• Biography & Autobiography

Carroll Shelby

The Authorized Biography
Author: Rinsey Mills
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 1610583116
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 552
View: 1808
DIVWhen Ford wanted to add some spice to its newly introduced Mustang pony car, it turned to former racer Carroll Shelby. The resulting cars proved to be the definitive performance Mustangs of the muscle-car era./divDIV/divDIVThe choice made sense. Shelby had proven himself a force to be reckoned with on the racetrack, in the tuning shop, and in the auto industry. By the time Ford hired Shelby to create a racer from its Mustang, the man was already an automotive legend./divDIV/divDIVEarly in his career, Shelby’s accomplishments as a racecar driver included breaking land speed records at Bonneville and winning Le Mans in 1959 with teammate Roy Salvadori. As a team manager, Carroll was part of the FIA World Grand Touring Championship as well as the Ford GT victories at Le Mans./divDIV/divDIVWhen his health forced him to give up racing in 1960, Carroll turned his attention to design. He had a vision of a racecar made from a lightweight European chassis with American V-8 power./divDIV/divDIVThe result is what is considered to be perhaps the greatest sports car and one of the fastest road cars ever constructed: the Shelby Cobra. The aluminum-bodied 289 and 427 Cobra models and the subsequent Shelby Mustangs made Shelby a household name in the 1960s./divDIV/divDIVShelby continues to impact the world of racing and automobile design. His charisma, vision, and ability to know the best person for the job have made him a master organizer and team leader able to produce consistently impressive results. Even today, Ford’s premier Mustang carries the Shelby name and iconic snake logo./divDIV/divDIVThis book is the complete, authorized biography of Carroll Shelby including images from Shelby's personal collection. It's the story every enthusiast has always wanted to read./divDIV/divDIV/divDIVShelbywebsite:www.shelbyautos.com/div

Shelby Cobra Fifty Years

Author: Colin Comer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 1610598059
Page: N.A
View: 3451

    • Transportation

Carroll Shelby

A Collection of My Favorite Racing Photos
Author: Art Evans
Publisher: CarTech Inc
ISBN: 1613253222
Category: Transportation
Page: 252
View: 2179
Art Evans was a sports car racer in the 1950s on the West Coast who raced against, and became close friends with, Carroll Shelby. Their intense competition on the track became a lifelong friendship off the track. He and Shelby collaborated on many business projects over the years, including books, marketing projects, projects for the Shelby Foundation, and so on. In his later years, Shelby loved the books about his cars and similar topics, but his eyesight was failing to the point where he had difficulty reading, and really preferred the books that were heavy with photos. It was from that realization that Shelby and Evans decided to work on one last book together. They both combed through the Shelby archives and selected Shelby's favorite images from his racing career. That is almost the entirety of this book. It is packed with photos selected by Shelby himself, and the captions are quotes from Shelby's commentary on the action in the photo, as well as his memories. Unfortunately, Carroll Shelby passed away before the book was fully completed, but Evans, following Shelby's instructions, carried this final project through to completion. Filled with images that have never been seen in print, as well as images not published since the 1950s and 1960s, this final work from Shelby is a personally curated collection by the legend himself. If you are a sports car racing fan, Ford fan, Shelby fan, or any combination of the three, this book is a perfect addition to your automotive library.

    • Cobra automobile

The Cobra Story

Author: Carroll Shelby,John Bentley
Publisher: N.A
Category: Cobra automobile
Page: 272
View: 8319

    • Transportation

Mustang Masterpieces

Featuring The Cars Of Carroll Shelby
Author: Jerry Heasley
Publisher: Krause Publications
ISBN: 9780896897243
Category: Transportation
Page: 256
View: 2219
Enjoy this work of art that describes in great detail the legend, allure, and sharp beauty of the greatest American muscle car. &break;&break;From the era-standard Shelby to the super-performance machines of today, the Mustang is represented in all of its creative genius and power through 300 lavish full-color photographs and personal stories of the car owners.

