RIP Carroll Shelby From failed chicken farmer to a racing legend ...
The legendary Carroll Shelby has left us at the age of 89, passing away yesterday at Baylor Hospital in Dallas. The cause of death was not disclosed. Shelby's story was quintessentially American. He was a rural Texan, a World War II pilot and flight instructor, an oil-field laborer, and a chicken farmer in bib overalls whom some say turned to racing when all his chickens died.
He lived a long and great life. He contributed a lot to the automotive world, right up to his death.
NanDogThe Pup Was Female, I'M NotPremium
reply to EGeezer
Although I'm a Chevy guy and the proud owner of an all-original '69 Z28, Carroll Shelby was an icon in the automotive world especially when it came to high performance.
His presence is missed but his legacy lives on:
See ya across the Rainbow Bridge, my good and faithful friend!