Another sad moment in the automotive industry because American automotive legend, Carroll Shelby, passed away at the age of 89 due to pneumonia.
An article from the April 2012 issue of Top Gear Magazine explained a story about the tuning legend's triumph that amazed automotive enthusiasts worldwide...
"Moving slowly and deliberately, automotive legend Carroll Shelby, wearing his trademark black Stetson hat, raises his right hand towards the spotlights high up in the rafters and acknowledges the crowd’s applause. It’s amazing he’s here at the 2013 Shelby GT500 Mustang reveal, as he’s been laid up in a hospital bed, fighting his long-running health problems, until about an hour ago. But then, Shelby, even at 89, is amazing.
He’s been fighting the competition and the odds for the past 50 years, so yanking out his life support system to be present at a car launch isn’t unusual for him. It’s just business as usual for the guy who has put his name, reputation and life on the line for cars all his adult life."
Carroll Shelby was once a pro racer in the 1950's until he established his own racing team to take on Ferrari using the legendary Shelby Cobra. Today, the Shelby name became synonymous thanks for having his name used in the most powerful version of the Ford Mustang, the GT500, which in 2013 Model Year, has the most powerful V8 engine in the world.
R.I.P. CARROLL SHELBY 1923-2012