    • Transportation

Carroll Hall Shelby

A Pictorial Odyssey
Author: Art Evans
Publisher: Enthusiast Books
ISBN: 9781583883181
Category: Transportation
Page: 296
View: 3981
Carroll Hall Shelby was a racecar driving champion, culminating in 1959 when he and his co-driver, Roy Salvadori, won the 24-Hours of Le Mans. Forced to retire from racing due to ill health, he got the idea of installing small-block American V-8 engines in light-weight sports cars. The English AC had a beautiful body and good-handling characteristics, but a somewhat anemic power plant. Shelby discussed his idea with Charles Hurlock of AC and the first "Cobra" was finished in 1962. Carroll's company, Shelby American, built a sufficient number of Cobras for the FIA to recognize them as production cars in the GT Class. Cobras dominated the class for much of the decade, winning Le Mans and Sebring in 1964. Cobra Daytona Coupes won the World Manufacturer's Championship in 1965. Shelby had some success by installing Ford V-8s in Cooper Monaco chassis, creating a car he called the King Cobra. When Ford turned part of its racing program over to Shelby, Ford GT-40s won the triple crown of racing: Le Mans, Sebring and Daytona. Carroll Shelby died on May 10, 2012. His legacy, however, lives on.

    • Sports & Recreation

Inside Shelby American

Wrenching and Racing with Carroll Shelby in the 1960s
Author: John Morton
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 1627880828
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 256
View: 2359
DIVIn the late 1950s, a young John Morton was transfixed with sports car racing. His dreams of competition eventually led him to enroll, in 1962, in the Shelby School of High Performance Driving. In a bold moment after the last class, Morton asked Carroll Shelby if he might come to work for the newly formed Shelby American. The answer was “Yes, here's a broom.” Thus ended Morton's college career and began his long racing career./divDIV /divDIVOver the next three years, Morton would be a firsthand witness to the evolution of one of the most iconic sports car builders and racing teams of the 1960s. Inside Shelby American is his personal account of a company overflowing with talent, from designer Pete Brock to fabricator extraordinare Phil Remington to drivers like Dan Gurney, Ken Miles, Bob Bondurant, and Phil Hill. The cars were equally captivating: AC Cobra, Mustang GT350, Ford GT, Daytona Coupe. In this book, Morton’s story is intertwined with the memories of other Shelby staffers of the period, revealing through historic photography and an untold perspective the rousing story of America’s most legendary racer and car builder./div

    • Sports & Recreation

Shelby American Up Close and Behind the Scenes

The Venice Years 1962-1965
Author: Dave Friedman
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 0760351988
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 240
View: 8956
In 1962 retired racing great Carroll Shelby was looking for his next big move. He'd started a racing school at Riverside Raceway in California, but he really wanted to build his own sports and racing car. He found a promising platform in the British AC Ace, and set about stuffing an American V-8 between the AC's dainty fenders. Thus was born the Shelby Cobra. Shelby set up shop in Venice, California, later in 1962, marking the beginning of the classic Cobra era. It was a near supernatural combination of brilliant designers and wrenches, ever-faster cars, championship-winning teams and drivers, and sheer chutzpah. The Venice shop spawned the 289 Cobra, Daytona Coupe, 427 Cobra, Mustang GT350, Sunbeam Tiger, and more. Eventually the Venice facility could not handle the work, especially when Ford tapped Shelby to create a high-performance version of its new and wildly successful Mustang. Moving to a larger facility and the closer relationship with Ford seemed to diminish the fast and loose nature of the original enterprise. Some of the mojo was lost. Shelby American Up Close and Behind the Scenes takes the reader inside the Venice shop in the critical 1962-1965 period. Author/photographer Dave Friedman was Shelby's official shooter, and he documented everything from Cobra construction to paddock wrenching to race wins. The book is an insider's look via Friedman's documentary photography and first-person stories from Shelby's key players. It's a must-have review of this critical period in both Shelby's history and the history of American racing.

