The following is a press release sent to me by Ford MoCo about 20 min. ago:
Carroll Shelby, Ford Family for More Than Half a Century
The following statement is attributable to Edsel B. Ford II, member of the Board of Directors of Ford Motor Company and great-grandson of Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Company.
"Today, we have lost a legend in Ford Motor Company's history, and my family and I have lost a dear friend.