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Author Topic: Today marks 5 Years since Carroll's passing  (Read 1404 times)
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« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2017, 01:26:53 AM »

Don't forget about his pilot days early in his life as some interesting flying stories in his old book.

I wish I had a better image of this article, so I will quote my favorite sentences from it here:

"Goodyear tested its new Thunderbolt tire at San Angelo, Tex. using the sight of an old Army air strip where celebrity tester Carroll Shelby once managed to bomb a field of allied goats.

Shelby and fellow cadets ate goat for six months thereafter."



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« Reply #16 on: May 12, 2017, 07:04:36 AM »

  Image if he was as boring as Enzo.  Nah!!

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« Reply #17 on: May 12, 2017, 08:39:08 AM »

So is it possible the Super Snake never ran 175mph at that tire test. 125-155MPH seems to be doable by most Shelby cars of that era. Couldn't see the entire article but no mention of 175mph in its opening statements!

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« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2017, 09:02:43 AM »

And somehow he continues to sign glove box doors today...   Cheesy

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« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2017, 09:04:20 AM »

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« Reply #20 on: May 19, 2017, 04:24:49 PM »

All great leaders in the automobile industry have been either, shaky, crazy, or shysters or perhaps a combination of all three.
You mean typical used car salesmen.  Chug a Lug

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