Carroll Shelby: Cobra Creator and American Racing Legend Dies

May 11, 2012
Carroll Shelby, a leader in the development of performance automobiles, died May 11 in Dallas, Texas. He was 89.

A chicken farmer turned race car driver, Shelby brought the Cobra to the race tack and the Mustang pony car to the streets. He's been a longtime icon of the automotive industry and being named to the Automotive Hall of Fame and the International Motor Sports Hall of Fame are just two of hundreds of honors he earned from the industry during his long career. His authorized biography,
Carroll Shelby, was released earlier this spring.

Read a
tribute to Shelby here.