With Carroll Shelby heading up Ford’s efforts for the 1965 24 Hours of Le Mans, an entire fleet of Ford-powered cars descended on the French countryside that year. Of the 51 total entrants, 11 were GT40s – both Mk I and Mk II variants – or Cobra Daytonas. One of the latter took the pole […]
Photos courtesy the BF Meyers Collection. While one wouldn’t normally associate Bruce Meyers and Carroll Shelby with one another, both have plenty in common: They introduced fun, lightweight, trendsetting vehicles; they were later forced to defend those designs against opportunistic copycats; and later this year, Meyers’s Old Red, the prototype Meyers Manx dune buggy, will […]
The Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe is one of those classic cars that has managed to stand the test of time, likely due in part to both its racing success, helping the charismatic Carroll Shelby defeat Ferrari with Ford-powered Anglo-American machines of his company's own design, and its stunning good looks. Show More Summary
Carroll Shelby rather famously derided the original Ford Falcon-based first generation Mustang as a “secretary’s car”, and he wasn’t far from the mark. Young, single working women were one of the original target markets for the original pony car and you can see that from period advertisements for the Mustang. In 1964, as the Mustang […]
Shelby American just opened a new assembly facility in Las Vegas, and the first car has rolled off the line. That car was a Grabber Blue 2014 Mustang GT500 Super Snake, owned by the Carroll Hall Shelby Trust. Probably one of the last Shelby Mustangs built on the current platform, it will go straight to the Shelby Automotive Museum, where it will...
1987 Dodge Shelby Charger. Photos by Greg Gjerdingen, unless otherwise noted. Carroll Shelby is most often associated with high-horsepower, front-engine, rear-wheel-drive sports cars, but in the early 1980s the performance guru re-entered the production automotive arena with a series of front-wheel-drive cars built for sale through Dodge dealerships. Show More Summary
The new Shelby Heritage Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photos courtesy Shelby American. To fans of Carroll Shelby and his high-performance creations, Las Vegas, Nevada, is a destination that offers far more excitement than just cards, dice, chips and slot machines. While the desert tourist Mecca has long been home to Shelby American and the […]
While nowhere near as famous as some of Carroll Shelby's automotive creations, the Cooper Monaco King Cobra is nonetheless an interesting machine that saw some amount of success in sports car racing events in the 1960s. Importantly,Show More Summary
The 1963 Shelby Cooper Monaco King Cobra. Photo courtesy Barrett-Jackson. When Carroll Shelby needed a sports racer to run in the 1963 USAC West Coast “Fall Series,” he turned to race car builder John Cooper for help. Cooper beefed up the frame of his Cooper Monaco sports racer, knowing that Shelby would equip the car […]
Carroll Shelby, in his trademark overalls. Photo courtesy Carroll Shelby Foundation. The name Carroll Shelby is seemingly inseparable from the performance cars that bear his name, but long before Shelby had the idea to shoehorn a Ford V-8 into the engine bay of an AC Ace roadster, the personable Texan had established himself as a […]
Tom Cruise is attached to play auto designer Carroll Shelby. If Brad Pitt signs on, it will be their first project together since 1994's Interview With the Vampire. [...]
Only 500 examples of Carroll Shelby’s hot hatch GLHS were built, which makes this 1986 Shelby GLHS for sale on Hemmings.com something of a rarity. Though not entirely stock, the current owner calls the modifications to this adult-driven car (such as the A-pillar gauge package and the rear speakers) “tasteful,” though he doesn’t mention what […]
Shelby American Cooper Monaco “King Cobra.” Photos courtesy Barrett-Jackson. Looking to add to the road-racing successes achieved by his Cobras, in 1963 Carroll Shelby turned his attention to a relatively new series for purpose-built sports racers. Contacting Britain’s John Cooper to supply a chassis and body, Shelby American infused the cars with Ford V-8 power, […]
Maintenant Aso et il a fallu une fin de Carroll Shelby. Ford Ford de congélation et d’autres avaient construit ils voulaient genre Shelby GT 500 Cobra. Honorer le pionnier de l’automobile qui est décédé lundi à l’âge de 89 ans. Qui englobe ce que je suis et de tout de qui? Qui m’anime. Je n? [...]
Carroll Shelby poses with a trio of Cobras outside the company’s Venice headquarters. Photo courtesy Ford Media. In 1962, the industrial building at 1042 Princeton Drive in Venice, California (now Marina del Rey) housed the offices and production facilities of start-up automaker Shelby American. The one-time production facility for the Shelby Cobra is now home […]
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Tom Cruise will make another racing movie, but he's leaving the NASCAR fire suit in his closet. Cruise is set to play Carroll Shelby in Go Like Hell, a film adaption of A.J. Baime's book "Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans," Variety reports. The story centers on the legendary contest between Ford and...
Racing fans may hold fond memories of Days of Thunder, but let's face it: that wasn't exactly the best film Tom Cruise has ever made. Oblivion, on the other hand, got much better ratings, but was more about flying ships in the future than racing cars in the past. Show More Summary
Hollywood veteran Tom Cruise will play the legendary Carroll Shelby in a new film titled Go Like Hell, according to trade paper Variety. Cruise is reported to have teamed with Oblivion and Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski for the film, based on the 2009 book Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari and their Battle For Speed and Glory at Le Mans. Show More Summary
It leaked this week that Tom Cruise will likely play the hard-drinking, overalls-wearing, legendary sonofabitch Carroll Shelby in the film adaptation of A.J. Baime's great Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, And Their Battle For Speed And Glory At Le Mans. Show More Summary