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post #1 of 13 Old 05-11-2012, 01:32 PM Thread Starter
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RIP : Carroll Shelby

Carroll Shelby, legendary car builder and racing champion, dies at age 89 | Motoramic - Yahoo! Autos


He did provide much to the industry and sport....in his own way.

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RIP. Glad i got to see him several times at shows. A true legend.



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One of the longest living heart transplants since 1990. A kidney transplant in 96. Both aftermarket parts.

89 years old and built some serious cars. Awesome legacy.
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I just read that in the news and came here to post it.

What a loss. As important to automotive and racing history as Enzo. Very sad day.

Probably the last of a long and distinguished list of hot rodders who got famous for building very fast race cars in small garages in Los Angeles.

He left a very indelible mark. I guess you can't do better than that.

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The old chicken farmer with his bib overalls went a long ways. Great loss to the automotive world. A great showman and innovator. When Ford could not make the GT-40 work, Shelby could. I remember watching all that happen. My father and I used to go down to Aviation Blvd and watch Ken Miles driving one or the other of Shelby's cars. A long time ago.

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I just read that in the news and came here to post it.

What a loss. As important to automotive and racing history as Enzo. Very sad day.

Probably the last of a long and distinguished list of hot rodders who got famous for building very fast race cars in small garages in Los Angeles.

He left a very indelible mark. I guess you can't do better than that.
Well said!

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Good write up at:

Carroll Shelby: 1923-2012 - Autoweek

Clearly one of the few great car guys.

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The man did more living than I could live in two lifetimes.

Legend in so many ways!

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All I can do is echo what has been said. What an unbelievable tragic loss. He was a True Legend.

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Not really sure what to say.... May you Rest In Peace Sir with the knowledge that the world is a better place for having you!

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A great loss but he had a hell of an innings. Especially since he gave up racing because of heart problems over 50 years ago.


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RIP......what a loss..

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I always loved the Series 1. RIP.

(On the bright side maybe Ford will reintroduce the Cobra?)
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