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Shelby American & Shelby, the Race Driver Book Box Set

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Shelby American: The Renegades Who Built the Cars, Won the Races, and Lived the Legend

The legendary automotive designer and manufacturer Shelby American didn’t last long, but it was a flame that burned incandescently before being extinguished by corporate politics. In less than a decade, it created a legacy that will be revered as long as cars still roar around racetracks. Your customers can celebrate 60 years of this iconic company and hear how the saga unfolded by the men who lived it with the new book Shelby American: The Renegades Who Built the Cars, Won the Races, and Lived the Legend. Finally, your readers will go behind the scenes to hear long untold and misunderstood stories—the cheat embedded in the turbine Indy car, the oiling woes that sunk the tunnel-port Trans-Am Mustang, even details about the build of the first Cobra in Dean Moon's cramped garage in Santa Fe Springs! This entertaining book delves into the personalities and explosive hijinks that made Shelby American such a vibrant place to work, whether they were transforming humdrum Mustangs into race-ready GT350 or fighting shop wars with cherry bombs and M-80s! Always standing above it all was Carroll Shelby himself. Dynamic, charismatic, mercurial, mercenary, and a little bit dangerous, he had to fight Ford bean-counters as fiercely as he dueled with Enzo Ferrari. But for a few magical years, Shelby managed to beat both of them at their own games.

Shelby, the Race Driver

Before a Cobra was even a gleam in his eye, Carroll Shelby was a great race driver, one of the very best Americans driving during the 1950s. His career behind the wheel is told for the first time in this new book. It includes remembrances written by Shelby himself along with many never before published photographs. Among other achievements, Shelby won Le Mans in 1959, was twice the Sport Car Club of America National Champion and was chosen Sports Car Driver of the Year two times. The book details a large number of his races as well as his relationships with Juan Fangio, Phil Hill, Stirling Moss, Jack Brabham and John Fitch among many others. Shelby had World Championship ability, but unfortunately, his racing career was cut short after the 1960 season due to his heart condition.

Publisher: Midlife Classic Cars

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