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My Favorite Carroll Shelby StatementsIt's time to push some of Carroll Shelby's words of wisdom out there into DA-land. Agree with him or not, he's a down-home, interesting guy. Without further ado:My Favorite Carroll Shelby Statements by tundra-timmy
I don't think I'm a celebrity. I'm just a guy from east Texas who loves cars and airplanes.
If you don't go do what you wanna do, you're just bullshitting yourself.
Winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1959 was probably the highlight of my career as a driver.
My last race? That was in 1960, in Los Angeles. Since 1959, I'd been having to drive with nitroglycerin under my tongue for my heart condition, which slows you up tremendously for a lap or two. And I just thought, Hey, this is kinda stupid. I never thought I was endangering the other guys or I might have a heart attack and die. It just slowed me up. I saw this prohibiting me from driving at my maximum. And I'd always wanted to build my own cars. So about halfway through the race, I just decided, Hey...
I don't design cars. I'm not a designer. I know what I desire to be buil