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Friday, May 11, 2012

 

 

Carroll Shelby: 1923-2012

 

 

Carroll Shelby: 1923-2012

By Pete Lyons | 05/11/12, 3:23 pm et

Auto legend Carroll Shelby died Thursday night at Baylor Hospital in Dallas

at the age of 89.

Carroll Shelby's shadow stretched out Texas tall across nearly the whole of

the world's automotive landscape. A natural as a race driver, he won three

U.S. sports-car championships in Ferraris and Maseratis, and for Aston

Martin he won the 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans with British co-driver Roy

Salvadori.

Turning automaker in the 1960s, he fathered the Cobra, an Anglo-American hot

rod of crude conception but stunning effectiveness that swept the tracks of

North America and wrested a world manufacturer's title from

Ferrari................................

 

http://www.autoweek.com/article/20120511/CARNEWS/120519987?utm_source=Alert20120511&utm_medium=enewsletter&utm_term=missedarticle1more&utm_content=20120511-Carroll_Shelby__1923-2012&utm_campaign=awAlert

 

A sad day for us all.

 

Colin.

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This is a very sad day indeed...Mr. Shelby was one of my hero's for everything he did with automobiles and all that he did to help people. I am very heavy hearted knowing that he has passed. Rest well Carroll Shelby, you will be missed and remembered fondly in hearts everywhere forever.

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