Carroll Shelby 1923-2012

maguire

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#4
a true motorsport legend. RIP.
 
#5
Buggers cars cost us our unrestricted motorways in 1964!

RIP to a true giant of the motorsport world, and the man who gave us the ultimate hairy chested sports car.
 
#8
I couldn't give a ****. I've never understood why it even makes the news when somebody who once did something of no real significance dies. At least he wasn't an actor, I suppose.
 
#10
The story goes that he'd take customers for a drive in the Cobra and to demonstrate the acceleration he'd place a $100 bill on the dashboard and say that the bill was theirs if they could grab it as he floored it. Apparently, no-one ever managed to grab the bill.

Fell in love with the Cobra the first time I saw 'The Gumball Rally' as a kid. One day... [sigh]
 

Joker62

ADC
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#11
#12
I couldn't give a ****. I've never understood why it even makes the news when somebody who once did something of no real significance dies. At least he wasn't an actor, I suppose.
You're either a Nissan Micra driver, a cyclist, a botter, or all three if you don't care about Carroll Shelby
 
#13
If he had spent as much time on suspension development as he did with the engine you might have been able to drive them around corners. and please don't quote from "bullitt".
 
#17
Nope :biggrin:
I have a V8 Range Rover, a Series III FFR and a 1949 Singer SM1500
Prince of Slow® ;P

The 'fun' car is a Triumph Vitesse convertible with a 2.5 TR6 engine… big silly grins and lots of testicular fortutide required.
 
#18
If he had spent as much time on suspension development as he did with the engine you might have been able to drive them around corners. and please don't quote from "bullitt".
I know what you mean, but it's not always about corners either. I like my corners, but there is something to be said for pure straight line speed. That's why I have 2 different cars for 2 different purposes back home. A 'Stang GT for straightline lazy cruising and a 'lil SVT Focus for corners. They are on completely opposite ends of the spectrum and I like it that way.

The current Shelby 'Stang GT500 is not half bad at cornering though....had one for a week from work.
 

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