Friday, May 11, 2012

An American Icon Passes

Carroll Shelby, famed performance car designer, passed away on May 10 at the age of 89.

So much has been written about Mr. Shelby by folks who are a lot more knowledgable than I, that I won't attempt any kind of story about his life here.  Suffice it to say, he was Mr. Performance.  Much of Ford's performance car success is due to Mr. Shelby, and the cars that carry his name.

I was fortunate enough to briefly meet and speak with him on a couple of occasions, at gatherings of the cars that carry the Shelby emblem.  He was always courteous, sharp as a tack mentally, and seemed to be genuinely happy that so many folks were devoted to him and the vehicles he designed.

Godpseed Carroll ...

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