Carroll Shelby, one of the greatest race car drivers of all time and legendary automobile designer, asked Peter Mars to create a group of paintings featuring some of the most famous Shelby Racing Designs. The completed Peter Mars paintings were then autographed by some of racing's most prominent drivers including Shelby himself, Phil Hill and Dan Gurney. Fans who attended the event could acquire the autographed artworks and meet with the drivers.
Carroll Shelby is the designer of many of the most successful and beautiful cars of the era, most notably, the 427 Shelby Cobra, the Shelby Mustangs, and the Dodge Viper. His design for the 1965 Shelby GT350 Ford Mustang is to this day regarded as a remarkable example of iconic American Muscle Car design, and all Shelby cars are highly prized by collectors and race fans alike. The Shelby designs were a perfect match of the art of Peter Mars with an icon of racing and auto-design.