Welcome to Shelby’s Speed and Kustom! A website about Hot Rod Building and raising funds for a nonprofit in Lexington Kentucky.
Shelby’s Speed & Kustom was the dream of our son Shelby Cain, he passed away in December of 2009 by suicide. I never wanted his death to define his life…he was a smart and passionate young man. He was a Mechanical Engineering Major at U of L JB Speed School of Engineering, an engine builder for Stanton Racing Engines, a racer and was very passionate about Hot Rodding and the Automobile Aftermarket.
His passion was my passion since I was 10 years old. I remember my father taking me to Beech Bend Drag Strip in Bowling Green, Kentucky in 1969, I remember the funny cars being so loud and full of colors, heavy metallic’s (reminded me of bass boats). It was so loud my Dad would put his fingers in my hears, after tiring of that broke cigarette butts off and stuck those in my ears. My first car was a 1969 Mustang Fastback that I purchased for $500 in 1979.