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Old 11 May 12, 20:16   #1
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Old 11 May 12, 20:22   #2
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A great driver, car & team owner and a visionary far ahead of his time. You will be missed Mr. Shelby.
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Old 11 May 12, 20:27   #3
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Just seen this http://www.classicandperformancecar...._19232012.html R.I.P Mr Shelby,the sports car industry has lost one of its true giants,
THE master at going faster
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Old 11 May 12, 20:33   #4
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RIP 1959 24h Le Mans champion.
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Old 11 May 12, 20:33   #5
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Very, very sad news... R.I.P. My condolences to his family and friends
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Old 11 May 12, 20:39   #6
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89, what a long life! RIP

Some of his past images:
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Old 11 May 12, 20:40   #7
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RIP Mr. Shelby, you will be missed.

It's so weird, it seems like just yesterday I talked to him. Actually it was last year at the Barret/Jackson Auto Auction in Scottsdale.
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Old 11 May 12, 20:42   #8
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Old 11 May 12, 20:46   #9
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He will live on in the many great cars that bears his name. R.I.P. Carroll Shelby and thanks for the GT's and the Cobra.
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Old 11 May 12, 20:47   #10
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A true legend. RIP Carroll Shelby.
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Old 11 May 12, 21:23   #11
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R.I.P. I'm so sad right now. 8(
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Old 11 May 12, 21:37   #12
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So sad R.I.P Mr. Shelby
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Old 11 May 12, 22:00   #13
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Someone that brought so many great moments and iconic cars to racing and to car enthusiasts.



R.I.P. Carroll Shelby

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Old 11 May 12, 22:02   #14
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Old 11 May 12, 22:29   #15
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so it has come to pass...

he will be remembered.
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Old 11 May 12, 22:32   #16
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Old 11 May 12, 22:34   #17
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R.I.P Mr.Shelby .
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Old 11 May 12, 22:42   #18
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As one of my m8 just said: "he lived a long life, with sucess and left lots of good memories, and iconic cars and that's as good as it gets."

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Old 11 May 12, 23:00   #19
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He was a legend, but no reason to be sad. He led a great life, and lived for over 20 years (I think) with a heart transplant!! 20 more years to be thankful and give back to racing.

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Old 11 May 12, 23:00   #20
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The only person to win LeMans as a driver, team owner, and manufacturer. He was also one of the longest living heart transplant recipient. He had his heart transplant in 1990.

Truely deserving of the term Legend. He will be missed

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Old 11 May 12, 23:34   #21
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Old 11 May 12, 23:48   #22
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The only person to win LeMans as a driver, team owner, and manufacturer. He was also one of the longest living heart transplant recipient. He had his heart transplant in 1990.

Truely deserving of the term Legend. He will be missed

RIP
That is true, and not long after his heart transplant he drove the pace car in the 1991 indy 500, as the pace car that year was the 1992 Dodge Viper, still in concept form, he became the 1st person to drive the pace car after having a heart transplant. He lived a good, long life.
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Old 11 May 12, 23:55   #23
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R.I.P. the creator of my most favorite sports car, my childhood dream. I guess there will be never-ending arguing on that, but with mr. Duntov they were the best for me.
He will be remembered.
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A rich and rewarding life full of excitement and adventure he seemed to have lived in his 89 years.

He will surely live on as a true racing legend and hero in the hearts and minds of race enthusiasts and car buffs alike.

GB...Carroll Shelby
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Old 12 May 12, 00:43   #25
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R.I.P. Carrol Shelby. Such a sad loss.
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Old 12 May 12, 00:46   #26
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The reason why I became a muscle car fan.

Rest In Peace, Mr. Carroll Shelby. You will be dearly missed by every car and racing enthusiast.
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Old 12 May 12, 05:28   #27
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Default Carrol Shelby is dead

Like the subject says, R.I.P.

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Old 12 May 12, 05:51   #28
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Very sad to hear this
RIP Mr Carroll Shelby
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Old 12 May 12, 08:09   #29
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Not a big fan of US cars, but a lot of those I like seem to involve Shelby. RIP.
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Old 12 May 12, 09:39   #30
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Old 12 May 12, 09:53   #31
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The composer is dead, his music plays on and on:

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Old 12 May 12, 10:18   #32
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Old 12 May 12, 10:26   #33
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Old 12 May 12, 10:59   #34
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His heart couldnt took new Mustang design...
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But seriously, rest in peace, thank you for all those great cars you did.
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Someone that brought so many great moments and iconic cars to racing and to car enthusiasts.



R.I.P. Carroll Shelby
Thank you for that DF,never seen it before,very good!
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Old 12 May 12, 12:02   #36
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Heaven now has racing stripes
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Old 12 May 12, 12:55   #37
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I live about 20 miles form his ranch in Pittsburg, Tx. and locally he was just one of the guys. He did a piece on a local TV station not long ago and didn't look well. I had the honor of meeting him years ago. A true Gentleman and racing God....RIP
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Old 12 May 12, 20:41   #38
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Just read it now (in Italy anything in motorsport which is not related to F1 is never mentioned by the medias.....).

Very very sad about Shelby's death; I considered him the "US version" of Enzo Ferrari.

Well, R.I.P. great man.
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Old 13 May 12, 11:07   #39
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He had a long great life. An American Icon. R.I.P. Mr. Shelby.
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He was also one of the longest living heart transplant recipient. He had his heart transplant in 1990.
22yrs is far above the average. Stories like this give me a little more hope.
Interesting that he got a transplant after starting out giving cars heart transplants.
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Truely deserving of the term Legend. He will be missed
Absolutely agree.

My late step-father once met him in Stuttgart when both were picking up brand-new Porsche 356s. Mr Shelby at the time drove for Aston Martin but disliked the handling of their road cars preferring that of the Porsche instead.
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Old 14 May 12, 22:52   #41
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OMG i didnt know
R.I.P. Mr. Carrol Shelby
You created my favourite car of all time! i hope you rest in peace
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Old 15 May 12, 08:05   #42
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RIP Carroll, a legend in his own time.
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Old 15 May 12, 11:49   #43
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Ironic that day before his death appeared Top Gear Finland-magazine with an article about his life.
R.I.P Carroll Shelby

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Old 16 May 12, 08:48   #44
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RIP Carroll, a legend in his own time.
Indeed.

R.I.P..
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