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 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

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

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

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

'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

The Shelby 1000 Press Photos Are Fake

Yesterday we showed you the first picture of the new Shelby 1000, the most powerful factory-built Shelby Mustang ever. That picture was real. But thanks to a quick look at some of the pixels by the plucky photo buffs at USA Today, we've learned that other images released by the well-known Las Vegas customizing company… » 3/28/12 9:00am 3/28/12 9:00am