Shelby, Carroll

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Name
Shelby, Carroll Gender: M
Carroll Hall Shelby
born on 11 January 1923 at 22:20 (= 10:20 PM )
Place Leesburg, Texas, 32n59, 95w05
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
Bio/autobiography
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 20°57' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 18°50 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 21°58'



Carroll Shelby (in 2007)
photo: Sherry Lambert Stapleton from No.. I live in Halifax VA., USA!, license cc-by-sa-2.0

Biography

American automotive designer, racing driver and entrepreneur. He was best known for his involvement with the AC Cobra and later the Mustang-based performance cars for Ford Motor Company known as Shelby Mustangs which he had done since 1965. His company, Shelby American Inc., founded in 1962, currently sells modified Ford vehicles, as well as performance parts.

He competed in Formula One from 1958 to 1959, participating in a total of eight World Championship races and several non-championship races.

Shelby died on May 10, 2012, at the age of 89. He had been suffering from a serious heart ailment for decades.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • friend relationship with Cherry, Don (born 11 January 1924)

Events

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes "Cherry's Jubilee: Singin' and Swingin' Through Life with Dino and Frank, Arnie and Jack" by Don Cherry and Neil T. Daniels (Chicago: Triumph, 2006), p. 3: "Donald Ross Cherry first came into the world at ten o'clock on a cold Friday night, January 11, 1924. . . . 'the Wichita Falls area of Texas. That's where I was born.'" In the same book, he clarifies, "[my friend Carroll Shelby and I] were both born on the same exact day and at the same exact time (January 11 at 10:20 PM) in Texas."

Categories

  • Vocation : Business : Entrepreneur
  • Vocation : Sports : Race Cars
  • Vocation : Misc. : Other Vocation Misc. (Automotive designer)

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