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Carroll Shelby: 1923-2012

Autoweek -- Auto legend Carroll Shelby died Thursday night at Baylor Hospital in Dallas at the age of 89.
Carroll Shelby's shadow stretched out Texas tall across nearly the whole of the world's automotive landscape. A natural as a race driver, he won three U.S. sports-car championships in Ferraris and Maseratis, and for Aston Martin he won the 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans with British co-driver Roy Salvadori.
Turning automaker in the 1960s, he fathered the Cobra, an Anglo-American hot rod of crude conception but stunning effectiveness that swept the tracks of North America and wrested a world manufacturer's title from Ferrari. Additional success came with his makeovers of the Ford Mustang, which resulted in Trans-Am racing titles and the ferocious Shelby GT350 street car. As a team owner, he presided o


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1006
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time for a change.
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Message Posted: May 18, 2012 3:47:26 AM

he was just a man. what about Chuck Colson?
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did he know the Lord as his personal saviour?
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Message Posted: May 13, 2012 11:32:41 PM

Loss of a good man.
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Message Posted: May 13, 2012 4:07:29 PM

stay away from Progressive Ins
how about those cobras?

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Interesting.....
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Message Posted: May 12, 2012 10:06:38 PM

May you rest in piece, your name will live on
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Message Posted: May 12, 2012 9:57:47 PM

A very inspiring American Legend and one hell of a man. Carroll Shelby, you will be sorely missed. May you Rest in Peace.
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Message Posted: May 12, 2012 9:31:53 PM

The automotive industry as lost a legend and a one of a kind human being may he RIP.
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Message Posted: May 12, 2012 9:28:56 PM

RIP Carroll, you will be missed..
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Message Posted: May 12, 2012 9:28:26 PM

What a legend and history!

His Cobras should be around for a long time.
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Message Posted: May 12, 2012 9:27:22 PM

We lost a great one.
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RIP
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He will be missed.
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Another legend is gone...
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Message Posted: May 12, 2012 9:25:19 PM

i won't be complaining if i reach 89 r.i.p. mr. shelby
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You did good, Carroll. RIP
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RIP.....
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Sorry for the families loss.
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Message Posted: May 12, 2012 9:24:00 PM

A Great man with great vision for what cars could be.
You will be missed.
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RIP
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RIP Mr. Shelby
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Rest in peace, Mr. Shelby. Thank you for your contributions to the automotive world.

My condolences to the Shelby family.
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Message Posted: May 12, 2012 9:18:02 PM

An automotive and business legend passes on...R.I.P. Mr. Shelby, and thank you.
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Message Posted: May 12, 2012 9:17:31 PM

great cars
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What a great guy! Loved those special mustangs. I driven one since 1966.
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The man put the Muscle in to the Muscle Car!
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Message Posted: May 12, 2012 9:17:11 PM

We lost a pretty smart guy when it came to performance cars. Sorry, to see him go but we all do.
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good by
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He knew what he was doing...
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A sad day for the automotive community.
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Message Posted: May 12, 2012 9:13:18 PM

He was quite the man, but still a man.
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Message Posted: May 12, 2012 9:12:43 PM

that was a great car
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I pray his family does well.
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Message Posted: May 12, 2012 9:12:04 PM

RIP to the Godfather of Horsepower.
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Everybody goes eventually.
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Message Posted: May 12, 2012 9:10:14 PM

Too bad.
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Message Posted: May 12, 2012 9:10:03 PM


Will always remember his cars
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Message Posted: May 12, 2012 9:09:29 PM

A pioneer and a legend.
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Message Posted: May 12, 2012 9:09:19 PM

That is too bad, he was the same age as my dad is.
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Message Posted: May 12, 2012 9:09:14 PM

wow.
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R.I.P.
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Message Posted: May 12, 2012 9:07:32 PM

hmmm...
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Message Posted: May 12, 2012 9:06:44 PM

A legend.
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Ok
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Message Posted: May 12, 2012 9:04:16 PM

Still a legend.
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Didn't realize he'd had a heart/kidney transplant-Tough 'ol cuss-R.I.P.
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What a car producer.
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Message Posted: May 12, 2012 9:03:06 PM

An era has passed in Texas. Sad.
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One of the greats, he will be missed
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