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Carroll Shelby

1923 - 2012

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Carroll Hall Shelby (January 11, 1923 – May 10, 2012) was an American automotive designer, racing driver, and entrepreneur. Shelby is best known for his involvement with the AC Cobra and Mustang for Ford Motor Company, which he modified during the late 1960s and early 2000s. He established Shelby American in 1962 to manufacture and market performance vehicles. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carroll Shelby has received more than 9,518,437 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Carroll Shelby is the 11th most popular racing driver, the 392nd most popular biography from United States (up from 447th in 2019) and the most popular American Racing Driver.

Carroll Shelby is most famous for his work in the automotive industry. He was a race car driver and team manager before he became a car designer and manufacturer. He is most famous for his work with the Ford Mustang.

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Among racing drivers, Carroll Shelby ranks 11 out of 888Before him are Juan Manuel Fangio, James Hunt, Ken Miles, Alain Prost, Emerson Fittipaldi, and Giuseppe Farina. After him are Alberto Ascari, Nelson Piquet, Jackie Stewart, Keke Rosberg, Jochen Rindt, and Ronnie Peterson.

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Among people born in 1923, Carroll Shelby ranks 16Before him are Marcel Marceau, Irma Grese, Rocky Marciano, Wojciech Jaruzelski, Italo Calvino, and Peter II of Yugoslavia. After him are György Ligeti, Richard Attenborough, Franco Zeffirelli, Alan Shepard, Mas Oyama, and Nadine Gordimer. Among people deceased in 2012, Carroll Shelby ranks 9Before him are Norodom Sihanouk, Wisława Szymborska, Ray Bradbury, Whitney Houston, Ahmed Ben Bella, and Eric Hobsbawm. After him are Michael Clarke Duncan, Theo Angelopoulos, Jon Lord, George Tupou V, Rita Levi-Montalcini, and Yitzhak Shamir.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Carroll Shelby ranks 392 out of 18,182Before him are Kevin Costner (1955), Jeff Bridges (1949), Charles Goodyear (1800), Sarah Vaughan (1924), Gertrude B. Elion (1918), and Jerome Bruner (1915). After him are Shirley Temple (1928), Henry Clay (1777), Jodie Foster (1962), Brian De Palma (1940), Michael Clarke Duncan (1957), and Dianne Wiest (1946).

Among RACING DRIVERS In United States

Among racing drivers born in United States, Carroll Shelby ranks 1After him are Phil Hill (1927), Richie Ginther (1930), Dan Gurney (1931), Kenny Roberts (1951), Wayne Rainey (1960), Mark Donohue (1937), Al Unser (1939), Peter Revson (1939), Lee Wallard (1910), Kevin Schwantz (1964), and Brett Lunger (1945).

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