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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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sit
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Message Posted: May 12, 2012 9:44:02 PM

OK
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Message Posted: May 12, 2012 9:43:31 PM

So how does this affect oil and gasoline prices right now?
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Message Posted: May 12, 2012 9:41:07 PM

What an incredible life! He was an American treasure. RIP.
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Message Posted: May 12, 2012 9:36:05 PM

Awful.
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Message Posted: May 12, 2012 9:32:05 PM

an enormous loss for those who follow the auto industry and anyone who drives!
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Message Posted: May 12, 2012 9:29:56 PM

Rest in Peace.
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Message Posted: May 12, 2012 9:29:49 PM

I agree with teamsimons
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Message Posted: May 12, 2012 9:29:11 PM

May he rest in peace.

Still, what does this have to do with gas prices?
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Message Posted: May 12, 2012 9:24:50 PM

what a force in the industry
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Message Posted: May 12, 2012 9:23:01 PM

sad news

the GT350 is still one of my favorites
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Message Posted: May 12, 2012 9:19:45 PM

A tremendous loss to the auto racing industry
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Message Posted: May 12, 2012 9:19:21 PM

RIP is all I can say. He created a lust for cars that inspires me to this day.
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Message Posted: May 12, 2012 9:19:12 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: May 12, 2012 9:18:59 PM

too bad
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Message Posted: May 12, 2012 9:15:32 PM

Respect.....
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Message Posted: May 12, 2012 9:14:13 PM

R.I.P Mr. Shelby....
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Message Posted: May 12, 2012 9:12:14 PM

What a huge loss to the industry. Drive on Mr. Shelby.
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Message Posted: May 12, 2012 9:10:51 PM

Hats off to the loss of an icon.
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Message Posted: May 12, 2012 9:08:41 PM

Loved his creative cars
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Message Posted: May 12, 2012 9:08:15 PM

I'm sorry to hear he died, but this is not an appropriate place for it to be posted, especially on the front page. Per the GB staff (who doesn't follow their own rules), this is for discussions about fuel prices in the US and Canada.
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Message Posted: May 12, 2012 9:07:58 PM

RIP, MR SHELBY, LONG LIVE THE COBRA.......AND THE MUSTANG.
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Sorry to here that
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Rest in Peace!
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an icon
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Sorry to see him pass.
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He will be missed. RIP
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Message Posted: May 12, 2012 8:58:32 PM

A life of accomplishment.

A loss to the auto industry.

Mr Shelby, RIP.
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Message Posted: May 12, 2012 8:56:47 PM


Racing to a better place !
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Message Posted: May 12, 2012 8:54:04 PM

He was a true pioneer, and singlehandedly forced respect for America's race cars from the foreign manufacturers.

[Edited by: thunderstruck at 5/12/2012 8:54:31 PM EST]
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Message Posted: May 12, 2012 8:54:03 PM

Great auto mind.
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Message Posted: May 12, 2012 8:51:24 PM

A life well lived.
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Message Posted: May 12, 2012 8:51:15 PM

another sad loss from the Greatest Generation
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Message Posted: May 12, 2012 8:47:34 PM

RIP, may your memory and your cars, at least the Mustang, live on forever.
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Message Posted: May 12, 2012 8:47:01 PM

he will be missed
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Message Posted: May 12, 2012 8:42:52 PM

Hard to beat this dude.
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Message Posted: May 12, 2012 8:41:08 PM

My Hero! It makes me very sad. I will take my '67 Mustang out for a solo memorial cruise tomorrow. He will be missed but NEVER forgotten.
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Message Posted: May 12, 2012 8:39:50 PM

That man will be missed, because he made some awesome cars!
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Message Posted: May 12, 2012 8:39:22 PM

Great cars and designs.
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Message Posted: May 12, 2012 8:38:46 PM

car hoods are closed today. He will be missed
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He will be missed a lot.
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RIP
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Message Posted: May 12, 2012 8:36:44 PM

What an awesome man
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RIP
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RIP!
What a life! Truly the American dream! He will be missed!
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Message Posted: May 12, 2012 8:34:51 PM

Carroll will be greatly missed. Thanks for all your work.
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Message Posted: May 12, 2012 8:34:47 PM

Ford Mustangs are not what they used to be. Thank you Mr. Shelby.
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Message Posted: May 12, 2012 8:30:59 PM

Assume cars. He will be missed.
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Message Posted: May 12, 2012 8:30:35 PM

Interesting
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Message Posted: May 12, 2012 8:28:26 PM

My first car was a ford. Also liked my 65 mustang. It wasn't a shelby but I enjoyed it.
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Message Posted: May 12, 2012 8:23:12 PM

I'll never forget the Hertz rent-a-car Shelby Mustang I got when all the other vehicles were rented out and it was the last available car in the airport in Hartford, Connecticut. That was many years ago. That Shelby Mustang had two modes of operation......a rumbling idle that rocked the car as it sat motionless......and then the other mode......RACE!!!!
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Message Posted: May 12, 2012 8:20:20 PM

A legend indeed!!!!!!
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