Shelby Fest

After being home for one day it was off to Kansas City to meet up with Jeff and Julie Yergovich owners of  R&A Motorsports. Every time I visit R&A I am amazed at the quality restorations they turn out. This time it was the 1867 GT500 owned by Mike Poston of Parkville, Missouri. Mike purchased the Shelby in 1981 without engine and numerous parts. This past weekend, beautifully restored to concourse condition the GT500 was a show stopper at the third annual Shelby Fest, held in the picturesque town of Hermann, Missouri, about 175 miles east of Kansas City.  The attention to detail by Jeff and the R&A staff is remarkable.

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The Shelby Fest was a fun venue with over 265 Shelbys and Mustangs in attendance on the streets of downtown Hermann. A quaint bed and breakfast"getaway" community of 2500, the town was the perfect place to hold the event. Their were numerous shops, places to eat and watering holes to capture everyone’s fancy. I stayed at the historic Wine Valley Inn. I recommend it highly. A friendly staff, wonderful accommodations and super breakfasts all add up to a memorable stay. Cannot wait to return next year.

Next trip is to Grapevine Texas, May 18-21 for the NPRA Exposition and Conference with my A Box 4 U clients.