Carroll Shelby: 1923-2012

Carroll Shelby

It is with a heavy heart that we report the passing of auto and motor racing legend Carroll Shelby, who died Thursday night at Baylor Hospital in Dallas. He was 89 and the longest living double transplant recipient.

The Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca family will miss the Texan who forever changed the sports car racing landscape with the iconic Shelby Cobra, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion.

For a complete story on the life of Carroll Shelby, read Pete Lyons’ wonderful tribute at AutoWeek.