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  Carroll Shelby - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Carroll Hall Shelby, (born January 11, 1923 in Leesburg, Texas) is an American racing and automotive design legend.
Carroll Shelby became technical advisor to the Ford GT project.
In 2005, the Shelby GT500 was revealed at the New York International Auto Show, and became available in the summer of 2006 as part of the model year 2007 lineup.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Carroll_Shelby   (1063 words)

 Carroll Shelby - The Official Website   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Carroll Shelby has had a remarkably long career as a driver, owner, team manager, manufacturer, consultant, and visionary.
In October 1991 he created the Carroll Shelby Children's Foundation™, dedicated to providing assistance for acute coronary and kidney care for children in need.
Carroll Shelby is probably the only person to have worked at a visible level with all three of the American Automobile manufacturers.
www.carrollshelby.com /about.htm   (358 words)

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Shelby is easily one of the most prolific personalities in the automotive industry.
Shelby first raced in sanctioned competition when he was 29,and two years later he turned professional.
Shelby drove it as the pace car at the Indianapolis 500, the second time he was chosen by Chrysler for that honor.
www.uniqueperformance.com /shelbyhistory.aspx   (3205 words)

 Shelby Forums Home - Carroll Shelby Timeline
Carroll Hall Shelby is born to Warren Hall Shelby, a rural mail carrier, and Eloise Lawrence Shelby.
March 1955 - Although Shelby was still undergoing operations to recover from his racing accident, he continued to race with his arm in a specially made fiberglass cast and his hand taped to the steering wheel.
Shelby takes the physical exam and doctors say his heart is as strong as the drivers in the front row of the race.
www.shelbyforums.com /index.php?page=Timeline   (3760 words)

 Carroll Shelby International Inc. - History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Shelby's vision of what an American sports car could be has shaped an entire generation of high-performance automobiles.
Carroll Hall Shelby was born in Leesburg, Texas.
Carroll Shelby has again turned his attention to making high-performance cars that will be the standard for future generations.
www.carrollshelbyinternational.com /history.htm   (535 words)

 cars - Carroll Shelby
Carroll Hall Shelby, born January 11, 1923, is an American racing and automotive design legend.
Shelby went on to help design some of the most successful and beautiful cars of the era: the Ford Mustang, GT40, Shelby GT350, Shelby GT500, and of course the 427 Shelby Cobra.
Shelby's Series 1 roadster used Oldsmobile's 4.0 L L47 Aurora V8, but was poorly supported by the ailing GM division.
www.carluvers.com /cars/Carroll_Shelby   (368 words)

Carroll Shelby - The Godfather of the GT40
Shelby’s chief test driver, Ken Miles, was killed in testing the J-car in August 1966 so the Shelby team paid a dear price in helping Ford launch the third and final phase of their Le Mans effort.
Shelby remains once of the most interesting drivers of Sixties racing because he has kept the hammer down non-stop through life while those of his contemporaries who survived are for the most part on sitting on their front porches reminiscing…..
www.gt40.org.uk /Features/Shelby.htm   (1528 words)

 Carroll Shelby and His Cars | Advance Auto Parts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Examples of every significant vehicle raced, built or directly influenced by Carroll Shelby are on display, along with little-known archival materials documenting his colorful career.
One of them on display was used in the Carroll Shelby School of High Performance Driving (later sold to race driver Bob Bondurant, who renamed the school).
This association with GM and Oldsmobile meant that Shelby is the first person ever to be involved in the development of performance cars for all of the Big Three automakers.
www.advanceautoparts.com /english/youcan/html/pht/pht20031201cs.html   (599 words)

 Ford Motor Company - Featured Story - Carroll Shelby: A Living Legend
In 1959, Shelby raced to victory in the 24-hour Le Mans race, which he describes as "one of the greatest thrills of my life." His victory, however, was bittersweet.
Carroll Shelby always kept a pad of paper and a pencil near his bed, just in case he had an inspiration during the night.
Carroll Shelby waves to the media and enthusiasts and signs autograhs at Mustang's 40th anniversary event at the Nashville Superspeedway.
media.ford.com /newsroom/feature_display.cfm?release=19819   (980 words)

 Carroll Shelby International Inc. - About Us   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
From the initial production of the first Shelby Cobra in the 1960's to the recent announcement of teaming with Ford Motor Company to develop specialty vehicles, Carroll Shelby continues to participate in the development of high performance automobiles.
Together, the Shelby Companies are engaged in the manufacturing and marketing of performance vehicles and related accessories as well as the licensing of the Shelby brand to third parties in connection with various products, including vehicles, memorabilia, video games, models, toys, branded apparel, styling and performance parts.
Shelby Automobiles is currently producing authentic continuation Cobras, including the Cobra 427 S/C, the Cobra 289 FIA and the Cobra 289 S/C, and selling the same as component vehicles (i.e.
www.carrollshelbyinternational.com /about.htm   (189 words)

