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 R.I.P. Caroll Shelby

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R.I.P. Caroll Shelby Fri, 05/11/12 7:29 PM (permalink)

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    Re:R.I.P. Caroll Shelby Fri, 05/11/12 8:53 PM (permalink)
    What a life's story he had! Would make a great movie.

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      Re:R.I.P. Caroll Shelby Sat, 05/12/12 9:55 AM (permalink)
      Fair Winds and Following Seas Mr. Cobra.

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        Re:R.I.P. Caroll Shelby Sat, 05/12/12 10:07 AM (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 Sun, 05/13/12 11:00 PM (permalink)
          Thanks for all the great cars. Happy Motoring and rest in peace, Mr. Shelby. 
           The Bear

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            Re:R.I.P. Caroll Shelby Mon, 05/14/12 3:58 PM (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.
              Root-Beer Man

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              Re:R.I.P. Caroll Shelby Mon, 05/14/12 4:17 PM (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.

                Re:R.I.P. Caroll Shelby Wed, 05/16/12 1:48 PM (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.
                <message edited by NascarDad on Wed, 05/16/12 1:49 PM>

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                  Re:R.I.P. Caroll Shelby Mon, 07/23/12 6:50 PM (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.

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                    Re:R.I.P. Caroll Shelby Tue, 07/24/12 3:32 PM (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!
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