2018 Shelbyfest Schedule of Events
Click here to open a PDF Version You Can Print

Thursday May 3rd

9:00am – 3pm – Autocross

Mandatory Drivers' meeting @ 8:30am


1:00pm - 5:30pm - Registration/Event Check In and Hospitality Suite


4:00pm - 5:30pm - Country Cruise - Departs @ 4:10 from the “McCarty Exit” Wal Mart located at 401 Supercenter Dr, Jefferson City, MO 65101


Friday May 4th

Ponies to Ponies/Warm Springs Ranch Cruise – Cruise to Anheiser Busch’s Clydesdale Ranch. You must pre-register. If you wish to participate, email shelbyfestinfo@gmail.com as space is limited.

9:00am – 3pm – Autocross

Mandatory Drivers' meeting @ 8:30am


11:00am - 3:00pm - Lunch at the Canterbury Hill Winery


1:00pm - 4:30pm – Registration in the Capitol Plaza Hotel Lobby


4:00pm - 6:00pm - Country Cruise – Departs @ 4 pm from Runge Nature Center located at 330 Commerce Dr, Jefferson City, MO 65109


6:00pm - 10:00pm -12th Anniversary Bash/Charity Cruise-in


Saturday May 5th

8:30am - 3:30pm – Showtime


12:00 noon - Moment of Horsepower


5:30 pm - Shelbyfest Banquet doors open - dinner at 6:15 (pre-registration required)




Details for each event


Autocross - Thursday & Friday


Hosted by Gateway Classic Mustang, BF Goodrich, and Evolution Performance Driving School and will be held at the Hyde Park Fire Training facility located at 2304 Hyde Park Road in Jefferson City.


Here is the short list of info on the autocross:


Driver's Meeting at 8:30am (mandatory for participants) – no helmets are required


Runs start immediately following the driver's meeting


Drive your car, have an instructor drive your car while you ride along, or ride along with an instructor in their car. Any way you slice it, it’s a ton of fun and a great learning experience.



Registration/Event Check In - Thursday & Friday



Registration will be open from 2pm-5:30pm in the Kansas City room, located on the 2nd floor of the hotel. Registering and/or picking up your registration packet before the show and shine on Saturday will save you lots of time.



Registration will be open 1pm-4:30pm in the hotel atrium on the ground floor.



Hospitality Suite- Thursday


We will have finger foods available next to registration. Eat and catch up with old friends while picking up your registration info. Food available until it's gone :-)



Country Cruise - Thursday & Friday


Thursday - Participants will gather at the Wal Mart parking lot at 401 Supercenter Dr, Jefferson City MO. Our cruise will wind through the scenic Missouri River Valley and take a little more than an hour. There will be lots of hills, twists and turns to keep everybody entertained. Information on the cruises will also be available at our registration booth at the Capital Plaza Hotel. The cruise leaves as close to 4pm as possible so don’t be late.


Friday Ponies To Ponies Warm Springs Ranch Clydesdales Cruise. Departs Friday morning. More information coming soon.



Dinner - Thursday


Downtown Jefferson City is home to many great eateries and Missouri Blvd is lined with more great places to grab a bite. Check out Jeff Citys fine eateries here http://www.visitjeffersoncity.com/eat-and-drink.php


Ladies' Lunch at the WineryFriday


Ladies can board the trolley at 11am in front of the Capitol Plaza Hotel to depart at 11:15 for the Canterbury Hill Winery located 4 miles from the Capitol Plaza Hotel. Enjoy a picturesque view of the river valley and the Mo State Capitol while you enjoy some tasty food and a “wine slushie”. The trolley will leave the Winery at 2pm.



Ponies To Ponies Cruise – Friday

Shelbyfest gets a chance to take a scenic drive through the Missouri River Valley to the Warm Springs Ranch, where we will tour the state of the art breeding facility for Budweiser's famous Clydesdale horses. Cost per person is $15 and you must be 21 years of age to participate in the Budweiser tasting at the end of the tour.


