventions is a little different and they rotate around the country.
A typical convention, spread over three days and nights, includes a judged concours, a popular vote car show, open track driving, a parts swap, a vintage race, evening programs, a sit-down dinner and panels of guest speakers made up of former Shelby team drivers, engineers, designers, fabricators and race mechanics. As many as 3,000 people have attended past conventions bringing over 1,000 cars. Cobras and Shelbys, to be sure, occupy the center stage but all types of Ford-powered performance cars are welcomed: Tigers, Panteras, Boss Mustangs, new Ford GTs, Cobra, Shelby and Ford GT40 replicas, Falcons, Galaxies and Mustangs of every year and description all have followings. Conventions are open to all Cobra and Shelby enthusiasts, not only club members. SAAC’s annual summer get-togethers are the envy of other clubs.
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
As you read this, we are still working to put all of the pieces of the convention puzzle together. Some slip right in, others require a little effort and some grunting, and a few will need a sledgehammer. But eventually it will all come together by June. We’re going to give you a peek. Some of this is still tentative, so please keep this in mind. As new information is developed, we will post it here…with News Items and Twitter. Follow us on @saachq.
The Detailed Schedule and Convention Guide will be available for download when all the times and places are confirmed.
50th ANNIVERSARY – 1967 GT350 / GT500
2017 is the 50th birthday of the 1967 Shelby and it should not pass unnoticed. Several 1967 Shelby activities are planned, including a group photo, unique t-shirt, a parade lap session with all 1967s grouped together, and a Thursday afternoon 1967 Shelby seminar (at the track’s Media Center) with special guests Chuck Cantwell (Shelby American’s GT350/GT500 project engineer), Dave Mathews (1967 Shelby Registrar) and Bob Gaines (head ‘67 concours judge). It should go without saying—but we’ll say it anyway—if there was ever a convention to bring your 1967 Shelby to, this is the one. And we’d like to see them all: works-in-progress and daily drivers as well as low-mileage originals and concours jewels.
Online registration CLOSES on May 21...
Don't miss this unique opportunity! Three full days of Shelby excitement
The Most Anticipated
of the Year
It’s been 23 years since SAAC was last at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The Cathedral of Motorsports hosts SAAC-42… experience the Brickyard…walk through Gasoline Alley… and enjoy the show of Vintage Racers and the Concours of original Shelbys….and drive your car on this historic race track.
It is great to be back at Indy… this will be an amazing convention.”
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Have the amazing opportunity to run your car at the Brickyard. Open Track classes for all driver skills.
Your chance to see the very best of the best, lined up for scrutiny and originality, examined in every detail by a team of expert judges.
Take your car out on the famous Indy track for a controlled-speed touring session