    • Antiques & Collectibles

Shelby Mustang Fifty Years

Author: Colin Comer
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 0760344752
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 240
View: 6868
"Celebrate America's premier performance car! From the original Shelby Mustang GT350 to today's 700-plus horsepower GT500, Carroll Shelby and Ford Motor Co. have defined high-performance with their Shelby Mustangs. Shelby built his Mustangs from 1965 until 1970, at a time when it seemed that the muscle car was a dying breed. Then an odd thing happened-people began to realize the classic nature of the car almost as soon as Shelby stopped building them and prices began to climb. By the end of the decade, the Shelby Mustang had become one of the first muscle cars to attain classic status, along with the price hike that went along with that recognition. Prices continued to rise into the next century; a 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500 fetched $451,000 at auction in 2006, at which time production of new Shelby Mustangs began for the first time in 36 years. Since then prices have cooled a bit, but not nearly as much as they have for other muscle cars; Shelby Mustangs still occupy the top slot at most auctions and Shelby continues to build the popular modern versions of the Mustang today. [This book] tells the story of these amazing cars, from the initial collaboration with Ford to today's record-setting high-tech muscle cars."--Publisher description.

    • Transportation


The Man, The Cars, The Legend: Updated and Expanded Edition
Author: Wallace A. Wyss
Publisher: Enthusiast Books
ISBN: 9781583881828
Category: Transportation
Page: 320
View: 5479
This newly updated and expanded edition gives incredible insight into the life and times of Carroll Hall Shelby, from his humble brith as the son of a rural Texas postman up through his death in 2012. Updates include 16 additional pages of photos, updated information and larger text, Bonus 50 question Shelby trivia quiz, new Foreword by Bob Bondarant, and coverage through 2013 Mustangs. Get the nitty-gritty details only an un-authorized Biography (as this book is) would include!

    • Transportation

Shelby Mustang

Racer for the Street
Author: Randy Leffingwell
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 0760339457
Category: Transportation
Page: 192
View: 9809
When Ford wanted to add some spice to its new Mustang pony car in the mid-1960s, it turned to the talented, colorful, and opinionated Texan Carroll Shelby, who was then building the high-performance, Fordpowered Cobra racing sports car. The result: the Shelby Mustang GT350, perhaps the definitive performance Mustang of the muscle car era. Ford released its newest Mustang in 2005, the first truly all-new Mustang since 1979, returning the model to the spotlight. Shelby himself was directly involved in defining what is the most powerful factory-produced Mustang ever. This up-to-the-minute history from award winning authors Randy Leffingwell and David Newhardt traces the Shelby Mustang story from the early Shelby American cars built in a converted airplane hangar in Southern California to the 2010 version of the new Shelby Mustang.

    • Transportation

Shelby Cobra

The Snake that Conquered the World
Author: Colin Comer
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 9780760347614
Category: Transportation
Page: 272
View: 9802
In the early 1960s, Carroll Shelby, a Texas chicken farmer turned champion race driver, had the audacity to think he could start his own car manufacturing company. To further emphasize the gargantuan proportions of his confidence, Shelby decided his company would manufacture nothing but ultra-high-performance sports cars, beginning with the landmark Cobra, introduced in 1962. To the amazement of everyone except Ol' Shel' himself, Shelby Automobiles succeeded beyond anyone's wildest expectations, building cars that would provide benchmarks for performance that stand to this day and winning world championships in the process. Shelby Cobra is a complete history of Shelby's Cobra sports cars. It begins with the events that led up to Shelby's decision to build a high-performance sports car, continues with the story of the production Cobra street cars and racecars, and wraps up with Shelby's continuation cars. This special collector's edition includes new and updated material, with tributes to the late Carroll Shelby, poster-sized gatefolds with artwork by Hector Cadametori, and framable garage art.

