R.I.P. Caroll Shelby

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2012/05/11 19:29:31 (permalink)

R.I.P. Caroll Shelby

There was a legend.
 
http://www.foxnews.com/le...roll-shelby-dies-at-8/
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    Foodbme
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    Re:R.I.P. Caroll Shelby 2012/05/11 20:53:10 (permalink)
    What a life's story he had! Would make a great movie.
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    Re:R.I.P. Caroll Shelby 2012/05/12 09:55:54 (permalink)
    Fair Winds and Following Seas Mr. Cobra.
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    Re:R.I.P. Caroll Shelby 2012/05/12 10:07:22 (permalink)
    In the local news here in Mr. Shelby's hometown they reported that he was one of the longest-lived heart transplant recipients; he had received his new heart in 1990: 22 "bonus years"!
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    Re:R.I.P. Caroll Shelby 2012/05/13 23:00:07 (permalink)
    Thanks for all the great cars. Happy Motoring and rest in peace, Mr. Shelby. 
     
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    Re:R.I.P. Caroll Shelby 2012/05/14 15:58:45 (permalink)
    Without knowing that this had happened I picked up a box of his chili spice mix on Friday night and made a pretty good batch for my wife and my parents who were in town.  It wasn't until after we were done eating that I saw this story.  So RIP Mr. Shelby and thanks for the tasty dinner.  It won't be the last as I use the mix often.
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    Re:R.I.P. Caroll Shelby 2012/05/14 16:17:20 (permalink)
    While I've never owned a Shelby Mustang, I've eaten his chilli many times over the years and gotten great enjoyment from it. He'll be missed around my place, for certain.
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    Re:R.I.P. Caroll Shelby 2012/05/16 13:48:04 (permalink)
    I didn't realize what a bastige Enzo Ferrari was until I heard the story of how he had a race cancelled so that he would not lose the series to Shelby's Fords, or how Enzo trivialized the death of drivers, something Carroll as a former driver was not happy with at all.
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    Re:R.I.P. Caroll Shelby 2012/07/23 18:50:19 (permalink)
    Well I certainly didn't know the poor man had not been buried. 2 months in the morgue while family members fought over ashes.
    http://www.seattlepi.com/...spute-ends-3728723.php
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    Re:R.I.P. Caroll Shelby 2012/07/24 15:32:30 (permalink)
    Apparently he was a driving force (pun intended) behind the International Chili Society (ICS). A quote from their history page.
    One person, Carroll Shelby, must be named for his vision, charitable conscience, and most important his love of having a good time. That’s why the first World’s Championship was held in Terlingua, Texas. Thanks Shel. Who would have thought that all that heartburn would be so much fun!
    You can read the rest here....
    http://www.chilicookoff.c...ory/History_of_ICS.asp
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