Members' Paddock
Member No.
Password
  Forgotten your password?

NOTICE OF DEATH - CARROLL SHELBY

It is with regret that the Club has to announce the death of Honorary Member, Carroll Shelby on Friday 11 May 2012 at the age of 89.

Carroll, famously a former chicken farmer, was made an Honorary Member of the BRDC in 1959 following his legendary victory for Aston Martin at the Le Mans 24 hrs race where he partnered Roy Salvadori to the marque’s only outright win at La Sarthe.

The name Shelby became, of course, synonymous with the tuning of American muscle cars and the Cobra and Mustang in particular. More recently Carroll was commissioned by Chrysler Motors to design the supercharged Viper and next year Ford will release his final project; the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 which has been classified as the world’s most powerful production V-8. Carroll was inducted in the Automotive Hall of Fame in 1992.

Funeral details are still to be confirmed, condolences have been passed to Carroll’s wife, Cleo.

Silverstone Heritage Experience secures £9.1 million of National Lottery funding
Over 300 guests assembled in London to celebrate the success of BRDC Members, SuperStars and Rising Stars on Monday 5 December
The Club office has just learned of the death last November of BRDC Life Member Ian Titterington
NEWS ARCHIVE
Notice of Death - Carroll Shelby | 15-May-2012
© British Racing Drivers' Club & mso | Copyright | Privacy | Sitemap | Home