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Shinob1
05-11-2012, 06:32 PM
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/12/sports/carroll-shelby-builder-of-cobra-sports-car-dies-at-89.html

Too bad. He is a legend in motor-sports and will be sadly missed.

WildBoar
05-11-2012, 07:24 PM
RIP

shankster
05-11-2012, 07:24 PM
R.I.P
A true American icon.What an amazing life he lived...

don
05-11-2012, 08:36 PM
RIP.

Iconic cars.

Still-edo
05-11-2012, 08:55 PM
Always sad when we lose someone who was a legend in their own time.

99Limited
05-11-2012, 09:08 PM
Carroll Shelby, a very cool, old school car guy. Truly an American icon in the automotive world.

Dave Martell
05-11-2012, 10:28 PM
I am sad :(

Crothcipt
05-11-2012, 10:36 PM
When I saw this posted I had to send a text to my boss. He is a huge Shelby fan. I am very saddened by this too.

The BoardSMITH
05-11-2012, 10:56 PM
Shelby was one of my heros, from long ago. It would have been great to have met and talked with him. He was one of the greats, like Smoky Unick, who could do miracles with what appeared to be nothing much. Shelby will be missed!

chazmtb
05-11-2012, 11:09 PM
RIP to a great American icon. As a gearhead I am very saddened today.

The hekler
05-11-2012, 11:40 PM
A huge loss not too many individuals faced down Enzo Ferrari and won, a true American icon.

SpikeC
05-11-2012, 11:57 PM
And he had a heart transplant in 1990!

l r harner
05-12-2012, 12:45 AM
i had a shelby but it was only a charger
miss that car but at the time i jsut could not keep it on the road
this is what mine looked like
http://kelleyhome.homestead.com/files/85_dodge_shelby_charger_web_1.JPG

Crothcipt
05-12-2012, 03:13 AM
Those Chargers were cool. I never had one but rode in a few. A roommate of mine had a 90's cobra collectors edition. That thing was way to sweet. If I hadn't valleted when I lived in Dallas I would have said the best car I have ever driven/ridden in.

JohnnyChance
05-12-2012, 02:23 PM
Very sad. I used to work at a shop that built Cobra replicas.

Chifunda
05-12-2012, 03:07 PM
I have memories of going to races at Lime Rock in 1963 and watching the early Cobras kick the pants off the Corvettes. Like taking candy from a baby.

Dave Martell
05-12-2012, 04:54 PM
This is what gets me revved up....

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shankster
05-12-2012, 06:16 PM
This is what gets me revved up....

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Hope you got an extra $10 million kickin' around..... :-D

l r harner
05-13-2012, 01:12 AM
yep thems the bad assesest i find i liek them better the the cobras