The Carroll Shelby Story

The Carroll Shelby Story : Portrayed by Matt Damon in the Hit Film Ford V Ferrari

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Carroll Shelby wasn't born to run. He was born to race some of the fastest cars ever to tear up a speedway.  Carroll Shelby wasn't born to run. He was born to race some of the fastest cars ever to tear up a speedway. The exciting new feature film Ford v Ferrari--starring Matt Damon as Shelby and Christian Bale as fellow racer Ken Miles--immortalizes the small-town Texas boy who won the notorious Le Mans 24-hour endurance challenge, and changed the face of auto racing with the legendary Shelby Cobra. But there's much more to his high-velocity, history-making story. A wizard behind the wheel, he was also a visionary designer of speed machines that ruled the racetrack and the road. While his GT40s racked up victories in the world's most prestigious professional racing showdowns, his masterpiece, the Ford Cobra, gave Europe's formidable Ferrari an American--style run for its money. If you've got a need for speed, strap in next to the man who put his foot down on the pedal, kept his eyes on the prize, and never looked back.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 140 x 208 x 20mm | 308g
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1631682873
  • 9781631682872
  • 211,316

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Carroll Shelby wasn't born to run. He was born to race"¬‚¬"some of the fastest cars ever to tear up a speedway. Now his high-velocity story has taken its place in racing history--in the words of the man who actually lived every action-packed second of it. The exciting new feature film Ford v Ferrari--starring Matt Damon as Shelby and Christian Bale as fellow racer Ken Miles--immortalizes the small-town Texas boy who won the notorious Le Mans 24-hour challenge, and revolutionized auto racing. But Shelby's got many more zero-to-speed-of-light stories to share, in his own wild, unmistakable style.

A wizard behind the wheel, he was also a visionary designer of speed machines that ruled the racetrack and the road. While his GT40s racked up victories in the world's most prestigious professional racing showdowns, his masterpiece, the Ford Cobra, gave Europe's formidable Ferrari an all-American run for its money. With his foot on the pedal and his eyes on the prize, Carroll Shelby never looked back on his rocket-ride into greatness. Truly an autobiography in every sense, THE COBRA STORY will satisfy any reader with a need for speed.
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"Fascinating" -- Boston Herald "Boston Herald"
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