Carroll Shelby. 1923—2012.

Damnit. Rest in peace, chicken farmer. More at Speed and the New York Times.

Love this anecdote from that Times article. “Bill Neale, an automotive artist who illustrated Shelby’s designs, once recalled for Vanity Fair that when Shelby assembled his first Cobra, he painted it yellow and had it photographed for the cover of Sports Car Graphic. The next day he showed another magazine what seemed to be an identical car, colored red.

“I said, ‘You have two of them?’ ” Neale recalled. “And he said, ‘Nah, we just painted it so they think we have two.’ ”

And Bill Cosby’s routine on Carroll and his machines is always worth a listen. (Thanks RossLH)

And, for reasons I can’t quite explain, I hope this article is true.

One response to “Carroll Shelby. 1923—2012.”

  1. Becky Soto says:

    Bill Cosby funny as usual. I had not heard this routine before but thoroughly enjoyed it.

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