Shelby Heritage Center in Las Vegas

You can visit the Shelby Heritage Center for free. It’s a museum-like experience at 6405 Ensworth Street on the southwest corner of the newly named Harry Reid Airport. We went there on a Saturday morning and found car enthusiasts outside looking at lots of local vehicles for sale. “Cars and coffee” is a regular feature of this museum every Saturday morning from 7 to 10 am. The cars are available for purchase in a city that appreciates fine wheels. We thought we would have to buy a $49 package to see the car featured in the movie Ford VS Ferrari that was on display. This was not the case.

The $49 package gets you into the production area and provides group commentary (the group taking the tour that day was huge), but we were otherwise able to look around on our own like a lot of other people and talk to the staff.

The original Cobra was not there. Carroll Shelby, who died in 2012, is seen driving it in a film that is very popular to watch for free. By order of its owner this Cobra had not been touched or altered in 64 years and is currently on display in a car museum in Boulder, CO.

The film Ford VS Ferrari was a big hit for Christian Bale and Matt Damon 4 years ago. It was based on a true story about a racing competition. I really enjoyed seeing the Cobra actually used in the film in this Shelby Heritage Center in Las Vegas.

Ruth bought a great copy of the original Cobra in the gift shop before we left. It became a treasured gift for our grandson who dotes on model cars.

Hank

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