Carroll Shelby International announced on May 11, 2012, that Carroll Hall Shelby, a man whose vision for performance transformed the automobile industry, has died at age 89. Mr. Shelby passed away at Baylor Hospital in Dallas and the cause of death was not disclosed.
The legendary auto racer and car designer who built the fabled Shelby Cobra sports car and injected testosterone into Ford's Mustang and Chrysler's Viper, will not only leave behind family and friends, but a multitude of grateful enthusiasts who lives he touched, and will continue to touch for many generations to come.
One Shelby fan in particular sent us this note shortly after Carroll's passing and we would like to share it as he pretty much sums up what most us are feeling. He writes: What Carroll Shelby Meant to Me - by Rick Yates
Photo - Michele Hamer