THE SARATOGA AUTOMOBILE MUSEUM, Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs. Carroll Shelby automobiles on view through March 20, 2005 in the Golub gallery. The museum is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; though it will be closed on Mondays through April. Adult admission is $7 with seniors admitted for $5. Shelby Exhibit Carroll Shelby's official connection with Ford Motor Company began with his selection of a Ford V-8 engine for his AC Ace-based Cobra sports car. Driven by Shelby's dream team, including Ken Miles, Dan Gurney, Phil Hill and Bob Bondurant, Cobras won important races around the world, beating more sophisticated and expensive cars. Arguably, there's never been a sports car that has inspired such devotion and loyalty. After 40 years, appreciation for the Cobra, and the man who inspired it, remain high. As long as sports cars are built, Carroll Shelby's Cobra will remain the standard by which all new cars are judged.