More of the Miller Motorsports museum

As promised earlier, here are the Cobras from the Miller Motorsports museum. My apologies as I took all of these photos with an ipotato and was in a rush since we only had a few minutes to look over these beauties before embarking on a full day of flogging Ford Focus and Fiesta ST's. By the end of the day the museum… » 11/16/14 10:32am 11/16/14 10:32am

For $39,900, Get A Signed Snake

In the movie Signs, crop circles portend the arrival of evil. The circles you could make with today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Viper are potentially parking lot donuts, but does the fact that it’s signed by Carroll Shelby make its price a sign of the times? » 4/01/13 8:00am 4/01/13 8:00am

Carroll Shelby Rested His Head Here When He Won At Le Mans In 1959

There are Aston Martins and then there are Aston Martins. This is the DBR1, the sports prototype Roy Salvadori and Carroll Shelby drove to victory at the 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans. Yet another company not afraid to show their old cars at Geneva’s feast of the new. » 3/05/13 4:23am 3/05/13 4:23am

The Amazing History Of Ford's Greatest Supercar

It's been six years since Ford stopped making the GT, and forty four since they last won at Le Mans with a car so low most of us wouldn't even fit in it. The original British-American GT40 racecar was good enough to kick Ferrari's ass thanks to Carroll Shelby's ideas, while the modern version was not only a brave… » 1/21/13 12:30pm 1/21/13 12:30pm

Carroll Shelby Tribute Mustang May Premiere At Detroit

The death of Carroll Shelby left a Texas-sized hole in our hearts. He could be a litigious bastard at moments, but he was passionate and funny and built some of the best cars of the last century. » 1/02/13 12:20pm 1/02/13 12:20pm

Carroll Shelby Once Threatened His Drivers With A Hammer In The Middle…

It was the 1966 Sebring 12 Hours. Ford GT40 drivers Ken Miles and Dan Gurney were dicing for the lead, coming dangerously close to knocking each other out of the race. Team boss Carroll Shelby tried to send the message to the drivers to stop racing each other, but neither would listen, so Shelby decided to intervene.… » 10/24/12 12:40pm 10/24/12 12:40pm

The 2013 Shelby Super Snake Is 850 Horsepower Of Tire-Shredding Pony…

Even until his last days, Carroll Shelby was known for his love of supercharging things, especially Mustangs. » 9/18/12 2:40pm 9/18/12 2:40pm

For $1,500, Charge It!

Carroll Shelby passed away this year, meaning no future cars affixed with his name will have actually been blessed by the legendary builder. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Dodge was so anointed, but will its price have Shelby hitting the rev limiter in his grave? » 8/27/12 8:00am 8/27/12 8:00am

Ford Honors Carroll Shelby With This 850-HP Shelby GT500

Like a chainsaw made of bacon, the 2013 Shelby GT500 is magnificently batshit and distinctly American. In honor of the late Carroll Shelby, Ford, Friends of Carroll and Shelby American just released a one-off 850-hp version of the GT500 at Pebble Beach. » 8/17/12 2:40pm 8/17/12 2:40pm

Carroll Shelby's Dead Body Is Literally In Limbo

It's been about a month since Carroll Shelby died, but the man who lived fast and sued faster is still in a freezer in a medical examiner's office because of a legal fight over his remains between his "estranged" wife Cleo Shelby and some of his kids. » 6/07/12 9:30am 6/07/12 9:30am

A Homemade Cobra Replica Is The Ultimate Tribute To Carroll Shelby

At face value, it might seem in bad taste to honor Carroll Shelby with a knockoff of the car that made him a household name in the mid-1960s. But what is it Charles Caleb Colton once said about imitation and flattery? » 5/31/12 3:30pm 5/31/12 3:30pm

Carroll Shelby, Beetle Owner?

While at the New York Auto Show earlier this year covering the release of the Shelby 1000, I was talking to Shelby American VP Gary Patterson about the Big Man. He told me a great anecdote about Carroll Shelby that started with this simple hook: Carroll Shelby owned a 1973 VW Beetle Convertible. » 5/18/12 12:30pm 5/18/12 12:30pm

How Carroll Shelby And A Gang Of Nerds Beat Enzo Ferrari

If you only know the late Carroll Shelby for his tuner cars, you're missing an amazing story of how, during the mid-1960s, his little, nerd-filled race shop in Los Angeles helped Henry Ford II exercise his famous vendetta against Enzo Ferrari. Playboy editor A.J. Baime tells that story in his book, Go Like Hell: Ford,… » 5/17/12 12:00pm 5/17/12 12:00pm

A 1967 Shelby GT500 And The Open Road

Alex Kostiouk snapped this picture of a 1967 Shelby GT500 this weekend. It's a fine example of American Muscle, American Roads and Americana. RIP Carroll. » 5/14/12 5:30pm 5/14/12 5:30pm

1968 Shelby Mustang GT500KR Road Test: The King Of The Road Earns Its…

Watch as Car and Track host Bud Lindemann heaps praise on a (then) brand new 1968 Shelby Mustang 500KR after giving it a "thorough wring out" on television's first syndicated car show. » 5/13/12 9:00am 5/13/12 9:00am

Carroll Shelby, Automotive Legend, Dead At 89

Before reality TV, and even still to a very large degree now, the best known name associated with performance cars to the average person is Carroll Shelby, and with good reason. Shelby has been considered a legend in the field for decades, and his influence is still strong to this day. He died today at the age of 89,… » 5/11/12 5:31pm 5/11/12 5:31pm

What People Are Saying About Carroll Shelby

From the time he was a child, Carroll Shelby was into cars. After a brief but understandable diversion into airplanes during World War II, Shelby eventually made his way back to his passion, racing and later building some of the world's fastest cars. » 5/11/12 5:30pm 5/11/12 5:30pm

Bill Cosby Tells A Great Carroll Shelby Story

I don't know what's funnier, that Bill Cosby bumped into Carroll Shelby in a grocery store back in 1966 or so, or that he wrote one of the greatest comedy bits (about cars) of all time about what happened next. » 5/11/12 5:15pm 5/11/12 5:15pm

'My Name Is Carroll Shelby, And Performance Is My Business'

There's probably no one better than Carroll Shelby to talk about Carroll Shelby, and even better, a 1965-era Carroll Shelby. This video, Shelby Goes Racing With Ford, has lots of amazing old footage of Shelby talking about his early years, and actually driving and racing some spectacular old Shelby iron. » 5/11/12 4:00pm 5/11/12 4:00pm

2013 Shelby 1000: Because Carroll Wants 1000 HP Before He Dies

It's nice to know that there's still car customizers that will make a new model just because. No focus groups, no careful studies, just the very basic idea that some things would just be cool to do. Like making a 1000 HP car that's not a Veyron. Mostly because it's only $250,000. » 4/05/12 2:30pm 4/05/12 2:30pm