(Venice, CA) – I was lucky enough to be invited to a special event at the original Shelby Factory on Princeton Drive in Venice, California. The same factory that Steve McQueen and Carroll Shelby were photographed in front of with the Black 289 Cobra. This was the first California home of Shelby American, and the factory that prepped race cars, built street cars, and created legends. Today it is being redeveloped into what looks like a live/work space, the open fields that once surrounded it are now covered by towering apartment buildings. Curious neighbors came by to see what the crowd was about many not knowing that the building was once home to Shelby American.