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05-23-2012, 03:37 PM #1
Carroll Shelby, Legendary King of Speed, Dead at 89
Carroll Shelby, driver and automotive legend, died today, May 11, 2011, at the age of 89, due to complications from an illness. Rumor has it that he had been in the hospital for several weeks suffering from pneumonia. Throughout his childhood he suffered poor health but by his teenage years, his health had improved. After serving in World War II as a flight instructor and test pilot, he became a driver for companies such as Allard, Aston Martin, and Maserati. He actually won the 24 Hours of Le Mans for Aston Martin in 1959, his last year of driving.
After driving, he began doing what he was ultimately known for, building various fast cars. He could take an ordinary automobile and reinvent it into something extraordinary. He will forever be remembered for his beautiful fast machines, charitable personality, and most importantly, his one-of-a-kind heart.
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05-23-2012, 04:33 PM #2
Pretty sure this was posted numerous times a few weeks ago. You're a little late to the party.-Patrick