Category Archives: 2009 Press Release

PLANET COBRA CHOOSES RESURGENS BANK OF ATLANTA FOR EXCLUSIVE MANAGEMENT OF CORPORATE ACCOUNTS

ATLANTA –May 8, 2009 - Stephen Becker, president and CEO of Planet Cobra has chosen Resurgens Bank of Atlanta to exclusively handle all of his corporate and personal accounts. Planet Cobra sells authentic, new and collector Shelby Cobras and Shelby Mustangs to clients internationally, as well as supports Shelby parts and restoration programs for enthusiasts and collectors worldwide.

“I was impressed with the presentation by the Resurgens Bank team,” said Becker. “They have the business savvy, conservative approach and fiscal responsibility that I need to conduct both my personal and corporate business affairs. Working together, I’m confident we can grow my business and safeguard my assets.”

Resurgens Bank has combined the reliability, lending capabilities and financial expertise of traditional institutions with the technology and flexibility required today. Locally owned and managed, customers can interact directly with those responsible for decisions that impact their life and business. Resurgens Bank also offers the technology and tools that allow customers to manage their accounts without ever having to leave home.

“We’re committed to taking the time to understand each person’s unique circumstances and financial goals,” said Resurgens Bank’s senior vice president Patrick Putman. “Even in these difficult economic times, our community remains one of the most vibrant and dynamic in metro Atlanta. Entrepreneurs like Stephen Becker will lead job creation and opportunity as the economy begins to rebound. We’re proud to be his banking partner.”

ABOUT RESURGENS BANK

Resurgens Bank, established in 2008, is one of Atlanta’s newest financial institutions with a philosophy to serve each and every client with the attention to detail that is not found at any bank of any size. The bank serves individuals as well as small and medium-sized businesses, their owners, families, employees and executives throughout Atlanta from their headquarters in the Northlake area of DeKalb County.

ABOUT PLANET COBRA

Planet Cobra is the most trusted resource for buying and selling genuine Shelbys today. The company has been in the business for over 30 years and has access to unlimited contacts, databases and insider information that can help enthusiasts buy or sell a Shelby Cobra or Mustang at the best possible price.

Stephen Becker, well-known and respected Shelby expert, is one of the most prolific authorities on Shelby automobiles. His expertise and in-depth knowledge has been tapped by clients to purchase, consign and restore original Shelbys. Becker has been retained by key auto groups and leaders to authenticate and value Shelby vehicles. More information is available at www.goplanetcobra.com.

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SHELBY AUTOS TO CELEBRATE NEW MUSEUM AND ADVANCED ENGINEERING CENTER WITH MEDIA TOURS DURING SHELBY BASH

LAS VEGAS – January 7, 2009 - A major attraction has been born in Las Vegas and Shelby Automobiles, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI.PK), will conduct media tours this Friday to show off its recently completed expansion at the factory in Las Vegas. The company recently completed a new Advanced Engineering Center and renovation of its museum. This expansion significantly enhances the company’s capabilities while also paying homage to the rich heritage of Carroll Shelby and his companies over the past 85 years. Media tours will be conducted on January 9 from 10 AM to 2 PM at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway campus during the “Shelby Bash” this weekend.

“The recent opening of the Shelby Café was the first step in making the Shelby facility a major attraction,” noted Amy Boylan, president of Shelby Automobiles. “Now we’ve finished the second phase of our expansion. From historical vehicles to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway road course, our campus represents all aspects of the Shelby lifestyle. So it’s appropriate to commemorate this new Las Vegas attraction during the annual Shelby Bash.”

The Shelby Bash will gather enthusiasts from around the globe to celebrate the opening of the redesigned factory museum at the Las Vegas factory on January 8-11, 2009. The four day event will include a car cruise from Los Angeles, chili cook-off, car show, open track sessions, a drive to Barrett-Jackson and museum tours.

