Facts about Carroll Shelby USA Flag

Summary

Carroll Shelby (born as Carroll Hall Shelby in Leesburg, Texas, USA) is a famous Designer from USA, he is 95 years old and still alive, born January 11, 1923.

Biography

Carroll Hall Shelby is an American racing driver and car designer.

When Shelby graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, and served as a flight instructor and test pilot during the 2nd World War II. When the war was over he went on to run a chicken farm, chickens until his death, and a friend invited him to run amateur racing. It quickly became clear that Shelby had a talent for racing, and thus had a career as a professional racing driver started.

Shelby had great success as a driver, and drove among other teams Cad-Allard, Aston Martin and Maserati in the 1950s. Behind the wheel of a specially-built Austin Healey 100S, he set 16 U.S. and international speed records, and with Roy Salvadori as a teammate, he won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1959, behind the wheel of an Aston-Martin.

In October 1959, Shelby was forced to quit as a racing driver, and started leading instructor as he started the company Shelby-American. Here he designed and built the famous Cobra car, which was built on a chassis with AC engine from Ford. Shelby also participated in the design process behind some of the most famous cars of the era: Ford GT40, the Mustang Shelby GT350-based and Shelby GT500, and of course the 427 Shelby Cobra. Eventually ended Shelby worked with Ford, and worked for years to come with all three major U.S. automakers. In recent years he has participated in the development work behind the Dodge Viper, and several other car models.

In 2003, Ford Motor Co. and Carroll Shelby a new collaboration, and Shelby became technical advisor on the Ford GT project. The same year he founded Carroll Shelby International Inc., based in Nevada, USA.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac capricorn, who is known for Determination, Dominance, Perservering, Practical, Willful. Our collection contains 2 quotes who is written / told by Carroll.

Related authors: Woodrow Wilson

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carroll_Shelby

Famous quotes by Carroll Shelby (2)


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"It's a massive motor in a tiny, lightweight car"
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"I'm not going to take this defeatist attitude and listen to all this crap any more from all these people who have nothing except doomsday to predict"


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