The students of the Carroll Shelby Automotive Technology Program at North East Texas Community College have built a 1965 "Group II Mustang" like those the original Shelby team built to compete in sports car racing in the 60's. It was bought for $800 off of Craigslist and the students made it into this.
The car will compete in the 2015 La Carrera Panamericana - 2000 miles through the heart of Mexico in 7 days piloted by Wilbert Grinsven and Rob Miller, and Rob Miller will drive it in the 2016 Pike's Peak Hill Climb.
Thanks go to the hard work of Shelby Program Director, Keith Fennimore, and instructors, Tony Whitworth, Bob Spencer, Marcos Sánchez, Ricky Roach and a hundred or more automotive technology, auto body and welding students. Bill Neale is the Creative Consultant to the team. Delmo Johnson is the Technical Consultant.
This gave the automotive students the opportunity to build a real world race car and to build awareness of Carroll Shelby's commitment to having a top notch automotive education program near his hometown of Leesburg, Texas.