It's a sad, sad day in the Automotive World. Carroll Shelby, founder of Shelby American Inc (and the one who made the Ford Mustangs so much better) has passed away at Baylor Hospital in Dallas, at the age of 89. The cause of death was not disclosed.

"We are all deeply saddened, and feel a tremendous sense of loss for Carroll's family, ourselves and the entire automotive industry," said Joe Conway, president of Carroll Shelby International, Inc. and board member. "There has been no one like Carroll Shelby and never will be. However, we promised Carroll we would carry on, and he put the team, the products and the vision in place to do just that."

Because I'm the type of person who doesn't handle death well, I'll point you to two great links that can and will give you better information...


Autoblog.com: Carroll Shelby passes away at age 89

and

New York Times: Carroll Shelby, Builder of Cobra Sports Car, Dies at 89.

I seriously don't handle death well. Thank you, Carroll Shelby, especially for the Shelby GT500 Super Snake.