Dysentery-Racked Carroll Shelby Pilots Aston Martin DBR1 To Le Mans Victory

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The Aston Martin DBR1 is worthy of a post all on its own, but leave it to Scroggzilla to prowl the internet tubes and find us some great vintage film of Le Mans '59.

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Aston Martin put together a documentary about the race entitled "Final Victory" (learn more at their site, and Scroggzilla has done some more digging to find that driver Carroll Shelby suffered from horrible dysentery the entire time, which (in the words of Scroggz) "must have made him REAL popular with his co-driver, Roy Salvadori. YIKES!" Enjoy.






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I bet that was the last time he ate his own chili before a race. <img src="[www.wegmans.com]"