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2 years ago  ::  May 12, 2012 - 6:12AM #1
Yavanna
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Carroll Shelby, the charismatic Texan who parlayed a short-lived racing career into a specialized business building high-performance, street-legal cars, died Thursday. He was 89. Shelby died at Baylor Hospital in Dallas, according to an announcement by his company, Carroll Shelby Licensing. A cause was not disclosed.
The dwarves of yore made mighty spells,
While hammers fell like ringing bells
In places deep, where dark things sleep,
In hollow halls beneath the fells.

For ancient king and elvish lord
There many a gloaming golden hoard
They shaped and wrought, and light they caught
To hide in gems on hilt of sword.
- J.R.R. Tolkien
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2 years ago  ::  May 14, 2012 - 2:38PM #2
TPaine
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I turned 20-years-old in 1966 and really wanted a Shelby GT 350 with the Paxton supercharger because I knew it would blow the doors off my friend's GTO. Back then gas cost 25.9 cents-per-gallon so we weren't worried about how much fuel we used.


May Carroll Shelby rest in peace. I'll always remember him as someone who created amazing cars.

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2 years ago  ::  May 14, 2012 - 2:42PM #3
mytmouse57
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I don't know much about him, but I do know, his ideas were very innovative, out of the box, and remained cutting edge. 


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2 years ago  ::  May 14, 2012 - 3:11PM #4
Yavanna
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May 14, 2012 -- 2:38PM, TPaine wrote:


I turned 20-years-old in 1966 and really wanted a Shelby GT 350 with the Paxton supercharger because I knew it would blow the doors off my friend's GTO. Back then gas cost 25.9 cents-per-gallon so we weren't worried about how much fuel we used.


May Carroll Shelby rest in peace. I'll always remember him as someone who created amazing cars.




He was an amazing man. We've lost an important icon of the automotive world.

The dwarves of yore made mighty spells,
While hammers fell like ringing bells
In places deep, where dark things sleep,
In hollow halls beneath the fells.

For ancient king and elvish lord
There many a gloaming golden hoard
They shaped and wrought, and light they caught
To hide in gems on hilt of sword.
- J.R.R. Tolkien
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