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 8,400,733 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Carroll Shelby is the 11th most popular racing driver (up from 48th in 2019), the 447th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,386th 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 Michael Schumacher, James Hunt, Alain Prost, Giuseppe Farina, Ken Miles, and Alberto Ascari. After him are Emerson Fittipaldi, Bruce McLaren, Jackie Stewart, Jochen Rindt, Jim Clark, and Keke Rosberg.

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Among people born in 1923, Carroll Shelby ranks 20Before him are Wojciech Jaruzelski, Nadine Gordimer, Peter II of Yugoslavia, Franco Zeffirelli, György Ligeti, and Mas Oyama. After him are Marcel Marceau, Jack Kilby, Lee Teng-hui, Richard Attenborough, Alan Shepard, and Yma Sumac. Among people deceased in 2012, Carroll Shelby ranks 15Before him are Rita Levi-Montalcini, Ahmed Ben Bella, Yitzhak Shamir, Theo Angelopoulos, Michael Clarke Duncan, and Ernest Borgnine. After him are Elinor Ostrom, George Tupou V, Sylvia Kristel, John Demjanjuk, Roger Garaudy, and Donna Summer.

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Among people born in United States, Carroll Shelby ranks 447 out of 15,968Before him are Julianne Moore (1960), Robert Kiyosaki (1947), Joseph Henry (1797), Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875), Douglas Engelbart (1925), and Kurt Russell (1951). After him are Clinton Davisson (1881), John Dillinger (1903), The Notorious B.I.G. (1972), Christopher Reeve (1952), Jessica Lange (1949), and Sidney Poitier (1927).

Among RACING DRIVERS In United States

Among racing drivers born in United States, Carroll Shelby ranks 1After him are Phil Hill (1927), Dan Gurney (1931), Richie Ginther (1930), Kenny Roberts (1951), Peter Revson (1939), Mark Donohue (1937), Wayne Rainey (1960), Carl Scarborough (1914), Rikky von Opel (1947), Manny Ayulo (1921), and Lee Wallard (1910).

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