The Museum: This museum is all about Carroll Shelby. Carroll Shelby is recognized as one of the automotive industry’s greatest legends. Early in Shelby’s career, his accomplishments as a race car driver included breaking land speed records at Bonneville in 1954 for Austin Healey and winning the 24-hour Le Mans in 1959, as well as dozens of other driving races. His performance cars, the Shelby Cobra and Shelby Mustangs made Carroll Shelby a household name. While the desert tourist Mecca has long been home to Shelby American and the Carroll Shelby Museum, both entities have recently moved to a new expanded home in the Shelby Heritage Center, located adjacent to Interstate 15 and just a few blocks from Las Vegas Boulevard. The museum consists of a 100,000 square foot manufacturing facility where the Cobras and the new Series 1 are being constructed. You will also find a showroom filled with 35 years’ worth of Shelby performance cars, many worth upwards of 1 million dollars. The museum is open Monday thru Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm and offers free tours of the museum and production facility daily at 10:30am.