Welcome to Sunday Matinee, where we highlight classic car reviews or other longer videos we find on YouTube. Kick back and enjoy this blast from the past.
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…
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?
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.
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…
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.…
Even until his last days, Carroll Shelby was known for his love of supercharging things, especially Mustangs.
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?
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?
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.
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,…
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.
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.
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,…
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.