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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 10:31 am 
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http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/12/sport ... .html?_r=1

Carroll Shelby, a Texas chicken farmer turned hot-rodder who went on to build innovative sports cars like the Cobra that challenged Europe’s longtime dominance of road racing as well as high-performance versions of production cars like the Ford Mustang, died on Thursday in Dallas. He was 89

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You double posted, Wayne. My Dad had one of the first 500 when I got back from Vietnam. Cool car. I bought a '65 Mustang convertible and my sister bought a '69 hardtop. So, for a while, there were 3 Mustangs at my parents' house. Of course, the Shelby GT was the fastest. In fact its idle speed was 35 mph and my Dad got a ticket at idle!
Back in the days before AGW was known, but the slow crush of overpopulation was known. We believed in a Star Trek future, before further study of physics nixed that pipe dream. Now, people with muscle cars are pigs. Jet engines are even worse.

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Friend of mine has a Cobra kit car. 427, two 4 barrels, and there's less to it than my tiny toyota spyder. That Cobra is what you call stupid fast. His daily driver is a convertible Mustang Cobra--the generation just previous to the current one.

RIP Carroll Shelby.

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