The Stable is Home to several world class Shelby Ford Mustangs including the Terlingua Racing Team V-6 Mustang. Terlingua, Texas is situated in the South Brewster County within sight of the Rio Grande. For many years, Terlingua was only known as a deserted mercury mining town. But for Carroll Shelby enthusiasts, the name, the place and its free spirited reputation have pretty much been the stuff of automotive legend. Terlingua started in the early 1960’s as a place for Shelby and a few racing friends to meet, unwind and hold chili cook-offs in the desert isolation of West Texas. But soon it became larger than life, much like the man himself. The locale might never have gained such notoriety had Carroll’s friend and automotive artist, Bill Neale, not drawn the official Terlingua “coat of arms” that ultimately began mysteriously showing up on race cars and other conspicuous places around the world. The infamous black-stylized-rabbit with raised paw became the symbol of the newly formed Terlingua Racing Team.
The Stable hosts the annual Terlingua event in Alpine for participants to fully experience car culture in the Big Bend.
Video from John Albani Photography.
Located in the downtown area of Alpine, The Stable serves as a magnet for car clubs and organizations related to the hobby. These groups are drawn to the mountains of West Texas for the enjoyment of driving on our scenic roadways. The Stable now serves as a gathering place for these enthusiasts and their cars.
Copies of Hill Country Car Culture Magazines are available at The Stable!