- Name: Carroll Shelby
- Born: 01/11/1923
- Died: 05/10/2012 (89 years old)
Carroll Hall Shelby (January 11, 1923 – May 10, 2012) was an American automotive designer, racing driver, entrepreneur, and author. Shelby is best known for his involvement with the AC Cobra and Mustang (later known as Shelby Mustangs) for Ford Motor Company, which he modified during the late 1960s and early 2000s. He established Shelby American Inc. in 1962 to manufacture and market performance vehicles, as well as Carroll Shelby Licensing in 1988 which grew into Carroll Shelby International. His autobiography, The Carroll Shelby Story, was published in 1967. As a race car driver, his highlight was as a co-driver of the winning 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans entry.
Birth Name: Carroll Hall Shelby
Birth Place: Leesburg, Texas, U.S.
Death Place: Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Carroll Shelby quotes :
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.Carroll Shelby
Driving race cars was an avenue for me to learn how to build my own car, and that was my ambition all along.Caroll Shelby
I've always been asked, 'What is my favorite car?' and I've always said 'The next one.'Caroll Shelby
I don't design cars. I'm not a designer. I know what I desire to be built, I know what the end result is, the horsepower, the competition we'll be working against - but I leave it to the people who work with me to put it all together. I don't do anything.Caroll Shelby