 Carroll Shelby Children's Foundation
Born Carroll Hall Shelby on January 11, 1923 in Leesburg, Texas, his family moved to Dallas when he was seven.
The 1990s also brought Shelby a number of accolades, including his induction into the International and the Michigan Motorsports Halls of Fame, and his selection as the official pace car driver of the Dodge Viper that started the 1991 Indy 500 race.
A successful racer, an innovative engineer, a world-class designer, manufacturer and entrepreneur, Carroll Shelby is one of the automotive industry's true Renaissance Men and his impact on the automotive landscape continues to be unmatched.
www.cscf.org /shelby-bio.asp   (903 words)

 Green Car Journal Online - Your Source for Hybrids, Hydrogen and Alternative Fuel Vehicles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Carroll Shelby is one of the auto scene's most beloved icons.
Perhaps most importantly, Shelby exemplified American ingenuity when he took an underpowered English AC Cars sports car, stuffed in a high-power Ford V8, and debuted his legendary Cobra, a car that went on to achieve racing fame and ultimately win the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the Shelby-American team.
Shelby: "The things I'll probably spend the rest of my life doing will be the things that are the least profitable, because I really feel that the environment is something that needs to be taken care of and it has to blend in with the automobile industry.
www.greencar.com /index.cfm?content=dialogue2   (1308 words)

 8W - Who? - Carroll Shelby
Carroll Shelby was born at Leesburg (Texas) on 11 January 1923.
Shelby was divorced, a sports-car garage business, financed by Dick Hall, brother af Jim Hall of Chaparral fame, was not a success as Shelby was unable to devote sufficient time to it and Parravano withdrew from racing.
Shelby also became involved with the running of the Ford GT40s in the American firm's fight against Ferrari, while with Dan Gurney he formed All-American Racers with the intention of building Eagle Formula One and Indianapolis cars (Shelby was to sell his share of AAR to Gurney in 1967).
8w.forix.com /shelby.html   (5024 words)

 The Carol Shelby COBRA history   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Carroll Hall Shelby was born to Warren Hall Shelby, a rural mail carrier, and Eloise Lawrence Shelby in Leesburg, Texas on January 11, 1923.
Carroll's racing career started with his first race behind the wheel of a hot rod fitted with a flathead Ford V8 in a quarter-mile drag meet.
Carroll Shelby airmailed a letter of proposal to the company to keep building the chassis for a special Shelby sports car to be powered by an American V8.
www.jerryscobras.net /carrollshelbyhistory.html   (3878 words)

 Ford and Carroll Shelby Announce Partnership - RSportsCars.com
Shelby, a former race car driver and creator of numerous collectable performance cars, will offer his expertise in partnership with the Ford Performance Group in the development of specialty niche performance products.
Shelby, who turned 80 years old earlier this year, has been a senior technical advisor to the Ford GT team and has provided abundant support for the design and engineering of the product.
Throughout the 1960s, Shelby and Ford cooperated on numerous racing and performance-product programs, from the original Shelby Cobra to the Ford GT40 and the GT350 and GT500 Mustangs.
www.rsportscars.com /eng/articles/ford_shelby.asp   (400 words)

 The AC COBRA history
Althought Shelby was still undergoing operations to recover from his racing accident, he continued to race with his arm in a specially made fiberglass cast and his hand taped to the steering wheel.
Carroll Shelby, driving a Scarab to first place at Continental Divide Raceways, breaks a course record and sets his sights on the USAC driving championship.
Carroll Hall Shelby is elected to the Automotive Hall of Fame in ceremonies at the Westin Hotel in Detroit, Michigan.
www.xs4all.nl /~luukb/history.html   (3228 words)

 CARROLL SHELBY - Shelby Mustang GT500E
The first car in the continuation series is an “Eleanor” Shelby GT500E, similar to the one seen in the recent motion picture Gone in Sixty Seconds.
Shelby easily meets the minimum requirement building, on average, 2,000 units per year between 1965 and 1970.
Carroll Shelby benefits by using a proven manufacturing base to further his performance reputation, while Ford benefits from the "halo effect" as Mustang sheetmetal increasingly frequents the winner's circle.
www.classiccar.com /articles/carroll_shelby.asp   (435 words)

