Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Supernationals brings automotive legend to town.

Byline: Glen Rosales FOR THE JOURNAL

Drop the name Carroll Shelby among car buffs and their eyes light up.

Renowned for his flashy, hot muscle cars, Shelby will be in Albuquerque tonight and Saturday during the 9th Annual Custom Automotive Supernationals at the New Mexico State Fairgrounds.

"We've tried to get him to come in the past, but we haven't had any luck," said Reggie Tibbetts, who co-owns TNT Promotions with Matt Torres. The family-run TNT stages the Supernationals every year, seeing it grow with each event.

But, bringing in someone with such name recognition as Shelby was a real coup for the Supernationals, Tibbetts said.

"Shelby is kind of the legend in the automotive performance arena," he said. …

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