Sunday, May 13, 2012
R.I.P. - Carroll Shelby 1923-2012
Arguably the most important person in motorsports and the automotive world in general in the last 60 years. A legend and working class hero like none other responsible for making the Mustang into the icon that it is with the GT 350 and GT 500, bringing America back to endurance racing with the Ford GT and Daytona Coupe, and creator of one of the most sought after and winningest vehicles of all time, the Shelby Cobra. His loss is immeasurable, and the automotive world will never be as interesting as when he was in it.