 Shelby designs high-power Expedition for Ford - Nov. 10, 2004
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Carroll Shelby, best known as the creator of the muscle car-era Shelby Mustangs, is adding his big-power touch to something a little different and much bigger -- a souped-up version of the Ford Expedition sport/utility vehicle.
The Shelby Expedition, which Shelby Automobiles is calling a "performance utility vehicle" or PUV, is powered by a 5.4 liter Ford GT engine fitted with a supercharger.
Carroll Shelby officially rekindled his relationship with Ford Motor Co. (Research) last year after acting as a consultant on the Ford GT supercar.
money.cnn.com /2004/11/05/pf/autos/shelby_suv/index.htm   (541 words)

 Shelby CSX History - Carroll Shelby   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Carroll Hall Shelby was born on January 11, 1923, in Leesburg, TX, to Warren and Eloise Shelby.
Shelby was left bankrupt when disease wiped out his stock.
Some photos of Carroll Shelby through the years can be seen in the gallery.
www.shelbycsx.com /history.carroll.shtml   (188 words)

 Carroll Shelby International - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Carroll Shelby International NASDAQ: CSBI was formed by Carroll Shelby in 2003 from Shelby American.
Shelby is soon to debut a new car, the Shelby Series 2, in August of 2006.
Shelby American also created the legendary Shelby Cobra which was an AC Ace with a Ford V8.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Carroll_Shelby_International   (217 words)

 Eagle-eye: Carroll Shelby -The Early Years
Carroll Shelby has enjoyed a multi-faceted career as a driver, owner, team manager, manufacturer and consultant.
Shelby retired from driving in 1960, after being told by doctors to stop racing because of health reasons.
In 1962, Carroll formed Shelby American in Santa Fe, New Mexico, (later moving into Lance Reventlow's old Scarab works in Los Angeles) and developed the legendary Cobra with Ford and A.C. cars of Great Britain.
www.allamericanracers.com /shelby.html   (164 words)

 Carroll Shelby rejoins Ford - Aug. 18, 2003
Shelby, a former race car driver who became the driving force behind a series of highly collectible muscle cars and sports cars, will be offering his expertise to Ford's performance group.
Carroll Shelby at LeMans in 1967 with the Ford GT40.
Shelby, who turned 80 earlier this year, was a senior technical advisor to the Ford team that created the GT.
money.cnn.com /2003/08/18/pf/autos/shelby/index.htm   (479 words)

 Carol Shelby - International Motorsports Hall of Fame Member
Many have said Carroll Shelby was the greatest single influence on America's racing posture in the post-1945 period.
Shelby joined forces with AC in England and, utilizing a lightweight cast-iron Ford engine, thus was born what eventually became the Ford Cobra - Shelby's American Sports Car.
By 1970, Shelby had all but given up active race participation, but by that time, his legacy was firm.
www.motorsportshalloffame.com /halloffame/1991/Carol_Shelby_main.htm   (541 words)

 Ford to Auction Rare Ford GT to Benefit Carroll Shelby Childrens Fund - AllFordMustangs.com (via CobWeb/3.1 ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Shelby was instrumental in both the design of the original race car and today’s Ford GT.
Shelby also has played a key role in the development of the new Ford Shelby GT500, the fastest production Mustang ever and the company’s newest performance car that goes on sale this summer.
Shelby has scored successes in the performance world since he won the 24 Hours of Le Mans and was named Sports Car Illustrated’s “Driver of the Year” in 1959.
www.allfordmustangs.com.cob-web.org:8888 /articles/article_00695.shtml   (867 words)

If you had to choose one person who epitomizes the term "car guy," Carroll Hall Shelby would be near the top of everyone’s list.
Following high school, Shelby enlisted in the Army Air Corps and served during WWII as a flight instructor and test pilot.
Carroll Shelby’s charisma, his drive, and his entrepreneurial spirit is an integral part of every project he undertakes – from his early racing efforts to his current philanthropic endeavors on behalf of needy children.
media.ford.com /article_display.cfm?article_id=22178   (884 words)

 GrandPrix.com > GP Encyclopedia > Drivers > Carroll Shelby
A tough Texan farmer, Shelby drove his first race in 1952 in a borrowed MG and won his class, beating the more powerful Jaguar XK120s as well.
Shelby was also a key member of the Feltham team's Formula 1 squad for whom he finished eighth in the 1959 Portuguese Grand Prix on Lisbon's Monsanto Park circuit.
The creator of the legendary Shelby AC Cobras he later went into partnership with Dan Gurney to form All-American Racers AAR.
www.grandprix.com /gpe/drv-shecar.html   (167 words)

December 18, 1943 - Carroll Shelby marries Jeanne Fields.
At Sebring, Shelby co-drives a 3.0-liter Monza Ferrari with Phil Hill.
Thank you to Rick Kopek and the Shelby American Automobile Club for their help in providing the historic information presented here as well as Carroll Shelby.
www.nvsaac.com /CS_timeline.htm   (3680 words)

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