BEHIND THE DOOR ………Shelby’s Speed & Kustom was the dream of our son Shelby
Pictures & Story By Al Liebmann
I had the opportunity to sit down my friend Mark Cain of Shelby’s Speed & Kustom while on trip to NSRA Street Rod Nationals Plus in Louisville, KY. Mark and his family has been involved in the car scene for a lot of years building there our own cars and years spent with both son’s Shelby and Cody racing the WKA Oval Kart Series and USAC trying to run a Ford Focus Midget. For Shelby the apple didn’t fall far from the tree, he spent all his younger years working at home and in their own shop building cars, engines and setting up his race equipment.
Unfortunately, they lost Shelby on Dec.15th of 2009 to Suicide and it is our goal to continue now with his dream…
These were Shelby’s own words on the mission of his shop:“Shelby’s overall goal is to give people in Central Kentucky and extending areas a shop they can trust to get general customizing and fabrication labor done. We don’t want to just sell parts or be exclusive; we want to be known as the place to go if you don’t want to get beat. Shelby was very competitive an it’s our goal here at Shelby’s Speed & Kustom to continue that tradition of a job well done."
Mark and his family have decided to share their message of Suicide Prevention with our Love of the Hot Rod Community with an event called Shelby’s Hot Rod Roundup. The legacy lives on at www.shelbysspeedandkustom.com