“The redesigned museum was expanded to include interactive displays, as well as exhibits of historic and current Shelby cars,” explained Boylan. “From the first Cobra to the latest Ford Shelby GT500 ‘Super Snake’ and the Ford GT prototype, the museum celebrates the life and cars of Carroll Shelby. We’re planning revolving exhibits to keep the experience fresh so a trip to the museum will continue to top the list for anyone visiting Las Vegas.”

A Shelby Heritage Center is under development as part of the new museum. There, the public will have access to records, data and memorabilia from Mr. Carroll Shelby’s racing career and vehicles built by his companies. Records, including a registry, will be available for review on-site.

The Advanced Engineering Center is another key part of a major expansion at Shelby Automobiles. “Our success building Cobras, the Series 1 and Ford Mustang based supercars led to the need for an Advanced Engineering Center,” stated Gary Davis, vice president of production for Shelby Automobiles. “This facility combines the most sophisticated engineering with the common sense approach of the American hot rodder. The team will prototype and engineer new concepts that will keep the Shelby name competitive for years to come.”

The Advanced Engineering Center will eventually become the heart of the world famous Shelby Automobiles factory and mod shop. There, the company turns out a limited number of genuine Shelby Cobras, GT500KRs, Terlingua Racing Team Shelbys and Shelby Super Snakes.

Private media tours can be arranged by contacting Scott Black with TimePiece Public Relations & Marketing at (214) 520-3430.

ABOUT PLANET COBRA

Planet Cobra is the most trusted resource for buying and selling genuine Shelbys today. The company has been in the business for over 30 years and has access to unlimited contacts, databases and insider information that can help enthusiasts buy or sell a Shelby Cobra or Mustang at the best possible price.

Stephen Becker, well-known and respected Shelby expert, is one of the most prolific authorities on Shelby automobiles. His expertise and in-depth knowledge has been tapped by clients to purchase, consign and restore original Shelbys. Becker has been retained by key auto groups and leaders to authenticate and value Shelby vehicles. More information is available at www.goplanetcobra.com.

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TWO COBRAS SELL FOR $4.35M ACCORDING TO REPORT

ATLANTA –January 7, 2009 - According to Hagerty’s Cars That Matter, two Shelby Cobras have sold for over $4.35M during the first weekend in January 2009, further solidifying the Shelby brand and the investment value of the Cobra.

“The first weekend of the New Year saw a reported world record price for a 427 SC Cobra at auction plus a ‘no surprise’ price on a well turned out 289. The 427 SC Cobra, CSX 3021, was offered to the sale as the first 427 SC Cobra built and sold for a reported $3,780,000 at auction in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on January 3rd. This is said to be a world-record price for an open Cobra without race history and when verified, will fill the record book on many scores,” Cars That Matter reports.

The article further noted that, “the gold-colored 427 SC, one of only two built in that color, was also featured on the Cobra Caravan, a Shelby roadshow when the car was new. Said to be a one owner car with just 3,800 miles, it was presented at auction late in the sale on Saturday evening where it sold to a buyer in attendance at the event, held in the War Memorial Auditorium. The same bidder also reportedly bought CSX 2311 for $572,400. This dark green 289 featured some unusual options including dual carbs, painted and not chromed wire wheels and an original Cobra radio. Phone calls and an email sent to the auction sponsor and the auction company, Hollywood Wheels Auctions and Shows, have not been returned at this time.”

ABOUT PLANET COBRA

Planet Cobra is the most trusted resource for buying and selling genuine Shelbys today. The company has been in the business for over 30 years and has access to unlimited contacts, databases and insider information that can help enthusiasts buy or sell a Shelby Cobra or Mustang at the best possible price.

Stephen Becker, well-known and respected Shelby expert, is one of the most prolific authorities on Shelby automobiles. His expertise and in-depth knowledge has been tapped by clients to purchase, consign and restore original Shelbys. Becker has been retained by key auto groups and leaders to authenticate and value Shelby vehicles. More information is available at www.goplanetcobra.com.

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