Terlingua Racing Team
If you're a Ford/Mustang/Shelby fan of any worth, you've heard of the Terlingua
Racing Team. If you haven't then you should be ashamed, because even Chevy and Dodge
guys have heard of it.
It seems that Carroll Shelby bought 200,000 acres of land near Big Bend, and...
well, why don't you go
here and read the story as related by Bill Neale. (I could find no photographic evidence
to substantiate the claim that cars in the 1966 Indy 500 had TRT logos on them.)
In any case, I've been loosely self-associated with the Terlingua Racing team
since about 1984, when I had a TEAM TERLINGUA banner on the windshield of my 1968
390 GT Mustang. I thought it would be fitting to revive the tradition and get a
decal for my current Mustang. I know it's just a novelty thing, but it makes me
feel closer to my car, and besides, it honors the memory of Carroll Shelby. I
paid my "dues" for the membership kit, and when I get some clear vinyl, I'm gonna
apply the decals to a slab and put it on my car.
Hover mouse to stop slide show. Click image to see full size version.
The first car to have a Terlingua racing Team decal was the second 1965 GT350 R-Model
produced. In 1967, Shelby actually ran cars in Trans Am events with "TERLINGUA RACING
TEAM" on the cars, the most faous of which was the yellow #17 1967 coupe (pincluded in
the slideshow). Back in 2008, Shelby American produced a handful of Terlingua Mustangs that
featured a 6-cylinder Paxton supercharged engine (also included in the slideshow at the
right). TRT decals have been seen on a number of cars, boats, and even airplanes. As I find
examples, I'll add them to the slideshow.