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 |  May 21 2012, 1:02 PM

This year is the 50th anniversary of the iconic Shelby Cobra, and tragically also the year its creator passed away.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary and to pay tribute to Carroll Shelby, the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion will host a record number of Shelby Cobras from around the world. The event will start on August 17 and run until August 19 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca where 45 authentic series CSX 2000 and 3000 were hand-picked for the dedicated Shelby Cobra race. A pool over nearly 60 entries were examined before narrowing the field to the maximum number safely allowed in one group.

Cobras will be arriving from the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Canada, and all across the U.S. to participate in the special occasion. In addition, more than 200 Shelby Cobras will be on display at the Cobra Corral with special areas for CSX 2000/3000 cars and Shelby American continuation cars. Replica Cobras are also welcomed to the Corral for display.

Ford Motor Company will also be paying tribute to the legend this year with a heritage display celebrating the iconic Shelby Cobra taking center stage at the race paddock.

Advance general admission tickets are $50, while a three-day pass is $130 including a complimentary souvenir magazine. Children under 12 are free with a paying adult and hospitality options are available starting at $200 per person.