Carroll Shelby - Quotes

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Driving race cars was an avenue for me to learn how to build my own car, and that was my ambition all along.

Driving race cars was an avenue for me to learn how to build my own car, and that was my ambition all along.

I've always been asked, 'What is my favorite car?' and I've always said 'The next one.'

I've always been asked, 'What is my favorite car?' and I've always said 'The next one.'

I'm not going to take this defeatist attitude and listen to all this crap any more from all these people who have nothing except doomsday to predict.

I'm not going to take this defeatist attitude and listen to all this crap any more from all these people who have nothing except doomsday to predict.

I didn't have time for my children much. I wasn't a very good parent; I had a pretty unhappy home life. ---->>>

Every morning I wake up with new ideas. ---->>>

What I wanted to do was build an automobile. ---->>>

I don't think I'm a celebrity. I'm just a guy from east Texas who loves cars and airplanes. ---->>>

I had a lot of fun driving race cars, but it wasn't my No. 1 priority. ---->>>

I never made a damn dime until I started doing what I wanted. ---->>>

I've had a good run. I've built a lot of things that work and a lot of things that didn't work. ---->>>

Racing has reached the point where it is pricing the young driver, no matter his talent, out of the game. ---->>>

I never had ambitions to see how rich I could get. I got a lot of contemporaries that that's their ambition, and I don't know very many of them that are happy. ---->>>

In 1964, when Lee Iacocca said, 'Shelby, I want you to make a sports car out of the Mustang,' the first thing I said was, 'Lee, you can't make a race horse out of a mule. I don't want to do it.' He said, 'I didn't ask you to make it; you work for me.'

In 1964, when Lee Iacocca said, 'Shelby, I want you to make a sports car out of the Mustang,' the first thing I said was, 'Lee, you can't make a race horse out of a mule. I don't want to do it.' He said, 'I didn't ask you to make it; you work for me.'

The reason I moved to California the first time was to build the Cobra. I thought it was stupid to have a 1918 taxicab engine in what Europeans like to call a performance car when a little American V-8 could do the job better.

The reason I moved to California the first time was to build the Cobra. I thought it was stupid to have a 1918 taxicab engine in what Europeans like to call a performance car when a little American V-8 could do the job better.

I love horsepower. ---->>>

It's a massive motor in a tiny, lightweight car.

It's a massive motor in a tiny, lightweight car.

My proudest moments are beating Ferrari for the World Championship in 1965, and working with Ford to win Le Mans in 1966 and 1967. ---->>>

Porsche and BMW drivers are arrogant. ---->>>

The Cobra is my personal favorite car. The original 289 Cobra is the car I respect the most. I like to drive the 289 better than the 427.

The Cobra is my personal favorite car. The original 289 Cobra is the car I respect the most. I like to drive the 289 better than the 427.

I don't design cars. I'm not a designer. I know what I desire to be built, I know what the end result is, the horsepower, the competition we'll be working against - but I leave it to the people who work with me to put it all together. I don't do anything.

I don't design cars. I'm not a designer. I know what I desire to be built, I know what the end result is, the horsepower, the competition we'll be working against - but I leave it to the people who work with me to put it all together. I don't do anything.

I'm a terrible husband. ---->>>

I've got cattle on 4,000 acres about 100 miles east of Dallas, but I've also got another 65-acre ranch where I raise American miniature horses. ---->>>

The first time I walked by a crap table, I felt kind of funny. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 01-11, 1923
Birthplace:
Die: 05-10, 2012
Occupation: Designer
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Carroll Hall Shelby (January 11, 1923 – May 10, 2012) was an American automotive designer, racing driver, and entrepreneur. He was best known for his involvement with the AC Cobra and later the Mustang-based performance cars for Ford Motor Company known as Shelby Mustangs, which he had modified during the late-1960 and early-2000 (wikipedia)