The only authorized biography of Carroll Shelby is now available from Motorbooks.
For Carroll Shelby: The Authorized Biography, author Rinsey Mills received full cooperation from Shelby, who sat down with Mills on numerous occasions for interviews. Mills also interviewed family members, friends, and former Shelby American employees/drivers like Chuck Cantwell, Allen Grant, Pete Brock, and Bob Bondurant.
Many of the photos are from Carroll Shelby’s personal collection and have never been published before.
Cobra and Shelby Mustang enthusiasts will be pleased to know that the majority of the 464-page book covers the 1962-1967 time period, from the building of the first Cobra and the formation of Shelby American to the company’s third and final win at LeMans. But the book starts with Shelby’s birth and childhood in Texas and follows his early success as a race car driver before heart problems forced him to hang up his helmet in 1960. It also covers Shelby’s time in Africa during the 1970s, the Dodge years, and other pursuits, like chili cook-offs in Terlingua, airplanes, and wives.
We can’t wait to read it.
Carroll Shelby: The Authorized Biography is available online for $35 at www.motorbooks.com. It will be available in book stores by April 21.