Carroll Shelby 1923-2012

Icon Passes at Age 89

Larry Jewett - May 11, 2012 10:43 PM


Carroll Shelby

Larry Jewett

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One of the events I have dreaded most has come to pass. The world has lost a great man in the passing of Carroll Shelby on May 10 at the age of 89.

There will be tributes by the hundreds, each heartfelt and reflecting upon how Carroll Shelby affected those of us who tinker with cars. In fact, I am just starting to read the authorized biography of Carroll Shelby, written by Rinsey Mills. At the point where I am in the volume, Carroll is about to become a chicken farmer, so you know I have a long way to go.

For now, this serves only to inform  that an era has ended. The time for reflection will continue. We will be devoting more about Carroll Shelby in our August issue of Auto Enthusiast, which is now in process and, you'll find more in Auto Enthusiast Weekly in the June 1 edition, aslo under production at this point.