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R.I.P., Carroll Shelby

Carroll Shelby, of course, created the Shelby Cobra. He died in Dallas last night at the age of 89. Shelby was Woodrow grad. Whenever a Woodrow grad does something, I hear from the Wildcat faithful. One sent me a note pointing out that Shelby graduated with former Dallas mayor and Tom Thumb president Jack Evans, ARCO CEO William Kieschnick, Admiral Kenneth Woodfin, and Ruth Altshuler. Not a bad class. Shelby shows up in this video, produced to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Woodrow.

  • Andrew Chalk

    What a sad day. This visionary was kind of an automotive Steve Jobs.

  • http://Treygarrison.com Trey Garrison

    I got to test drive one of his Shelby Cobras with him a decade ago. I’d never been behind the wheel and gone 0-60 in 4.1 seconds. It was as awesome as it sounds. RIP

  • http://www.5starwallpapers.com/archives/89 wallpaper desktop

    What does the X in the CSX body number of Shelby’s stand for?

  • http://www.katrinakaifhq.com/archives/96 Kaif

    Carroll Shelby really died?