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As president of Shelby American, Gary Patterson oversees all manufacturing, sales, operations, distribution, and marketing. He has been a key Shelby team member since the birth of the continuation Cobra in 1966 through current Mustang and Ford F-150 based vehicles. He manages a broad range of strategic sales, consumer initiatives, and experiences around the globe. Those programs interact directly with enthusiasts, suppliers, the Las Vegas Community, and media. Patterson is a key test and development driver for Shelby. He has been deeply involved in the creation and refinement of every Shelby vehicle since the company moved to Las Vegas. He has also served as a factory team driver for Shelby American in various events. Patterson has always been involved in motorsports and raced everything from tricycles to sports cars. His love for Mustangs began when his father brought home a 1965 convertible. Those early years led to his first car purchase, a 1969 Mach 1 Mustang which he still owns. Patterson drag raced that car while in high school and later became involved in autocross and competed in a modified Corvette. Patterson began his Open Road Racing career in 1991 by helping with technical inspections at the Silver State Classic Challenge Open Road race. Patterson has served as President of the Mustang Club of Las Vegas, and was promoted to President of Shelby American in December 2016.