As chair of a Vintage Car Club and a manager of its performance driving program, I have to try a variety of car accessories. This seems to be my Carroll Shelby product test month and the new product being tested is a 3-bit luggage set tailored to fit into the Shelby GT500 luggage. After installing the luggage mounted shaker 1000 speaker system.
Before I discuss quality and utiitarian details, I want to write a few words about the smart, subtle design features that allow 3 large pieces of luggage to fit in, which seems to be very limited space. The deepest part of the luggage compartment, just behind the rear seat, is slightly over 9 inches high with a slight drop. The wheelbag at night -22 "X 14" X 9 "- with a Shelby signature-extendable handle, is a stiff shaped ramp that not only qualifies as an airline, but continues its shape in the small area assigned. Capacity - 26" X 15 "X 15" - Soft-sided wheeled duffel not only has Mag Style Wheels, a Shelby signature-extendable metal handle, but also a separate sub-frame section for suits, dresses, etc. The third part is large - 24 "X 15" X 14 " - Hand machining duffel that fits it on the side against the luggage locks.When all 3 pieces are in place, there is still space in the driver's side wheel for a computer bag or briefcase.
During the last month, this luggage has been taken through the twist. The hand carries the duffel, which is used to carry my suit, shoes, helmet and a variety of track requirements, spent a weekend being shot, pulled and thrown around our little garage on the track. The other two parts shared the load bed with tools, tires and backed up engine parts. It was not a beautiful sight, but this "Ballistic Nylon" luggage had almost no scuffs and was cleaned with a damp cloth. The luggage also made 300 (plus) miles of travel up the Pacific coast followed a week later to another 300 (plus) miles to Joshua Tree National Park. I'm still looking for significant signs of wear.
Luggage utilization features include a soft but tough Polyester liner, several cosmetic and accessory pockets with robust zippers and a built-in laundry pocket in the large wheel damper. The extendable metal handle on the rollers has a well-equipped grip and the (Mag Style) wheel assembly ran smoothly and the imagination was a wonderful thing, they seemed like corners as if they were cambered and toed out.
Attention to detail-metal Carroll Shelby badge, signature replicas and correct logos embroidered strategically on the luggage, correct signature on the pull-out handle, rubber-shaped logo in carrying handles on the rollers - everything contributes to the overall look and feel of the feel.