    • Automobile racing

Daytona Cobra Coupes

Carroll Shelby's 1965 World Champions
Author: Peter Brock,Dave Friedman,George Stauffer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780964819306
Category: Automobile racing
Page: 532
View: 4853
Peter Brock spins the tale of the DAYTONA COBRA COUPES as only one of its original designers could. Detailing the personal rivalries & ambitions that resulted in a drive to beat the Europeans & their mighty Ferraris in GT road racing, this book tells the story of Carroll Shelby's band of hotrodders & their battle to win the 1965 World Championship, the first such title in history to be won by an American team in American cars. "We were just a bunch of hell-raisin', hard-drinkin' renegades tryin' to make somethin' happen" says Carroll Shelby in his foreword to the book. Happen it did & captured in striking action photography by Dave Friedman, the triumphs & struggles unfold in breathtaking sequence as they occurred. From spectator photos & his own private collection taken as official team photographer, Dave contributed over 500 black & white & 100 color photos. This is the story of the dedication, creativity & chemistry of the men who built & drove competitive race cars. It is the story of science & politics & perserverence. It is THE story of the Daytona Cobra Coupes. Order from Stauffer Publishing, P.O. Box 99, Blue Mounds, WI 53517. Phone (800) 328-2683. FAX (608) 437-4530. $100.

    • Photography

Motor Trend Shelby

A Tribute to an American Original
Author: Edward Loh,Donald Farr
Publisher: Time Home Entertainment
ISBN: 9781618930545
Category: Photography
Page: 160
View: 8536

    • Mustang automobile

Shelby Mustang GT350

My Years Designing, Testing and Racing Carroll's Legendary Mustangs
Author: Chuck Cantwell,Greg Kolasa
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781935007296
Category: Mustang automobile
Page: 224
View: 2817

    • Sports & Recreation

Go Like Hell

Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans
Author: A. J. Baime
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547416563
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 320
View: 6174
By the early 1960s, the Ford Motor Company, built to bring automobile transportation to the masses, was falling behind. Young Henry Ford II, who had taken the reins of his grandfather’s company with little business experience to speak of, knew he had to do something to shake things up. Baby boomers were taking to the road in droves, looking for speed not safety, style not comfort. Meanwhile, Enzo Ferrari, whose cars epitomized style, lorded it over the European racing scene. He crafted beautiful sports cars, "science fiction on wheels," but was also called "the Assassin" because so many drivers perished while racing them. Go Like Hell tells the remarkable story of how Henry Ford II, with the help of a young visionary named Lee Iacocca and a former racing champion turned engineer, Carroll Shelby, concocted a scheme to reinvent the Ford company. They would enter the high-stakes world of European car racing, where an adventurous few threw safety and sanity to the wind. They would design, build, and race a car that could beat Ferrari at his own game at the most prestigious and brutal race in the world, something no American car had ever done. Go Like Hell transports readers to a risk-filled, glorious time in this brilliant portrait of a rivalry between two industrialists, the cars they built, and the "pilots" who would drive them to victory, or doom.

    • Transportation

The First Three Shelby Cobras

The sports cars that changed the game
Author: Gordon Bruce
Publisher: Porter Press
ISBN: 9781907085550
Category: Transportation
Page: 128
View: 1858
The First Three Shelby Cobras, the third book in the acclaimed Exceptional Cars series, tells the story of three remarkable cars, the first AC Cobras created by the legendary Carroll Shelby in 1962 and now favorites of sports-car enthusiasts throughout the world. The prototype CSX2000 has been described as the “most important American car”, although it was built on a British AC Ace chassis with an American Ford V8 engine. It was retained by the Shelby family until 2016, when it sold at auction for a record $13.75 million. CSX2001 was the first production Cobra, and was delivered to American racing driver Ed Hugus. It was later sold to Frenchman Jean-Marie Vincent, who raced in the Tour de France and in numerous European hillclimbs. CSX2002 was the first Cobra to race and nearly won its inaugural outing at Riverside, driven by Bill Krause, until sidelined by a broken rear hub. It did take the first ever Cobra win, with Dave MacDonald at Tucson in March 1963. Its success led to a series of competition wins that made Shelby's Cobras famous and admired across the globe. All three cars are now the pride of car collections in the United States of America. CSX2000 and CSX2002 are part of the Larry Miller Collection, and CSX2001 belongs to California-based motorsport aficionado Bruce Meyer.