ULTIMATE CARGUY: CARROLL SHELBY!

ULTIMATE CARGUY: CARROLL SHELBY!
High-performance automotive historian Scott Oldham blogs about the horsepower and heritage of Shelby American and America’s ULTIMATE CARGUY: CARROLL SHELBY! Photo: Mike Matune @ Laguna Seca With the possible exceptions of Henry Ford and Mario Andretti, Carroll Shelby is America’s most famous automotive personality. That was probably true before the movie Ford v Ferrari hit it big last year, and it’s certainly the case in its wake. He’s been called America’s Enzo Ferrari. It was meant as ...
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AC289: COBRAS FROM ACROSS THE POND!

AC289: COBRAS FROM ACROSS THE POND!
Old Shel’ and Shelby American never touched COB/COX AC Cobras, but they are authentic Cobras. Here’s some history of AC289: COBRAS FROM ACROSS THE POND! plus a stunning example of a picture-perfect (COX) FIA Cobra. Carroll Shelby’s Cobras started life as AC Ace roadsters shipped from AC Cars, Ltd, Thames Ditton, Surrey, England to Shelby-American in southern California. Once in Shelby’s hands, they received Ford small and big-block engines and were finished to Shelby Cobra specs. In 1965 a new,...
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BOOK REVIEW: THE ROAD TO MODENA!

THE ROAD TO MODENA!
Peter Brock takes us on a trip to Italy, via The Road to Modena, to tell the story of the stillborn Shelby-De Tomaso P70 Can-Am racecar he designed and the De Tomaso Sport 5000 variant he didn’t! Along the way, he relives his life and and adventures working at Shelby American. Of all of Carroll Shelby’s projects during the 1960s-1970s, the P70 Shelby-De Tomaso Can-Am racecar (at one point referenced a Ghia-De Tomaso Sport 5 Liter) is the one that little has been written about. Peter Brock r...
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