Tickets must be purchased in advance. Cruise departure time and location will be sent via email prior to the start of Shelbyfest. Purchase Tickets Here


More information on Warm Springs Ranch is available at the link below.



All Makes And Models Charity Cruise In/Cinco De Mayo Blowout Friday 6pm-9:30pm


All makes and models of cars and bikes are welcome and encouraged to attend the cruise in.


Hotel will be serving food in their back parking lot,

Expected attendance for the Friday Night Charity Cruise In - besides all of the cars in attendance for Shelbyfest will be 150-200 cars and bikes of all makes and models, 5-6000 spectators.



12th Annual Shelbyfest Show and Shine - Saturday - We will be broadcasting announcements and music live from the show. We will have the frequency for you as you enter the show.


Welcome to Shelbyfest! This event is all about friendship, fellowship, beautiful cars, and wonderful people. The show will open at 8:30am and wrap up at 3:30pm. Show entry will be on High street headed from Capitol Plaza hotel towards the Missouri State Capitol. Show cars will be mixed in with displays from some of our long running sponsors like Gateway Performance, Shelby American, Team Shelby, Gateway Classic Mustang, VMP Tuning, Croftgate Jersey, Ford Racing, Classic Design Concepts, Dynacorn and many others.


Early Entry – Large groups (clubs, etc.) may enter the show about 7:30am by gathering in the Truman Building parking lot across McCarty Street from the Capitol Plaza Hotel. Our team will coordinate your entry.



Moment of Horsepower - Saturday 12 noon


At high noon, we will continue a long running tradition at Shelbyfest. The "Moment of Horsepower" is our way to remember those that are no longer with us, say "thank you" to all of those that give of themselves to serve us (US Military, Police, Fire, EMT, etc), and to just plain old "let Jefferson City know we are here". You will hear a call to go to your vehicles and prepare to "rev it up and rattle the windows", then all you have to do is wait for the moment and fire it up.



Banquet - Saturday doors open at 5:30pm. Dinner served at 6:15pm


Our banquet is where we let our hair down and get to know each other. We will enjoy a delicious dinner in the ballroom at the Capitol Plaza hotel and have a whole lot of fun. We have some great speakers, lots of fun prizes and excellent auction items. Pre-registration required.







Useful Shelbyfest Information


Host Hotel - Capitol Plaza Hotel (573)-635-1234 or toll free at 1-(800)-338-8088 www.capitolplazajeffersoncity.com 415 W McCarty St, Jefferson City, MO


Alternate Lodging -

Doubletree by Hilton 422 Monroe St, Jefferson City, MO (573) 636-5101

Best Western Plus 1937 Christy Dr, Jefferson City, MO (573) 635-4175

Days Inn 2100 Jefferson St, Jefferson City, MO (573) 761-3600


Dining - Jefferson City is home to most of your typical chain restaurant as well as a wide range of locally owned eateries. http://www.visitjeffersoncity.com/eat-and-drink.php A few of our favorites include Arris' Pizza, J.Pfenneys Sports Grill, Madison's Cafe, and Prison's Brews.


For guests of our host hotel, breakfast is available for purchase in the Park Place restaurant in the lobby.


Activities - With all of the great activities we have planned, Shelbyfest is sure to keep you busy but if someone in your group is looking for some non-auto-related activities, check these out:


Missouri State Capitol - 201 West Capitol Avenue - beautiful architecture, art and history

Missouri State Penitentiary - 115 Lafayette St 866-998-6998 - schedule a walking tour through this closed oldest prison West of the Mississippi. Great for history buffs.

Governor's Mansion and Gardens - located next to the capitol - 573-751-7929 to tour the mansion. Feel free to walk the gardens any time.

Central Dairy Ice Cream - 610 Madison St - For more than 80 years, Central Dairy has built a reputation for its ice cream parlor. homemade ice cream, 50's decor and service and prices straight out of the past.